We are consistently amazed by the incredible activities that our troop leaders coordinate. If you need inspiration for a future troop meeting, read on!

Traditional meetings are always a great time, but if your troop is looking to mix things up a little, try a field trip! Whether you visit a community center down the road or go on a camping adventure, there are so many badges you can earn when you go on troop excursions! One good resource for ideas: our community opportunities page. 

Here are some field trips that a few local troops have tried out lately. Way to go to all of these troop leaders; coordinating field trips takes a little extra planningtt!

Hillary Capes of Troop 883 coordinated a flower workshop for her troop at the Nashville Flower Market! During the workshop, each Girl Scout learned about the different types of flowers they were arranging and created beautiful arrangements to take home. As a florist herself, Hillary shared her passion with her troop and they walked away from the workshop with a new skill set and appreciation for nature! This outing also helped the Girl Scouts earn their Junior Flower Badge and work towards another business badge. Way to go, Hillary!

Cadijah Rogers of Troop 199 took her troop to the Belmont Curb Event Center to watch a Fisk University Gymnastics meet! The team competed against Greenville University and made history in their hometown debut. The troop witnessed some incredible athletic abilities and experienced the significance of a team’s debut competition. This taught the Girl Scouts the importance of persistence and teamwork. What an incredible experience!

Hillary Hatcher of Troop 2548 took her troop to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga for a “Sleep in the Deep” overnight! Her troop saved the money for the experience, and they had a great time camping underneath the wildlife. Their experience included a guided program of the sea creatures, a “Scavenger Hunt After-Dark”, snacks and breakfast. The troop had a blast, and this unique experience will be a treasured Girl Scouts memory for years to come.

Nicole Batts of Troop 52 coordinated a marathon field trip weekend last October! It began on Saturday with a Build-a-Bear excursion, Behind the Scenes tour and lunch at the Aquarium Restaurant, Halloween happenings at the Opryland Hotel, and the day concluded with a living room sleepover. On Sunday, the troop worked on their Agent of Change Journey with a Harry Potter theme! The day ended with a bridging ceremony, and the Girl Scouts received their new Junior uniforms. This weekend was no small feat!

If you have fun field trip ideas to share, reach out to us at volunteerresources@gsmidtn.org! And be sure to send pictures!