A Letter to Leaders

A Letter to Leaders

A Letter to Leaders from Katie Lundquist Leaders – Just wanted to share our plan for our troop to do the Higher Awards in case anyone else could benefit from it. One of the things I do is hand out the level appropriate Quick Reference Sheet every time a girl registers or levels up. I go over the sheet with them briefly so they know what awards are available. I also talk up the Awards frequently during meetings and Courts of Awards and have girls that have earned them show them off during our Circle Time talks. I have been using

Check Out YOUCave!

Check Out YOUCave!

Check Out YouCave!   “Youth Opportunities Underground (YOUCave) is a nonprofit corporation that helps youth groups and youth organizations develop, plan and carry out a cave exploring related program. Most youth groups don’t think about cave exploration as an activity they can use in their programs. Of those groups that do, most of them realize how difficult caving is going to be and abandon the idea. The youth groups that do go caving either find someone that can take them or try to do it on their own. The later has the potential for disaster as the leaders may not

About the Service Flag

About the Service Flag   The Service flag is an official banner authorized by the Department of Defense for display by families who have members serving in the Armed Forces during any period of war or hostilities the United States may be engaged in for the duration of such hostilities. The history of the Service flag is as patriotic and touching as the symbolism each star represents in the families that display them. The Service flag (also called the blue star flag) was designed and patented by World War I Army Captain Robert L. Queissner of the 5th Ohio Infantry

Snow Badge Meeting Plan

Snow Badge Meeting Plan

Snow Badge Meeting Plan by Katie Lundquist You can find the Snow Badge here.   Opening Activity Ideas include: Dress-for-the-weather relay/game; make tied fleece blankets for charity; provide snowflake coloring pages or a “make-your-own-snowflake” craft area. (10 min)(Eagle requirement 2 or optional requirement 18)   Flag Ceremony Present the colors, Pledge, and Promise. (5 min)   Circle Time “Talking” portion of the badge requirements. (10 min) Suggestions include: Read a picture book. We suggest Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Penguin requirements 1-2; Otter requirement 2; Dolphin requirement 1-2; Butterfly requirement 1-2; optional requirement 4) Learn a song or poem about

Planets Badge Meeting Plan

Planets Badge Meeting Plan

Planets Badge Meeting Plan By Katie Lundquist   You can find the Planets Badge here.   MEETING 1 Opening Activity Have a table or two set with planetary coloring pages and books from the library on planets. This could be your opening activity while you wait for everyone to show up. (10 min) (Partial #13)   Flag Ceremony Present the colors, Pledge, and Promise. (5 min)   Circle Time Introduce your topic and tell your troop about the field trip (planetarium, space discovery center, air & space museum, astronomy night at the park are all great options!) (#10 when completed).