Leader needs advice: I have a Brownie troop of 14 girls. One of the girls is in a wheelchair. In years past, I have only done activities that see can participate in. Going forward, I am sure that I will need to mix it up a bit to keep the other girls interested. Not sure how to handle this. Of … [Read more...] about Trip Planning with Disabled Scouts
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
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
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?
Recruiting Daisies for Our New Troop Guest post from Staci Jansma At the beginning, the first meeting we had planned was recruitment night. We were a young, new daisy troop. So far we had my daughter as a Girl Scout member when school began just about a year ago. We utilized the Bee a Buddy … [Read more...] about Daisy Leader Recruiting New Girls
Question from a Girl Scout Leader: Shannon Writes: Wondering if anyone provides incentives for Girl Scouts wearing uniform to events and meetings maybe badges or other recognition? Answers From Other Girl Scout Leaders Compiled from our Facebook Page Get … [Read more...] about 8 Ideas – Scouts Wearing Uniform to Meetings
Question from a Girl Scout Leader: Sabrina Writes: Our council is now allowing us to have multi- level Girl Scout troops. How does this work? What's the biggest age difference that those with multi level troops have? Answers From Other Girl Scout Leaders Compiled from our Facebook … [Read more...] about 14 ideas if Planning to Have a Multi-Level Scout Troop
Question from a Girl Scout Leader: Maria Writes: I need some help! We're a new Junior Troop wanting to do a Kaper chart but knowing that the older girls do things a bit differently. Do you have any ideas of easy charts we can make for our girls? Thanks! Answers From Other Girl Scout Leaders … [Read more...] about 10 Ideas for a Scout Kaper Chart