Tomahawk Girl Scouts hold 17th Apple Fest, deliver 54 pies in community


Cadette/ Senior/Ambassador Girl Scout Leader

IRMA – Tomahawk Girl Scouts had their 17th Apple Fest, a Community Service event at Camp Birch Trails, on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The event is for all girls from Daisy (4k and Kindergarten age) through Ambassador Scouts (12th grade). Working together in stations, the girls and their leaders assembled 60 pies in less than two and a half hours. Once the pies were baked and cool enough for transport, the girls distributed 54 of the pies in the Tomahawk community.

This is a way that the young girls are able to help make a difference, and at the same time, have fun and learn about apples.

The project began in 2002, when a Cadette troop decided to participate in “Make a Difference Day.” Three scouts and two leaders, Kay Kissinger Wolf and Lynn Grube, baked three apple pies, delivered them to three homes and then raked the three yards. The next year, a transition was made by going to Camp Birch Trails, which continues to the present day.

The camp has the capability for the Scouts to make 60 pies and incorporates all the Girl Scout troops in Tomahawk. Some older scouts from a Merrill Girl Scout troop assisted with the event.

While waiting for the pies to bake and cool, there were various activities, including apple pie baking, learning how to make applesauce, eating “apple” spaghetti and bobbing for apples. This year included apple folklore with a visit from “Johnny Appleseed.”

Other activities this year included making refrigerator pie magnets and apple core magnets. Some of the troops even took a hike at camp.

Of course, the girls have to taste their baking, so the first six pies were put together in a baking sheet to be sampled after their lunch.

If your daughter would like to be a registered Girl Scout, please contact Wendy Rawling at 715-966-5142 or Kay Kissinger Wolf 715-453-4140. All troops meet twice a month, with varying dates depending on the age of the scout.

Upcoming activities include a Holiday craft day, Cookie Rally and Jamboree.

Come “Explore Today and Discover Tomorrow” with Girl Scouting.

Cookie orders will start in Jan. 2020, with delivery at the end of February.

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