Category: Girl Scouts Rock!

artVenture 2017

artVenture 2017

This is one for the record books…artVenture 2017 was AMAZING! This year it was held at the Embassy Suites in Downtown Lincoln. It was such a great room that allowed for space not only for the art but for people to walk around and enjoy the whole experience. I was helping out handing out programs and also got a chance to check out the art. This year I was able to do two art pieces – a blinged out deer skull named Beautiful Hunter and a 3D pen art named Butterfly Garden. Both art experiences were different and taught me something new about art.

I love being a part of this experience especially since my mom volunteers. Getting a chance to pass out flyers, help make baskets, pick up items, and work with the great staff at our council only makes me appreciate all the hard work every volunteer gives to give girls like me an amazing opportunity.

This year there was a special VIP event only for adults but this was great because it gave people who never knew what Girl Scouts is about a chance to see that we are more than just cookies and crafting. We had girl artists who welded bridges, created pottery, worked with glass, made beautiful jewelry, and so much more.

This year our featured artist was Tom Sullivan. When my mom showed me some of his art pieces it made me feel different. Some expressed sadness but it was a beautiful sadness. Others made me feel strong and some are just fun like the Mickey and Friends and Beatles one he did. I really liked the special ones he made for the artVenture event. My mom bought me one so that we can have it as a memory of this year’s event. It is really cool to know that he creates art on his free time. It gives me ideas that when I have free time I can work on art as a way to express myself and get better.

Well that is it for now. I can’t wait til next year…but for now you can see our featured artist and hopefully if you are around you can come to this event that is made and supported by Girl Scouts. artventure2017

Artventure 2017

Artventure 2017

Hello there, Chocokitten123 here and welcome back to Girl Scouts Rock! Today I am going to be talking about this year’s Artventure. Artventure is a event for Girl Scouts that happens every year, this event brings different artist to teach Girl Scouts how to do different kinds of art. The class my mom signed me up for is 3D pen art, it is a really fun art to do. A 3D pen is a type of special pen that uses colored twine. It is used to make colorful works of art. I made a great big orange bird and a beautiful monarch butterfly with the 3D pen, and we are going to make a great big creation out of the butterfly’s. My sister, Josie, is in a class called Glass Fusion. She made a very creative plate out of different colored glass pieces and the artists fused them together with heat.

My mom is part of the Artventure committee, so she helps with setting up the entire event and planning it out. When the big day comes there is a enormous auction on all the art projects made in each class and other projects made by the artist.then the pieces will be auctioned off. This is one of my favorite Girl scout events because I have so much fun creating and making different art works. I also like how I learn new was to create art. I have so much fun meeting the artists that make all these amazing art pieces. My favorite part is handing out Artventure filers to the artists. I love seeing the places that I go to because there so many art pieces and they’re so amazing. I can’t wait to see what my mom has in store for this year’s auction. Well that’s all for now, see you next time on Girl Scouts Rock!

Cookie Season!

Cookie Season!

Hi there, Chocokitten123 here and welcome back to Girl Scouts Rock! Today I am going to talk about the 2017 Cookie Season. It has been 100 years of selling Girl Scout cookies, cool right 100 years that is so long. Since it’s the 100 anniversary, the Girl Scout council took out the Cranberry Citrus Crisp and put in a brand new cookie called the S’mores cookie! The S’mores cookie is like a S’more but the graham cracker is dipped in marshmallow and chocolate, and it is so delicious. And you can say hello to the two new mascots, Lola and Lala the llama. Yes, this year we have the llama joining us and they are so adorable!

My goal this year is 1500 cookie box’s and my sister’s goal is 1000 cookie box’s, and I know with my family’s help me and my sister can do it. And I just want to thank the people out there who helped me and my sister with last year’s cookie sells and I’m sure you will be a really big help this year, too. And Cookie monster tasted the new S’mores cookie and if likes it, you will like it to. Well that’s all for now, see you next time on Girl Scouts Rock!

Girl Scout Bronze Award

Girl Scout Bronze Award

Hello, Chocokitten123 here and welcome back to Girl Scouts Rock! Today I am going to tell you about the Girl Scout Bronze Award. The Bronze Award is the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can get. A Girl Scout and her team plan a Take Action project, they develop more confidence, meet new people, and have the kind of fun that happens when they work with other Girl Scouts to make a difference. What my troop and I did for our Bronze award is we built a Little Free Library in a town called Roca which did not have a community library. The materials we use to build it was a pole made of red wood and a old office cabinet. Then we cleaned it then we used sealer for the red wood pole and painted the cabinet to look like a tree and then we place it in the ground. Next we had the opening of the Little Free Library and it was really fun, we presented it to the Honke family. They really liked it and really appreciated what we did.

A couple months later the Girl Scout council held a ceremony for Bronze and Silver award recipients to congratulate them on what they have accomplished. What we got was a Daisy that symbolizes Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts. We got two pearls, one which we drop in a well to wish other Girl Scouts to have big accomplishments and the other symbolizes what we have accomplish and to continue our journey. Then we get our certificate and a small American flag and afterwards we have a reception which was a lot of fun. It’s fun being a Girl Scout I can’t wait until I get my Silver Award. Well that is all for now see you next time on Girl Scouts Rock!

 

Program-Aide Training

Program-Aide Training

Hi and welcome to Girl Scouts Rock. Today I am going to talk about my Program-aide training. A Program-aide is a volunteer that helps out at events, troop meetings,and etc. Well last Saturday I became a Program-aide that means I can do all that. We also did lots of cool activities like make posters,played games, sang songs, and etc. We all did a flag ceremony where we learned all of the commands to a flag ceremony and how to fold and unfold the flag. I had a great time in Program-aide training and can’t wait to get hours and become a full certified Program-aide. Well that is all for now see you next time on Girl Scouts Rocks!

 

artVenture 2016

artVenture 2016

This year I chose to do paper-making with Katelyn Farneth at the LUX Art Center. It was awesome learning how to recycle paper into new colored paper. The end result was a mixed media art project. All of the girls had great ideas for the art collaboration. It took two Sunday’s to get it all completed. I was able to take home a few pieces of the paper I made and I can’t wait to try out recycling some of the paper I have to make something new. I am anxious for the Art Auction in April at the Lincoln Great Hall. Til then I will be helping my mom, who is part of the artVenture committee, and go out and meet new people who will be participating in the artVenture program.

Girl Scouts Rock!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Coding for Kids

Coding for Kids

Have you ever wondered how a computer knows what to do? Or how it knows what program to open? Coding for Kids was a interesting and fun Event Pathway presented by UNL Computer Science students at Hilltop House. I learned about the unique language computers use, played different games, and even made a new friend.

Did you know computers only use two numbers: 0 and 1? Everything that you see or hear on the computer – words, pictures, numbers, movies, and even sound is stored using just these two numbers. These two numbers are called binary numbers. It is the language computers use to communicate. I learned how to use the binary numbers to decode a message, be a super spy, and even figured out a scavenger hunt with my new friend. It was a fun event to be a part of. I look forward to learning more about computers and participating in more Girl Scout events sponsored by my local council.

Girl Scouts Rock!