The troop year is winding down (cue the sound of leaders across the US cheering!). Many troops have scheduled year end awards ceremonies. The sumer months are the time for leaders to rest, recover, recharge & research (some troop leaders never know when to stop! Myself included!)
Unless you take your troop core camping, the girls in the troop don’t see each other for those 3 months. How about scheduling 1 troop activity during the summer. No strict meeting, no structure, just time to give the girls to get together.
Here are a couple ideas:
- Pool Party. (Remember to follow Safety Wise requirements – life guard on duty!) Buy a couple of pizzas and gather the girls at the local pool.
- Bowling. This can happen rain or shine & everyone can be successful (with the bumpers). Let those patrols battle it out for a “trophy”.
- Roller or Ice Skating. Can seem a little individual at times, but the time off the rink/ice can be group time.
- Local minor league baseball game. Our local teams offer sleepovers on the field! The troop gets to enjoy the game, movie & sleeping on the baseball field! How many people get to say that!