Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Windows To The Past

If you didn't know, 2012 is the 100th birthday of Girl Scouts (and Oreos). There are lots of things going on to celebrate this amazing Year of the Girl!

Our Council worked with another (Heart of Michigan, I believe) to allow us to participate in a program they started, Windows to the Past Program. It's pretty cool and something that is more significant this year than it will be in any other. But, there are a lot of ideas in these packets for filler activities and extra things to do with your girls. 

The idea behind Windows to the Past is that each month during the 100th birthday of Girl Scouts, you can do activities from that decade. The girls earn their decade bar by completing the activities. So far, our troop has earned 1910-1940 and three of the girls earning 1950 at Twilight Camp. 

I have been trying to figure out what to do at our first meeting this year and it just hit me... I'll do the 1960s! Aterall... that's what decade we are in for August 2012. 

If you'd like to check out the program, I have links to all the packets below. If you need ideas... I will be posting what we have done for each decade. 

Here are the links to the packets and the months they were (or will be) released.

March 2012: 1910s
April 2012: 1920s
May 2012: 1930s
June 2012: 1940s
July 2012: 1950s
August 2012: 1960s
September 2012: 1970s
October 2012: 1980s
November 2012: 1990s
December 2012: 2000s
January 2013: 2010s


  1. We made the GS Centenary our GS Day Camp theme last summer. Each day I shared pieces from 20yrs of GS & US hx over that timeline.

  2. Is there a way that we can purchase the badge strips? I would like to do some of these activities with my girls and think they would have a blast! It would also be a neat way to bridge the gap between my Daisies and my Brownies and have something we could all work on together

    1. This was a program we did last year. I'm not sure if you can still get the patches or not. You might be able to come up with your own "thing", though... They were all fun patches that went on the back of the uniform. They weren't "official". Here is the toll free # for our council. 877-312-4764



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