Lots of Girl Scout troops don’t meet over the summer months. 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 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.
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.
Cheers to Summer and Supporting Girls in Scouting,