What Have You Been Up to This Summer?

by Hannah on July 14, 2014

Hello fellow leaders!

I hope that you are enjoying your summer.

I am curious what you and your troop have been up to if you have been meeting with each other.

If you have not been meeting, have you been planning for the new year or just relaxing?

Please share what has been working for you!

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Craft Supply Sale at Michael’s!

by Hannah on June 18, 2014

 

Photo from pixabay.com

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My two artistic daughters needed to go to Michael’s Craft Store to get supplies for the gifts they were making friends for their birthdays or high school graduation.

When we arrived at the store, I was amazed at the incredible selection of sale and clearance merchandise available!  I started to miss the days when I had to go to the store to buy craft materials for my troop meetings!  My mind instantly went to a million different activities that we could have done…

If you meet over the summer or if  your troop numbers are not changing, be sure to stop by your local Michael’s and see what deals are taking place. Think about fall crafts, holiday crafts, Founder’s Day crafts…the choices are endlesss and they are all on sale!

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Father’s Day Crafts That Are Easy for Younger Scouts

June 6, 2014

Do you need a quick and easy Father’s Day craft for your Daisy or Brownie troop? On my Daisy blog, I posted several links to websites that have inexpensive craft ideas for those of you who are short on time and/or money. Look here for some cool ideas!

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Great News About My Girls!

May 21, 2014

Last night I attended my final Leader meeting as the official leader of my troop.  I was joined by my friend who is taking over in the fall.  I told her that if she ever needed me to fill in for her, I would be there. Our troop will run differently next year, as every […]

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Friday’s Meeting Was Great!

May 19, 2014

Our final meeting was a great success.  While the girls sat outside the hallway and ate their after school snack, they were looking at each other’s scrapbooks and laughing at what they used to look like and the silly faces they had made. Once snack time was over and we went into the art room, […]

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Our Final Junior Meeting Plans

May 15, 2014

It is hard to believe that after six years, I will no longer be in charge of my troop.  Next fall, I will be a leader who shows up to help at meetings and go on field trips, but that is all.  I am very comfortable with my decision and am looking forward to staying […]

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Cadette Leader Resources

May 12, 2014

I have been speaking frequently with my friend who will be the new leader of my troop.  She is very excited and has already gotten in a lot of her training. Since we were bouncing off ideas, it inspired me to write this article, Cadette Girl Scout Leader Resources. Looking ahead is fun,and since the […]

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Awesome Bridging Gift Ideas for Older Girls-Only 99 Cents (or Slightly More) Plus Free Shipping!

May 6, 2014

I know that many leaders would like to give their girls a small gift at the time of their bridging to commemorate the occasion.  At our Daisy to Brownie bridging ceremony, I gave each girl a box of  Bronwie mix. When my troop bridged from Brownies to Juniors, my co-leader and I made these flower […]

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? My Personal Decision

May 4, 2014

Last May, I wrote a post about this time of year when leaders make the decision to stop leading.  For some, it is an easy choice, because life circumstances have made this decision for them.  Others quit because their daughter is no longer interested in being a Girl Scout.  For some leaders, drama is the […]

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Should You Pay for Early Bird Registration?

April 22, 2014

  Last week, you all should have received an email from the Girl Scouts of America about Early Bird registration and having the girls who register earn a fun patch if they do so before July 31st. There has been an interesting discussion on the Girl Scout Moms forums pertaining to whether or not leaders […]

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