Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Fleamarket Haul- Crests and Scout Pins

Hello Blogland! Here is a little break from program related posts.  If you've read my blog from the beginning you know that I {♥} yardsales, garage sales, fleamarkets, thrift stores, Church rummage sales...you name it!  However, I haven't found anything "Girl Guide" related at the sales in such a long time... 

However, during the past two weekends, my hubby and I have been going to a Fleamarket on Sundays in New Glasgow, NS.  

I found some GS USA crests and a couple of Boy Scout pins but the Girl Guide stuff is hard to come by these days! {I did spy a Girl Guide pin and a few newer style Brownie enrolment pins but she was asking $5 each so I passed on those}.

Here is what I had purchased on my fleamarketing adventure... {lots of photos in this post!...the vest was from the fleamarket at the former Co-Op building}

GS USA VEST - back view

GS USA VEST- front view

This Girl Scouts vest was $2 bucks! There are several items on the vest.  {I haven't decided if  I want to remove the crests and add them to my crest collection or leave them on the vest...hmm}.

These look like merit badges

This is a troup {troop} number

This looks like a patrol emblem

We also bought this Scout pin, Wolf Cub badge , and Beaver button.  My hubby was in Scouting as a youth member and was once a Leader so I pick up Boy Scout stuff if I see it at the sales.  {This was from a second Fleamarket in New Glasgow...at the former Central Supplies building}.

Hubby bought this pin for $5...a little more than I would normally pay but I have never seen any of these pins on my excursions. {and yes I am an El Cheapo a Bargain Hunter!}

These were 25 cents each!
Last year I had purchased an older Brownie uniform from Salvation Army thrift store in New Glasgow but I have yet to post about that! Too much to do and so little time!

Have fun with your Girl Guides as we kick of the 2013-2014 season!

Friday, 20 September 2013

Cookie Song book and colouring pages

It's Cookie time!  
The delicious Chocolately Mint cookies are here!
...this pile of cookies is in my living room! The delivery went smooth this time...the guy called the day before and the hour before...and no major damages on the cases {just a few scuffs and a minor tear on one box...not bad!}

I made this cookie song booklet a few years ago for my Brownies but it can be used by all branches.  I posted this on my old website but I offer more detail of how to make it here.  {I did not write these songs...they were found online over the years.  Maybe GGC issued them but I am not sure.  If you know please leave a comment}. I have the pdf available if you are interested.

Songs include:
I like Vanilla {tune: I like the flowers}
Mary had some Girl Guide Cookies {tune: Mary had a little lamb}
New Baker, New Design {tune: Make New Friends}
It's Cookie time! {tune: O Christmas Tree}
Girl Guides Cookies {tune: Three Blind Mice}
Itsy Bitsy Girl Guide {tune: Itsy Bitsy Spider}
Cookie Chant {tune: A tisket A tasket} 

* Please note that a couple of the songs have the old price of $4 in the lyrics...before you make copies you may want to update the lyrics to five/$5.  Let's hope that the cookie price does not go over $5 !!

This is how it looks when printed out.
Then you will need to cut it into thirds.  I have lines marked in pink below. {Mark lines at 88 mm from the bottom and then 176 mm from the bottom if you need exact measurements for cutting}.
Fold the pages in half and arrange them in whatever order you like. {Another option is to print/photocopy double sided then you will not have as much folding to do}.

Arrange the pages so that the folded edge is on the right-hand side...open ends will be stapled.
Line up the pages inside and staple along the left side two or three times.
The girls may colour the pages as they like...then sing away!

These song tunes may or may not be familiar to all girls these days...but the tune below is most likely a fav of our Girl Guides...It was written 28 March 2013 by my Guides as part of the Music Fan badge. Check it out!

Tune: Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
{sing verses in this order: 1, 2, 1, 3}

1.  Hey ! All those cookies!
Make us crazy
So sweet and yummy
So give us cookies!

2.  Yummy Chocolate Mint
Sweet Vanilla
And plain old Chocolate
but it's still awesome!

3.  Girl Guides sell them
for five dollars
Buy them quickly
Before they're all gone

GGC clipart  showing the old uniform
 And the 1st Antigonish Guides also did this song as part of the Music Fan badge

Tune: Old Mac Donald Had a Farm

Girl Guides had some cookies
yum-yum-yum yum-yum
And one of these Guides was insert name
La la la la la

Selling Cookies here
Selling Cookies there
Selling Cookies,Selling Cookies
Cookies Cookies everywhere!

Girl Guides had some cookies
Yum-yum-yum yum yum!

GGC Clipart {showing old uniforms}

Girl Guides of Canada has some fun clipart available!  I made them into a pdf colouring book so check it out! I have the file available if you are interested. There are ten colouring pages that print out one per page.  I compiled this contact sheet so you can see what I have available.
GGC clip art

The Chocolate Mint cookies will be on sale for the month of October here...but if you are looking for cookies after October I am sure there will be some around!  The Classic Vanilla and Chocolate sandwich cookies will be available in the Spring 2014.
Check out these delicious recipes on my old website! There is a link to the GGC website recipe page as well!