Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Party

Dinner out at Super Mex on Spring/Palo Verde 5:45pm  Monday Dec 10th

10$ per person

Please come with a handmade gift (keep it cheap and creative) for our annual handmade gift exchange!!

Families are welcome to join us, we will do our best to sit together.

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Monday Oct 22 Pumpkin carving party at christine/katies 6pm to 7:30pm bring a pumpkin, carving tools, dress for a mess

Monday Oct 29 Fall Neighborhood Potluck Dinner and Bingo games at Cubberley cafeteria 5:45pm Dinner, 6:15 Bingo starts
    We need to bring pizza, salad, dessert
     2 $5:00 gift cards
     2 Parents to help clean up at the end
     Please let me know if you are available to bring food and/or pick up gift cards. i can reimburse from our kitty

Saturday Nov 3 Self Defense Class  Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012
     Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
     Where: Unitarian Church, 5450 East Atherton, Long Beach (corner of Bellflower Blvd./Atherton)
     Girls should dress for exercise and bring a water bottle.

Monday Nov 5th Meeting at the Camp Fire Council 6 to 7:30p

Thursday Nov 15 Kiniya at the council 6:30pm

Saturday Nov 17 Backyard Bees farm visit 10am

Monday Nov 26 Discovery Aids Gift Wrap Party at the council

Saturday Dec 1 Belmont Shore parade

Monday Dec 10 Xmas Party

Sunday, September 9, 2012

fall 2012

well unfortunately we have lost the ability to use Grace First church for our meetings, they don't have enough room for us for some reason. i have put the calendar together for the year and there may be some meetings we have at the council and sometimes we will need to meet at a house. there aren't that many meetings so i think this will work out fine. please be ready for some changes here and there and different meeting locations. i will post everything to the blog, so please check it regularly.

today was farm lot 59 and it was amazing, sorry so many people couldn't attend, i know it's hard to coordinate weekend activities. the farm lot 59 has monthly work parties (2nd saturday of every month) so you can make up today's event by attending one of the work parties in the next few months. they made special arrangements for us today so you might want to group a few families together and let me (or the farm) know in advance that you are coming so they can make the work party more kid friendly. you won't be disappointed by a visit to farm lot 59, it is a truly amazing place!!

of course, the wetlands events are monthly as well. i will keep you updated on turtle walks and restoration events. let me know if you want any info on the wetlands and/or the colorado lagoon.

Sept 24  Monday first meeting of the year 6 to 730 tentatively at the council
Oct 20 Halloween Carnival at the council
Oct 22 Monday Pumpkin Carving Party at the Whipps 6 to 730
Oct 29 Monday Neighborhood Assoc Potluck Party
Nov 5 Monday thanksgiving meeting at the council 6 to 730
Nov 15 Thursday Kiniya 6:30
Nov 17 Saturday Backyard Bees visit 2pm
Nov 26 Monday Discovery Aids Gift Wrap party
Dec 1 Belmont Shore Parade
Dec 10 meeting/xmas party

So thats the first part of the calendar, i will give you copies for the year at the first meeting.

this year the girls will work in groups of 3 or 4 to plan and run a meeting for the rocket cats. they will need to be available from 6 to 7pm on a future Wednesday, just one (jan 23, feb 13 or march 27) so look ahead for any conflicts in schedule. we can be very flexible with when we do these meetings, this is just tentatively set up. please don't wait until the last minute to tell my your kid has something on one of those dates after they have been assigned though. thanks!!

we will be continuing to work on our cooking torch bearer, FINALLY get to using our bead looms and spend time learning about bees. i really really really hope everyone can make it to the backyard bees farm visit in november. mark your calendars!! i always have room for a few extra kids.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Farm lot 59

Please meet at Farm Lot 59 on Saturday September 8 from 9am to noon

Wear closed toe shoes, hat, sunscreen
Bring gloves, water bottle, a couple EMPTY tp rolls

Make sure you eat a good breakfast, we will be helping out around the farm

There will be lots of veggies, chickens and bees!!

Please let me know asap if you will be coming

You can make up this event by attending another second saturday workshop but remember it will not be camp fire event. you must go as a family, kids cannot be dropped off.

I have room for 3 more kids, let me know

Sunday, June 10, 2012

father daughter dinner

the girls (and dads) had a GREAT time at the father daughter dinner. here are some photos from the trophy making meeting:

Monday, May 21, 2012

year end wrap up

what a great year!! it's almost over and i haven't posted much lately... here are a few photos from grand council fire and spring camp out

Sunday, March 4, 2012


this was our first time at wasewagon for the Discovery Level kids and it was really fun to go when there was snow on the ground.
the mountains were green, the river flowing and snow patches everywhere. we sure missed everyone who couldn't go but lily, ella and emily made friends with another discovery group for us and we made plans to do some upcoming activities together to introduce everyone.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

march to june 2012

hey there!!! here is the rest of the year guys: it is super crazy busy so do what you can, don't get stressed out, i know it's a lot!

March 3/4 wasewagon meet at my house at 8:30 am, make sure you eat breakfast it's a 2 hour drive up. bring warm clothes, snow boots (it might snow tuesday) scarves, hats, gloves, book to read, camera

++++ March 8th Wetlands meeting at the long beach aquarium 6:30 to 8pm, run by taylor parker, if you are interested in the latest news about the restoration, my family will be there +++++++

Saturday March 10 wetlands restoration: colorado lagoon 8 to 9:45 am, los cerritos wetlands 10am to noon, closed toe shoes, camp fire t-shirts and jackets (we want them to know we are camp fire kids) hat, bottled water, come to either one or both. i added the lagoon for the little kids but big kids will love it too!

Sunday March 11 meet and greet at the church approx 10:45am to noon, in uniform (no exceptions!!! blue polo, camp fire hoodie, blue pants) if you can just come for the 10:45 to about 11:15 (start of the second service) that would be great! no cookies needed.

Monday March 12 Camp fire birthday meeting at the church 6 to 7:15pm we will earn our 102 camp fire birthday patch and discuss the upcoming cake auction/ Father daughter dinner planning

Monday March 19 Cake Auction (neighborhood event) 5:45pm at cubberley cafeteria. bring a kid decorated cake (additional items can be added like a movie, gift card etc to increase value) pizza dinner will be served

Monday April 2 Meeting at the church, Emily and Delaney to host "future trail" meeting 6 to 7:15pm

April 9th Yoga at Ja yoga!! 6 to 730pm (bellflower and spring, near jax bicycles) bring a yoga mat or towel, wear comfortable shoes. moms and dads welcome to participate in the class too!! let me know asap if you can make it.

Monday April 16 Knowing me meeting hosted by Sophia and Lily

Saturday April 21 Sewing Parent Meeting at Charlene's house time 3pm. we will work on the girl's collars so bring collars, patches and beads, scraps of leather and any sewing supplies you have. i have supplies to share too.

Saturday April 28 All council work party at camp shiwaka 8:30 to 1pm, lunch will be served, bring gloves and garden tools to help get shiwaka ready for summer

Monday April 30th Computer safety with mrs dessaro, short knowing me activity hosted by sophia

Taylor (horizon club member who did the beautiful video and talk for us last week) will be coming to one of our meetings to show her video to everyone. it was a really wonderful experience hearing her story, not a dry eye in sight when we were listening to her talk. wonderful!

Sunday May 6 grand council fire 6:30pm meet at the flagpole at shiwaka, sit upon, flashlight, wear your COLLAR!!! yay!! adventure kids, bring your collar: your parents will present it to you during the ceremony, yay!!

Friday May 11-12 Spring Camp out. I need a parent volunteer to organize dinner for this event. i will be there with my large tent, let me know if you will be camping that night. our girls will be running the pancake breakfast, they will go to the lodge after the ceremonial fire and set up the tables and supplies for the next morning. they will get up early and help out in the kitchen the next morning. everyone says the discovery kids love this event when they get to be involved in running it, sounds good to me!

Monday May 21 Love a Sea Turtle meeting, Making trophies for our father daughter event: please bring items to make a trophy for your father, things that will describe him like toy cars, food cartons from his favorite food, plastic and recyclable items you can wire, tape and glue together to make a trophy. please don't bring anything of VALUE though (like his favorite tie he would be mad if it was ruined type thing) we will make the invitations you can take home and give to your dad.

Monday June 4th Father/Daughter dinner meeting, last meeting of the year!!

Camp Wintaka, Camp Shiwaka (third session in august) and registration for next year in May/June. i hope everyone can come this year!! i will have lots of extra activities to do, just like last year.

Update on Farm Lot 59: the farm is up and running so i am looking into us meeting there to help out soon, they will have chickens and bees !! so exciting!!

Everyone enjoyed the nature center visit so i was thinking we might want to put another visit to Madrona Marsh on the calendar (in torrance) for those of you who missed that event a few years ago. It is gorgeous this time of year after the rains, the ponds fill up and frogs are everywhere. Its a really neat place.

Remember, do what you can, I know everyone is busy and there's a lot on the calendar. I am REALLY enjoying the meetings the girls are putting together, they really impressed me so far and i think everyone is doing a fabulous job!! thanks so much for your support, i can't believe we are finishing up our 6th year together! Next year the girls will be DCA's at camp shiwaka, amazing!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

CIT garage sale

The CIT's (counselors in training) are having a big GARAGE SALE Sunday May 20 from 7am to 2pm (location to be announced)

You can help support them by dropping off clothing, furniture, toys etc at the council by Friday May 18th

the money earned will help them pay for an annual camping retreat they take in the summer, getting them ready for a week up at camp wintaka!!

wo he lo!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

feb 2012

we have been invited to a presentation by a horizon club member named taylor who made a movie about body image on Tuesday Feb 21st at the council from 6:30pm to 7pm.

Meetings for Feb:

monday feb 6th at the church 6:00 to 7:15pm ava and katie to host the trail to creativity

SATURDAY FEB 18 meet at El Dorado Nature Center 10am for a walk with jessica, ella and fatima (the "nature" part of their upcoming meeting)

monday feb 20 at the church 6:00 to 7:15pm ella, jessica, fatima to host the trail to the environment

tuesday feb 21 6:30 to 7pm at the council "you are beautiful" movie and presentation, wo he lo project for taylor

candy sale ends feb 13, please drop off all money by monday feb 13 please, i must make the last deposit by feb 14th

wasewagon retreat is March 3 and 4th (full payment due by saturday feb 4th)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

candy sales 2012

Monday Feb 13 Pavillions 5949 Spring Street (Los Coyotes) 9 to noon

9 Katie, Fifi

1030 Ava, Lily

Let me know if you want more dates or candy

Thursday, January 5, 2012

candy sale kick off

Please join us for a potluck dinner, parent/leader meeting, and the opportunity for our club members to start earning their Sales & Sense badges.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Leaders: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Families: 5:45pm-7:45pm
Location: Cubberley Elementary Cafeteria
3200 Monogram Avenue
Long Beach, CA

A description of the proper Camp Fire USA uniform by level is listed below;

Starflight = White Camp Fire Polo Shirt, Red Vest, Navy bottoms and closed toed shoes. Got cold weather? Add a Solid White or Red Camp Fire sweatshirt UNDER their vest!

Adventure = White Camp Fire Polo Shirt, Blue Vest, Navy bottoms and closed toed shoes. Got cold weather? Add a Solid White or Red Camp Fire sweatshirt UNDER their vest!

Discovery = Red or Blue (depends what one color their club chose) Camp Fire Polo Shirt, Navy or Khaki bottoms and closed toed shoes. Got cold weather? Add a Camp Fire USA Sweatshirt!

Horizon Club = White Camp Fire USA Polo Shirt, Khaki pants and closed toed shoes. Got cold weather? Add a Camp Fire USA Sweatshirt!
(For best results add neat hair, brushed teeth and a great Camp Fire attitude!)
Parents = Show your spirit and wear Camp Fire Gear! If you don’t have Camp Fire gear handy, wear solid red, white or blue!

Let me know what you are bringing to the potluck, thanks!!