GS Bridging Ceremonies It is a very important part of a girls transition through scouts. They should be a fun and memorable moment for everyone. The girls celebrate their growth and achievements, and acknowledge they are ready for the new adventures and responsibilities that being a Junior … [Read more...] about GS Bridging – A Great Milestone
Service projects are a big part of being a scout. Over the years, we have done quite a few. In this blog, I want to share a few that our girls have done. Cookie Donations Cookie donations are always a good idea. Some years, we have chosen to donate cookies to the local woman's shelter (Home … [Read more...] about What Community Service Projects Should We Do?
A photo scavenger hunt is an event that can be used for your Girl Scout troop, service unit, or even at a higher level, a council event. There are so many variations to this type of event, for example my Girl Scout troop a few years ago had a Duck Photo Scavenger hunt similar to the list below, … [Read more...] about Have Fun with a Girl Scout Photo Scavenger Hunt
Girltopia Fun My older girls were working toward their Gold Award and had to complete the Girltopia Journey as one of the steps to earn it. We had a campout just for them to help work on it, but we decided all work and no play makes our scouts very cranky. We added a duct tape adventure to the … [Read more...] about Girltopia Journey Creative Project
Over the last 23 years of scouting my troop has used the Wizard of Oz theme for many different events, day camp, parties and a GS ceremony. I highly recommend this theme the girls have always enjoyed it and there are so many ways you can use it to teach scout skills, a great example is fire … [Read more...] about Wizard of Oz Extravaganza
Every year my Girl Scout troop has a Halloween themed campout. This one was “Minute to Win It”. We started out the evening just like the show. The first night we had a minute to win it boot camp giving everyone a chance to practice before we started the games. During the next day we did Girl … [Read more...] about A Girl Scout “Minute To Win It” Camp Out
Summer is over and its time to get back to school, but if you’re a Girl Scout leader, like I am your thinking more about your first Girl Scout meeting. If you’re a new leader you’re trying to figure out what to do first. After going to the GS training and they spill hours worth of content at you, … [Read more...] about Back To Scouts, Where do I Start?