December 12, 2012 at 12:06pm
Give each girl a peice of paper, a writing utensil, and something hard on which to write (nothing that you would mind if it was accidentally written on--perhaps a stack of newspapers or a paper plate). Instruct girls to place the paper on the hard surface, and the hard surface onto their heads. Either show the girls a picture that you want them to recreate, or verbally give them the name of an object to draw. They will draw on the paper that is on top of their heads. When finished, get ready for the laughter as the pictures are sure to be interesting.
Have you used any of the games, songs and activities you've learned from the Songs & Games Training, S'more Fun Training, or a regional or Service Unit Meeting? How did it go? Did your girls find a new favorite or did you find a flop? Share your stories so that others can learn what's working with girls today.
Toys for Tots Support:
Several of you have told us about your wonderful holiday season service ideas and activities. Be sure to take a few minutes to add your tally of service at this site http://sharejoy.generationon.org/, hosted by generationOn and Hasbro who have joined forces to donate a toy to Toys for Tots for every youth who particpates in a seasonal act of service until December 18th. The deadline is approaching and it's a wonderful opportunity to make your service have twice the impact!
December 4, 2012 at 12:57pm
Greetings fine Leaders of Region 3,
You've been asking for it, and I am here to deliver--Tuesday Program Tips. Tune in each week to learn a new program tip or trick--including songs, games, crowd pleasers, and behavior management tools. I encourage you to post the outcome of using these tips (example: "I played "Bite the Bag" with troop #0150, and they loved it! Here's a picture of one of our craziest moments!" or "I cooked the "Pumpkin Chili" reciepe with the girls in SU 007 at our Fall Festival, and we decided the reciepe gets better if you add a tsp of paprika."). If you've got something to share, we'd love to see it. Feel free to post it here or e-mail it to me, Jessica, mailto:email@example.com.
· Be sure the games are appropriate for the age, experience and physical condition of the girls.
· Begin with familiar games that are quickly learned, and then move on to more complex games.
Games for Large Groups: Alphabetical Circle
Everybody stands in a circle, go around the circle and say your name. Go around twice: clockwise and counter-clockwise. Now circle up alphabetically by first initial of first name without talking. (Youth Leadership in Action. Pg. 126-127)
Tune in next time for more information on selecting games, and the instructions to "Noodle Doodles"--a creative time filler activity.
October 31, 2012 at 09:59am
What a whirlwind of a fall it’s been. We ‘ve transitioned through SU Fall Kick-Off, Registrations Nights, Parent Meetings, Fall Product Sale, Training and of course the Appointment Process-you know the paper work that goes along with becoming a volunteer. Many of you are scanning the Program Guide with your girls checking our Programming options or deciding with your girls which Journey Book best suits them. At your local SU Meetings you are deciding who will be your delegates at the Annual Meeting in Duluth representing your local Girl Scouts.
I have had the pleasure to travel across our Region and meet many of our volunteers and frankly you have taken to heart my strong encouragement of building a troop committee to support your troops and your Service Unit (SU). I’ve had some of you e mail me and tell me to check my phone there must be something wrong as it’s always busy…it’s been busy alright. We are facing a wonderful problem – we have a lot of new volunteers. I tallied my book last night and the last count was 91 new volunteers in Region 3 and the number is continuing to increase daily!
Our functional Volunteer Specialist Team will continue to refine our process and increase our efficiency. You can help us by filling in the blanks on the forms and providing e mail contacts for references when possible as this does speed up the process. If you have questions please ask us as we are here to serve you our volunteers. Keep building your troop and SU teams and take a moment to reflect on how fortunate we are to have so many people willing to volunteer for our girls to empower them and help develop their leadership skills. We will help them develop their courage, confidence and character to be able to dream and believe that their dreams can come true and to be true to themselves. Along the way we’ll provide fun with a purpose and create our own remarkable journey.
Regional Day of training for R03 is on our website- regsitration deadline is Nov 12th
Thank you for volunteering for Girl Scouts for taking time from your busy lives to make a difference in another girls life.
October 3, 2012 at 07:04pm
So you decided to become a Girl Scout volunteer…
Now you’re having a panic attack…what was I thinking?
Don’t worry be happy - enjoy your journey. Relax …call me or your local
Community Coordinator’s or Service Unit Manager’s we are here to help.
Ask yourself a few key questions.
1) Have you received your appointment letter?
No, well did you complete the paperwork? (Registration, Application , Authorize Background Check & Interview)
2) Did you register for New Leader Orientation Training?
No, check out our website for dates and locations near you!
Save the date –
Regional Day of Training l Garrison l
Saturday, November 17th l 9am-4pm l Free
Details coming soon
I assure you everything will be OK! You are about to embark on journey that will be as rewarding for you as your daughter.
September 25, 2012 at 03:19pm
It’s almost FLAMINGO TIME!!!
Troops throughout the council are getting ready to participate in this year’s Fall Product Sale program which gives girls a great opportunity to raise funds for their upcoming Girl Scout adventures.
The Fall Product Sale, which runs October 6 – October 21, 2012, features delicious chocolates and nuts such as Dark Chocolate Mint Penguins, Chocolate Peanut Butter Bears, melt-in-your-mouth Dulce de Leche chocolates, and also the fun, new, collectible Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace mailbox tin which contains the ever popular Mint Treasures. The other part of the Fall Product Sale is the magazine portion where girls may sell any of a large variety of magazines either in person or online. With over 665+ magazine subscriptions, plus 50 digital subscriptions and 30 combo deals, where customers buy a regular subscription and get the digital version free, there is something for everyone in the magazine sale. Remember, with online magazine sales there is no need to collect money from troop families, and no need to pick up or deliver any products!
Troops earn 20% of the proceeds from the sales of both the magazines and the nuts and chocolates. Girls may earn fun recognition items like a hair tie lollipop, tap and wrap watch, or Fiona Flamingo, this year’s Fall Product Sale program mascot. Also, the Fall Product Sale program provides much needed resources to help support our council’s local offices and you, our volunteers.
Please remember, girls in a troop need to participate in BOTH the council-sponsored Fall Product Sale AND the Cookie Sale programs for a troop to be eligible to participate in any additional money earning activities such a bake sale, rummage sale, or other troop fundraiser.
In the Fall Product Sale program, troops may sell just chocolates and nuts, or just magazines, or both! There are no minimum or maximum sales amounts required in order to participate. Interested? Click the link for more details Fall Product Sale for Volunteers or contact Maureen Graham in the Waite Park office to find out how you can get started!