View Part One: Staying Connected This Summer
View Part Two: Staying Connected This Summer
Summer City Programs
Summer programs are usually offered in most cities during the summer months. You can check with the local libraries, parks and chamber of commerce to see what local summer fun programs are offered. Often, libraries and parks offer day programs that are either free or very inexpensive. Get flyers if possible, or make a list and discuss the details with the girls to determine interest. Make sure information goes home to parents so the girls can get signed up at the first opportunity — spaces in these programs are often limited.
Girls & Camping
Camps are a wonderful way for girls in your troop to stay connected this summer. Girl Scout camps are offered as day and resident camps, so there is an option for every child. The girls can learn to swim, canoe, sail, put on a show, learn quintessential summer crafts such as lanyard making — these are the activities that make memories! It would be nice if you can encourage several girls to sign up together to keep them connected during the summer.
Sharing Summer Memories
Importantly, schedule an “almost fall” meeting to share summer memories among your girls. Have a sleepover or a scrapbooking party where they can create pages featuring their summer activities to give them something to look forward to and to encourage them to stay connected through the summer months.
What Did Your Girls Do?
What did your girls do this Summer? Did you hold any special summer events? What fun field trips did you take? We would love to hear from you! Please leave us a comment!