GSVSC Archives Group Meeting, March 13

S'more Great Moments Snack BagMy sister Kerri and I attended another Archives Group Meeting this week, and we created some S’mores Snack Mix to share with everyone. She made the snacks, and I made the label, using Stampin’ Up’s My Digital Studio.

The S’mores Snack Mix is made up of the following:

  • 1 box of Honey Maid Lil’ Squares, Honey Graham Flavor
  • 1 bag of mini marshmallows
  • 1 large bag of Hershey’s Drops

Dump everything together and stir to mix it up. If the proportions seem off, add a bit more. I think Kerri added some extra Drops. You would substitute Golden Grahams Cereal, but the little graham crackers are perfect. We found that you could create a teeny s’more by stacking things and microwaving about 20 seconds as well.

At the meeting, part of the group focused on cataloguing some Girl Scout Handbooks and related resources using index cards and a standardized system for tracking the materials. Kerri and I checked in a “Journey Through Our Girl Scout Past Suitcase” and then did some maintenance work on a couple of existing Suitcases (shifting resources into sturdier suitcases). The suitcases are described on the Virginia Skyline site.

After the working session, we talked briefly about my proposal to digitize a Camp History book that the committee wrote and distributed. The book only exists in print form, and all copies have been distributed. I’m taking on the work of scanning the book, so that it can be downloaded and printed as desired. That work will begin with cutting up my copy, and then I’ll move to a long scanning session (likely more than several days of work). I’m hoping to experiment with creating some alternate way of accessing the information as well.

2013 Annual Meeting of GSVSC

Materials from the 2013 Annual MeetingToday, I attended the Annual Meeting of the local Girl Scout Council in Vinton. It’s the first council-wide event that I’ve been to in years. The meeting included a 50th anniversary celebration for the Council and the keynote speaker, Kate Geniatis, was the CEO of the Council when I was active. It was so wonderful to see her and to get back in touch folks.

30 years pinDuring the afternoon, special awards were given out. It’s been so long since I attended a Council function that I was very behind on my years of membership and years of volunteer service pins. I have been a Girl Scout since I was a second-grader (that was the earliest you could join when I was young). That is 44 years of being a Girl Scout! When I graduated from high school, I moved directly to being an adult volunteer. I have racked up 33 years of adult volunteer service, and the lovely pin is my reward.