Saturday, May 12, 2018

Senior Badge: Girl Scouts Way

My Seniors completed their Girl Scouts Way badge at their April 2018 meeting. We only meet once per month now that they are in High School and have many, many other activities keeping them busy.

One of the requirements was to pass on information about making ceremonies special to younger troops. The girls asked me to publish their PDF on my blog, so that's what I'm doing.

If you would like to share our troop's tips with your group, feel free to download the How to make your Ceremony special PDF.

We hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Summer Bucket List: A Patch Program

Here we are again on the cusp of summer and what to do... do we meet over the Summer? Do we shudder at the thought of trying to schedule with super busy families for an overnight or day long event? Do we say forget it and see you in the Fall? Do we figure out a plan to stay in touch when it's almost impossible?

I started using Summer patch programs about 5 years ago. They are optional, so the girl's decide whether or not they want to participate. I try to choose something that is easy for them to do on their own and typically plan a "meet up" at some point over the summer to have a little fun and complete one or two of the activities. It's my way of encouraging them to keep in touch.

This summer, we are using Summer Bucket List from my shop, BCGPatches.com. It's a super flexible way to give them something to do and earn a super cute patch. The hidden learning exercise that we all try to sneak in is all about goal setting. The first thing they have to do is come up with 15 things they want to do over the summer. When they complete them, simply check or cross them off. There are 4 different sheets they can use  (or they can come up with their own)... simple to flowery.

I worked on my Summer Bucket List yesterday after downloading the free program guide. I'm excited about the summer and I'm hoping to mark a couple things off the list over the week... like planting tomatoes and such this weekend.

If you have questions about the patch or the guide, please feel free to reach out.

You can join the Patch Programs For Youth Facebook page
OR
"like" the BCG Patches Facebook business page
OR
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I'm also on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram... pretty easily accessible. 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Junior; Jeweler Badge Slide pin

I did a post some time back about the Jeweler badge. My failure to provide good instructions for the Hieroglyphic Slide Pins prompts this post. Many of you have contacted me and wanted to know how we made these. I am almost embarrassed to tell you how simple they were to make.

BUT... to redeem myself... I have created a Project Sheet AND a YouTube tutorial on how to make them. Please no pointing and laughing as I go through how to make them.



Junior Badge: Jeweler
Slide Pin
Supplies:
2 glass slides
White Cardstock cut to fit the slides
Markers, colored pencils, pens, crayons
Metal tape
Adhesive pin back
Scissors
pencil

1. Trace the shape of the slide onto a piece of white cardstock and cut out.


2. Decide on your design and sketch it out using a pencil.

3. Color in your design.

4. Place the design between the two glass slides.

5. Cut a length of metal tape.

6. Adhere the metal tape to the sides of the glass slides, securing them together.

7.  Adhere pin back to back of slides. Double check the way your design goes to make sure your pin is in the correct direction.


Resources:
Slide Pin project sheet (PDF) - It has more pictures.
YouTube tutorial (embedded below, too)