Wednesday, November 9, 2011

BIRD FEEDERS AND CHRISTMAS SONGS

At our meeting this week, our troop grew even larger.  We got another new girl, Safa.  We want to welcome her and are thrilled to have her in our troop.

This month my assistant leader is Diana.  She helped me hand out all the supplies and get ready for us to do our project.

Since the weather has become cooler and at times down right chilly, the trees and flowers are are not producing as much food for our birds.  So, we made bird feeders to hang up at every one's homes.

It was a simple, yet fun project to do.

We took pine cones and tied a ribbon on them to tie them to trees, hooks or other places.  Then we put peanut butter all over the pine cones.

We mixed up, bird seed, peanuts and raisins and rolled the peanut butter covered pine cones in it.

I thought it was funny that several of the girls wanted to eat the peanut butter.  I had to stop them before they ate the left overs.

 I explained that they had put peanut butter on the pine cone and then back in their peanut butter.  Who knows what dirt or germs were on the pine cones and are now in the peanut butter.


I was pleased they were able to each make two bird feeders without much mess at all.

After they were finished making their bird feeders, they put them on paper plates and then they were wrapped up in a large plastic zip lock bag to take home.


I think the girls would have loved to make these for hours.  They were laughing and have a great time.

They were all excited about hanging them up when they got home so the birds would have some yummy treats.

I think they all turned out just perfect!!

The girls were proud of how they turned out too.

I'm looking forward to hearing about where they all hung them up.

We then cleaned up and practiced singing Christmas Carols.  We are going to go Caroling in December but we need to practice until then so everyone knows the songs.

The girls were enjoying singing and getting in the Christmas Spirit so much that they didn't want our meeting to end.  They asked if we could keep singing and stay longer.

But, we were out of time and had to pack up.  The girls gathered in the "Girl Scout Friendship Circle" and passed around their happy departing wishes for each other. 

Then we all went home.

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