There are many opportunities for October Girl Scout meetings. From parties to educational badges and everything else in between, MakingFriends has plenty of fun ideas to pique your girls’ interests. Our favorite idea is this Making Games Brownie badge download— Halloween Edition. With just a little big of tweaking it can also work for the daisy Game Designer Badge and it’s so much fun even your older girls will have a blast.
Halloween is actually a 2,000-year-old celebration of the Celtic New Year (called Samhain) and the end of summer when bonfires were lit and revelers would wear costumes to ward off evil spirits.
Celebrate Juliette Low’s Birthday
Of course, we all know Juliette Low’s Birthday is October 31st but there are many other fun facts to pass on to your Girl Scout troop. Take a look at our Juliette Low Patch Program. It’s perfect for mixed level troops and you can never go wrong with a birthday celebration. If your girls haven’t completed the Girl Scout Ways badges, we have fun downloads:
We also have a great friendship swap kits if you’re participating in a Juliette Low event. Take a look!
More Fun October Observances
Making your meetings fun for the girls will bring them back year after year. And you can easily sneak in badge work and educational activities where they will be excited to participate.
Bet you didn’t know that October is National Pasta Month. Of course, you can always have a spaghetti dinner or chopped challenge but why not add some STEM into your pasta celebration? Our Pasta Derby Patch Program® is real crowd pleaser.
While we are on the subject of food… the are a few other fun holidays:
- National Pizza Month
- National Apple Month
- Vegetarian Awareness Month
- National Taco Day (October 4th)
- National Chocolate Day (October 28th)
- National Caramel Apple Day (Oct. 31st)
- Spinach Lover’s Month
- Rhizomes and Persimmons Month
- Rhubarb Month
- Pear and Pineapple Month
- National Sausage Month
- National Seafood Month
Looking for Community Service Ideas?
October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog month. While you can’t expect your girls to each adopt a dog during the month, you can certainly organize a trip to an animal shelter or even a supply drive.
The MakingFriends Youth Squad program offers your girls a way to earn patches by themselves or in mixed level groups. Take a look at our requirements for a shelter drive.
Other Community Service Ideas for your October Meetings
Please Share Your Ideas!
We would love to hear about your amazing ideas for your October Girl Scout Meetings.