Crafts are a great way for your girls to get creative and have fun! Here are some ideas to get you started.
For more ideas, visit Girl Scouts of Nassau County's page on Pinterest.
In honor of the changes that each girl goes through, the 100th Anniversary of the Gold Award: “Takes Flight” kickoff event is inviting all Girl Scout Troops to participate in a collaborative Milk Jug Butterfly art project. We would like each girl to create a butterfly to be displayed during Girl Scout week at GSNC Service Center. The butterfly is to represent the changes that take place in communities and within the girls.
Girl Scout Promise Wall Hanging
You will need:
5 or more craft sticks
12-15 inches of ribbon or yarn
3x5" index card
masking tape and glue
Place five or more craft sticks side by side and tape them together in the center. Attach yarn or ribbon to form a hanger. Glue an index card on top
of the sticks and tape to hold the wall hanging together. (Note: Index card is the backing and should not extend beyond the sticks.) Print the Girl Scout Promise on cardstock paper and cut it out. Glue it on the front of your wall hanging (craft stick side) and enjoy!
Girl Scout Law Wall Hanging
Method 1: Cut up and glue each law onto individual craft sticks or pieces of cardstock. Connect the laws with strips of ribbon, yarn, string or cardstock. Finish with ribbon, yarn, or string for hanging.
Method 2: Glue alphabet pasta on craft sticks spelling out the words in the Girl Scout Law. Then finish the wall hanging as described above.
THE GIRL SCOUT LAW
I WILL DO MY BEST TO BE
HONEST AND FAIR,
FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL,
CONSIDERATE AND CARING,
COURAGEOUS AND STRONG, AND
RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT I SAY AND DO,
RESPECT MYSELF AND OTHERS,
USE RESOURCES WISELY,
MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE, AND
BE A SISTER TO EVERY GIRL SCOUT.
Three Dimensional Trefoil
Fold two of the trefoils in half from top to bottom, creating a crease.
Take the two trefoils and using the crease as a guide, glue half of one trefoil to half of the other.
Glue or tape a piece of ribbon, yarn, or string in the center of the third unfolded trefoil, allowing it to extend several inches beyond the top. This will be for hanging the finished product.
Place the third trefoil, ribbon side up on the table. Apply glue to the entire surface and place the two joined trefoils on top of it so that the ribbon (yarn, string) is inside and only exposed at the top. Allow glue to dry thoroughly, and if desired, make a loop for hanging.
Note: Trefoils can be decorated with names, troop numbers, stickers, etc. before or after they are assembled. Hang the trefoils at your troop meeting, special event, or ceremony.
W.A.G.G.G.S. Friendship Knot
This knot symbolizes the ties which bind girls and adults who belong to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, and is a sign of the continuous friendships they share. The traditional WAGGGS Friendship Knot is made with blue and gold ribbon. The four ends of the knot represent the Promise, the ten parts of the Law, the Motto, and Service to others. The four squares stand for the four World Centres - Our Chalet in Switzerland; Pax Lodge in London; Our Cabana in Mexico; and Sangam in India.
You will need:
6 inches of blue ribbon and 6 inches of gold ribbon
(1/4" - 1/2" wide, grosgrain recommended)
After you finish making the knot, trim the ends and attach a pin to the back. Wear it with pride!