As Promised! Finally a Brownie Badge Tracker!

As Promised! Finally a Brownie Badge Tracker! I’ve finally created a Brownie Tracker….and it’s free! As a bonus, I’ve created three versions of the top graphic.  So you can choose which one you like best and replace it in the document.  Simply “right click” the image and save to your computer.  In the tracker document, double-click the top graphic on the first page and replace it with the one you saved.  It’s that easy!   It’s my hope to get the following projects up in the next two weeks, just in time for Back to Troop: Leader Binder Packet Kaper […]

Cookie Recap!

Cookie Recap!   Compared to last year, this year’s cookie sales were a breeze.  Why?  We set realistic goals!  The Girl Scout cookie market becomes saturated after two weeks of booth sales in our area.  Sales are still great but they tend to slow as the cookies become more “visible” after pre-sales.  So we ordered less cookies for booth sales than we had the previous year.  For the new Cranberry Citrus Crisps we had samples out at each booth sale.  One of the big selling points was that they are great with tea!  We were a pilot council for the […]

The Bittersweet End of the Year….and a Freebie!

The Bittersweet End of the Year….and a Freebie! I’m always relieved when the last service unit leader meeting comes and goes in June.  Our service unit ends the year with awards, raffle prizes and a mother-daughter ice cream social.  Afterwards, I breathe a sigh of relief that there is one less obligation to contend with and one more Monday a month that I can enjoy summer!  I think back to February and March when I toyed with the idea of holding meetings during the summer.  I always come to my senses in May and realize that summers off are a […]

A Troop Thank You!

My Brownie Troop was very ambitious with cookie sales this year.  So ambitious that halfway through the sales period we {me} began to panic that we’d bitten off more than we could chew (which we did–but that’s another post completely!) I reached out to folks in the community that I had relationships with and my former employer, a flower shop, agreed to do a permanent “booth” sale for us.  This took the form of shelf space displaying boxes of cookies.  As customers came in to buy flowers, they were asked if they were interested in buying Girl Scout cookies.  Many […]

My First Freebie!

My First Freebie! It’s taken more time than I ever imagined getting this blog launched!  But here we are with my first freebie for troop leaders.  A milestone!  Recently I began planning for my Brownies to bridge to Juniors.  While doing this I realized that after four years of being a leader, my parent participation was waning and yet my troop had grown bigger.  And by waning I mean that even though I had parents who were active in PTA, school functions, & the community, I was finding it difficult to even get drivers for field trips.  I couldn’t fill […]

Girl Scout Leader Day & Earth Day!

Girl Scout Leader Day & Earth Day! Today is Girl Scout Leader Day and Earth Day! Two days in one.  What’s not to love?  The very fact that this day exists, makes me feel appreciated and honored.   I wish that for all leaders.  How do you feel today? My service unit honored us at the last Leader’s Meeting with cards and pens!  Any little token means so much.  So, from me to you, Happy Leader Day!  You are appreciated <3