Girl Scout week events
Daughter's Choice Spring Fest Dance
MARCH 24TH FROM 2-5 AT THE PANZER FIRE HALL
Patch of the Month
Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night at the Museum), in Stuttgart, is an annual event where 80 museums galleries, cultural Institutions and other exciting and extraordinary exhibition venues have events that include exhibitions, concerts, performance art, boat trips on the Neckar River, theater performances, planetarium shows and more.
This year’s event will take place on Saturday, March 23rd.
Entry tickets includes public transit (S-Bahn, shuttle busses and U-Bahn) from 12 pm until am. Some shuttle busses will run until 4am.
Some museums have children’s programs that start at 4pm, but 7pm is when all museums and galleries open to start the event. Event ends at 2am.
Tickets can be purchased on line at https://www.lange-nacht.de. You can also see the city map to include shuttle buss routes and program information, on this website. Tickets can also be purchased at most museum box offices, before and on the night of the event. Ticket hotline: 0712 601 5444.
Tickets are €19 for adults, €4 for children (ages 6-14 years) and this year they are selling anniversary string backpacks for €8 each.
Stuttgart Girl Scouts that attend this event can purchase our Lange Nacht der Museen Patch from our neighborhood patch program. Please ask your troop leader about ordering this patch or email: email@example.com
Girl Scouts goes behind the scenes of Kelley Theatre
Story by: Ursula Werner, Special Events coordinator
….you got to move it move it….
Kelly Theatre on Panzer Kaserne has become a household name and is an integral part of the Stuttgart military community. Theater goers know the Box office, have waited in the lobby, got a drink at the bar before they went into the actual theater to watch the actors come on stage. Everyone has seen the curtain fall.
But unless you were part of the cast – and some Girl Scouts actually fall into that category – you had NO idea what is going on on the ‘other side’.
On February 9th Stuttgart Girl Scouts was to find that out. We learned that the actors had loads od little helpers, and we would find out where they are hiding out.
Who would have associated hundreds of cardboard boxes, Styrofoam and umpteen buckets of paint in all different colors with the theater? Turning these materials into mountains or steaks (as in Madagascar) was the set designer’s job. The costume designer had to pick, alter and accessorize clothes. There was everything from a plain white or blue sweatshirt to a fluffy-ruffly princess dress, and shoes galore! Cowboy hats, baseball caps and super-crazy very unique designs… and speaking of clothes…Did you know that a theater has an apron? That’s the part of the stage in front of the curtain.
We learned what ‘props’ were, such as the ‘food’ that always looks fresh yummy….and is Styrofoam and paint. Or all those dishes, cups, glasses, pots and pans.
We also learned that if it looks like a heavy metal suit of armor…it’s not!!! ...is painted plastic and super light. (don’t tell anybody…)
There are people all dressed in black that don’t want to be seen – or maybe shouldn’t - but are really important to change the set quickly, give instructions, work the lights and much more.
All actors, as well as the people behind the scenes and the musicians are awesome volunteers.
At the end of the tour Stuttgart Girl Scouts presented a Thank you Certificate and of course Girl Scout cookies to our friendly, patient and knowledgeable guides. Thank sooo much.
Story and photos by:Erin Miller, Leader troop 514
Reily Nimrod (Cadette Troop 514) showed some incredible leadership skills while also braving public speaking to help change a school lunch policy of sitting only with your advisory. Reily has been fighting the school about the seating arrangements at lunch for a long time. She took a stand and wrote a petition, met with the Assistant Principle and the counselor and diplomatically was able to change the policy. She had to speak in front of the entire 7th grade at lunch, with no preparation, to explain the changes. If you see Reily around the school please let her know you appreciate her leadership and perseverance to change this policy.
Space Science Explorer Badge
Story and photos by:Lindsay Crocker, Co-leader troop 525
Did you know...100% of American women who have flown in space are Girl Scout alumnae!
The Daisies and Brownies in Troop 525 earned the Space Science Explorer Badges with the help of Dr. Laura Jones-Wilson. A Girl Scout alumnae and Systems Engineer with Europa Clipper Project, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). Dr. Laura is the daughter of Mike and Robin Jones who graciously coordinated this virtual workshop.
Our Troop observed and investigated the universe like "real space scientists," learning about the sun, moon, and planets. The girls got to enjoy rocket fruit kabobs and a little token from NASA including pins, badges, stickers, toys and space ice cream.
The Scouts were extremely engaged and inspired. We may have some future NASA Aerospace Engineers!
Stuttgart Girl Scouts, Natasha Hodges, Erin Miller, Ursula Werner, Lindsay Crocker