Guest Post: Submitted by Girl Scout Troop Leader Katie Faris from Troop 628 in Louisville, KY We have a large multi-level Girl Scout troop of Brownies and Daisies. Last spring we decided to do something totally crazy, invite Dads to go camping with us! This was something one of my co-leaders … [Read more...] about Dad and Daughter Girl Scout Campout
Question from a Girl Scout Leader: Daisy Leader writes: I am a second year Daisy leader and have 7 girls returning this year and 7 new girls joining. Last year we focused on the petal set, so all my returning girls have earned all their petals. What do I do this year so that the returning girls … [Read more...] about 16 Ideas – 2nd Year as a Daisy Girl Scout What Now?
Over the years my Girl Scout troop has gone on many hikes, some related to a badge and others just for fun. This last spring we combined a fun hike with earning one of the new Girl Scout Brownie badges, Hiking. TRAIL MIX RECIPE 2 cups Cheerios 2 cups Fruit Loops 2 cups Rice Chex … [Read more...] about Earning the Brownie Hiking Badge
Question from a Girl Scout Leader: Nicole writes: My girls will be first year Junior Girl Scouts this year and they want to earn their Summit award again, badges and also earn their Bronze award as well. I know that we have to do a Journey before we start working on the Bronze. I guess my … [Read more...] about 18 Ideas to get the most out of Scouts with limited time from Leaders
Letting go and Let the Girls Lead One of the hardest things a Girl Scout leader faces is finding that balance of knowing when to stop planning and letting the girls decide what they want to do. We are told that when the girls start as Daisies it should be more girl scout leader led planning and … [Read more...] about Girl Led Planning in Scouts
Junior Bronze Award Pajama Party Our Girl Scout troop, #40847 recently earned our bronze award. For our Junior Bronze Award we held a pajama party and invited other local Girl Scout troops to attend. We held the pajama party at our local elementary school, so their was no cost to use the … [Read more...] about Bronze Award Pajama Party
Girl Scouts + Camping + Earning a Badge = FUN We are all going camping for the weekend, so now what? Does anyone else ever feel like that? I know there are plenty of things to do that are a necessity at camp that would just fill up this entire page, but what about all the in between time? How can … [Read more...] about Celebrating Community Brownie Badge While Camping
I have received many requests from new Daisy leaders wanting additional assistance with the petals Daisy Girl Scouts can earn. This weeks post is about the red petal: “Courageous and Strong” A great place to start is to purchase the Petal Pack Complete from Making friends. It is a complete set of … [Read more...] about Courageous and Strong Daisy Petal