And the Winners Are....
Congratulations to the following girls who have won the iPad 2 drawing. To be eligible for the drawing, a girl needed to sell at least 156 boxes of cookies. For every additional 156 boxes she sold, her name was entered again into the drawing.
Chloe Crapp, Troop 5401, Daisy, Belmont, Sold 156 boxes
Maci Phelan, Troop 2164, Brownie, McFarland, Sold 182 boxes
Girl Scouts, families, friends, alumnae, and supporters...Join us for our Century of Leaders March to the capitol with vendor booths, songs, SWAPS, games & activities, and a special alumnae area!
We are 100 Years Young and 100 Years Strong.
Celebrate with us and be a part of history.
This is a once in a lifetime event!
Century Celebration & Camp-In
Saturday, May 5 & 6, 2012
Alliant Energy Center
Registered girls and adults are welcome to join us for our Camp-In later that night.
Details at our 100th Anniversary page
Registration is open! Early Bird deadline is February 15th. Sign up now! See our event registration form and additional details on the 100th Anniversary webpage by clicking here. Sign up using e-biz or sending in the paper event registration form to:
Program Registrar, La Crosse Service Center, 2710 Quarry Rd, La Crosse, WI 54601
For details and registration information please visit our 100th webpage at www.gsbadgerland.org.
A Prrr-fect Plan!
Troop 2490 (pictured above) developed a pet food drive to benefit Kibbles on Wheels, which collects food for local senior citizen's pets for their Bronze Award project.
It was discovered that many senior citizens were falling ill because they were feeding their own meals to their pets, rather than eating themselves, because they could not afford food for them. Some seniors had to surrender their animals, who were there only companions, due to financial constraints.
The Troop came up with the idea to collect and donate pet food for this cause. Then they called around to find a partner, which they found in Kibbles on Wheels. The troop made signs, collection bins and donation jars; and then found businesses who would help get the word out. There were containers and collection bins located throughout the city in 15+ different businesses and schools. The girls talked with shop owners, Principals at Franklin and Randall Elementary Schools and each went to all of the classes at their school and did a presentation about how important animals are to senior citizens and that they needed help caring for their pets.
This project was successful far beyond the goals the troop had set. Leader Jackie White exclaimed, “I am so proud of these girls and the continued impact they have on this community.”
Kibbles on Wheels is a branch of Meals on Wheels where the troop donated all of the collected goods. Currently, Kibbles on Wheels has reported that the girls donated enough pet food to keep them stocked for at least a year.