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Archive for September, 2012

What To Know When Learning About Air

The Girl Scout is an organized institution that helps the girl scouts learn about many things in life including learning about air. Learning about air might seem to be too obvious or common knowledge. But, believe me, not many people know much about air. This is the key reason why we have to be very keen when learning about air. Air is very essential in our lives but most of the people in our current generation fail to acknowledge the importance of this precious commodity that is free from God. When learning about air, we have to be very objective and specific so that we can equip the girl scouts with proper and relevant knowledge.

When learning about air, one major topic should be air pollution. There is massive air pollution in the world today. This has led to a lot of misfortunes and catastrophic occurrences to the human race. The rising cases of airborne diseases such as asthma and common cold are all due to air pollution. However, all this is due to the ignorance that we have about air. This goes a long way to explain the importance of learning about air.

Learning about air is a very wide topic. Apart from just learning about air pollution and its effects to us as human beings, it would also be important for the girl scout guide to teach the girls on some of the things they should do to have clean air and conserve the environment. As the future leaders of this world, these girls should have all the knowledge when learning about air so that they can change this world. The girl scouts should be taught about the ecosystem and the effects of air pollution to the ecosystem. They should know about the industrial pollution, the green house gases effects an also the pollution caused by the automobiles.

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Some Creative Ideas On Fall Crafts For Girl Scouts

As a scouts guide, there are numerous creative ideas that you can use for creating interesting fall crafts for girl scouts for both fun and as a way of teaching them something useful. While creating some of the fall crafts for girl scouts, the girls can learn how to be creative, as well as how to apply these ideas in real life situations such as camping. Some of the simple fall crafts for girl scouts that you may consider include making a hot dog roaster and a memory box using readily available materials from home.

One of the fall crafts for girl scouts that is easy to make and really useful especially if the girls are out camping is a hot dog roaster. It operates without a flame and it may be helpful in case the girls are out camping under the hot sun and they lack fire, but need a quick snack. The hot dog roaster is made from aluminum foil and uses the sun’s rays to roast the hot dog. All you need is a cylindrical container that is cut into half and covered in aluminum foil. The hot dog can then be placed in the container and left under the sun to roast.

A birch bark canoe is one of the simplest fall crafts for girl scouts to make. The fact that the canoe actually floats in water makes this idea one of the most useful fall crafts for girl scouts to make while camping. In addition, the girl scouts get to learn how to recycle and nature’s products. To make this canoe, you only need birch bark, strong glue, and scissors. However, making the birch bark canoe is one of the fall crafts for girl scouts that will require supervision of an adult since it involves the use of precise cutting measurements, as well as scissors and glue, which may be misused in a harmful way by kids.

Girl Scouts Salvation in the Assembly Line

Crafts can be a ton of fun for an activity in girl scouts. But it can turn into a messy headache just as quickly. To turn this project into a fun activity you can turn to the assembly line approach. This way you can get the girls all going on their craft while sparing a majority of the mess and headache.

If space allows, set up a station for each step in the craft. This can even be as small as a paper plate with the components for that step. Be sure to show the girls how to do the craft yourself. You can even write up directions for each step and have it at that particular station.

Let’s use a s’more as an example (just to illustrate the step process). Each piece of the s’more would have its own plate. The chocolate would have a plate, the graham crackers would have a plate, and the marshmallow would have a plate. You would set them in order of how you would assemble them. After you show the girls how to make the craft, you would have the girls one by one (or two by two if a station is big enough) go through each station and make the s’more themselves. Easy!

Environmental Education Through Girl Scout Camps

Among the different educational activities that are organized as a part of Girl Scout program, the Girl Scout camps have become more significant. Those girls who participate in this program get a sound knowledge on the environment around us. The Girl Scout camps will create awareness on the importance of maintaining our environment and will teach some of the environmental friendly practices.

During Girl Scout camps, the campers are allowed to stay in troops, which helps them learn how to manage and become adapted to people of different backgrounds. This is an important quality that every person in this world should develop and the Girl Scout camps provide the best platform for those girls to cultivate these qualities at a young age.

Certain camping programs encourage the girls to come out with their own camping ideas and plans. The ability to plan and organize an event successfully requires certain special skills and these kinds of activities are aimed at developing those skills.

The Girl Scout camps help in developing some of the critical and unique skills that are required to lead an independent life.