Looking for a fun twist on traditional Thin Mints?
Check out this gelato recipe from Chef Cesar Gutierrez of Pinstripes featuring the classic Girl Scout Cookies.
1 quart whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup malted milk powder
1 pinch Kosher salt
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup egg yolks
2 1/2 cups Thin Mint cookies, crushed in medium sized pieces
In a sauce pan, combine milk, heavy cream, malted milk power and kosher salt. Bring to a boil. In a separate container, whisk together the sugar and egg yolks. Pour small amounts of the cream into the egg mixture to temper the eggs. Repeat this process until all the cream is in the yolk mixture. Cool the mixture to 40 degrees before adding to the gelato machine or ice cream maker/machine. Pour in the mixture in the gelato machine and churn to desired consistency. Transfer gelato to a large bowl and mix in the Thin Mint cookie pieces with a spatula. Once the gelato is made, scoop contents into an air tight container and put in the freezer to continue to set.
Click HERE to watch Nina Grotto, a Girl Scout Ambassador and Cookie CEO, and Kyra Bennett, a Girl Scout, help Chef Cesar recreate the Thin Mint-inspired gelato on WGN. The gelato is also available at select Pinstripes locations for a limited time only.
Being a sister to every Girl Scout is not only part of the Girl Scout Law, but it’s a way of life.
Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across the globe celebrated World Thinking Day on February 22! Since 1926, Girl Scouts have gathered to support girls as they travel internationally, connect with sister scouts and take action globally.
This year, the theme for World Thinking Day was “Connect.” Girls everywhere made the world a better place by connecting with themselves, their friends and family, and their community.
Take a look at all the different ways you can #connect all year round:
Invite a friend: Bring a friend to your next Girl Scout troop meeting or fun family outing. This is a great way to get to know someone outside of school and introduce them to something that’s important to you.
Donate to a good cause: Support international travel for Sister Girl Scouts by donating to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund. These once-in-a-lifetime experiences help girls explore the world, learn about different cultures and build their confidence.
Give back to your community: Whether it’s volunteering at the local animal shelter or collecting canned goods for your neighborhood food pantry, there are a ton of ways to make a difference right where you live. Want to take your service beyond World Thinking Day? Join our council as we commemorate the impactful work of all who have earned Girl Scouting’s highest awards with our service initiative, #100DaysofGold!
Learn more about the world around you: Join your Sister Girl Scouts for a fun-filled afternoon at the Friendship Center in Country Club Hills, IL. This celebration of sisterhood includes hands-on activities about WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts) international customs, cultures, friendships and Girl Guiding. Sessions include Chinese ink printing, a martial arts workshop, Bollywood dance workshop and more! Register here.
Need more ideas? Click here and be sure to tell us how you’re connecting on World Thinking Day by using the hashtag #WTD2016.
130 young girls filled NIPSCO and NiSource’s Merrillville Headquarters in celebration of Engineering Week with dozens of teams of both NIPSCO engineers and girl scouts working together to create their own devices.
This day was part of NIPSCO’s DAWN program who’s goal is to recruit, retain and accelerate the development of women at NIPSCO and serve as a voice to increase understanding and awareness of inclusion, diversity, and culture. Each of the girl scouts ranged from grades kindergarten to fifth grade and had one hour to work with NIPSCO engineers to create a device from materials provided.
“This has been the fourth year we have been doing this with NIPSCO and every time there is one thing that is always so amazing,” says Vice President of Programs and Property for the Girls Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Vicki King. “This event always embodies the true meaning of what a 1 to many mentoring model is. We serve 60,000 girls and we don’t have enough for a one on one form of mentoring. This event allows the girls to work immersively and develop a spark for engineering.”
Girl Scout Cadette Troop 30457 from Cedar Lake Service Unit 308 collected and delivered items to the Indiana Veterans Home in West Lafayette as their Silver Award project. The Silver Award is the highest achievable award for the Cadette Girl Scout. Their project was to help stock a cart that is supplied by the American Legion Auxiliary with items not normally available at the home for the residents. Ramen noodles, pudding, microwave popcorn, Vienna sausages, chips, snack cakes, batteries, socks and toiletries were among the items. Collection sites included Hanover Middle School, Lincoln and Wanatah elementary schools, LaCrosse High School and Strack and Van Til stores in both Schererville and Cedar Lake. The girls’ families also contributed to their collection.
Customers at the grocers were given lists with items needed and combined with collection boxes at the schools. More than 4500 individual items filled a 12’x8′ trailer. Terri Rene, the American Legion Auxiliary member, was happy to have her pantry at the Indiana Veterans Home restocked. The girls also provided a check for $200 from cash donations received along with gift cards to Sam’s Club and Target donated to the Troop by the stores.