May 27 2016

Pet Peeve About Badges That’s Been Beaten to Death

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beaten-horseI’ve already covered a pet peeve about the Girls Guide notebooks and how the three additional Skill Building Activity Sets packets barely fit in it.  This next pet peeve concerning how the badges are set up in general has been discussed ad nauseam on various GS Facebook groups and town halls and service unit meetings I’m sure, but let’s beat the dead horse some more for posterity’s sake, shall we?  I have to share this experience in order to demonstrate to everyone how absurd the current badge system is (in case you’re not already aware of it).  Well, that’s not really the reason.  I just wanted to vent and get it out of my system.  It’s been a long year. Continue reading

May 25 2016

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

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I read this in ninth grade. Didn't do much for me.
I read this in ninth grade. Didn’t do much for me.

Other than turning in the paperwork for our financial report and troop forecasting form, this year is wrapped up.  We had our end of year ceremony Sunday afternoon and bridged six Daisies and six Brownies.  We are waiting to bridge our Juniors until the start of school due to us merging Juniors/soon to be Cadettes from another troop.  They are still working on their Bronze Award, plus it makes sense to kick off the new year by bridging together as a new unit of Cadettes.  We did go on and have our Bronze Award ceremony though.  Thank you Lord and council for expediting our Bronze Award paperwork because I was starting to sweat about it.  I was gone all last week on the 5th Grade DC Trip from Hell, so a friend of mine picked up the pins for me after I forwarded the approval paperwork to her.  Thank you Hannah!  Continue reading

May 11 2016

Black Holes and Random Patches

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the black hole
I’ve never seen this movie and really have no interest in seeing it.

There was going to be such a huge gap between the last post and the next one that I thought I’d throw in a quick one just so everybody didn’t think that the Girl Scout Mafia (wearing official scarves, of course) finally caught up to me.

In case you’re not familiar with them, black holes really aren’t holes.  Because I don’t feel like coming up with something in my own words, here’s a description from NASA Science:

Don’t let the name fool you: a black hole is anything but empty space. Rather, it is a great amount of matter packed into a very small area – think of a star ten times more massive than the Sun squeezed into a sphere approximately the diameter of New York City. The result is a gravitational field so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape.

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