Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Girl Scout Swaps: Weather Forecaster

Girl Scout Swaps are a great way to involve the girls in creating items to share with other troops. Swaps can be created and shared at service unit events, or council events. The girls love to create swaps and the ideas are endless on what can be created.

Today, I found this great YouTube video on how to create a Weather Forecaster Swap. In the beginning of the video, it also shows other ideas for swaps which can be created by Girl Scouts.

Take a look and let me know what you think!

Girls learning about weather forecasting will help them to do the following:

  • Learn about the effects of weather
  • Contrast between different types of forecasts
  • Use weather maps to distinguish weather patterns
  • Understand the ins and outs of the weather
There are many different resources online to teach the Girl Scouts about weather forecasting. Here are a few suggestions:

Scholastic Lesson Plans on Weather 

Better Lesson Weather Instruction

Discovery Education Weather

Weather Lesson Plans at The Teachers Guide

Are your girls doing weather lessons? I would love to hear from you! Leave a comment and let us know what ideas for weather forecasting you are using!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Girl Scout Winter Craft: How To Make Simple Snowflakes

Here is a video tutorial on how to make simple snowflakes. The girls in your troop will have fun making their own. This is probably best for the older girls (Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors), but the younger girls (Daisies, Brownies) may be able to make a simpler one depending on their coordination. Adult troop leaders can also assist those who need additional help.

Making snow flakes is always a fun activities for girls. The usually think is very cool and they can be creative. Have the girls compare their snow flakes and see how different they are. Also, use some light blue paper for a change. Let the girls be creative and explore options.

Did your girls make snow flakes for Winter or the holidays? How did they like it? Where they excited about it?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

How To Make Jingle Bell Bracelets For Girl Scouts

Here is a cute and simple Girl Scout craft for those in your troop. It does not take much time and is great for older Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors.

The Jingle Bell Bracelet can be created in Christmas or Winter colors: red and clear, green and clear, blue and clear, or mix it up a bit. The bells can be silver, gold, or both.


Did your girl scouts do this craft for the holidays? How did they like it? Did the girls have any other suggestions to use with this bracelet craft?

Sunday, December 15, 2013

How To Make Simple Rubber Band Bracelets For Girl Scouts

Here is a simple way to make rubber band bracelets for girls in your troops. The project does not take long and is good for older Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes. Some of the older girls may also enjoy this for craft time.

Craft time can use different materials and the girl scouts can be creative doing them. If your troop did these bracelets, how did they like it? Did they have any other ideas from doing this girl scout craft?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Girl Scout Craft Idea: How To Make A Jewelry Box Out Of A Book

Girl Scouts love to make crafts and many of them love jewelry. Here is a great way to learn how to make a jewelry box out of a book. This project will be for the older girls in scouting (Cadette, Senior, Ambassador). If you want to do this with younger girls, then the leader can do the cutting of the book ahead of time and the Brownies and Juniors can add the decorations. The Girl Scout leader can also demonstrate the cutting part so the girls will learn the process.

Girl Scout Journey: Recycling Crafts

Do you have suggestions to use with this project? We would love to hear your ideas! Please leave comments below!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Arts & Crafts With Clothespins : How to Make a Girl Scout

As Girl Scout Leaders, we are always looking for ideas for craft time. The girls enjoy creating things and sharing with their friends along the way. Here is a video on arts and crafts with clothespins for you to enjoy!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Ideas For Veteran's Day With Girl Scouts

Veteran's Day is a time to honor those who have served our country. It is also a time in which we can teach girls in our Girl Scout troops about the holiday. There are a few simple things you can do with your girls during this time.

Discuss the Holiday

Ask the girls if they know what Veteran's Day is all about. Also, ask them if they have any family members (or friends of the family) who are veterans. Ask the girls what things they think they can do to honor veterans in their local area.

Discussion time can be very informative to the girls. Younger girls can learn as well as the older girls. If the girls do not have much feedback on the holiday, have some ideas handy to give them conversation starters. A conversation starter will provide them with hints to talk about.

Veteran's Day Troop Activities

In the past, our girl scout troop has created cards for veterans. They colored flag shape cards and also added a message inside to give to someone they know who has served their country. If the girls do not know of someone, the troop can contact the local veteran's center to see if they can deliver cards for the local veterans.

Get Involved in the Community

There are a variety of ways to get involved in the community. This can be to collect canned goods to create baskets for veterans in the area. The girls in the girl scout troops can also enter the Veteran's Day Parade if one is locally available.

Do you have Veteran's Day ideas you would like to share? Please leave your comment below. We would love to hear some of the things you have done in your girl scout troop or with your girls at home on a personal level!