Saturday, July 25, 2009

Where do I get the try-its?

It has been asked if my Girlie is a Juliette (a girl scout without a troop). She is not, only because I was given the gift of BFF's mom who is also a homeschooler. She was in a homeschool troop before she moved to my little corner of the world and when she called Girl Scout Central she was given to someone who knew I homeschooled. This lead to BFF being in Girlie's Daisy troop. After finishing our Daisy year *(Daisy should only be 1 year not 2 IMHO) we left our Daisy troop and helped to form a homeschool, multi level Troop. We have 2 daisies, 3 brownies and 2 Juniors.

My family uses Scouting (boy and girl) as the spine for our curriculum. To that end, history, science, community studies and so forth are all introduced and as we move through brownies and Juniors they will be reinforced.

As to where I get my resources, well pretty much all of them are online. a list of many different council's try-its same list for Juniors

You can search at different council sites for "council's own" and find all the fun and different try-its, patches, badges and so forth. And with a little forethought you can go though them and find which stuff relates to wherever you are going on a trip or what your intrests are as a family.

For example my family is going to camp for a week (yay pennsic!) The try its that Girlie will work on are :
outdoor skills
Take a Hike
On stage
Medieval Maidens
American Frontier
Navy Pride
Leave no Trace

Patches (open to any level):
Jr. Ranger
Women in History

We will not complete all of these patches and Try-its but more likely do one or two requirements for each thing and then do more at home. This camping trip is just such an opportunity to get so many things knocked out, between sleeping in the "wild," having access to literally hundreds of people who the kids can talk to including Navy personnel, park rangers, historical re-enactors, researches, and so on.

All it takes is knowing what patches are out there and making a bit of a plan as to what can be learned.


  1. How many try-its did Girlie get through?

    - risiko

  2. Girlie made it though-
    Outdoor skills
    Take a hike
    On Stage
    Medieval Maidens
    american frontier
    Some of-
    navy pride
    leave no trace
    jr. ranger

    We didn't touch women in history- we were too busy LOL

  3. My daughter is in Brownies (Girl Guides of Canada) and we use program badges for her learning. I wish we had the Try-it patches here! Part of me would lover her to join the Girl Scouts, as we live so close to MN and they have some great badges. Thanks again for sharing!