History, Lore, and Ceremonies
Songs, and Things to Make and Do
Song Resources - Books and CDs
- Girl Scout Pocket Songbook*
- Our Chalet Songbook*
- Our Chalet Songbook II*
- Brownie Girl Scout Songbook*
- Girl Scout Songbook Collection and Recorder*
- The World Song*
*Can be bought through the catalog or at the council store
Lyric Resources - Online
Things to Make or Do
**Can be checked out of our library
and Outdoor Skills
is a progression to camping with girls. At each age there are
steps you can take that will help the girls find camping to be an
exciting and pleasurable experience. Here are some resources to help
with the progress.
Both our service unit and our council offer several camping experiences.
There are also resources for independent troop camping.
Within Our Service Unit 1
Under the Sky Overnight - This is an opportunity for new leaders to
start to learn how to camp as girl scouts. It is also an opportunity
for the leaders and daughter to share an event without the troop. This
event is led by Marion.
- Junior Camporee - Run by Karen and Vicki, this camporee is for
SU1 girls only.
Within Santa Clara County Girl Scout Council
Scouts are often eager to contribute in a meaningful way to society and
the Girl Scout organization encourages them to do so. There are several
ways to contribute: some troops organize their own service projects and
some participate in projects organized by others.
Troop Service Projects Ideas
Troops contribute to their community through Service
Projects. Below is a list of ideas for troop:
- Sing songs at a local nursing home or hospital at
some time other than Christmas
- Make wrap-hats for Cancer patients.
- Make tray favors/decorations for a special occasion to donate to a local
hospital or convalescent home or for Meals-on-Wheels recipients.
- Make permanent placemats for Meals- On-Wheels clients.
- Collect clothing or personal items,books,and games to
and donate them to a local shelter for the homeless.
used clothing and donate to Goodwill/Salvation Army (older girls could
be in charge of washing/ironing/sewing on buttons, mending holes)
- "Adopt" a troop Grandparent(s) in your neighborhood
or in a convalescent hospital.
- Litter chase of local ball park/church
grounds/meeting place/school grounds.
- Volunteer car wash for parents in appreciation of all
the driving they do.
- Make small craft packages for local hospital
- Ask church/school/library etc. if your unit could
plant/maintain their flowerbeds for the summer.
several unused pages from coloring books and staple together.Place with
a few crayons in a ziplock baggie for children who have to wait in
hospital waiting rooms.
- Help with trail maintenance on local hiking trails.
- Participate in a river clean-up project with local
- Put on a play for a local nursing home.
yard work at your local Council office or Council owned camp or
volunteer to help with yard work at a location of your choice.
- Volunteer to help with a church supper.
- Make dog or cat treats for local animal shelters
(make sure you check with local animal shelter first).
- Make craft kits to be used by hospitalized children
or adults or shelters.
- Volunteer to read stories to children at your local
library's "Children's Hour" or develop one if none is present.
- Volunteer to work at a local campaign office.
- Help serve at a local "soup kitchen" in your
community. Even Brownies can help with setup.
- Make bibs for AIDs babies.
- Collect supplies to make new Mom care packages for
needy families - including items like formula, diapers, tampons,
sanitary pads, etc.
- Make aprons for soup kitchen workers.
- Make fabric bags to be used by patients using wheel
chairs or walkers to carry their 'needs'.
- Make learning pillows (one side could have a zipper
and the other snaps or buttons, etc.) for a local day care or head
- Plant flowers at a local park, nursing home, library,
- Make baby quilts for Packard Children's
some baby and child quilts to work on and donate to local battered
women and children's shelter. ( The quilts are very easy to do. A print
fabric and a solid fabric with batting in between is stitched together
and 'tied' every 6 to 8 inches.)
Join Girl Scouts and discover a whole world. As Girl
through the levels they can travel farther and longer. Here are the
rules for travel at each age level.
- Daisy - Day trips if any at all
- Brownies - Day trips and one night overnights indoors
- 4th Juniors - Day trips, indoor and camping
overnights up to two nights
within 250 miles one way
- 5th grade Juniors - Day trips, 3+ nights camping and
more than 250
So, now you know what you need to plan a trip but the
question is where. The links below should provide some great ideas.