5 Fall Things to Do Outdoors with Your Troop


It’s the perfect time to enjoy fall weather. Pumpkin flavored things are everywhere. Leaves are quickly changing color. Birds are heading south.

Here are 5 things to do with your troop outdoors this fall!

  1. Try geocaching, put your smartphone or GPS unit to good use and take a hike with your girls. There are caches hidden all over the world. Start small and just find one near where your troop meets. Be careful it’s addictive. Learn more here: http://www.geocaching.com/
  2. Plan a service project outside. Do neighbors need their yard raked? Can girls share cheer by doing Halloween activities at a nursing home? Maybe teaching others about trick or treating safety. Check with your county conservation board to see if they have any fall clean up that needs to be done.
  3. Attend a Girl Scout Halloween event. There are spooky things happening for girls all over haunted hay rides, creepy crafts, scary stories. Go to: http://girlscoutstoday.org/calendar and search Halloween.
  4. Learn about getting girls outside. This organization has some great resources to use with your troop. http://www.childrenandnature.org/
  5. Have a smore! “Girl Scouts invented S’mores! Did you also know that Girl Scouts is credited with inventing the recipe? In fact, the original S’mores campfire delicacy was first introduced to the world 80 years ago in the 1927 Girl Scout Handbook.” (GSUSA blog, http://blog.girlscouts.org/2013/10/ten-reasons-why-world-needs-more-girl.html)

Friends of Little Cloud Meeting
Where: Camp Little Cloud Lodge (21700 Girl Scout Road, Epworth, IA 52405)
When: October 15, 2013 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Purpose: Brainstorm ways to encourage girls from throughout our council to attend resident camp at Camp Little Cloud next summer. We will also allow time for discussion on uses for the property in the future and will have opportunities for volunteers to sign up to assist at the facility for upcoming events.
A light meal will be served. Please RSVP to Angela Ventris at AngelaV@GirlScoutsToday.org so we can assure we have enough food for everyone.

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