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|Thu, 07-30-2009 - 11:06am|
Quite some time ago, someone posted the idea of a badge blitz, where the scouts earn several badges in a day. I really liked the idea so I tried doing one this past Sunday.
It went over really well. I had a bit less then half my troop show up (eight girls). We met for 4 hours in a public dog park. They earned Eco-Explorer, Watching Wildlife, and Movers. I asked a local vet to come an talk to the girls about observing animals and how they communicate (body language and noise). I also had four other parents helping and we ran stations.
It went over really well. I had two girls tell me how much fun it was without being prompted. Because I knew how many were registered I had the badges there that day. That was huge for the girls.
Anyway, this is just one of several ideas that I have gotten from you. When I agreed to be a leader the best advice I got was to "just be the leader you would want if you were a girl". With the help, support and ideas from this board it has enabled me to do just that. I am so grateful that this board is here, for myself and for my girls! I hope the give and take continues.
Liza in WI