I love the look of many vintage Girl Guide cookie boxes and BC picked one of my favorites to create their Super Cookie Challenge. This challenge would be a great way to get girls fired up for spring cookie season especially if you have some big group sales planned for Cookie Day in Canada.
The Challenge is divided up into the following sections
- The History of Girl Guide Cookies
- Cookie Information
- Essential Life Skills with Cookie Selling
- Cookie Selling and Public Relations
- Think Outside the Cookie Box
- Cookies Around the World
This wide game is based on Post Office and was developed for the Canada 150 events hosted by Ontario Girl Guides.
The girls must rescue all 6 of their Cookie Friends by tracking down the Cookie Critters and either answering their cookie trivia question or completing a short challenge.
The Great Cookie Caper – Wide Game
Nova Scotia has released a new cookie based challenge: Cookie Bites. Unlike the Cookie Rising badge, this challenge is divided into Creative, STEM, Active Living and Events sections and includes a wide variety of activities in each section. It might be a great way to shake the dust off of preparing your girls for cookie selling this spring.
Please note: Some Guiders (myself included) are having trouble viewing the challenge on the Nova Scotia site. I’ve read the challenge when it was posted on the Unofficial Girl Guides Facebook group. Hopefully this will be fixed soon.
CTV did a nice piece on the History of Girl Guide cookies just in time for Spring Cookie Season.
CTV National News: A History of Girl Guide Cookies
Spring cookie time is coming fast for all units. And with that units are often looking for new ways to present the Cookie Rising program. Here is a “meeting in a box” from Quebec that has some great ideas. I especially like the Cookie Math Relay. It is both active and has the girls practicing making change.
When Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar flew on the space shuttle during Mission STS-42, January 22–30, 1992, she brought two items of interest to Girl Guides. She brought her brownie wings so she could see them really fly. And she brought a box of Girl Guide cookies. This photo shows her juggling cookies in space.
Is there something that you’d bring from your time in Guiding if you were going on such a grand adventure?
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cream
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons baking powder
½ teaspoon ground cardamon
3 or more cups flour to make a soft dough
- Cream butter & sugar, Beat in eggs and cream
- Combine salt, baking soda, baking powder, cardamom and flour
- Sift dry into wet ingredients and mix into dough.
- Roll and cut, using a small floured glass or cookie cutter
- Sprinkle with sugar, then bake at moderate heat, until done.