Ah, the dog days of summer. Along with the heat comes that dreaded phrase “There’s nothing to do!” Keep your Girl Scouts out of the summer doldrums this year by developing a Summer Activities guide that can keep them busy and active all summer long. The best part is that the girls themselves get to create the guide, so it will be filled with things that they absolutely love to do!
On one of your last meetings before the summer, host a sleepover, barbecue, or day at the park or pool to gather the girls together in an informal, fun atmosphere. Break down your group in to teams of two or three girls and assign them each two to three summer activities to add to the list. Whenever a team comes up with an activity, they can write it on a piece of paper or a dry erase board so that it is “taken”. At the end of the party, copy down all of the ideas and make sure each girl gets a copy to take home with her over the summer.
Make sure that each girl has a list of everyone’s addresses and phone numbers and challenge the girls to “conquer” at least two activities on the list with at least one other girl in the troop. That way, not only do the girls have a great resource for summer activities, but they are prompted to keep in touch with one another during the break.