Time Capsules

I’ve been looking for a way to make time capsules with my Guides.  I had trouble wrapping my mind around this one.  If we made one and opened it years later it wouldn’t really be very interesting for the girls who were then part of the unit.  So I wanted to make it personal.  Something the girls could take home and keep until it made sense to open them.  I came across this file for a similar project for Cub Scouts.

So I made up a written time capsule for my Guides.  Each girl was given an envelope to decorate.  We asked each girl to pick a date in the future she thought would be meaningful to open their envelope on.

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Look up at the Stars

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” – Stephen Hawking

Earth Day Instant Meeting

The next Make a Difference Day on the schedule in Earth Day.   National has released an instant meeting for those looking to mark it with their unit.

You can find the instant meetings here.  There are separate meetings for each branch.  Each meeting has an opening and closing activity and activities under two themes: “Healthy Earth, Healthy Us” and “Share and Protect”.

3D Animal Tracks

This website contains 3D models of many Canadian Animal tracks.  They create the models by taking many (20 plus) photos of a track found in the wild from different angles.  In addition to the digital 3D models they also have created 3D printer STL files so if you have access to a 3D printer you can print out the models to show kids in the field.  The site also has instructions for taking your own photos of tracks you may come across to add to their database.  That might be a fun project for Pathfinders or Rangers.

 

The 3d animal tracks project