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Girl Scouts Leader Binder

A couple weeks ago, Evelyn and I attended a Girl Scouts recruitment meeting. They told us all the troops were full and anyone that would join that day would need new troop leaders. Tom and I had talked about the possibility of me becoming a troop leader, but we never solidified our decision. Not a single person raised their hand and people were avoiding eye contact. I raised my hand, still a little iffy, but she accepted me quickly. The representative said I would need helpers and two women from the front immediately raised their hands; and so it begun. The first thing I did when I got home, was create a new board in my Pinterest account, the second thing was start my leader binder. I took out some health sheets from a half inch binder and started filling it up with Girl Scout things. I started planning, then once I had the money, I bought three 1.5 inch binders, two packages of reenforced notebook paper, plastic sheet protectors, and three pencil pouches. I also bought 15 folders with brads and pockets for the parent folders. I made a simple front with our troop number, name, and a watermark of the daisy petals the girls earn. Opened up, the pencil pouch housed two pens and three gold arrow paper clips. As you can see, the front pouch has changed. I had a second pouch that house different notes and such and now have the pens for parents. The first thing I had printed up was the program guide for our Girl Scout Council. This is the start of my binders. I inserted a few things from the recruitment night into the Program Guide. I went through all the events, highlighted the events Daisy could attend, and struck out all events they couldn't or already passed. Next, was the sign in list from the recruitment meeting with the girls that would be in my troop. (Update: I made a new roster, we just got one more girl, and I made it vertical; it makes it much easier to read and use.) A large print of the layout of the Daisy tunic and vest, and beside it a page I made of the patches and pins the troop fees would pay for. (Update: I put in a different print out of this left page, that now has our Council ID.) I couldn't find a simple list of the petals, name, and color, so I made my own. Printed version of the brainstormed activities separated into their respective petal categories. Holding onto the Daisy membership pins for the Investiture. (Update: This is no longer in in my binder. We had an amazing Investiture!) Notebook paper, with reenforced holes. Membership forms for both adults and girls. A copy of the about me page; "I'm a Daisy Girl Scout!" Copy of Volunteer sign up. (Update: 'Application for Day Trip/Tours' has been added to my forms category. I actually fill those forms out on the computer and email them immediately; I keep this, and soon others like it, to keep on hand as a reference and incase of urgencies.) Plastic sheet protectors in the very back for future print outs and such. UPDATE: Since I posted this, I have changed a few things in my binder as our Troop has developed. I separated my binder in to categories: Roll, Petals, Activities, & Future Ideas, Most Recent Activity Coming Up, Completed Activities, Notes, and Forms. As I was shopping for science project stuff at The Dollar Tree and saw these vertical dividers. I really did need these. I had added dividers, but since I had plastic page protectors, they were mostly blocked. These vertical dividers helped me find what I need quickly. I still have my regular dividers also. 'Completed Activities' are the notes and plannings of each activity we've already done. This category will periodically be emptied and put into a separate folder so my binder isn't over packed with old news. You may ask, "Why keep them?" I am new to the council and we are getting many new troops this year. I've been chatting with other leaders about what we do and how we do it; keeping our notes can help me help another person. Another reason, we plan to make photo books to the girls at the end of the membership year, and our memories are not the best, notes help us remember what happened. I got a new pouch, on sale at Walmart for just $1, and it has two pouches. The slightly bigger, lower zipped pocket now houses paper clips, binder clips, and small sticky notes. Those white tabs are extra labels for my vertical dividers. We just had our first Cookie Training! I have my notes right up front in my left binder pocket. Cookie selling starts on January 14th! Having a binder is a must as a troop leader, as any leader, and I hope this helped you start yours. What do you have in your leader binder? Update: I no longer have these files to share. I give permission to copy/mimic my ideas from this Girl Scout Leader Binder in this post.

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Daisy Girl Scout Badge Award Tracker Checklist ***NEW 2021 BADGES ADDED*** Chart Fillable Edit Printable pdf Download

Daisy Girl Scout badge and award tracker. INCLUDES NEW 2021-2022 BADGES Digitally check off badge requirements as girls complete them. Also digitally add the dates completed. **Only name, dates, and check boxes are editable** ***Font size & style are not editable*** **Blank badge lines are editable to add new badges** You will receive one PDF file to download. Designed to fit 8.5" x 11" paper once printed. Can be used year after year. This file is for personal and troop use only.

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Free Printable Girl Scout Word Search

This printable Girl Scout word search would make an enjoyable activity for rainy days or as an ice breaker at a first get together.

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Scout Crafts for your Troop

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Free Printable Girl Scout Coloring Pages For Kids

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Make these campfire Girl Scout swaps as an easy fun activity

Girl Scout swaps are a fun tradition to share with others! Make these campfire swaps to trade with other girls the next time you're at a Girl Scout event.

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EDITABLE Girl Scout Troop Newsletter - 8x10 Print at HOME - Edit with Acrobat Reader

This listing is for an EDITABLE 2020-2021 EDITABLE Girl Scout Newsletter - 8x10 Print at HOME - Edit with Acrobat Reader - https://get2.adobe.com/reader/. I am currently updating all of my files for the current 2020-2021 year. If the listing you see is for the previous year, please just comment with your order or e-mail designcreativeguild@gmail.com and we will get you the updated file right away delivered via e-mail to your address registered with Etsy. :) Thank you for your patience! IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ FULL PRODUCT LISTING PRIOR TO COMPLETING YOUR PURCHASE FOR POLICIES REGARDING DIGITAL DOWNLOADS. ONLY PURCHASES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN DOWNLOADED CAN BE REFUNDED. Thank you! :) ALL EDITABLE FILES CAN ONLY BE EDITED IN ADOBE ACROBAT READER. Please use the following link to download the free version at https://get2.adobe.com/reader/. If you would like to have this customized for your Girl Scout troop with different symbols, colors or shapes, just send me a quick message on Etsy - I love to get creative! REFUNDS OR RETURNS Due to the nature of this product format, NO REFUNDS are possible AFTER download delivery of the digital product. Thank you for browsing my digital products and for shopping with Sweet Serenity Imaging. :) We truly appreciate your support of small businesses. You will be able to immediately download your purchase after you complete your order if you do not require any customization. Please allow 24-36 hours for customization requests. SAME DAY DELIVERY For same-day delivery please choose the RUSH ORDER OPTION ($6.00) https://www.etsy.com/SweetSerenityImaging/listing/616363259/rush-order-certificate-customization?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1527119266725 For personal use only. May not be reproduced or sold for commercial distribution. © DESIGN CREATIVE GROUP

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DIY Dollar Store Mini First Aid Kits - Mama Cheaps®

These DIY Mini First Aid Kits are so easy and so cheap to make. Put two or three kits together and toss one in your purse, diaper bag, etc.

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