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Elisabeth and I when to the bank this weekend to set up a temporary account for the project. The woman who helped us, Laura, told us about a song by Carrie Underwood, called Change. It seems so fitting to be the “theme song” for Elisabeth’s project. I thought I’d share it with you all.


We have pennies to count, but I wanted to send out a thank you to Elisabeth’s grandparents, Noreen and Keith Schrump for their donation of 2,000 ‘pennies” and Miss Jennifer again for another 461 pennies.

We were also very excited to here that Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1244 from Texas worked to collect 4,700 pennies to help Elisabeth’s project! Thank you so much for your support and being a sister to every Girl Scout!


That brings our total to 108,817 ‘pennies”!!!


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Greenacres newspaper interview!

Elisabeth in the Coastal/Greenacres Observer

Elisabeth in the Coastal/Greenacres Observer

Elisabeth and her project was featured in the Coastal/Greenacres Observer that came out last Thursday, which is our local weeky newspaper. Elisabeth was nervous about doing an interview over the phone (she is NOT a phone person), but we manage to get through it!


Also, the city of Greenacres has been gracious enough to set up two city drop-off sites for pennies:

Greenacres Community Center • 501 Swain Blvd.
Youth Program building • 501 Martin Ave.

Thanks so much for their help!


Momma had to clean the house last night so no pennies got counted, but we will be back at it tonight!

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WRMF’s Kid of the Week!

Elisabeth with Deena and Chad of WRMF 97.9!

Elisabeth with Deena and Chad of WRMF 97.9!

WRMF 97.9 heard about Elisabeth’s project a few weeks ago and asked Elisabeth to be one of their Kid of the Week! So Elisabeth was heard Monday morning at 7:10 talking about her project. They were in love with all her badges and the Girl Scout cookies she came bearing to give to the WRMF staff! Because you know the Girl Scout motto is “Be prepared!”

Click here to hear Elisabeth’s segment on WRMF!


Elisabeth at the LEO SU meeting

Elisabeth passing out flyers the Girl Scout service unit meeting.

Elisabeth passing out flyers the the Girl Scout service unit meeting.

Elisabeth attended the LEO Service Unit meeting tonight to tell them about her project, pass out flyers and collect pennies. At the beginning of the meeting she  helped to lead the Pledge of Allegiance to the other girls in attendance. She then gave her speech and handed out flyers. We had a wonderful collection of pennies and other troops talked about creating paper cranes to send our sister scouts in Japan.

We also collected many pennies at our troop meeting last night! Thanks to troop 21127 and 20218 for a wonderful collection.

Elisabeth giving her speech.

Elisabeth giving her speech.


Here is a fun cute clip of Elisabeth learning the hand motions that go with the Girl Scout law.

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Elisabeth in headphones

Check back next Monday to see what Elisabeth was recording for!

Sorry it’s been quiet around here. We have a big Girl Scout meeting this evening – my scouts are throwing a 1940’s USO canteen dance party and I’ve been in the middle of prep for it.

On Friday, Elisabeth got a special opportunity! Come back next week to see what this photo was all about!

We’ve also been in touch with Mayor Ferreri of Greenacres, FL (the city we live in). It’s a possiblity that Elisabeth will have a table at the annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 23rd! More info to come.

Elisabeth will be at the LEO  GS service unit meeting Tuesday night to talk about her project and to collect any pennies the other leaders have brought.

A new count to come in the next few days – it’s been crazy busy around here, but we do have a lot of pennies to count, and more to come this evening!

Here’s a photo just for the fun of it. It’s Elisabeth and Miss Jennifer – the co-leader of our Girl Scout troop, before Elisabeth’s appointment on Friday!

Being silly with Miss Jennifer.

Being silly with Miss Jennifer.

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Pine Jog Elementary’s current total! OMG

OK, we have spent many days rolling coins. Hold on to your hat because the current total of “pennies” that Pine Jog Elementary helped Elisabeth collect was…..

29,753 ‘pennies’!!

Bringing the grand total to

53,588 ‘pennies’!!!!

And I have more pennies to pick up from the school on Friday, so this total is not the final count from Pine Jog. Thank you so much to the teachers and students for making this so successful!

Hopeful I’ll have some more exciting news to share pretty soon! Some very exciting things are happening behind the scenes.


Busy counting pennies!

I know we’ve been pretty quiet! But we have been counting a LOT of pennies from Elisabeth’s school! We’ve rolled 8,000+ pennies and are only 1/3 through them! So all our free time it “wrapped up” in that LOL…. I’ve been told there are two more big bags waiting for us at school! Plus today Eliasbeth had Honor Roll Assembly in the moring and science fair in the evening! It’s been crazy busy here! 

But we can add 2,057 pennies to Elisabeth’s total now from Girl Scout troop 498 of Ashaway, RI!!! And from what I hear they are just warming up! Thanks so much for their help!

For a total of
23,835 ‘pennies’!

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