“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
― Thomas A. Edison (disputed)
A Residential Camp for Girl Guides
Guide Program Work: This camp was designed to allow girls to work on their Feeling Good badge.
Patrols: Patrols could be named after different emotions
- Movie Night (Inside Out)
- Spa Night (Mandela Colouring, lip scrub
- Mindful hike (mindful eating, forest bathing)
- Get to Know Your Feelings
- How Are You Feeling Today
Invent a whole new game
If you are happy and you know it
This is a variation of Understand How to Be Responsible #2.
Explain to the girls that you are going to pretend to be the town council of the first colony on the moon. Explain how on Earth, most laws come to be because people perceive a problem and set up a law to prevent it. Have each patrol discuss what problems they thought a Moon colony might have and what laws they would need. We had each patrol present their best two ideas but if you have a small unit you might want to let them present more then that. Once all the laws were written on a piece of chart paper, each proposed law was considered by the whole council. The girls had a chance to discuss and ask questions about the law. The patrol that presented it tried to defend their idea. Then everyone would vote.
Making a folded heart can be a nice small craft for Valentine’s Day. These hearts aren’t hard to make compared to a lot of origami patterns. There are lots of instructions on YouTube but it is a nice, easy to follow example.
Girl Guides of Canada has released a new instant meeting for International Women’s Day on March 8th.
The meeting focus’ on entrepreneurship. The meeting includes lots of activities for all branches.
An Our Unit Scrapbook is a scrapbook where each girl in the unit contributes a page about herself. My unit was fortunate to get some scrapbooking supplies such as stamps and fancy scissors donated to us and this is a great opportunity to use them but you don’t need that to make nice pages.
- At least 1 12″x 12″ page of scrapbooking paper per girl. You may want extras so they can pick a colour that is meaningful and/or cut things out of extra paper
- Stickers including letters; images of hobbies, activities and favorite things of your Guides; and general bling
- Stamps and stamp pads (again letters are good and or whatever you have)
- Scissors and glue
- markers, pencil crayons and crayons
- magazines or other images
We found it was easiest to set up the materials in different stations around the room and let the girls move between them as they wish. Have each girl start up sticking or stamping their names on their page. Then add things they like (at least three) to the page. At the end of the meeting have the girls show off their page and describe why they put what they did on the page. Then add the pages into a book.