“Rescued” Resources and a New Store

“Rescued” Resources and a New Store It’s Almost 2019! Thank you to everyone who entered the contest {if you’re dying to know who won, scroll down}. I heart you guys so very much. If it wasn’t for the comments, notes and reviews from you in the past several months, I would have thrown in the towel long ago. Thank you for all of your support in 2018. I look forward to many more adventures in 2019! Have you ever come across an absolutely perfect item on Pinterest, only to discover the link is broken or even worse, it doesn’t go […]

Announcement

The Store is Back Online!  First, let me say thank you to everyone who reached out after my last email. The messages really buoyed my spirits and gave me the drive to do the hours of work required to not only re-design but to re-list the products. As my way of saying thank you, I’ve decided to run a special offer and a contest! Leader Planner Offer  The first offer is for those of you who have purchased my planner. When I redesigned the planner, I made it *fillable* and added additional pages! This is something I had planned to […]

Important Announcement about the Future

Important Announcement about the Future I will try to make this brief, while also making sure that the important information is covered. As many of you know, in March I started a re-brand of my site at the behest of G*S*U*S*A. That is still in process.  On Monday I awoke to all but two of my almost 70 Etsy listings removed for “Intellectual Property Infringement.” I won’t say anything negative about G*S*U*S*A. They have every right to protect their property, which includes the trefoil, the silhouette logo, insignia (badges and pins), the name Girl Scouts, etc. 99% of what I […]

NEW Badges Mean New Trackers!

NEW Badges Mean New Trackers! Hi! Just wanted to drop by and let you all know I’m working on updating the badge trackers with all the new badges and journeys. You should have them in your hot little hands by the end of August. I will put up a blog post, post on Facebook and send out a newsletter so you’ll know when they are ready. Happy Back to Troop!

Girl Scouts Has New Fonts!

Girl Scouts Has New Fonts! Happy Summer Everyone! I’m so very excited to tell you, Girl Scouts has new fonts!!!  Okay, I’ll be honest, it doesn’t take much for me to get excited when it comes to fonts. For years Girl Scouts has had exclusive license on their Omnes font family, while using more well-known free fonts for things like the “Girl Guide to Girl Scouting”.  I’ve posted about that here. In 2016, Girl Scouts desired a font “suite”–a collection of fonts–versatile enough for “age-specific flexibility”.  G*S*U*S*A enlisted the services of Positype to create fonts that would do just that.  […]

Back to Troop Housekeeping ~ Site Updates

Whoa! Fall is here and I’m so happy to hear from all of you as your back to troop prep is underway.  Based on feedback I’ve received I’ve updated links, added some files and hopefully answered your questions in post comments and emails. Recent Updates Corrected dead links for the aMUSE Journey in a Day For some reason GSUSA has replaced all of the great resources on forgirls.girlscouts.org with generic membership information 🙁  I was able to find the cached pages and retrieve all but one of the pdfs that were dead links in the aMUSE Journey in a Day […]

Back to Troop Housekeeping ~ Site Updates

Whoa! Fall is here and I’m so happy to hear from all of you as your back to troop prep is underway.  Based on feedback I’ve received I’ve updated links, added some files and hopefully answered your questions in post comments and emails. Recent Updates Corrected dead links for the aMUSE Journey in a Day For some reason GSUSA has replaced all of the great resources on forgirls.girlscouts.org with generic membership information 🙁  I was able to find the cached pages and retrieve all but one of the pdfs that were dead links in the aMUSE Journey in a Day […]

Exciting Changes & Announcements!

Exciting Changes & Announcements!       I’ve been as busy as a holiday elf working on changes and additions to iamstrawjenberry (formerly iamgirlscouts). After a year of trying to navigate the Teachers Pay Teachers site, I’m still finding it counter-intuitive and not super user-friendly. Plenty of people love it, it just wasn’t working for little old me. As a result I’ve decided to open a store on Etsy.  In doing so I’ve added custom items as well as brand new items to both shops. Some of the items are the same, some are a bit different.  TpT removed the ability […]

Snack Calendar ~ A must have!

Snack Calendar ~ A must have! Not ready to tackle a troop year-long calendar and just need a template to do a quick snack schedule for parents? Or are you looking for a way to keep track of snack that’s not on your troop calendar? This snack calendar is just what you need! Reusable from year to year, this calendar can be personalized to your needs but please leave the copyright note intact and credit back to iamgirlscouts.blogspot.com! This template requires the Girl Scout Omnes font, which is available online for free at various font websites. Enjoy! { Troop snack […]