Leader Journey book and girls’ Journey books
Opening (as usual)
□ Ask each girl what she wants her Journey name to be.
□ Have each girl to answer:
- Something obvious about me is…
- Something only a few other people know about me is…
- The first thing I notice about someone new is…
- The first think I hope someone notices about me is…
□ Ask if any girls want to answer any question on page 20 of their Journey book or:
- Before I got to know someone, I incorrectly assumed…
- Before someone got to know me, they incorrectly assumed…
□ Break girls into pairs
- Together, draw a maze that depicts their lives
- Include sketches of challenges and resources to overcome them
- Add a slogan, “Our lives are like a maze because…”
- Have them share their mazes
□ Have the girls to make a Team Agreement
- Have someone ask for ideas and votes, someone else write them all down
□ Have each girl write down a relationship goal
- Write down one issue to solve and seal it in an envelope
Closing (as usual)
Are you looking for an interesting activity to do at your Youth Group or Scout meeting? One of the best nights we had was with dry ice! Here’s what we did:
- A Block of Dry Ice – keep in a cooler!
- Old Silverware
- Bowls for water
- Paper plates for candles
- Paper towels
- Apple juice
Remind the students that dry ice is -109F, so they must wear gloves whenever their hands are even near the dry ice, and they should not touch it!
1) Rest silverware against the dry ice to make it sing
2) Balloons and candles
- Put dry ice in balloons and set them in warm water to make them blow up.
- Hold the balloon up to their ears – do things sound different?
- Light a candle on a paper plate and use the balloon to blow out the candle.
3) Water and soap
- Put dry ice in cup of water
- Put dry ice in bowl of soapy water
4) Put dry ice in cups of apple juice to make it bubbly for students to drink, because it’s always great for them to leave with something fun they made!
Who knows what last Friday was? Good, Veterans Day. Around this time, we have kind of a tradition here in Troop 339. We would like all veterans or active members of our armed forces to come forward. The leaders you see before you represent the epitome of points in our Scout Oath and Law. They have done far more duty to their country and helped other people more than most of us ever will. And, they had to be trustworthy, loyal, obedient, and brave beyond what most of us could imagine. So, we would simply like to take this moment to show our appreciation and admiration for these fine leaders. Thank you.
I observed a fascinating phenomenon regarding T-shirt sizes at youth events. Most boys will ask for their actual size, or maybe one size bigger. However, most girls will ask for an Adult Small, no matter what size you might think they are. I won’t pretend to understand this. And, who knows, maybe it’s just the groups I hang out with. I’d be interested in knowing if other people see the same thing. In the meantime, if you’re ordering T-Shirts for a youth event, and you haven’t asked what sizes they want in advance, then you may want to order a few extra Adult Small.
While on a retreat this weekend, our youth group played a fun game called 9 Square in the Air. It’s kind of like 4 Square, only with 9 squares in the air instead of 4 squares on the ground. If you run a camp or or youth group then you might want to check it out.