Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Christmas Carols and Applesauce Ornaments

On a Friday evening in December 2012, our Daisy and Brownie troops went Christmas caroling at a local nursing home.  At events like this, we believe "the more, the merrier!"  We invited family members to join us.  After caroling, we returned home to continue the celebration.  Click here to learn how we spent the rest of the evening.

We devoted time during one meeting in November to prepare for this event.  We made applesauce ornaments to deliver to the residents at the nursing home.  Several mothers stayed to help.  The girls did a fantastic job, but we definitely needed extra hands to help with rolling, cutting, transferring, and cleaning.

The girls also wanted to color pictures to hand to people as we sang Christmas carols.  The nursing home residents loved receiving the beautiful Christmas pictures.  They seemed to really enjoy seeing the kids.  We were told that so many groups visit nursing homes around Christmas time.  We were invited to return in the spring to play Bingo with the residents.  

Before we left the nursing home, we had the pleasure of visiting with a special woman named Helen.  She was born in December 1902, and she was celebrating her 100th birthday.  She allowed us to pose for a picture with her when we explained we were celebrating the 100th year of Girl Scouting.  We had a lot of fun!  Thanks for reading.

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