Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Service - Coupons To Troops

With Veteran's Day coming next month consider a service project that will benefit our military families. Check out ::Coupons To Troops::. Military commissaries will accept coupons that are up to 6 months expired.  Sign your troop up and get assigned a family to send too.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Troop Leader Inspiration

:Deep Space Sparkle: created this really inspiring letter to first year art teachers and as I was reading it I thought it sounded like something the first time and returning troop leaders might find uplifting as well. Pop on over to the blog as there are many great lessons and ideas that can be adapted for a troop.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Getting To Know You - People Hunt

Mrs. Russ over at :Mrs.Russ' - Russ' Rockets: has a really great section of her site dedicated to getting to know you activities. When we open our first meeting this year we will be using the People Hunt form featured on her site. Be sure to check out her other great ideas for a whole years worth of getting to know you activities 

Inside Outside Circle, Linkages, Turn Toss, Where Do I Stand, The Name Game, Two Truths and A  Lie, Line Up, Name Toss, Commons, Mystery Person, Squiggles, and more...

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

PVC Bow and Arrow

::Life Sprinkled With Glitter:: has a really awesome post about how to create a bow and arrow set made out of PVC pipe and doweling. This could be a really fun camp out project. Be sure to hope over to the blog to see many more pictures and instructions. The site features both boy and girl decorated versions of this project.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Election Year - Get Out And Vote

The election year makes a great backdrop for teaching lessons of citizenry. Take a look through your badge work for activities that may work well this fall. If you are really interested and you have a Girl Scout troop consider looking into the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts badge program called "I Promised A Girl Scout I'd Vote" - the patch can be ordered through their online shop. For more ideas check out the badge work for the Election Connection and the Right To Vote programs.

Consider contacting the local brand of your states League of Woman Voters and have a guest speaker.

Also check out how Girl Scout Troop 2447 incorporated voting into their meetings. They learned about elections, set out to make voting booths and ballot boxes to voice their opinion on their holiday party.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Brainstorming A Flying Frenzy

Here is a clever spin on group brainstorming and decision making. ::Little Brownie Bakers:: has posted this Flying Frenzy plate idea. Write the ideas being brainstormed on the center of paper plates. Have the scouts spread out and give them each some markers. Set a time frame and let the plates fly. When one lands nearby,  the scout then write their solution or thoughts on the plate. At the end of the time frame review all the ideas and work on a vote.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Journal Page

How cute is this free printable? Betsy from ::bnute productions:: created this awesome journal page. This would be a nice piece to use in a scout binder to record details of field trips and camp outs. Her site is also full of great party ideas.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Outside Fun

 ::Family Fun:: magazine has this great idea for some outdoor fun. Just cut holes in a tarp and take aim. Could be fun for a carnival. Or even cut circles and use Girl Scout cookie names as labels.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Getting To Know You - Snowball Fight

At the begining of a new troop year it can take some time for everyone to get to know one another and get comfortable. ::Kid Activities:: has a great list of ice breakers. My favorite is where each scout writes a few things about themselves on a piece of paper. Then the papers are all wadded up and thrown around the room like a snowball fight. When time is called each scout picks up a "snowball" near them. Each can take turns reading the snowball they have to the group and trying to guess who it belongs to.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Wonders Of Water - Water Pollution

Cindy from ::Along The Way:: used this great demonstration to show just how hard it is to clean polluted water. A great visual on why we should protect our natural resources.  Read on into the comments for great ways to enhance the project with clean-up attempts. Cindy also has book recommendations that tie in well with this project. This would go so well with the Girl Scouts Brownie World of Water sessions.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Freebie - Order Form

 Today I have a little freebie to share with you. Do you run to the scout shop to order/purchase your scouts supplies? Edit this form to include whatever supplies you require. Keep organized your supplies, money collected, and supplies delivered. TROOPERLY.supplies Order Form.8.10.12 
 Do you have a scout document to share - see our submission tab.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Scout Binder

::I'm a Cub Master...NOW WHAT!:: has a great post about creating custom binders for scouts. They can customize the front covers and then add all sorts of inserts through the year. There are section dividers that the scouts can use to keep it all organized. This would be great to send home snack recipes, badge work track sheets, troop newsletters, homework assignments etc.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Watermelon Water

Hawlie of ::FabHousewive:: shares this delicious looking photo of Watermelon Water. This would be a great way to upgrade plain water at a meeting. Especially good for the WOW - World of Water journey for Brownie Gril Scouts. The pitcher and fancy cups could make it great for a tea party or ceremony as well.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sit Upons

::My Journey As A Troop Leader:: has a quick and easy tutorial for making these cute Sit Upons from a laminated tote bag and some decorative tape.


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