As a scout leader, you want to teach girls that they can be independent, self-reliant and strong. There are few better ways to do that than by taking them on a camping trip! Whether your girls are learning how to start a fire or even just pack a sleeping bag by herself, she is also probably learning … [Read more...] about Beginning Camper Tips
Jennie Pilkey is a co-leader for a first year Daisy troop. She shared how their troop planned a GS Indoor Camping Sleepover. This is our first year as a troop, and the first year for all but 3 of our girls as scouts. Our girls decided they would like to try camping this spring, so we … [Read more...] about GS Indoor Camping Sleepover
A leader asked about choosing chaperones for troop activities such as booth sales and trips on our Facebook page. Leader question: When your troop has an event and you need an extra parent to help chaperone how do you determine who to take with you if you have more than one parent express … [Read more...] about Choosing Chaperones for Troop Activities
Our Junior Troop, 1887, has made a commitment to participate in at least 1 community service project EVERY month and is overall the MOST active troop in Hopkins County! That is something to be proud of. In addition, the girls also earn at least 1 badge per month and take at least 1 trip every month! … [Read more...] about Camping at the Zoo to Earn the Animal Habitats Badge
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 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?
Girl Scout's having fun outdoors. This past month GS Leader 411 asked leaders to submit a picture of their girls outdoors doing something. Below are the great submissions and now ideas for things you can do with your girls. Our 5K Daisy Troop 6301 is from Oconomowoc, WI and this last year we … [Read more...] about What is Fun Outdoors?
submitted by Shayne Richard Fritz Our troop went Camping over the summer. We went to Camp Chenoa and stayed at Rocky Top in the Yurts, they love staying there. There was 3 of them that "pulled" an all nighter, but had a great time while we were there. We went with about 40 other scouts we all … [Read more...] about Camping Fun – Balloon Flip Flops & Tacos in a Bag