Brainstorming Ideas So I had a real “Ah HA” moment last winter as I was going through the Junior badge book. I’m sure there are many different ways that people brainstorm. Personally, I go through our book with a post-it on every badge listing ideas and resources I have access to. I do a … [Read more...] about Turning Ho-Hum Requirements Into Something Special
On a glorious September day, ten Brownies met on our meeting space’s lawn, rather than the indoor room we ordinarily use. The sun shone, butterflies and bees danced among the flowers, and we were perfectly content to be spread out on blankets in the shade of the building. It was a perfect setting to … [Read more...] about Earn the New Brownie Outdoor Art Creator Badge
A leader asked about kid friendly first aid kits on our Facebook page. Leader question: What have other leaders put in a Kid Friendly First Aid Kit? Sort of feel like gauze pads, tape etc., might be not appropriate but what are others thoughts? This first aid kit would not be for our troop, but … [Read more...] about Kid Friendly First Aid Kits
Leader would like to hear from you: My troop will be starting middle school next year, and I've already been told that some girls will be dropping out because being in Scouts makes you unpopular. How have other leaders dealt with this issue? Our Facebook page was helpful for this … [Read more...] about 6 Ideas on Keeping Older Scouts Interested
How much fun can you have in a weekend while camping with your scouts? GSSEM Troop 41135 put that to the test. They spent a June weekend at GSHOM Camp MerrieWoode in the Little House unit. They stayed in Little House A and had access to Harriet Hall as their dining hall. It is also the Camp's … [Read more...] about Scout Camping… How much fun can you have in a weekend?
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
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?
submitted by Denise Raich One of the badges that my Cadettes had been wanting to earn is the Special Agent badge. Being in Law Enforcement, I have fingerprinted several subjects over the years and was excited for this badge also. I purchased the Special Agent Badge In A Bag® from … [Read more...] about Cadette Special Agent Badge- Crime Scene Investigation