Friday, June 5, 2015

Our 5th Girl Scout Year

It's been another banner Girl Scout year, our fifth year--their first year as Juniors--if you can believe it.

We'll have a wrap-up party in a couple of weeks, passing out the last of this year's badges and celebrating round the campfire as we look forward to next year--we want to help the girls earn their Bronze award.

The girls have:

  • completed their aMuse journey, which included lots of drama play, discussion of discrimination, designing of superheroes, making costumes, a photo shoot;
  • completed their Playing the Past badge, with our overnight trip to Old Sturbridge Village, which was a huge deal for our whole group and lots of fun;
  • completed their Social Butterfly badge, with discussion of table settings, thank-you notes and etiquette;
  • completed their Simple Meals badge, with a breakfast-for-dinner event, with pancakes, yogurt parfaits, and an Egg and Hashbrown Casserole they all loved;
  • hosted a very successful Cookie Booth;
  • participated in an Aqua Zumba class;
  • baked cookies for Christmas with the seniors at the local assisted living center;
  • collected items for Stockings for Soldiers at a local VA hospital;
  • enjoyed a wonderful and exciting evening in the trees at the rope course, with s'mores afterwards;
  • and our regular meetings with arts and crafts, games, and lots of singing.
(Our other years:  Daisy1, Daisy 2, Brownie 1, Brownie 2)

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Egg/Hash brown Breakfast Bake
12 eggs
1 block of cream cheese (softened)
10 frozen hash brown patties (thawed)
2-3 scallions (chopped)
1/3 lb. sliced deli ham (diced)
2 cups shredded Monterey/Cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray bottom of 9x13 cookie sheet with sides or stone bar pan; crumble hash browns; press into bottom of pan. Sprinkle about ½ cup of shredded cheese onto hash browns. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until light brown. While hash browns are cooking, whisk eggs and softened cream cheese in bowl; add diced ham and scallions, salt and pepper. Once hash browns are done; reduce oven to 375 degrees, pour egg mixture onto hash browns. Bake for another 8-10 minutes or until center is cooked. Remove from oven, sprinkle remaining cheese. Let cheese melt. Cut into squares. Enjoy!

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