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

Bridging, Rededication and Investiture Certificates are Here!

  Bridging, Rededication and Investiture Certificates are Here! Yikes! I’m gettin’ things done! Fresh off the presses, so-to-speak, are the new bridging, investiture and rededication certificates.  These turned out lovelier than I could have hoped and I so enjoyed making them. I will personalize each certificate with the following information: * Girl’s names* Level (Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors)* Troop Number, Service Unit, Council name, etc. (optional) The cost varies with the number of girls. The max is 25 names per order so only one troop per order please. Multi-level troops okay! Here’s a peek: The rainbow features […]

Summer Camp, Day Camp & Bridging t-shirt Designs Available!

Summer Camp, Day Camp & Bridging t-shirt Designs Available! I’m so very thankful for all of my loyal customers who have ordered from me over the past few years. Doing custom work drives me creatively. In fact it’s through doing custom work that I come up with many of the new items that make it into my store. And this time it’s camp shirts! I am in the process of creating about ten different designs that can be purchased and personalized with your choice of name, color, date, graphics, etc. They can be purchased in my etsy shop. A few […]

Time to Celebrate! Goodies for Bridging & Beyond…

Time to Celebrate! Goodies for Bridging & Beyond… Summer is approaching and end of the year celebrations are in full swing! Many of you have been with me for years and I’ve had the fun of seeing troops go from Daisies, to Brownies, to Juniors and now to Cadettes! As I was working on a custom order this week I created a few unique Cadette Troop logos.  These four new logos are all one-of-a-kind and I will only sell one of each. What does that mean? It means you can have a custom logo for your troop that no one […]

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 […]

Outdoor Badge Tracker Sheets and 2016 Year Tags are here!

Outdoor Badge Tracker Sheets and 2016 Year Tags are here! The outdoor badge requirements tracker sheets are done! These cute new badges are so exciting! For now, the requirements for the Outdoor badges: Outdoor Adventurer, Horseback Riding, Archery, Paddling and Ultimate Recreation Challenge are available for free download here. I googled the names of the badges and found downloadable pdf files for all five. The trackers can be found in the Teachers Pay Teachers store. Another set of new badges: Art in the Outdoors has also been unveiled. The badges and their requirements will be available online May 30, 2016 […]

GSUSA Announces the New Outdoor Badges!

GSUSA Announces the New Outdoor Badges! Excerpt from GSUSA Email News: Girl Scouts cast more than 80,000 votes throughout the “Girls’ Choice” process—which marked the first time ever that girls across our Movement were invited to vote directly on a Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) badge series. After choosing “Outdoor Explorer” from a range of outdoor themes, they voted on the type of activities to be linked with each badge, followed by the physical designs. The winning badges are: Brownie – Outdoor Adventurer. Girls have a choice of outdoor activities, including wading in a creek, bike riding, and developing a camping skill. […]

Freebies: 2015 Tags and a Trefoil Line!

I love my iamstrawjenberry (formerly iamgirlscouts) peeps!  I’m working on all of your suggestions for resources, so keep them coming.  First, I updated the gift tag for 2015.  To make it fancy, simply mount it on a couple of layers of scrapbook paper and punch a hole in the top.  Voila!  You can add it to bridging gifts, cookie incentives or end of the year treats. To see how I used them in 2014, go here. The tags are updated yearly! Download the tags for the current year here. Another suggestion, from another awesome reader, was to create a horizontal line or […]

Courage, Confidence & Character…80’s Style!

Courage, Confidence & Character…80’s Style! Anyone who knows me, knows how nostalgic I am about my three years as a Girl Scout.  I was a Junior from 1980-1983, back when 4th, 5th and 6th graders were Juniors and Daisies hadn’t been created yet. In 1982, my troop took a weekend trip to Skyland Ranch near Banning, California. Sitting in the lodge one night at Skyland, eating chocolate pudding out of ice cream cones, the leaders gave us an activity:  design a badge for the upcoming skate party.  This was a big deal!  Not only was the party going to be […]