Whew doggie!!! I sure did get my Scout leadership badge today. Well, if they had leadership badges for us adults of course LOL. I had all 14 girls at my house starting from 10am to 5:40pm. Between all three of my age levels (Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassador girls) they did their journeys for each … [Read more...] about Journey in a Day Using MakingFriends Badge in a Bag® Kits
Blog submitted by Troop 288 Leaders Urie Tucker and Bridgette Bock Bronze Award Journey In conjunction with Troop 288's efforts to achieve their Bronze Award, our Junior Scouts sought out ways that they could make a difference in their local community and effect positive change. In partnership … [Read more...] about Bronze Award: Keeping Your Community’s History
Looking for advice to Get Scout Parents to Meet Deadlines. We're a busy troop with many events. Often we have to confirm RSVPs with locations well in advance with sites we visit and make payments. Lately I've had parents (one in particular) upset that their scout has been denied events because they … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Get Scout Parents to Meet Deadlines
How much fun can you have in a weekend while camping with your scouts? GSSEM Troop 41135 put that to the test. They spent a June weekend at GSHOM Camp MerrieWoode in the Little House unit. They stayed in Little House A and had access to Harriet Hall as their dining hall. It is also the Camp's … [Read more...] about Scout Camping… How much fun can you have in a weekend?
My Cadette daughter, Miranda, recently earned her Silver Award. Her project, Little Free Libraries of Taylor, consisted of constructing and installing 3 Little Free Libraries within our city to promote the love of reading in children and literacy in adults who may not have access to our local … [Read more...] about Little Free Libraries: A Silver Award Project
NOT OUT GAMES FOR GIRLS! I love singing songs and playing games with scouts. But I have to tell you games that include ‘YOUR OUT’ drive me insane. Yes “Musical Chairs” you are on the top of my list. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not one of those people that lets a kid always win a board game. I … [Read more...] about Play Games With Your Scouts With No “Your Out” Rules
submitted by Paula RigginsSo it was one of our troop’s first registration nights and along with some game time for the girls we asked everyone to bring a snack to share. I asked everyone to be sensitive to peanut allergies and shoot for something healthy. I could just imagine the panic and see … [Read more...] about Favorite Snack to Share – Slinky Apples
Your Girl Scouts have probably been learning about animal habitats since first grade. Don't expect them to be excited about this badge unless you plan some hands-on fun. The Animal Habitats badge is a great badge to enhance with a trip. Go on a hike or camp, or a trip to the zoo or your … [Read more...] about Ideas for Your Junior Animal Habitats Badge