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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.

Diagonal Knotted Bracelet

Posted by Trish | Posted in Crafts, Meeting Activities | Posted on 01-19-2011

Diagonal Knotted Bracelet

Please refer to the Friendship Bracelet Knots page for instructions on how to make the knots mentioned below.

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Materials NeededMaterials Needed:

  • 5 colors of craft thread
  • Tape or safety pins
  • Rulers or measuring tape
  • Scissors

DirectionsDirections:

  1. Cut 2 pieces of each color thread to 36″ in length.
  2. Make sure the ends are even and loop one end and knot together.  Tape or pin down in the order you want the colored stripes.
  3. Start on the left side and make a left knot with the first color.  Make left knots with this color across the remaining strands.
  4. Start again on the left side and make left knots across with the other strands.
  5. Repeat knots always starting with the left thread and working left to right.  A diagonal pattern will begin to form.
  6. Work until the length is right for your wrist.
  7. Once the bracelet is long enough, tie a knot at the end, leaving a 4″ tail and trim.
  8. Wrap the bracelet around your wrist and tie the tail end to the looped end.

Safety TipsSafety Tips!

  1. Only older girls should use the safety pins to secure the starting end of the bracelet.

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Brownie Smile Song

Posted by Trish | Posted in Songs & Music | Posted on 01-15-2011

Brownie Smile Song

Without a doubt, this has got to be the first song you learn as a Brownie Girl Scout!

I’ve got something in my pocket
That belongs upon my face,
I keep it very close to me in a most convenient place.

I’m sure you couldn’t guess it if you guessed a long, long while,
So I’ll take it out and put it on,
It’s a great big Brownie Smile!

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Easy Braided Bracelet

Posted by Trish | Posted in Crafts, Meeting Activities | Posted on 01-12-2011

Easy Braided Bracelet

Friendship bracelets are one of the most classic crafts done at camps world-wide, and one of my favorites.  There are a few basic types of friendship bracelets, but this is the easiest.  It may not be challenging enough for older girls, but it’s perfect for younger girls making their first friendship bracelet.

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Materials NeededMaterials Needed:

  • 3 colors of craft thread
  • Tape or safety pin
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Scissors

DirectionsDirections:

  1. Cut 5 pieces each of 3 colors of craft thread.  Each piece should be 24″ long.
  2. With all the ends even, loop together at one end and knot.  This loop will be the closure.
  3. Tape or pin the looped end on a clipboard, pillow, or book to hold it in place while you are braiding.
  4. Separate the 3 colors and braid together, taking the left group over the center group, then the right group over the new center group until the braid is long enough to wrap around your wrist.
  5. Once the braid is long enough, tie a knot at the end, leaving a 4″ tail and trim.
  6. Wrap the bracelet around your wrist and tie the tail end to the looped end.

Safety TipsSafety Tips!

  1. Only older girls should use the safety pins to secure the starting end of the bracelet.

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We Change the World

Posted by Trish | Posted in Songs & Music | Posted on 01-08-2011

We Change the World

When I learned this song, there was actually American Sign Language that went with it. If you have a copy of the signs that goes along with this song, please share!

Change the world, come with me
Time to let our dreams fly free.
And it comes so easily, that is our way.
Every moment we’re alive, it’s our love that will survive,
In the Girl Scouts, together, We Change The World.

Sisters of every color, and friends from everywhere.
We all make the difference, when we show the world we care.
The Girl Scouts are our family,
And they show us what we can be
And I believe, together, We Change The World.

Change the world, come with me
Time to let our dreams fly free.
And it comes so easily, that is our way.
Every moment we’re alive, it’s our love that will survive,
In the Girl Scouts, together, We Change The World.

In a world with many faces, Girl Scouts find a way
To help in many places, along the trails we blaze.
We’ll light the light and do our share,
Reach out your hand and someone’s there,
And I believe, together, We Change The World.

Change the world, come with me
Time to let our dreams fly free.
And it comes so easily, that is our way.
Every moment we’re alive, it’s our love that will survive,
In the Girl Scouts, together, We Change The World.

 

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Friendship Bracelet Knots

Posted by Trish | Posted in Crafts, Meeting Activities | Posted on 01-05-2011

Friendship Bracelet Knots

There are a number of types of knots to be used when making friendship bracelets.  Here’s some descriptions of those knots.

Left-Hand Knot:
Start with the thread on the left. Loop the left thread over, around and under the thread to the right. Bring through and pull upwards towards the right side. Repeat to finish the knot.

Right-Hand Knot:
Start with the thread on the right. Loop the right thread over, around and under the thread to the left. Bring through and pull upwards towards the left side. Repeat to finish the knot.

Left-Right Knot:
This knot starts as a left-hand knot and ends as a right-hand knot so that the starting thread ends up on the left when the knot is complete.

Right-Left Knot:
This knot starts as a right-hand knot and ends with a left-hand knot so that the starting thread ends up on the right side when the knot is completed.