Appropriate activities for a Girl Scout meeting depend on the age and level of the scouts involved. What is interesting and engaging for a troop of elementary-age Daisies and Brownies is unlikely to hold the attention of preteen Juniors and Cadettes or that of teen and young adult Seniors and Ambassadors. However, all girl scouts appreciate activities that are fun and help them work toward badges, awards and journeys.
Brownies can learn how to make simple kaleidoscopes to explore colors, shapes and scientific principles as well as progress toward the Making Games badge. Juniors may enjoy learning about energy and the environment by designing an eco-friendly dream house that also contributes toward earning their Product Designer badges. Cadettes can assist younger Scouts with projects to earn their Mentoring Awards. Seniors can learn how to make effective public service announcement videos for credit toward their Take Action projects. Ambassador Girl Scouts who are above age 18 can even serve as volunteers at the Girl Guide and Girl Scout World Centers located in India, Mexico, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
The goals set for scouts of all levels through their badges, awards and journeys provide ideal guidelines for deciding activities for Girl Scout meetings. The scouting community is highly supportive of troop leaders and scouts alike, and many resources are available at the regional and national level.