I have a Girl Scout leader bag that has everything in it that I need for each meeting. That includes:
- My Girl Scout binder
- Games for Girl Scouts
- First Aid Kit
- Puzzle Pages
- Elastic Band for Chinese Jump Rope
- Extra Snack in case someone forgot
- Water Bottle
I usually bring the materials for whatever we are doing in a separate tote bag, so the things I use all the time do not get mixed up with the other things I am using just for a particular meeting.
Photo by Hannah Gold
If you are wondering why I have a Chinese jump rope in my bag, I’ll tell you. Two years ago, when we were first year Brownies, we earned the Around the World Try It badge.
I used the directions in Games for Girl Scouts
to make it the rope from a few yards of elastic cord.
I played the game as a young girl and loved it. When I taught it to my girls, they fell in love, too! We play it whenever we have a few extra minutes at the end of a meeting-it is often requested. When the weather permits, we play the game outside.