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Laurie Smith
Building His Kingdom One Project at a Time
Building His Kingdom One Project at a Time

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Cupcake Club: February
The February Cupcake Club meeting happened to fall on Valentine's Day.  We  baked red velvet cupcakes, and members decorated them with three different designs: 1.  Sweet Heart Cupcakes   While I don't have a picture to share, there are beautiful examples pr...

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Additional Valentine's Day Party Ideas for Your Troop or Classroom
In the days leading up to yesterday's Valentine's Day party, I had mixed emotions, knowing this was the last time I would get to plan a grade school classroom holiday party.  But as they say, when a chapter ends, a new one begins.  I'm excited to discover w...

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"Cultivating Thoughts" With Your Scouts
My sixth grader and her classmates had to complete a special assignment modeled after Chipotle's "Cultivating Thoughts" essay contest.  In Language Arts, they read Fue Xiong's essay "Two Minutes About Sardines" and were asked to write a narrative story abou...

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Cupcake Club: January Meeting and Bake Sale
In a previous post , I explained how my daughter started a Cupcake Club at her middle school this year, how I got involved, and how to incorporate the ideas (including service projects, badge steps, and troop celebrations) during your next Scout meeting.  I...

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Thinking Day Thoughts
In November, our family went on a mission trip to Nicaragua .  Our team dug trenches and helped with the construction of a school in two different communities during our week there.  When we returned to the States, my daughters came across the book A Long W...

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Cupcake Club: December
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 admin istrators , she had to draft a proposal.  She and I discussed...

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Service Project: Angel Tree
Cookie sales are right around the corner.  As your troop decides how to spend profits this year, I invite your girls to consider making a financial contribution to a program like Prison Fellowship . According to their website , 2.2 million men and women are...

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Christmas Party for the Classroom or Your Troop
The games have been planned, and the supplies have been gathered for my fourth grader's class Christmas/Winter party this afternoon . I have shared our past class and troop party plans on this blog . T his year I chose to incorporate activities that require...

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Craft: Photo Letters. Great Gifts.
To celebrate Christmas with a good friend, we will meet for pancakes as is our annual tradition.  Though we don't typically exchange gifts, I wanted to show my appreciation for her support this year. Earlier this spring, I made writing a priority , and my f...

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Craft: Fingerprint Christmas Lights for Teachers, Coaches, and Scout Troop Leaders
Looking for a fun and inexpensive holiday gift for teachers, coaches, and troop leaders this year?  I came across this canvas on Pinterest : a painted strand of Christmas lights spells out the word love , and fingerprints a re the lights.  After brainstormi...
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