Father-Daughter Event Ideas (That’s Not a Dance)

Father-daughter dances are a great way for girls and dads to bond…until they arrive at the dance. Then the girls run crazy with their friends, and the men cling to the walls like they did in junior high.

Still, service units like the idea of engaging dads and other men in their Girl Scouts’ lives. So what can you offer that’s NOT a father-daughter dance?

Father-Daughter service unit ideasHere are 29 Father-Daughter activities that aren’t a dance:

  1. Bowling
  2. Science day
  3. Movie date
  4. Pinewood derby
  5. Fishing
  6. Laser tag
  7. Mr. and Lil Miss Fix It
  8. Canoeing
  9. Cake decorating
  10. Pumpkin carving
  11. Ballgame
  12. Museum
  13. Lego derby
  14. Golf
  15. Archery
  16. Boating
  17. Board game night
  18. Video game challenge like Mario cart or guitar hero
  19. Drive in movie night
  20. Build Me Up day for our girls and Dads. The duos will work on “building” projects together like birdhouses
  21. Date with Dad night.
  22. A day at camp
  23. Scavenger hunt
  24. Creek hike
  25. Camping skills
  26. Flag football or softball game.
  27. Dad-daughter campout.
  28. Car care clinic
  29. Geocaching
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