Our Crazy Car race is run as father/daughter event. It's a great opportunity to get the dads (or special guy) involved in scouting. After running our derby event for several years, we have it down to a science. If you are thinking of giving it a try, here are our suggestions: Fee: Entry fee is … [Read more...] about Special Guy and Girls Derby Planning
Thinking of earning the Junior Playing the Past Badge? Why not turn your meeting into a party! It's great for end of year, beginning of year or anytime your girls just wanna have fun. You might even consider a bring a friend party to introduce new girls to scouting. Junior Troop 408 of … [Read more...] about Junior Playing the Past Badge: It was a Blast Man!
Are you a GS leader looking for something to do with your Junior troop? Our Detective Badge in a Bag® combines an educational experience with hands-on fun and your girls will earn the Junior Detective badge in one unforgettable meeting. Our Detective Badge in a Bag® has everything you will need … [Read more...] about Get Your Sleuth On With our Junior Detective Badge In A Bag®
Over a long weekend, Senior Troop 3398 from Plainview, NY did The Ambassador Bliss Journey using the totally Girl Led Dream Journey Badge in a Bag® kit from MakingFriends®.com. It was the most beautifully run, comprehensive and productive weekend. The crafts are totally appropriate for high … [Read more...] about Our Bliss Journey was a Huge Success!
After losing three co-leaders and getting numerous last-minute cancellations from parent volunteers, an exhausted troop leader posted for help on our Facebook page. "Exhausted Leader" has done Fall Product Sales, cookie booths and the holiday parade by herself as well as planned every troop meeting … [Read more...] about 9 Ways Scout Leaders Can Get Help From Parents
As a Cadette leader, you know that your girls just want to jump in and have fun during meetings. This could make doing badges like Book Artist a challenge. The projects call for a lot of careful measuring and cutting -- something the girls may not have patience for. You also will not want to spend a … [Read more...] about Create with our Cadette Book Artist Badge in a Bag
By the time your girls are Junior Girl Scouts, cookie season can start to loose some of it's excitement. Maybe it's time to recharge with some fun projects and a game to rev up their cookie-selling engines. At MakingFriends, we started with the Junior Customer Insights Badge and … [Read more...] about Get the Excitement Going to Increase Cookie Sales with Your Junior Troop!
I hear all the time from leaders that the new badges are boring -- especially for the older girls. Cadettes have limited time and plenty of other activities to choose from besides Girl Scouts. How can we get them to stay with the program if they don't like the activities? Well, the Budgeting … [Read more...] about The Cadette Budgeting Badge is Fun! Whaaat?