Girl Scout Volunteer Conference


20170826_104247I’ve been a Girl Scout since I was 8. I loved it as a girl and when I had girls of my own, I became a leader and loved it just as much through two troops and at least 40 girls. My youngest daughter’s troop just graduated in June and we had a great 13 year run.


I LOVED this S.W.A.P. though I wish it said, “S.T.E.A.M.” instead of STEM 

I was asked if  I would do a workshop at the volunteer conference and I, of course, said yes. How could I not? Girl Scouts means a lot to me and for me it was a way to give back to a great organization. I packed up my rolling cart and was on my way!


For this workshop, I made a couple of gelatin plates and I brought some that were older.

I brought the supplies for the attendees to make paper bag books and do print making and collage. I also brought samples of all kinds of projects like letterboxes, carved stamps, weaving disks and plaster sculptures. I tried to think of things that that they could adapt for use in their troops when working on badges and service projects.


The conference was really informative with lots of excellent speakers and tables of information. Here are a few images. Of course, it would not be a Girl Scout function without the cookies! My favorites were the mandala with flower petals and found objects from nature and the painted rocks. The flubber station was good also.


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