Adventures in Girl Scouting

Using resources wisely

I’m always a little dismayed when I show up to a big Girl Scout event put on by a service unit, association, or council, and there are stacks and stacks of disposable everything. Tiny water bottles, zip lock bags, disposable silverware, juice boxes with tiny straws and wrappers, and more. Shouldn’t we as Girl Scouts be leading the way for using resources wisely, instead of using every possible bit of disposable plastic available? Before you

Bribery and Troop Management

Wow that title sounds boring. But really, bribery; what parent or teacher has not used bribery to motivate their kids? I know substitute teachers who show up in a new classroom with bags of candy to bribe the kids into decent behavior with, and I’m not even mad about it. Generally I’m not a briber of my girls; I want the troop to be fun enough that the girls are motivated to be there and