Below are the outdoor skills that the girls work on over the years. When we choose an outdoor activity we work on the skills specifically needed in order to do that activity safely and still have fun. We also tie the skills into badges.
The girls each receive a copy of the list and keep it in their binders. As we cover a topic the girls write the date next to that skill. Once the sheet has been covered they turn it into me and I keep track of who has completed it. In turn, the girls receive a rocker (patch) for the back of their uniform. As new girls came into the Troop I found it hard to keep up with he knew what. I don’t want to cover the same topic repeatedly, at the same time I want to make sure we are all properly prepared. There are some checklists that are VERY short and we are able to cover in a single meeting. I don’t hand those out to the girls, I just make a note of which girls are done. If your girls don’t have their own binders, they can keep them inside their hanging file.
Some of the skills are for older girls. In those cases I have the younger girls cross that line off of their checklist. In my records I write the date a skill has been completed so I know if a particular girl has moved up to the harder skills.
bandanna uses – The various ways to use a bandanna