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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Guest Blog from our mom

I wanted to put some resources down that my girls have found helpful when homeschooling and Girl Scouting.  Because we homeschool we can do way more than cookies J -- but we do a lot of cookies….
 

First, they love to earn badges with and without their troops.  We have always kept a journal or filled out badge completion forms.  Those that we finish outside of troop – we purchase ourselves. 
 

Once a badge always a badge – we enjoy finding old badges to work on – we use those requirements.  I find them on Girl Scout Badge Swap on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/342045629205295/  or Ebay.

 
We do Girl Scout schooling on Friday’s – so they work on badges usually - -Sarah worked on Journeys – her blog ishttp://journeysummit.blogspot.com/
 

We take advantage of as many programs as possible – go to the council site – www.gsctx.org  click on calendar.  You can go as a family.  You do not have to go as a troop.
 

As homeschoolers – we get to do things other Girl Scouts don’t get to do - -such as Color Guard at various community events, try new programs for council and be part of media opportunities. 

            ***I will need folks on April 17 – Women of Distinction Luncheon
 

We have started technology activities on Fridays at the Kodosky Center – if you are not on those Rallyhoods – contactGenaE@gsctx.org

 
In the past homeschooling Girl Scouts have facilitated campouts that invited all homeschooling girl scouts regardless of their “troop” or Juliette status.  We also have done service projects (January 31 we are going to cook at Ronald McDonald House)
 

You can also do events in your service unit or other service units – I am the service unit director for Pecan Trail in Pflugerville –www.pecantrail.org

 
Please share what your daughters have done. 
 

Sarah has attended 2 Destinations and finished her Gold Award.  She is happy to talk with girls and parents about how homeschooling helped her Girl Scout career.
                                                                

If you have questions – feel free to ask –

Kate Woodward Young

Pecan Trail SUD                                

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