As a Girl Scout leader, I’m always on the lookout for interesting ways to inspire the girls in our troop. I want them to believe that with time and effort, they can accomplish much. And, being that we are a church-based troop, I want them to always remember that faith is not separate from their actions.
I typically have not done Christmas gifts for my girls, though I’ve seen it discussed a lot on the leader Facebook groups I participate in. But I got a little divine inspiration last year from Pinterest. I stumbled on an image in my feed of an old prayer card with the Virgin Mary with Girl Scouts. The back simply stated the Girl Scout promise. I looked but didn’t have much luck finding online – with the exception of finding a set of 100 in bulk. That, and if the other fourth-graders are anything like mine, no matter what the intention, the card would likely be lost in a corner someplace.
A trip to Michaels inspired me. There was a 1/2 off sale on porcelain ornaments. A little Mod-Podge, a printout of the image (scaled to about 3 inches square), and I had a unique gift that hopefully the girls will remember and keep in their homes as they grow up. All for roughly $1 per girl.
(And if craft stores aren’t close? You can find these ornaments on Amazon, though it will be about $2 each, shipped.)
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