Posts Tagged ‘girl scout videos’

Video: GS Rock the Fair


I love a flash mob! I get all teary when I watch them! I have no idea why, it just makes me happy! Today’s video is from the Girl Scouts of Orange County as they rock the OC Fair!



Yours in Scouting,

Video: Flag Ceremony


Flag Ceremonies are an important part of Girl Scouts. Girls of every age can take part in a flag ceremony. I had my Daisies performing simple flag ceremonies. They loved it!

Today’s video is from Pria and Lauren – 2 girls in California who are working on their Silver Award. They created this video to show others how to do a flag ceremony. They also give some great flag facts and how to fold a flag.



When my Daisy troop performed their flag ceremony, we used a small flag and a bud vase to hold the flag. Every week, part of the kaper chart, the girls would hold the different positions for the ceremony – flag holder, guard, and caller. They couldn’t wait to take their turn as flag holder! Some would hold it really high!

We have even had flag ceremonies at camp! We threw a rope over a tree branch, used sticks to secure the rope to the flag and raised the flag. This way we showed the girls that we can have a flag ceremony anywhere!

I was talking to my co-Service Unit Specialist yesterday about flag ceremonies. We are going to do a flag ceremony at our October meeting to show/remind the leaders it doesn’t have to be complicated and can be done to start a troop meeting.

Yours in Scouting,

Video: Gold Award


Let’s face it, our girls today are online. So let’s reach them through the Internet with those YouTube videos that they love so much!

This video showcases the Gold Award. It’s short and to the point. I think it’s something the girls can watch and relate to (and hopefully say – I want to know more…)



Let’s get our girls to Go Gold!

Yours in Scouting,

Video: Hallmark Channel – Smart Cookies


If you were a fan of the movie “Troop Beverly Hills” there is a new movie that features Girl Scouts as the main characters. It is Hallmark Channel’s “Smart Cookies“. It premiers on Saturday, August 18th at 9:00pm Eastern.

The movie is about an ambitious real estate agent that to earn an award is assigned to serve as a leader for a local Girl Scout troop. In the trailer it looks a little like Troop Beverly Hills!

Here’s a link for the promo for the movie: Smart Cookies

Here’s one of my favorite scenes from “Troop Beverly Hills” – Cookie Time!



After you watch the movie, come back and share your thoughts on the film!

Yours in Scouting,

Video: 25th Anniversary Encampment (Camporee)



In 1937, Girl Scouts did what we love to do today – camp. They held an encampment for the 25th Anniversary of Girl Scouts in New York. There were girls from 26 countries in attendance at the encampment (today we call them camporees!). I found a video of the “Silver Jubilee Encampment”.




The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia council held the Centennial Camporee in June, 2012. They expected up to 1,200 participants! I was hoping to find a video that showcased some of the things they did at the Centennial Camporee but couldn’t find it. Maybe they are still working on it!

My council is hosting a 100th Anniversary Outdoor Roundup on Grandfather Mountain in September. They are estimating up to 800 participants to attend. If your troop is in the area, check out the website for more details: GS, Carolina’s Peaks to Piedmont, 100th Anniversary Outdoor Round-Up.

Yours in Scouting,

100th Anniversary Ideas: 100 hour Campfire


How do you keep a campfire burning for 100 hours? Lots of fuel & wishes! (And yes that is over 4 days of keeping a campfire going!) The Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma accomplished this feat during their  100th  Birthday  Celebration. Here is the link that explains what they did and a contact for more information.

I really like the idea of the 100 hour campfire. One hour of fire for each year and representing all those that camped before us!

They also added another twist to it: troops could create “Wish” bundles. The wish bundles contained a stick for every member of the troop (girl & adult) tied with a ribbon or yarn. The troop came up with a wish and wrote it on a tag that was attached to the bundle. Below are some of the wishes from the GSEOK:

  • “I want every Girl Scout to have a sash filled with badges.”
  • “We wish to stay together through Ambassador and earn our Gold Award.”

Awesome wishes! If any service unit/neighborhood or group is looking for another idea for a 100th Anniversary event, I think this is a great one!

Here is a video from their closing ceremony of the 100 Hour Fire. It’s long (25 minutes!) but it’s a great memory for all!



Do you have any ideas how to continue celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting? Please share in the comments below!

Yours in Scouting,


Video: Girl Scout Journey Program Overview


Girl Scout Journey’s – just saying those words in a room full of leaders will get a discussion started! (Sometimes it might event get a little loud!) Those that have completed a Journey successfully don’t understand what all the fuss is about. They have it figured out and can’t understand what the problem is. (Personally I wish we could clone those leaders and send them across the country teaching/doing it for us!)

Over the next couple of weeks I’m going to focus on each Journey and find some helpful hings that are around the Internet. If you have ANY helpful ideas, suggestions, please feel free to shoot them my way. Add the ideas in the comments section or send me an email @

Today I am going to focus on an overview of the program (a sort of mini-training if you will!)

The first video is a great overview and for me it helped shift my focus from the “standard” way we did badges in the past.


This next video is a little long, but I think it is well worth the time to watch. You get a chance to see 4 different troops, 4 different levels and how the Girl Scout Journey program is working and working successfully within their troops.


This next video is a podcast talking about the newest Journey – It’s Your Story – Tell It.


The last 2 videos help us see the lighter side of the changes through songs! Songs that are familiar to us!


Next week – It’s Your World – Change It! If you have any ideas/suggestions that helped you get through the Journey’s please share them with your fellow leaders!


Yours in Scouting,


Video: Rock the Mall & Metro


Are you going to Washington DC for the “Rock the Mall” event? Here is a helpful video to help you navigate your way around the Metro train system in Washington DC.

When my troop visited Washington DC a few years ago, riding the Metro system was their favorite part! Make sure you troop finds time to experience the Metro system.



This troop did a fantastic job! They are awesome ambassadors for Nation’s Capitol Girl Scouts! Enjoy the event everyone!


Yours in Scouting!

Video: Learning About Juniors


While I was searching around on the YouTube universe for this week’s video, I discovered this little gem! This Brownie created a video to describe what she learned about Junior Girl Scouts.

What a cool idea for a troop to work on for their bridging activities! They could also create a video for those bridging into their old level!


Yours in Scouting!

Video: The Golden Eaglet-Part 2


Part 2 of The Golden Eaglet shows the girls earning their Golden Eaglet (similar to the Gold Award of today).

Showing these videos to the girls is a great way to show the girls how Girl Scouting began and how somethings never change (helping out our service men and women)!


Yours in Scouting!

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