I know what you are thinking…it isn’t even Halloween yet! You have Founder’s Day to celebrate and are in the midst of getting it all together to launch your new troop year successfully.
If you have read this blog for any length of time, you know I am all about organization, saving your time and energy, and saving your troop money whenever possible.
Because I work six days a week, I try to stay on top of my blog in advance. So while looking for some Thanksgiving ideas, I found some really fun looking craft kits for leaders to use during the beginning of the very busy holiday season. These are all priced to sell, as some are clearance items.
I happened to have done this craft with leaf shapes with my preschool class last week. This kit comes with 36 turkeys. All you need is liquid watercolor paint and pipettes, and foam bowls to put the paint in. The girls drop each color where they want. Put the turkey on a foam plate and have the girls create colorful turkeys.
Whether or not you are selling cookies, at this time of year, you may be feeling a little stressed or burnt out. If you cannot get the girls outside, their natural pent up energy just bubbles over. Sometimes a change of scenery is called for.
Just in time, Michael’s Craft Stores have weekend classes that are low cost and fit right in with Daisy Scouts.
If any of these interest you, make sure you get permission slips for the girls asap. Parents should hang around since these are not long in length. Or if you just have want to get together informally, send out an email or post on your troop Shutterfly page or Facebook group page that you will be there and their daughters are welcome to attend. Photo from Pixabay
Saturday February 11-Valentine’s Make Event
Buy blank cards and the rest of the Valentine card making supplies are free.
Sunday February 12-Teen Class
Do you have Juniors working on a Sewing badge? In this class, which costs about $5.00 for materials, kids will learn how to embroider an emoji button.
Saturday February 25-Family Spring Painting Event
Purchase a birdhouse or clay pot and the decorating supplies are free. The birdhouse can work for the Daisy Journey!
I just wanted to give all of you deal seekers a heads up on what is available at Walmart. Most stores have 75% off on their Christmas merchandise, and I had a party buying things for my service projects, my personal crafting, my daughters’ crafting and for my preschool class.
Photo by Hannah Gold
These sprinkle sets rang up $1.22. There were plenty of red sugars for Valentine’s Day and green for Saint Patrick’s Day or for your bridging to Juniors ceremony.
Photo by Hannah Gold
Craft ribbon in all colors and sizes was also marked down. I bought enough spools to last a very long time! The blue is perfect for Daisy crafts!
Have you found any great Girl Scout bargains you would like to share?
While the girls are getting excited for Halloween and Girl Scout Founder’s Day celebrations, as the leader, you have to stay a few steps ahead of the girls so you are not scrambling at the last minute for meeting ideas. This just causes added and unnecessary stress.
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You also do not want to plan to much since November launches the very busy holiday season. You can have one meeting centered on a fun craft to give as a gift or to earn a badge or petal and another meeting that can be a Thanksgiving related service project.
Of course, you can peruse one of my favorite places, Pinterest, to get ideas. The only problem with that is you then have to go out and buy all of the materials, create the sample to work out the kinks and then fix any that you see. Thanksgiving craft kits are an easy way to do a craft and it already has all of the components you need for it to be successful.
Here are some fun and easy crafts that your girls can do.
If you have older girls who love to craft, then this is one that you can make with them for Girl Scout Week! My friend, Marie, has this wonderful tutorial on how to make a pearler bead birthday cake. If you want, you can use green and white beads or use green ribbon for the bow.
You can find the tutorial, which is full of pictures, here.