Leader question: I have a Junior troop. When we go camping, myself and my co-leader assign girls bunks. We get too much input from parents on where they think their girls should go. Plus, we have a scout that few parents want their girls with because she is disruptive at night. I would love to hear … [Read more...] about Camp Sleeping Arrangements for Scouts
Leader needs some ideas: I'm a new Troop Leader and looking for ways to make a Troop Banner for Cookie Booths and for any events we have. What are some things used by other troops to make banners that is cost effective.? Here are a bunch of ideas on Ways to Make a Banner from our Facebook … [Read more...] about Cost Effective Ways to Make a Scout Banner
Leader Question: What do other leaders do when it's time to distribute "recognition items" from fall or cookie sales? We usually put each girl's items in a gift bag and pass them out at the end of a meeting, but of course they want to open their bags and show the others what they earned. We had a … [Read more...] about Ways to Distribute Cookie Rewards to Scouts
What is one piece of advice you would give to a new Scout Leader? Our Facebook leaders gave their advice: Kimberly's help: Relax and remember that you don't need to earn every badge. You also don't have to do every badge, journey or activity exactly as it is written. Use your judgement and … [Read more...] about Best Advice for a New Scout Leader
Leader has a question: I am struggling trying to communicate with parents in my troop. In the beginning of the year I gave all parents a paper to fill out and tell me the best way to contact them whether it be text call or email and to write the best # and email, I always contact them the way they … [Read more...] about How to Communicate with Scout Parents
If your scout troop is looking for a fun exciting way to spend a whole day helping others, troop 20138 is a inspiration for everyone. The troop started by gathering at the church where they hold their weekly … [Read more...] about Scout Fall Community Service
submitted by Tristan Kehle This year to spread Christmas cheer and awareness of the loneliness that seniors often experience during the holiday season, our troop of fourteen girls decided to honor the elderly in a special way. The girls spent two of our troop meetings in the month of November … [Read more...] about Scouts Honoring Seniors – Earning the Fun Patch!
Submitted by Paula Riggins Have you ever heard someone say Flattery won’t get you anywhere? Well I am here to tell you that those people are wrong. Flattery will get you anywhere and everywhere. I suggest you take a look at the internet with all those people blogging, posting stories and oh so … [Read more...] about How To Use a Little Flattery to Expand Your Scout’s Skills