With CMS closed for the year and Charlotte under stay-at-home orders, the members of Girl Scout Troop 15 are missing their end-of-year activities. One much-anticipated event was a weekend trip in May to Jason’s Getaway in Nemo, NC, where the girls planned to hike to a waterfall, ride horses, and pet animals/have a hayride at a working farm. We hope to reschedule the trip this fall.
By the way, the girls will be planning their next trip with the cookie money they raised, selling Girl Scout cookies here at First Presbyterian Church. In total, they raised $580!! We are so thankful to the members of FPC for making the girls’ first time selling cookies such a positive one!
Looking for a way to connect with the Scouts in today’s environment, troop leaders wondered if the girls could cook for their families using the skills they learned last December. At that time, they earned was the New Cuisines Cadet Badge when they met at FPC and prepared chicken enchiladas under the guidance of FPC member and personal chef, Melissa Toth.
Ruth Ellen Gill texted Scout parents to ask if this was a good idea. “YES!” was the immediate response. So, groceries were purchased, recipes printed, and we were set to go Saturday, April 25.
Along with the food package, we
included a badge they could work on at home – the Comic Artist Badge – as well as paper and colored pencils, to tell
their own story by making a comic strip.
With the success of this experiment, troop leaders are now considering a second meal kit for the families. New Orleans gumbo was the runner-up choice when the girls decided to cook enchiladas in December, so that is a possibility. If you have a family favorite –and simple!—recipe for gumbo, please send it to Barb Neidinger.
Thank you, FPC, for all the
ways you support Girl Scout Troop 15!