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Girl Scout Guide is a resource for crafts, songs, activities, and Girl Scout related news. Whether you are a scout leader, camp counselor, or Senior or Ambassador scout helping with a younger girl troup, this site will help you. This is your one stop shop for badge help, cookie selling techniques, crafts, games, meeting activities, first aid help, and all things related to Girl Scouts.

Join the Relief Effort for Girl Scouts of Japan

Posted by Trish | Posted in News | Posted on 03-17-2011

Join the Relief Effort for Girl Scouts of Japan

This statement was released on 3/16/11 by Kathy Cloninger, National CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA

We are devastated by the catastrophe in Japan and, on a personal level, are deeply concerned about our sisters there, the Girl Scouts of Japan. USA Girl Scouts Overseas has served American military and civilian families in Japan for many years, and has extremely close ties with Girl Scouts of Japan. In fact, many of our overseas troops and Girl Scouts of Japan are sister troops. We have received many calls from Girl Scouts around the country asking how to help and are happy to report that the policy that prohibits Girl Scouts from raising money for other organizations has been temporarily suspended. To contribute to earthquake and tsunami relief efforts, you can make an online donation to the newly established Girl Scouts of Japan Relief Efforts. At times like these, Girl Scouts throughout the world come together in sisterhood to help those in need. We have seen our Movement rally in support of the victims of Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters over the years, and will continue to do everything we can to help our sister Girls Scouts of Japan in the weeks and months ahead.

Make checks payable to Girl Scouts of the USA:
Girl Scouts of the USA-Fund Development
P.O. Box 5046
New York, NY 10087-5046
Memo: Girl Scouts of Japan relief efforts

Girls are also encouraged to send expressions of friendship to their sister Girl Scouts in Japan by making origami cranes (Sadako). For instructions, see YouTube videos. The Girl Scouts of Japan made and mailed thousands of these cranes to the United States as an expression of peace and friendship after the September 11th tragedy.

Mail cranes to:
USAGSO – West Pacific
HQ USARJ/9th TSC
Unit 45005
APO, AP 96343-5005

Button Factory

Posted by Trish | Posted in Songs & Music | Posted on 03-12-2011

Button Factory

Hi, my name is Joe
And I work in a button factory
I got a wife and dog and a family
One day, my boss said to me and said Hi Joe, are ya busy I said no
So I pushed the button with my right hand

Make a push gesture with the right hand. Repeat song adding new body parts to push with and keep doing all actions simultaneously.

Happy Girl Scout Week!

Posted by Trish | Posted in News | Posted on 03-06-2011

Happy Girl Scout Week!

This week, Girl Scouts is celebrating it’s 99th year!  That’s an amazing feat, and we’re just one year away from the centennial of Girl Scouting in the United States.  It’s a thrilling time!

To celebrate, this entire week leading up to the 99th anniversary on March 12th has been deemed Girl Scout Week.  The Girl Scout Shop has a new catalog out full of practical things like uniforms and fun things like teddy bears in adorable GS hoodies!

Girl Scout CookiesCelebrate in your own way!  Make some great scrunchies or bandannas with Girl Scout Fabric!  Put together a cool memory book of your troops activities using Girl Scout themed scrapbook materials.  Or just get together and sing some songs!  Don’t forget that you have until March 27th to get your cookie fix!

For those of us in Northern California, you can use this handy Cookie Finder to see where the closest booth sale to you is.  They’ve also got a handy Cookie Locator iPhone app, which I’m happy to report also works on my iPad well enough!

Happy Scouting!

Gee Mom I Want to Go Home

Posted by Trish | Posted in Songs & Music | Posted on 03-05-2011

Gee Mom I Want to Go Home

I guess this song assumes that this is either a co-ed camp (which generally means it’s not a Girl Scout camp), or there’s a nearby co-ed or Boy Scout camp!  Also, what are the girls doing drinking coffee?! :)

The boys at the teepee,
They say are mighty fine,
They’re either under seven,
Or over ninety-nine.

Chorus:
I don’t want no more of camp life,
Gee mom, I want to go, oh, mom, I want to go,
Gosh, mom, I want to go home.

The food at the teepee,
They say is mighty fine.
A roll fell off the table
and killed a friend of mine
(Chorus)

The t-shirts at the teepee
They say are mighty fine,
Me and my buddy can both fit into mine
(Chorus)

The watermelon at the teepee
They say is might fine,
the counselors get the red part
And we get all the rind

(Chorus)

The coffee at the teepee
They say is might fine,
It’s good for cuts and bruises
and tastes like iodine.

Coast to Coast

Posted by Trish | Posted in Songs & Music | Posted on 02-26-2011

Coast to Coast

Of course, there are endless renditions of this song since it’s always customized to the camp you’re at!

From coast to coast, (Repeat)
Camp <insert camp name here> is the most. (Repeat)
From Coast to coast (Repeat)
Camp <insert camp name here> is the most. (Repeat)

Na na na na na (Repeat)
Na na na na na na (Repeat)
Na na na na na na na (Repeat)
Na na na na na (Repeat)

From East to West, Camp <insert camp name here> is the best
From State to state, Camp <insert camp name here> is really great
From City to City, Camp <insert camp name here> is really pretty
From Town to town, Camp <insert camp name here> is getting down

Na na na na na (Repeat)
Na na na na na na (Repeat)
Na na na na na na na (Repeat)
Na na na na na (Repeat)