What kind of ideas could you hear?
- Someone might want to learn how to do a special craft (knitting, painting, ceramics?).
- Someone might suggest the group work towards going on a camping trip.
- Girls can look in Possibilities for all kinds of Girl Scout activities.
- Girls might want to work toward going to see a play or attend a concert.
- Some Troops begin planning big TRIPS a couple of years in advance – (Did you know that Troops in Nassau have been to Europe, on Cruises, to the Girl Scout birthplace in Savannah and to Disney World?).
- Troops can also explore ways to serve their community – through contributing to a worthy cause and by donating their time and efforts to make their world a better place.
Some items on the list might be very easy to do or not cost much money. Leaders and girls can work together to figure out dollar costs, time and effort needed to reach various goals. Not necessarily setting a budget (yet!), but getting a “rough idea” of what will be involved with every great idea in terms of dollars, time and commitment. Any and all ideas can be great – even silly, outrageous, or expensive ideas can be great ideas -- but not every idea is doable for a Girl Scout Troop. I trust that girls and their Leaders will be able to figure out the “doable” ideas from the ones that just won’t work.
Sometimes an idea will easily rise to the top and all the girls will just agree that this is the project/service/trip they want to do. But sometimes there will not be agreement. Then girls need to decide how they will make a decision! (More to come in my next entry – stay tuned!).