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While it is important to be prepared each time you meet with your troop, as a Girl Scout leader, it is also important to have a bag of tricks in order to have a successful Girl Scout meeting. This tip I learned from my years a an elementary classroom teacher.
You need to plan more things to do than time allows. The reason for this is that what are you going to do with your girls for ten more minutes when the craft is over? Children who are not engaged productively can get themselves into trouble. Who wants craziness when it is almost time to go home and the meeting was otherwise successful?
Games for Girl Scouts from Amazon
Coloring pages and game pages are fun, but they can get boring if you use them too often. A book that is always in my Girl Scout leader bag is Games for Girl Scouts.
One day, during a long car ride was mark the pages with sticky notes of the games I wanted to try. I have used many of them over the past three years.
The book is divided into chapters for easy reference.
Some games require a some prep work, others do not. There are activities for all levels of Girl Scouts and there are indoor and outdoor games. You should have a few prepared just in case you need to use them, or you can work one of the games into your meeting.
Do you have any Girl Scout games that your troop just loves to play? Please share!