World Thinking Day is a very big part of Girl Scouting traditions. Over the years my troop has had many different types of themes. Today I’d like to share just a few. 100-Year Anniversary Celebration Last year we held Thinking Day with all the local troops for the 100thth year of Girl … [Read more...] about Thinking Day Celebrations
As a multi-level GS troop leader, I often get asked how I cater to the broad spectrum of age ranges. Younger girls can’t do everything older girls can, and of course, there are some activities that older girls don’t enjoy as much as younger girls. Recently, my troop held our annual GS Christmas … [Read more...] about Christmas Party for all Age Levels
In many areas of the United States, cookie season will be beginning in the coming months. My Girl Scout troop has had a few cookie rallies. I'll share a few of the ideas. Please add your own experiences at the end of this blog. We often use the ideas that the cookie company provides and add … [Read more...] about Cookie Rally to Go
Fairy princesses or Tinkerbell; a great Girl Scout party for your younger girls. We did this with our Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout troop over the weekend and they had a blast. It ended up raining so we had to turn the cabin into a garden where the girls had to find all the clues. Mayor of … [Read more...] about Girl Scout Camping is Fun — Even When It Rains!
Halloween is right around the corner. There are plenty of themes to choose from for your GS troop's Halloween party. The theme that's brought us the most luck for us is a Western Theme. One of our troop leaders and her daughter are avid horse enthusiasts. They own a fair amount of western … [Read more...] about Western Party Made Easy
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