It is fun to find ways to help your Girl Scout troop to stay connected this summer! One really popular activity for the girls is a Summer Scavenger Hunt. You can make up a list of items that teams of two or more girls have to find during their summer break. Make sure to include things at local parks, museums and eateries that will encourage the girls to plan fun outings with one another and stay connected all summer long. For example, they can “find” a pizza at a local pizza parlor to share together.
The teams should make sure to take photos of themselves with the object on their list to be presented at the first troop meeting in fall. All girls who find all the items on their lists should win a prize that can encourage even more fellowship. Things like tickets to the movies (complete with popcorn and soda!) or a day at an amusement park or a camp-out would be a great way of fostering even more friendship among the girls.
If you want to make the scavenger hunt even more meaningful, consider adding a volunteer event on to the list. Perhaps they have to “find” an elderly person to help, or someone with disabilities, or even an animal. Either way, they can take photos of their experience and share they way they stayed connected this summer at your next meeting.