Tip for Brownies earning their Hiker badge: Use duct tape to keep away blisters while hiking! Stick a few 1-inch chunks on your water bottle so they are ready as soon as the first signs of discomfort arrive. Get tips like these and more in Iowa Outdoors magazine.
Here is a good resource if you're working on your Brownie Snacks badge. Filled with vitamins and just the right amount of calories for growing kids, these 12 nutritious #snack ideas from parents.com will be a hit with your family. #myplate
Idea for Brownies earning their Potter badge: Pick a flower or plant and lay on top of a small piece of clay. Use a rolling pin to make an imprint in the clay. Perhaps glue a hanger on the back and display as wall art!
Making Friends badge--ideas from a volunteer: Planning an SU campout, Brownie Day, Cookie Rally, or other activity where GS Brownies will be meeting new friends? Consider the activities found in the Making Friends badge! How to properly introduce someone, how to compromise, how to learn what your friend likes to do, etc.
Compass Treasure Hunt -- fun game for Brownies earning their Hiker badge. You could also tie it into the A World of Girls program by putting out "treasures" from other countries (postcard, small toy, game in a foreign language, book set in a different country, etc.) for girls to find.
Camping with your Brownie troop? Don't forget about badges to help the girls make memories of their trip. The Hiker badge is a great choice - our troop perused a map of the camp and chose a trail, listened to an experienced hiker discuss proper gear, learned and practiced making trail signs with sticks and stones, made a healthy GORP snack to eat on the trail, and then hiked. What a great accomplishment for the girls!
We just finished this one :) Camping with your Brownie troop? Learning how to enjoy ALL aspects of the outdoors can be a challenge - help them enjoy it by working on the Bugs Badge (a Legacy badge from the Naturalist category). Our troop did a scavenger hunt to see how many bugs they could find near the camp site, listened to and observed bugs with an entomologist dad, made a bug poster, performed skits about bug habitats (cocoons, hives, etc.), and made a bug swap.
Camping with your Brownie troop? You may want to plan at least a few activities that can be done inside, in case of inclement weather. The activities involved in earning the Senses badge are perfect. Each activity relates to one of the five senses - our girls learned about Braille and practiced writing their names, listened to night sounds to see if they could identify them, investigated each others' taste buds before and after s'more eating, etc. So fun, so educational!