Lots of Girl Scout troops don’t meet over the summer months so today I am sharing tips to help keep the troop connected in the summer months. Check out my Girl Scouts summertime tips:
I think it is important to keep the connections and support the mission through these days and am happy to share a few ways that I do it. Our troop is pretty active as a family of girls as well as with our Colorado Girl Scout camps so I am sharing a few ways to interact and keep the bonds of sisterhood going.
Here are few quick summertime ideas:
- Start a chain letter in the mail and send it to the first girl with directions.
- Organize a gathering at a park or a community hangout.
- Have a backyard camp out.
- Get together with another leader and plan a S.W.A.P.S making party.
- Create recipes with your leftover Girl Scout Cookies.
Have a backyard get together and invite your troop and any other girls who might want to join. Make S’Mores in a fire pit and offer a craft station for making S.W.A.P.S. I know during the regular season, it is so hard to get the “just for fun” things in. I have lots of ideas for S.W.A.P.S. on this blog.
You can also teach the girls about fire making using candy! This is a really fun food project.
Tips for Girl Scout projects:
- The simple ideas can be taught by older girls to younger girls.
- Group projects are great for building friendship and connection.
- Try to incorporate Girl Scout cookies in fun new ways!
- Service projects are more fun with a personalized craft or two.
If you are a leader, send your girls a letter in the mail. If you are busy, send them a fun puzzle or coloring sheet. I am sharing two FREE printables here that you can download, print and mail.
I love when girls go to camp. It gives the girls an opportunity to learn new skills and practice independence. If your girls are going to camp, I think sending mail is super important. Our camps let you drop it off on the day you take you daughter which is great. I wrote a post sharing different types of things to make this mail fun and empowering.
I hope that these Girl Guide Summertime Tips help to keep your troop connected this year! If you love this Girl Scout post, please help me share it on Facebook and Pinterest! Cheers to Summer and Supporting Girls in Scouting,