Girl Scouting days

I have been a Girl Scout myself since 1966 (stop calculating!) and a GS Leader since 1999, yes 13 years!
This past weekend our GS Ambassador Troop celebrated our final Troop Meeting with a special send off dinner at one of our fave local restaurants, Centro.
In preparation for this momentous occasion, there was much crafting to be had from moi!

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I made a Memory Book for each of my 5 girls. I used a Visual Journalling Book, watercolor paper weight. Pages were painted, stamped, layered and embellished collage style with doodads and tons of photos taken of each girl and the Troop throughout the years. I had been working on the books for months!

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I also made glittered silk Gerber Daisy
(GS Founder Juiliette Lowe’s nickname was Daisy!) corsages for the girls. This is also the 100th Anniversary of GS! So for each of the Moms who had helped me out the entire time, I also made a pink Daisy cordage and gave a pretty GS Commemorative Mug filled with green Jelly Belly Beans as a thank you from the girls and myself.

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The table at Centro looked so festive complete with balloons and bright pink party bags to bring all their keepsakes and goodies home

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After our lovely dinner, our co leader Kathy invited us back to her home to watch videos taken of the girls throughout the years, the girls loved every minute of this wall down Memory Lane! As part of the dessert offerings, I made my yummy double chocolate Kahlua cake this time with crushed and whole GS Thin Mint Cookies!

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What a great celebration! I will always be proud of my girls, how they have grown, from little kindergarten Daisy GS to high school senior Ambassador GS, and become such fine young responsible women! Good luck to them in all their endeavors, thanks to the devoted Moms. It’s been an amazing journey and a true pleasure!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Colleen
    May 02, 2012 @ 19:36:40

    centros looked fab! (when does it not…) and everything was so cute! i’m still in denial that tessa is graduating… xox! see you soon!

    Reply

    • edukedesigns
      May 02, 2012 @ 19:49:56

      thanks coll! yes it was such a special celebration…tess and all the girls were
      so happy and relaxed now that college decisions have been made! hard to believe is right! but hey, you are a college senior next year!!!!
      talk about denial, can’t believe you n jj are there!
      oxox and thanks for following!
      mrs d

      Reply

  2. Colleen
    May 08, 2012 @ 22:08:39

    i think jj will second me when i say “DON’T REMIND ME” 🙂

    ps i’m home the 15th-31st.. we’ll have to catch up!

    Reply

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