What to do with Girl Scouts, spare time and a paper bag?
by: Lynn W Jager
As a troop leader, sometimes your ideas for a meeting program just don’t come together, even with the best planning and preparation. Or maybe your troop is at a program or event waiting in line. Sometimes you remember on your way home from work that you have a Girl Scout meeting tonight! You need a last-minute activity that girls of any age will enjoy. All you need is a paper bag and some imagination. My best advice to leaders, new and old: Don’t be afraid to wing it! The girls are so happy to get together, they don’t have any idea how long you fretted (or NOT) over the program.
Below are just a few ideas that I’ve used or are in my bag of tricks waiting for those times when we need a quick activity:
Balloons. Inflate a worn, softened lunch size paper bag, gat…