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10 Twos Day Activities for In Person and Virtual Meetings

Did you know that this year we have a once in a lifetime numerical palindrome to celebrate? Here are 10 Twos Day activities you can do with your troop in person or virtually.

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If you have been a Girl Scout leader for any length of time, then you are familiar with the three Girl Scout holidays that are celebrated. On February 22nd of each year, scouts around the world celebrate World Thinking Day.

This scouting year, leaders have another opportunity to celebrate on February 22nd…it is Twos Day!

Twos Day Activities

What is Twos Day?

On Tuesday, February 22, 2022, the date written numerically is 2/22/22.

If you have a Girl Scout meeting around that time, you can celebrate this once in a lifetime numerical palindrome.

(For those of you not able to meet around that date, you can celebrate 2/2/22, which falls on a Wednesday).

10 Fun Twos Day Activities

In my Teachers Pay Teachers store, I just created a new product to help both teachers and leaders celebrate Twos Day. For leaders, it is cookie season, and life is busy and can be a bit chaotic with sales. Planning a meeting is just one more thing for you to do, and you may not have the time or energy to create something. You may also want to do something that is not related to Girl Scout cookies.

In this resource, there are crafts, games, movement and community service activities. You can do them in person or virtually. If you are doing this virtually, make sure to leave ample time for families to pick up supplies, whether from you or from the store.

This resource is for kindergarten through fifth grade, Daisies through Juniors.

You can find it here on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Please be sure to follow me on TpT so you can receive updates as to when new products are posted.

Are you planning to celebrate Twos Day? If so, what are you doing?

7 Places to Find Free Printable Girl Scout Daisy Bridging Certificates

It's that time of year when your Girl Scout Daisy troop is soon going to bridge to Girl Scout Brownies! It is an exciting time for all of you. To commemorate this auspicious occasion, here are seven places where you can find free printable Girl Scout Bridging Certificates.

For those of you who are starting to plan your Girl Scout Daisy Bridging Ceremony, you may be considering giving the girls something as they cross over the "bridge". Many leaders like to give girls some kind of certificate, which makes the event look so much more grown up and official. 

7 Cute and Free Printable Girl Scout Daisy to Brownie Bridging Certificates

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There are several free online Girl Scout bridging certificates that you can pring. If you do not want to use your own ink, print one original and take it to your local Staples or Office Max to print. Save the receipt so you can be reimbursed.

You can find free printable Girl Scout bridging certificates at these websites:

Free Printable Certificates

Service Unit 701 Files

Girl Scout Printables

Mighty Girls Rock (must join her Facebook group to print)

My Fashionable Designs

Girl Scouts Carolina Peaks to Piedmont (you can prit one, white out or cover their council name, and just leave "Girl Scouts" on your certificate.)

Teachers Pay Teachers

Are you planning on giving out free printable Girl Scout bridging certificates to your troop?

Gold Award Girl Scout Mikayla Porter

Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan honors Mikayla Porter with the most prestigious award in the world for girls: the Girl Scout Gold Award. Mikayla, of Milford, is among 14 young women who have taken the initiative to bettering their communities through sustainable community change projects. The time and commitment they’ve dedicated towards these projects prove…

Girl Scout Daisy Cookie Sale Resources

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It's that time of year...Girl Scout cookie season!

If you decided to take the plunge and sell cookies with your troop, here are some blog posts from the past to help you get your bearings.

One thing that girls love is to receive recognition for their accomplishments (and come to think of it, don't we all love to be recognized for a job well done?)

Girl Scout Daisy Cookie Sale Resources

In my Teachers Pay Teachers shop, I have a Girl Scout Daisy Certificate and Cookie Box Label product.  

The 9 items included in this resource are:

  • First Cookie Booth certificate
  • Daisy Specific Congratulations certificate
  • Hard Work certificate
  • Enthusiastic Helper certificate
  • First Cookie Booth certificate
  • Certificate of Appreciation for the girls' help
  • Certificate of Thanks for Cookie Mom
  • Certificate of Thanks for Cookie Dad
  • Set of 8 Daisy "Thank You" labels girls can cut and paste to their cookie boxes

Every girl is going to contribute in one way or another. Some may have a lot of parental support while others will have none. Girls who help at meetings can also be recognized for their efforts.

These certificates can be given at your troop cookie selling celebration. They are perfect for Girl Scout scrapbooks!

What are your cookie goals for the year?

10 Virtual Girl Scout Daisy Petal Meetings

With the rise in Covid cases across the country, many Councils are requiring leaders to have virtual meetings. Here are 10 virtual Girl Scout Daisy meetings to help with the planning.

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As a nation, we have had a challenging two years. Girl Scout troops across the nation, like most schools, went to virtual learning last year. During last spring, we were finally permitted to have in person meetings.

And now, as the Covid-19 numbers rise again, many Councils are telling leaders to return to the virtual format if they want to be with their troop.

10 Virtual Girl Scout Daisy Petal Meetings

For first year Daisy leaders, this can be daunting, as they do not have the experience from last year to rely on. Add on the challenge of cookie sales, if they chose to do them, and planning virtual meetings is an added stressor.

Since we do not know how long we will be unable to meet in person, I have put together a product that has 10 Virtual Girl Scout Daisy meetings.

With the exception of the orange Daisy petal, which is new, the others are a part of the other Daisy petal products that I have created. Everything you need is included, just let the girls know what they need and your planning is done.

4 Awesome Ways to Thank Your Girl Scout Volunteer

April is National Volunteer Month! Celebrate your favorite Girl Scout volunteers with these thoughtful ideas. Whether you choose to do one activity or all, you’re sure to make the volunteers in your life feel loved and appreciated and remember all the reasons why they continue to give their time and hearts to the Girl Scout mission.

1. Surprise them with a special card! Who doesn’t love a beautiful card? This month, show the Girl Scout volunteer in your life—your Girl Scout VIP!—just how much they mean to you by making a thoughtful card with a personalized message. Add cutouts, stickers, decorations, and words of gratitude from the entire troop! Start by personalizing one of the cards below:

2. Shout them out on social media! What better way to make your favorite Girl Scout volunteer feel special than to shout ‘em out for the world to know? They’re the best, and you’re proud to say it loud and clear: I love my Girl Scout volunteer! Head over to Instagram stories and share why this volunteer (or volunteers!) is so special to you. Make sure to tag @girlscouts. We’ll feature some of your responses.

3. Write them a handwritten letter! That’s right. Imagine their surprise when they open their mailbox and find an old-school letter from you. Need a little inspiration? Here are a few things you could include:
  • Why your favorite Girl Scout volunteer is so special?
  • An especially memorable time when you were happy to have their guidance and support
  • How they have made a difference in your life
  • Your three favorite things about them

4. Show your gratitude with a gift from the Girl Scout Shop!
During National Volunteer Week (April 17-23), use code THANKS22 for 15% off* orders totaling $75 or more. Bring a smile to a volunteer’s face with a fun little token of your appreciation.

But wait! There’s more. If you are a magical unicorn, also known as a Girl Scout volunteer, you should know about these exclusive Girl Scout offers:

JOANN Girl Scout Rewards Card

As a Girl Scout volunteer, you are eligible to receive a 15% discount on every purchase** at JOANN stores and online with the Girl Scout Rewards Card. Additionally, JOANN gives Girl Scouts of the USA 2.5% of every eligible transaction made with the rewards card, for a guaranteed minimum donation of $200,000 between 9/1/2021–8/30/2023. Thank you for continuing to inspire and prepare your troop to create their own success—whatever that means to them.

Save $110 on Girl Scout Club Adventures Trips

This fall, Girl Scouts and Club Adventures, a AAA-owned tour operator, are hosting a small group trip to Savannah and Charleston for adult women. Along the way, you’ll visit the recently renovated birthplace, savor fabulous Southern cuisine, meet impressive local alums, stay at charming hotels…and learn how to make biscuits! If you’ve ever dreamed of exploring the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace and Girl Scouts’ first headquarters, this could be your moment! During Volunteer Appreciation Month, Club Adventures is offering $110 off Girl Scout trips booked using promotion code CA22ALLGS110 through April 30, 2022.***

Special Lifetime Membership Rate for Volunteers with Ten or More Years of Service

Thank you for your years of service and all you’ve done to help create the next generation of female leaders. Volunteers with ten or more years of service are eligible to become Girl Scout lifetime members at a special rate of $200—reduced from $400. Join us as we celebrate 110 years of Girl Scouts by becoming a lifetime member! Thank you for being a part of our history—and our future. Learn More

Know someone who would make a great Girl Scout volunteer? Share this page with them today! Let’s get more people to experience how empowering it is to be a role model.

Terms & Conditions

* The code is active April 17 through April 23, 2022, for 15% off orders totaling $75 or more. The code is for one-time use per customer, online only at
** Exclusions may apply.
*** Promotional savings is valid on new bookings with a deposit for any Club Adventures Girl Scout trips scheduled to depart through 2023. Offer: Save up to $220 per booking, based on a saving of $110 per person. Offer is valid from (4/1/22 –4/30/22). Solo traveler share and Solo traveler with single supplement receive a per person savings on offer. Booking with a deposit must be made within this specified time frame to qualify for savings. Space is on a first-come, first-served basis. Offer is not valid on any existing bookings, or any other group travel, and is not combinable with any other travel promotion or offer. AAA Exclusive Vacations and Club Adventures by AAA Exclusive Vacations are both a dba of Member Select Vacations LLC. Other restrictions apply. CST#2125005-50. Promo Code: CA22ALLGS110.

LGBTQ+ Girl Scout Alums Inspire with Courage & Authenticity

Say hello to the five incredible LGBTQ+ Girl Scout alums who are making the world a better place by shining their courage, confidence, and character everywhere they go.

Natasha, Amanda, Sally, Brit, and Lauren are sharing their stories and wisdom in hopes of inspiring others. From selling Girl Scout Cookies to starting their own businesses and leading in boardrooms, these alums encourage those around them to be their true authentic selves—we’re here for it!

Natasha Case

“I was a Brownie, and I remember selling cookies and making gingerbread houses out of Girl Scout Cookies,” says Girl Scout alum Natasha Case. “That was the first time I brought architecture and food together.”

Years later as a 25-year-old architect with Disney Imagineering, Natasha thought the corporate world might not be for her. She and her now-wife, Freya, decided to blend Natasha’s love of building with her love of ice cream. The upshot? Coolhaus, an architecturally inspired ice-cream sandwich business.

Today Natasha runs a national brand that continues to innovate in terms of flavor and building a brand with purpose.

“Women [often strive for] perfection, but in business ‘done’ is better than ‘perfect,’” Natasha says. “Ultimately, the pursuit of perfection is paralyzing.”
Amanda Deibert

For screenwriter and comic book author Amanda Deibert, success came quickly after she self-published her work on social media platforms.

“I put up a comic about my life. DC [Comics] approached me and asked if I wanted to write a Wonder Woman comic,” she explained. “Then, they started asking me to write other stories. Eventually, I was able to get a DC Super Hero Girls graphic novel.”

What Amanda learned from the experience was the importance of “just doing the thing instead of waiting for the opportunity.”

Today, Amanda has a successful career as a comic book writer and television screenwriter.

It’s necessary, she says, “to be vulnerable enough to try things and be okay to fail … whenever I have done that, that’s when I got to do tremendous things.”

Read on to see how Amanda dealt with loss early in life & why trying new things is so important.

Sally Susman

It can take a lot of bravery for people to step into the world every day as their true selves. Sally Susman—executive vice president and chief corporate affairs officer for the biopharmaceutical company, Pfizer—has proven that being a champion for yourself can, in turn, inspire others.

“There are a lot of gay employees around me—on my team, in my company,” she says. “I don’t necessarily know who they are, but they know who I am. They come to me and say they appreciate my courage, which is humbling.”

For Sally, bringing her whole self to work has made a big difference in her career. She offers advice for others who want to be equally as authentic in their own workplaces. Read on.

Brit Barron