Brownie Try It

For leaders who are bridging to Brownies or those who will be in their second year of Brownies, there are still tons of retired Brownie Try It’s available for purchase at the Girl Scouts of Indiana Online Shop.Unlike most Council shops, these have not been reduced in price and still sell for the original cost of $1.25 each.

Almost 30 of them are for sale with hundreds in each category-Senses, All in the Family, Let’s Pretend and so many that my troop enjoyed doing are all still for sale to leaders who would like to use the old program.

Go through the old Try It book, find out the ones you want to try, and buy them NOW!

If you think you may need more in the future, you can always buy an extra on eBay (that is what I did when I got a new girl unexpectedly in the third grade).  If you have any left over, there are many leaders in private Facebook Girl Scout badge selling groups who will be happy to take them off your hand.

Are you still using the old Brownie program?



My husband and my son just got back from running errands for my last minute Passover items that I need for our family seder.  When they returned with the mini marshmallows I requested, my son mentioned that they saw Jet-Puffed Stacker Mallows Marshmallows while they were in Walmart.

I thought that they were perfect for making S’mores! They are the right shape and they lay flat.  It was one of those “Why didn’t I think of that” moments!

If you are taking your troop camping in the near future, you may want to check these out in your local stores.

If you cannot find them on the shelves or there are not enough, you can order them from Amazon. Just click on the picture to get to the right page.


Do You Meet Over the Summer?

April 10, 2014

Photo credit: Seemann from I have been teaching for 27 years, so for me, my internal clock says “vacation” once the month of June rolls around. Before I had kids I worked in an office and tutored during the summer, but once they arrived, summer became a time just for us. My troop has […]

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How One Troop Earned the Red Daisy Petal Courageous and Strong

April 7, 2014

There are many ways for a Daisy troop to earn the red Daisy petal, Courageous and Strong. I found this adorable video on YouTube on how this troop earned their petal…it might give you some ideas!

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Our Bronze Award is Completed!

April 4, 2014

Today was a big day for my troop, as we took our field trip to complete our Bronze Award.  Most of the parents came along, as they had vans full of donations for the animal shelter that they had collected as part of their twenty hours.  There was much excited when I went to pick […]

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Are You Camping With Your Girl Scout Troop This Year?

April 2, 2014

Many leaders enjoy taking their girls camping.  Some use cabins and others use tents, some go on Council Camporees while others go just with their troop. There are many essentials to know before you take your girls on an overnight for the first time.  Of course, there is training that needs to be completed.  Once […]

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Retired Brownie Try Its and Junior Girl Scout Badges Still Available in Council Stores

March 24, 2014

    As time goes by, the Brownie Try Its and Junior Girl Scout badges are getting harder and harder to find.  But, in the Girl Scout forums and Facebook pages I read, leaders still wish to do the old program.  The feeling is that many valuable badges are no longer available for girls to […]

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99 Cent Official Girl Scout Journey Gifts

March 15, 2014

If you are the leader of a Junior, Cadette, Senior or Ambassador troop, the Girl Scout Official Online Store has keepsake Journey gifts for you to give. These are great as end of year presents and if you split the cost between your co-leader and you, it is an inexpensive item for you to give. […]

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How Should You Divide Girl Scout Cookie Profits?

March 6, 2014

Let me be upfront-I sold cookies with my troop once on a limited basis and it was so stressful I never did it again.  I know all about the ups and downs of this fundraiser because my older daughter had a very active troop in regard to Girl Scout cookies.  For years it was a […]

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Smart Cookies Movie for a Girl Scout Movie Party

March 6, 2014

Now that cookie season is finally over, you can enjoy yourselves and your newfound time that was lost during cookie selling season. One way to reward your daughter or your troop as a whole is to host a Girl Scout movie night. Since this will be done off site (unless you meet at your home), […]

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