Earth Day 2017 Project Ideas

Earth Day 2017 Project Ideas

We wanted to inspire some of our troops and Pioneers to be active in their community this Earth Day 2017. Here is a list of a few ideas and projects to encourage you to go out and make our world a cleaner, brighter place this April 22nd!   Make Birdhouses Photo courtesy of Troop 210 Birdhouses provide a safe place for birds to build their nests and provide for their young. They are a source of warmth in the winter and a place of safety during migration season. Spend this coming Earth Day building and placing birdhouses around your community,

Easter Bunny Treat Cups

Easter Bunny Treat Cups

Easter Bunny Treat Cups   These fun and easy DIY Easter Bunny cups are a perfect craft or gift idea for this Spring! They only take about 5 minutes to make and are great for carrying treats for Easter egg hunting, pencils or pens, small trinkets or toys, and so much more! Supplies you will need: Black Sharpie or Marker Pink Sharpie or Marker White paper cups White paper Simply draw a rabbit face on your white paper cup with the black and pink markers. Trace the shape of a rabbits ear onto your piece of paper, then cut two

Police Survival Kit

Police Survival Kit

Idea provided by Troop 352 of Summit, MS   Looking for a fun service project to create and deliver to your local police station? This is a wonderful and creative idea that is easy to do and is bound to put a smile on the faces of your local policemen. See how to do it below!   Lifesavers To remind you of the many times you have been one.     Smarties To give you wisdom for the split second decisions you make.   Tootsie Roll To help you roll with the punches.   Peppermint Patties to help you keep

Teaching Generosity & Gratitude

Teaching Generosity & Gratitude

With Thanksgiving approaching and the holiday season upon us, we think this is a great time of year to be teaching our children about generosity and gratitude. We should be teaching this all year round, but we wanted to feature a special post on some great ideas and ways to get kids involved. Here are some suggestions:   1. Earn our Generosity Badge This is a great badge to teach kids about generosity and have them actively working on it. Some highlights from the badge include setting aside part of their allowance to donate to a charity or cause of

Leaf Animal Craft

Leaf Animal Craft

This is a cute, fun craft to do during Autumn when leaves are falling to the ground to be collected and turned into art! We have a few adorable examples of some animals you can create with all different kinds of leaves.   There are really no limits to what you can create. We collected big leaves, small leaves, red, green, yellow, you name it! We decided to make a turtle and a wolf.   The materials we used were: Lots of colorful leaves! Elmers glue or glue sticks Scissors Construction paper Goggly eyes Markers Anything you can think of!

Thankfulness Badge Meeting Plan

Thankfulness Badge Meeting Plan

You can find the Thankfulness badge here.   Opening Activity Make a “Thankful Tree.” Cut Thanksgiving leaf shapes or hand-prints out of colored construction paper. Draw a tree trunk and branches on a piece of cardboard. Ask each girl to name things for which they are thankful and write them on each leaf. Glue the leaves. You can pin the Thanksgiving tree to a bulletin board, or butcher paper, and hang it up. (15 min) (optional requirement #13)   Flag Ceremony Present the colors, Pledge and Promise. (5 mins)   Circle Time What is thankfulness? Read a short biography or

Pumpkin Badge Meeting Plan

Pumpkin Badge Meeting Plan

Pumpkin Badge Meeting Plan by Sara Rauta You can find the Pumpkin Badge here.   Opening Activity Color pictures of pumpkins or draw your own pumpkins until everyone arrives. (10 mins)   Flag Ceremony Present the colors, Pledge and Promise. (5 mins)   Circle Time Learn a pumpkin song, such as the one below. (optional requirement 8) Play a pumpkin game, such as the one below. (5-10 mins)   Craft Time Make paper pumpkins! We have included step-by-step instructions below. (optional requirement 7) (20 mins)                     Make Pumpkin Lapbooks. As they

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).