1. Go caroling at a local hospital
Spread some holiday cheer by visiting a local hospital and going room to room singing carols. Girl Scouts in uniform AND Santa hats? Adorable.
I’m pretty smitten with this one – super cute and easy to make. Full tutorial available at Northstory.
It’s a great time of year to spread joy and express gratitude. The American Red Cross coordinates holiday mail for those serving in the military, veterans, and families in their communities. Learn how your troop can get involved.
4. Make natural bird feeders for our feathered friends
The girls will love making these simple pinecone feeders and watching birds flock and feast. Full tutorial available at Freebie Finding Mom.
5. Make your own winter fun
Even if the weather isn’t cooperating – seriously, where’s the snow?! – your troop can still enjoy some winter fun by visiting an indoor skating rink, like this one in Roseville.
Natasha Brownlee – Other than chatting with Troop Leaders and planning events, Natasha also works with Gold Awards and runs the In the Loop blog! Her background is in curriculum development, programming, and creative writing. She has bachelor’s degrees in Peace Studies and French and a Masters in Gender, Development & Globalization and has worked with various girl-centered organizations in the US and abroad. Natasha loves traveling around the world, practicing yoga, and hanging out with her dog, Rooney!