Leader help!! Looking for ideas for welcoming a new girl into an established Brownie troop. Something fun and informative. What do you do? Scout leaders from our Facebook page had some creative suggestions for welcoming new girls into their troop: Erika shared her troop's tradition: We would sit … [Read more...] about Welcoming a New Girl Joining a GS Troop
Leader question; Our Brownie troop is bridging next month and was wondering what has your Brownie troop done for the ceremony?? Also any ideas for a low-cost end of the year party?? Thank you. Leaders on our Facebook page left some of their ideas to help: Amy's troop: Ours was last … [Read more...] about Brownie Ceremony Ideas
Leader wants your advice: We have a group of 10 girls entering Brownies. We've been together for a year now. An opportunity for a brownie camporee became available and here is the dilemma: One or two girls would not be able to go, because their parents think they are too young to be away for two … [Read more...] about What to do if all my Scouts Can’t Attend a Brownie Camporee?
Brownie leader wants help: I am a first year Brownie Troop leader, I am working on making the troop more girl led, so they will be picking their journey and patches for the journeys. This may be a crazy question, but how do other leaders handle the other patches (painting, fair play, bugs, first … [Read more...] about Making Brownie Meetings Girl Led
Leader needs some help: I was trying to put together a summer journey 2-day workshop for my Juniors. During the year, too many girls miss meetings due to conflicts so I thought summer workshop would be better. At the time, my girls voted and agreed. Tried to get the girls together for a quick … [Read more...] about Planning Girl Journeys Around Schedules
Leader needs some advice: I am a brand new leader, taking over an existing troop of 7 girls, 3 second year Brownies and 4 first year Juniors. I was just approached by a new mom, asking if her daughter can join our troop. Her daughter is a first year Brownie. I am NOT doing Journey's this year, I am … [Read more...] about Planning Journeys for a Multi-Level Troop
NOT OUT GAMES FOR GIRLS! I love singing songs and playing games with scouts. But I have to tell you games that include ‘YOUR OUT’ drive me insane. Yes “Musical Chairs” you are on the top of my list. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not one of those people that lets a kid always win a board game. I … [Read more...] about Play Games With Your Scouts With No “Your Out” Rules
Personally, I hate to say "no" to adding a girl to my troop because every girl deserves the opportunity to be in scouts. So our troop continues to grow. Scheduling my time get more difficult with more levels. As troop leader, it seemed I needed to plan and attend every event. Last year we had a … [Read more...] about Baby Steps to Recruiting Scout Leaders