Thursday, July 31, 2008

Girls and Flags and Mayors ... OH MY!

Troop 277 was asked to do the flag presentation for the "Oklahoma Minority Supplier Development Council" and got a special treat ... they met Tulsa Mayor, Kathy Taylor. Watch for some quotes coming up in our new Girl Scout publication Eastern Oklahoma Horizons! (If you are not a registered Girl Scout or Girl Scout donor, you can sign up to receive the e-newsletter version at under "News" and "Sign Up For E-mail Lists")
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Blazing Saddles

These girls showed their stuff last night! "Blazing Saddles" is our Level 3 horse program and the prerequisite for becoming a WIT (Wrangler In Training). Girls are not just sitting on horses and riding around, but they are learning about the total care of horses (including knowing things like the anatomy in case there is an injury and they need to call a vet and tell him what happened) and the industry as well. Of course, Girl Scouts are great campers, so this camp even includes an overnight trail ride! In the arena, they learn the basics of showmanship, and demonstrate what they have learned to their parents at the end of camp. I brought three Brownies with me who all want to start the horse program next summer. They are PUMPED!
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Customer Service

OK, so my phone isn't always the best way to take photos! I'm attempting to blog on-the-spot during our first Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma staff meeting. Keith Huffman of Cox Communications spoke the staff about customer service. Of course, we have many "customers," but the primary customer is girls. I've said it before, and I'll say it again ... GREEN GIRLS ROCK!

Anyway, It is our first all staff meeting as GSEOK ... It is amazing to see all these faces of people dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence, and character. Hopefully as time goes on, I'll be able to share their stories and help others get to know these amazing women who have become professional Girl Scouts!
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

99 (OK ... 40) Green Balloons!

And here I thought I could sneak away quietly for my 40th birthday! Sneaky "green girls" rock!
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Nostalgia ... minus the helmet!

As a little girl, my dream was to have a horse. My parents helped me make that dream come true and learn some good life lessons in the process. Both my brother and I were given the opportunity to make one big purchase, but we would have to earn half of the money and our parents would give us the other half. I guess you could call it a "matching grant" of sorts! My brother chose a computer. Me? I chose a horse (ironic now because I'm the one who spends my life on computers). Those were some wonderful years, and I love knowing that my own daughter will be able to have similar experiences through Girl Scouts.
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Monday, July 14, 2008

Camp Adventures!

Gotta love the adventure! I love knowing that girls are experiencing exhilarating moments while they are at camp.
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