Monday, April 28, 2014

Deciding to Meet Over the Summer

On my other Girl Scout leader blog, I posed the question-do you meet over the summer?  The response was mixed, as some leaders like to meet while others, like myself, enjoy not having the responsibility of planning and creating meetings for the girls.

As Daisy leaders, you will also have to decide if you want to meet or not. It is entirely up to you, and there is no rule that says you have to continue with biweekly or monthly meetings .

If you want to stay in the groove, summer time is perfect for outdoor activities. A nature hike, a trip to the park, or even water play in your backyard are fun things to do that will cost little or no money.  As always, make sure you get your field trip permission in advance and tell parents if there is not enough adult supervision, then the trip will be canceled.

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One reader posted a comment that, in my opinion, was brilliant! Local libraries have tons of summer programming for younger children. Why not have a meeting there and all of the planning has been done for you? If you do not want to jump through filed trip approval hoops and collecting forms, why not just send out an email to the troop parents that says:

The Smithville Library is having a story and craft hour on Tuesday from 1:00-2:00.  I am taking my daughter to it and thought that your girls might be interested in attending, too.  This is not a Girl Scout event, but a nice way for the girls to see each other informally over the summer as a group.  Please be sure to follow the library's rules about dropping children off and picking up.

Since children that young need parents to stay, afterwards, you can suggest playing together at a nearby park if the weather permits. You will not be left with 10 girls on your own.

Will you be meeting with your Daisy troop over the summer?

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