Since this was a Pajama Party, we decided this was a fantastic opportunity to participate in a service project. Our girls and their families went through closets and drawers to find gently-worn pajamas they could donate. Our troop collected 71 pairs of pajamas that we delivered to Matthew 25 Ministries.
|Girl Scout Law ribbon flip flops|
We surprised the girls with Strawberry Facials. I pureed the strawberries and milk before the party. Moments before we were ready to apply the mask, I added the cornstarch. The girls wore the mask for about 10 minutes, and we continued our program that focused on the dark purple petal (respect myself and others).
I read the "One-of-a-Kind Body" chapter out of Joy Wilt's You're One-of-a-Kind to the girls which explained that every person's body is unique and special. Then I read Zink the Zebra which is a story about a zebra with spots instead of stripes. It was written by a young named Kelly Weil who was battling cancer. "Zink questions why she is treated differently by others just because she looks different on the outside." I came across a Zink the Zebra Leader Guide that proved to be an amazing resource for this program. Our girls made Zink Storybooks that can be found on pages 21 and 22 in this guide.
After the lesson, the girls made banana boats. They filled their bananas with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and marshmallows. We wrapped them in foil and popped them into a 325-degree oven for about 10 min. Gooey and delicious!
The girls settled into their sleeping bags around 8pm to watch Dolphin Tale. This movie tells the story of the relationship between a boy and a dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap. It tied in perfectly with our lesson for the evening. Parents picked up their daughters around 10pm. All of the girls were asking when they could come back to stay until morning. The night was certainly a success!