A Week (and a day) in the Life of a (very busy) Girl Scout

The week of November 18th – 25th saw a very busy week for Junior Girl Scout, Mary K. “On our drive home from New York City last night, we realized what an amazing Girl Scout week we had this week.  We thought it was worth sharing,” says her Mom Deb. Below, Mary shares a recap of her week.


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In the morning, I encouraged younger scouts as they sang Christmas Carols at a Girl Scout Community Event in Carmel, NY.  Opportunities like this are part of the fun of being a member of the Council’s “ Dotted Half Notes”.

In the evening, I showed off my smile and my new Girl Scout themed P .J.  pants with my best friend at our Girl Scout Service Unit’s  Mother-Daughter Pajama Jam.


I missed my Dotted Half Notes practice to attend the November meeting of the John Jay Society Children of the American Revolution. I’m their Recording Secretary.  One of our other officers just earned her Silver Award .  Some of our Society’s other officers and committee chairs are  also GSHH members.   We put the “ L “ in  G.I.R.L.


“All About Art” themed Troop Meeting!


On Tuesday I skipped the straw for “No Straw November”.  Living out the pledge that members of my troop took as part of a Junior Ocean Guardians program to raise awareness about how single use disposable straws affect the marine environment.

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We made a visit to the Dutchess County Courthouse

Thursday (Thanksgiving!):

I woke up early to help make dessert and  place cards for our family dinner. I watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade using my Girl Scout checklist to watch for my favorite balloons, floats, and performers.

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As part of the patch, I worked on my own design for a parade float using the new G.I.R.L.  Theme.  I can’t wait to hear what other girls in my troop picked as their favorites!

I am looking forward to adding a second Thanksgiving Day Parade Fun Patch to my Junior G.S. Sash.  I wonder if we could plan a trip to attend the parade or watch the balloons be inflated next year.


We continued work on our troop’s on-going community service projects. For the first project we are using old crayons to make candles and cooking burners for families affected by Hurricane Maria. For the second project, we’re using old t-shirts to make dog toys for pets that were rescued during the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida. On Friday, my job was to organize the toys for shipping.


I started my day off with service to my Girl Scout community.  I participated in a Scout Cabin Clean-Up Day by washing the floor of the Pawling Scout Cabin.  Everyone who participated had a different job.  Some raked and blew leaves from the grounds.  It is true that many hands make light work!

In the evening we celebrated the Arrival of the Peace of Light from Bethlehem at my church.




Even though this week  was busier than usual, I am proud to be a member of the international scouting movement, being a sister to every girl scout, using my resources wisely and making the world a little better than I found it!

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