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
Cadette scout leader is not sure what to do: My daughter is not going to continue with GS. She had to make some hard choices regarding her schedule. I still have 5 other girls in the troop who have been together since Daisies. So far, they all want to continue. We are in a small town and it is the … [Read more...] about Stepping Down as a Scout Leader
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?
My Cadette daughter, Miranda, recently earned her Silver Award. Her project, Little Free Libraries of Taylor, consisted of constructing and installing 3 Little Free Libraries within our city to promote the love of reading in children and literacy in adults who may not have access to our local … [Read more...] about Little Free Libraries: A Silver Award Project
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
Easter Baskets for Food Bank - with an emphasis on tooth care Troop 60005 from California helps fulfill Food Pantry’s wish for Easter Baskets with less candy, more tooth care. The scouts of Moorpark, California have made Easter Baskets for families cared for by the local Food Pantry for the past … [Read more...] about Service Project: Healthy Teeth for Easter
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