Happy Summer! New Daisy, Junior And Cadette Resources!

Happy Summer! New Daisy, Junior And Cadette Resources! Summer is such a different creature than it was when I was a kid in the 70’s. Growing up in Southern California, we were out of school the third week of June and didn’t go back until after Labor Day weekend. We spent barefoot days riding our bikes, playing outside, eating drippy popsicles and picking plums from the trees in our backyards. I remember a lot of stubbed toes! We generally drank TONS of Kool-Aid, ate Zingers, Laffy Taffy and Abba-Zabbas. We played in the sprinklers, watched late-night movies with our parents […]

End of the Year: Bridging and Ceremonies

End of the Year: Bridging and Ceremonies Can you feel it? Summer is in the air. The school year is winding down and it won’t be long before our days and nights will include BBQs, swimming and sunshine. But before that, we have end of the year celebrations–graduations, bridging and awards ceremonies. I am super happy to be kept busy with custom orders. You all have the greatest ideas and I’m lucky enough to help you execute your vision. It keeps me inspired. A New Freebie! Back when I was a leader scouring the internet for resources, there were certain […]

iamgirlscouts is now iamstrawjenberry! Introducing Brownie Badge Certificates!

iamgirlscouts is now iamstrawjenberry! This blog is five years old! Five years ago I transitioned from a Girl Scout leader to a Representative, to a National Delegate to a blogger and so much more. Last week, I was surprised but not shocked that I got an email from Etsy saying that GSUSA was requesting that I change my shop name. My shop is several years “younger” than my blog. Initially, when I chose my blog name I wanted it to signify that we are all Girl Scouts. I am. You are. She is. And although I wasn’t asked to change […]

Gift Tags Updated for 2018! Any Cookie Needs? Trackers Updated!

  Gift Tags Updated for 2018! Any Cookie Needs? Trackers Updated! Some housekeeping first: A huge thank you to Elishia, Daisy leader for Troop #839 in sunny Florida and Etsy user Dawn for bringing my attention to mistakes on the new Daisy and Junior Trackers. I’ve corrected the mistakes and the new trackers are in the Teachers Pay Teachers store. Gift Tags Gift tags are here and available in the etsy and TpT stores–just in time for cookie season! { Current Year Gift Tags – traditional design colors with heart } { Current Year Gift Tags – strawjenberry color version with heart} Speaking of cookie […]

Ch-ch-ch-changes!

Ch-ch-ch-changes! Change happens whether we like it or not.  But it can be very inconvenient, or exciting or all of the above.  What am I talking about? Well, have you ever clicked on a Pinterest link/pic only to find the link is dead or does to a completely different page? I’m not talking about strategic redirect, I’m talking about a page that exists, but is no longer available. I first discovered this when I created my aMuse Journey in a Day packet.  Over time I received dozens of emails from frustrated leaders who could no longer find the resources at […]

The iamgirlscouts Leader Troop Planner is Finally Here!

  The iamgirlscouts Leader Troop Planner is Finally Here! At long last I am so happy to offer the iamgirlscouts Leader Planner! Everything you need to plan your troop year is included in this colorful, fun planner. It all starts with a personalized cover that includes your name, troop number (optional) or year. You’ll never have to search for information again because it will be all in one place. You’ll have your calendar, meeting planners, rosters and badge trackers in one safe place for when you need it. Once you assemble your binder you can take it to the Girl […]

Newsletter Template Now Available!

Newsletter Template Now Available! There is no better way to keep in touch with parents than a troop newsletter. Whether you send it digitally or print it out and distribute hard copies, your troop will run smoother if parents are in the “know” of important dates and activities.     The newsletter template is a fillable pdf, which means you can download free Adobe Reader software and fill in the fields. This particular template utilizes the Helvetica font with colors matching the boxes. Customization of fonts, style, colors and headers are available for an additional fee. Please see my store […]

Custom T-shirt Design for Girl Scout Convention Ohio G.I.R.L. 2017

Convention T-shirt Design Looking to a cute t-shirt design for your troop’s trip to Convention in Colombus, OH? Look no further. This shirt design features the state of Ohio on the front along with the year and phrase “Ohio Convention Here We Come!”. Also includes name customization for all troop members. On the back is your home state, with a heart designating either your city or council location. Can include your council name or troop number underneath the state silhouette. Variation 1               Variation 2 You will receive a high resolution t-shirt graphic in […]

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.  […]

All Badge Trackers Updated!

All Badge Trackers Updated! The new Art in the Outdoors badges have been added to the badge trackers for each level.  I’ve also consolidated the add-on page with the outdoor badges on it into the tracker packet. So all of the badges are available in one complete download. There are two versions: a Word doc and a pdf.  You can find them in the TpT store. XOXO