My older daughter moved up to the middle school for sixth grade this year. She considered joining several clubs before deciding to begin the Cupcake Club. For the idea to be considered by administrators, she had to draft a proposal. She and I discussed possible questions the teachers may have about the club, and she composed a plan to present to the school's front office. The proposal was accepted, and a teacher agreed to be the club's advisor.
The group met after school one afternoon in October to discuss how the participants would obtain cupcakes, frosting, and supplies for the meetings. They also shared favorite flavor combinations and possible themes for future meetings. The club did not meet in November, and I helped with the December meeting.
My daughter baked two batches of Christmas Funfetti cupcakes the evening before the meeting. We bought two tubs of vanilla frosting, and the kids used a bag of Rolos, and a large bag of M&Ms to decorate the cupcakes as ornaments as pictured here.
After enjoying one of their creations, club members agreed to donate the remaining treats to the police and fire stations around the corner from the school. (I wish I could post a group picture, but I don't have permission).
The next time your Girl Scout troop is preparing for holiday parties and service projects, recreate your own Cupcake Club. Girls will have fun decorating cupcakes (craft). They could enjoy one (snack) before heading out to deliver the rest (service project). What a great way to celebrate Juliette Gordon Low's birthday or the birthday of the Girl Scouts! In addition, your girls could satisfy a badge step for the Brownies Snack badge or the Juniors Simple Meals badge.
The Cupcake Club meets again this week to decorate cupcakes they'll sell during a Bake Sale during basketball games at the school. I'll let you know how it goes. As always, thank you for reading!