What's on this page? In addition to training, I volunteer for my council's Program Department, particularly in outdoor skills areas. I've helped plan events for all age levels of varying lengths, and helped put them on. On this page, I offer descriptions of the events I've been involved in as well as links to planning documents and outlines for them. Please feel free to use them!
This half-day program consists of five stations in a traditional "Wide Game" format:
The actual content seems to vary from year to year, which explains why there are more than five stations in the list. I've become the resident volunteer/senior instructor for the fire safety session. The current outline I work from is available in Word and PDF format.
When doing this station, I am frequently given 1, 2, or 3 Program Aides (PAs) to help me. Since the high point of this station (as far as most of the Brownies are concerned) is lighting a wooden match, I first have to make sure that the PAs have been allowed to do this and know how. (I'm regularly amazed at the number of girls who have never lit a match and are extremely nervous about the idea of doing so.) I have them watch the first rotation, following along on the sheet. For the second rotation, we'll do it together. By the third, they're doig it and I help them with the demonstrations as needed. After all, a Brownie KNOWS she'll never be as old as I am, or as old as her leader -- but if she lives long enough, she MIGHT someday be as old as these 8th or 9th grade girls!