It’s the season of love! What better way to spread some cheer than to teach your Girl Scouts the importance of loving one another well? You will find a list of potential Valentine’s Day activities below.
- Reserve our Galentine’s Badge Blast Bundle! This guide will teach you how to throw a Galentine’s party and earn some badges along the way. The badges include the Daisy “Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout” petal, the Brownie “Making Friends” badge, the Junior “Flowers” badge, the Cadette “Netiquette” badge, the Senior “Digital Leadership” badge, and the Ambassador “Dinner Party” badge. While this is geared towards Valentine’s Day, you could truly utilize this guide at any point. Love and kindness should be shared all year round!
- Discuss how you can give back to others as a means of spreading the love. This could include volunteering at an organization that matters to the entire troop, taking a meeting time to write letters to someone who could use a smile, or even going on a park clean up walk. When we participate in acts of service for one another, we make the world a better place.
- Host a crafting party! Your troop can take a meeting to make SWAPS to exchange with other Girl Scouts, or fun cards to give to their family and friends. This is a great opportunity to discuss how people show love in a variety of ways. One way is through gift giving, and handmade gifts are truly priceless. If you have a crafty crew, this party should be a hit.
- Working on kitchen skills? This is a great opportunity to create a fun treat that implements new skills for your troop. Make sure to check dietary restrictions and take all needed safety precautions ahead of this activity. Younger Girl Scouts could decorate cookies or arrange a charcuterie board, while older girls could venture into making heart shaped pizzas! Creating a meal or snack for another person is a great way of showing love.
- With Women’s History Month around the corner, this is a great time to ask your Girl Scouts about someone they admire that shows love well. Who sets an example that they would like to replicate? If the person is someone they could contact, you can suggest that they tell their role model what their example means to them. It will make their day.
We would love to hear how you and your troop are celebrating this season of love! Feel free to share in our GSMIDTN Facebook group, or send your story along to Volunteer Resources at email@example.com. We are very thankful to have you all as our Galentines!