Post It Note Feedback

This can be used to evaluate your whole Guiding year or adapted to evaluate different parts of a camp or other event.

Materials:

  • Signs with major meetings and events throughout the year
  • post-it notes. At least one per sign per girl
  • pens or pencils

Instructions:

  1. Review your year and make signs.  I included all the camps or outing we went on as well special meetings from thought the year.  I also included a couple of key words to help the girls remember the meeting.
  2. Post the signs around the room.
  3. Hand out a stack of post it notes to each girl.
  4. Let the girls wonder around and write feedback on each event.  If they weren’t at an event they can just skip over it.
  5. Gather up all the post its and review the feedback.

Observing the Eclipse

Just a reminder that on Monday August 21st, 2017 there will be a eclipse of the sun visible throughout much of Canada and the United States.   Eclipse are an amazing and very accessible astronomical phenomenal but it is important to take precautions to protect your vision if you are going to observe a solar eclipse.   You may want to order something like this Eclipse View from RASC now so you are prepared for the summer.  Otherwise you may want to consider making a pin hole camera.  

The Neuroscience of Singing

The neuroscience of singing shows that when we sing our neurotransmitters connect in new and different ways. It fires up the right temporal lobe of our brain, releasing endorphins that make us smarter, healthier, happier and more creative. When we sing with other people this effect is amplified.

The Neuroscience of Singing

This fascinating article discussing the effects on the brain of singing in a group.  The singing we do at our meetings or around a campfire really can contribute to long term mental health.  Don’t forget to add some singing to your Mighty Minds program.

What it’s like to be a Girl Scout in Syria

Maclean’s magazine has a excellent article this week on what it is like to be a Girl Scout in Syria. What it’s like to be a Girl Scout in Syria  The organization is small there as it was banned for much of the 80’s and 90’s but it sounds like they offer the girls they do have a great program.  I’m am very glad that I don’t have to teach my girls the best way to stay safe during an aerial bombing though.