Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

christmas party 2011

next monday December 19 is our christmas meeting at delaney's house from 6:00pm to 7:30p,6726 parapet, 90808 (562) 425-0288 susie.

please bring an appetizer or a dessert to share

we will have a HANDMADE gift exchange again this year. Ideas are: bake something like cookies, fudge, brownies etc. Put treats in a jar and decorate it. Paint something you pick up at joanne or michaels (custom make it with camp fire symbols and words). Decorate a photo box to hold camp fire patches and supplies. Put together a "kit" to make scrapbook pages for a photo book. Decorate the cover of a photo book that can be used to put photos in. Make friendship bracelets or put together a kit to make them. You can always check out Pinterest for more ideas (i will post a link and look up under diy and craft section). Hope that helps!! Keep it simple and inexpensive please. thanks! (this is a very addictive fun sight, beware!! :)

See you Monday!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

our "farm" at camp fire

please stop by and check out our new garden plot at camp fire, we spent some time pulling weeds, amending the soil and planting a winter garden on sunday. if you are a "service project" officer you need to stop by at least once a week and water. right now the veggies are very fragile and need lots of light watering. please be careful not to smash the plants, use a light spray to water until they get larger and more hardy. we planted sugar snap peas, onion bulbs, cabbage, rosemary and i came back later to plant some carrot, beet and chard seeds. i also stuck in a few squash seeds to see if we can get some squash as well. thanks ivy and sophia who came out and helped, there will be plenty of opportunity for everyone to help out. we will begin working on the larger area inside the gate that runs along the building (the part next to our plot that continues inside the gate) soon. so be ready for some more weed pulling!! the highlight for me was seeing all the lizards come out to eat the bugs we stirred up by weeding. very interesting!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

halloween carnival 2011

another fun carnival!! thanks to everyone who worked our booth this year!! a special thanks to ivy and walter for dressing up and working our booth like super champs!! i'll see everyone at the next meeting monday november 7th, 6pm at the church.

*** please bring your workbook in a 3 ring binder, pencil/pen to every meeting in a new plain canvas bag we can decorate *****

Thursday, September 29, 2011

upcoming events


so i really enjoyed our last meeting and i am happy to say i spent about 3 hours today learning about the discovery program at a leader training (thats the new level our 6th graders are at) and i have some ideas how to incorporate our adventure kids into meetings as well for this year.

a few things: discovery level is designed with the middle schooler in mind so many of the lessons are more about planning, organizing and then executing a lesson on a deeper level than we have done in the past. kids will be expected to play more of a leader role when planning a meeting (being a leader for an activity is one of the requirements for their end of year emblem for discovery). our meetings will be from 6pm to 7:15 or 7:30 giving us more time to finish up one or two lesson plans and make sure we can do something creative as well.

it is REALLY important that the girls bring their workbook to every meeting, we will be working on specific pages in the book at each meeting. also, we will continue to have officers (president, vp, etc) and make sure everyone gets a chance to run the business part of our meetings. for the next three months, we have pumpkin carving, carnival, thanksgiving holiday meeting, christmas party, belmont shore parade and stuff like that so our curriculum will really kick in around january and february and continue to june.

last, we will focus on indian themes for our collars and learn to use the bead loom to make headbands, bracelets and other items to decorate our future gowns. the adventure kids will be able to participate in this in january because we have planned a meeting to coincide with their collar making workshop. i think this will be really fun for all the girls and will unite us all with decorated collars for grand council fire.

i will work on our calendar and assign each girl to a lesson they pick (just like before, they give me their first, second and third choice) and the date they will present the lesson. most likely we will have 2 lessons at a meeting because they should be approx 40 minutes each. this being our first year in discovery, we will do our best and learn as we go!! again, these kid run meetings will kick in around jan/feb of next year so don't panic. :)

our service project for the eastside neighborhood will continue to be our los cerritos wetlands adventure. for kiniya i have a NEW idea!! Camp fire is interested in putting in vegetables that can be harvested and donated to the long beach food bank. our group can "adopt" a patch of land at the council and "farm it"!! i am thinking a spring salsa garden would be perfect and have the girls get the plot ready, plant it and then harvest the veggies. let me know what you think about this idea. i am going to "adopt" our patch asap so we can work on it in the near future together if everyone likes it. of course i will ask the girls but i want parental support as well.

so thats a mini "parent meeting" for you all and now some business:

our eastside potluck is next week Thursday Oct 6 from 6 to 8pm at the camp fire council lodge. i am personally in charge of some of the activities so i will be there at 5:30 if anyone wants to come early.

please email me with the item you can bring and how many people you are bringing, thanks!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Alice Du Bois

what a great meeting!! we used Alice Dubois as inspiration and the girls did a great job in planning, sketching and painting their pictures. another great year of camp fire!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

sea lion visit

we checked out the pacific marine mammal center in laguna beach and had a great time! perfect weather for a picnic and visit to the beach.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

wrap up

next meeting is ava's on monday may 16th (new date) at her house 3109 Karen at 6:30 we will be cooking dinner, yum!

saturday june 4th is our sea lion visit scheduled for 2:30 we will meet at seal beach for a picnic lunch at 1pm and then head on down to the sea lion refuge. please bring a sack lunch and drink, dress according to the weather. i will send out an email and update the blog with the exact meeting spot. so far i have myself, christine and ivy who can drive (i think kim was also interested) let me know if you want to arrange for drop off and pick up or you want to drive and attend with the group. the fee for this event is paid for by our candy sale money so its FREE!!

june 6 is nicoles meeting

june 13th is the last meeting of the year, sammy hosts and we will be at wardlow park 6:30pm, pizza will be served and siblings and family are welcome to join us.

registration packets will be handed out at the next meeting, please fill out the forms and get them back to me by the last meeting (june 13)

thanks for another great year!! we will have a meeting prior to shiwaka to plan and organize.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

grand council fire 2011

grand council fire was lots of fun this year, a longer than usual ceremony but exciting as well. it was very inspiring to hear about all the wo he lo medallion recipients and to feel all the good emotions from their families.

next up: los cerritos wetlands this saturday may 7th from 10:30 to 12:30.... eat a big breakfast, wear a hat, your new blue t-shirts, closed toe shoes please, sunscreen and water. gloves to protect your hands is a great idea too.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

garden event

thanks to all of you who helped me with my garden!! it looks amazing and is ready for tomatoes to go in soon. stay tuned for another garden bead workshop coming up!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

feb-june 2011

here are some upcoming events:

Monday Feb 21st (school holiday) you can earn several beads by helping me at my community garden plot. we will be pulling weeds and planting spring plants to harvest in the summer. wear junky clothes and shoes, bring garden gloves if you have them. we will meet at 10am at the spca gate (i have a clicker to get you in, please be on time, if you come late it will be hard for us to know you are outside the gate). tell the parking lot booth attendant you are meeting someone at the community garden and they will let you drive back (left turn into the spca road) drop off is fine, pick up at 11:30am. we will harvest in the summer.

Monday Feb 28th Emily/Lily host a solar system meeting at the church 630-730pm
we will be silkscreening wetlands t-shirts. please bring 1 or 2 blue shirts (not too light, we will be using white paint) these can be worn at upcoming wetland events!!

Monday March 7th Delaney's meeting

Friday March 11th Ice cream social at the Armory to celebrate Camp Fire's 102 birthday. 6:30 to 8:30pm. All ice cream and supplies will be provided, just show up. There will be a trivia type game that parents must participate in so please sit with your child when the trivia game is announced. We will be earning our Camp Fire birthday patch, if you attend this event you will earn 3 of the 4 requirements by attending this event. wear your vest to school one day in the month of march and you will earn the patch. i will hand out the requirements list for you to check off and return to me. you can choose 4 items on the list of your choice if you miss the ice cream social.

Sunday March 13 Meet and Greet at Grace First church. two time slots 8:45- 9:15 (shake hands with members prior to 9am service then leave) and 10:00- 11:20 (help serve refreshments then shake hands prior to the 11am service then leave). Meet at the entrance to the church fellowship hall IN UNIFORM PLEASE, nice and neat to greet the fellowship members. no real change from the last few years we have done this event. we need a lot of people so please try and attend.

Monday March 21 Katie's meeting

Monday April 4 Samantha's meeting at Cubberley (this meeting will be at an earlier time)

(april 2nd 10:30- 12:30 is one of two los cerritos wetlands restoration dates as well. if you cannot attend the sea lion workshop, you can attend the wetlands event instead if you would like)

Saturday April 16 All council Work party to clean up camp shiwaka. 8:30a to 1:30p. Wear dirty clothes and shoes and help clean up camp. Free barbecue lunch is provided.

Monday April 18th Sophia's meeting

Sunday May 1st is grand council fire

Saturday May 7th Wetlands Restoration event 10:30 to 12:30. Everyone needs to attend at least one los cerritos wetlands restoration event to fulfill the requirements for our final fire builder patch/pin. If you cannot attend on May 7th please let me know asap so i can give you an alternative wetlands project. there are options available at los cerritos wetlands and the colorado lagoon. there is a new parking lot at the wetlands: turn left at 2nd/westminster where studebaker dead ends, on the right is a parking lot with signs to direct you in. if you get to island village houses you have gone too far.
++++++++we will be silkscreening new wetlands/camp fire t-shirts to wear to the wetlands events ++++++++++

Monday May 9th Jessica's meeting

Friday May 13th Spring Camp out sleep over at Camp Shiwaka
Pancake breakfast the morning of May 14th

Monday May 23 Ava's meeting

Saturday June 4th Sea Lion visit at the "Pacific Marine Mammal Center" in Laguna Beach. 1pm, we will earn a patch at this event.

Monday June 6th Nicole's meeting

Monday June 13th last meeting of the year!! details to come (maybe a party some place special??

Camp Wintaka July 18 through Junly 23

Camp Shiwaka August 8 through August 12. I need at least 1 parent volunteer each day, 2 at lunchtime tuesday and wednesday, 2 at dinner thursday night. let me know if you want to do the sleep over on thursday night this year. if you are interested in the training for camp that is offered in may, let me know so i can give you the date (i will be there)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"trust" meeting

fatima did an awesome job running our trust meeting tonight. thank you so much fatima for such a well planned meeting, you rocked it!! we learned to trust each other and i hope everyone felt closer to their camp fire friends after playing these fun games together.