How to Add More Excitement to Your Troop Meetings with a Theme

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Over the years as a leader I have tried a number of different unique ways to run events and/or meetings to make it more exciting for the girls. One year I turned every meeting into a theme, sometimes just having girls dress up other times we did games and activities around that theme.

How do you mix up your meetings and add a little more excitement?

Below I will cover ways to incorporate a theme into each meeting. If your looking for other ways to change up your meetings check out these other great ideas to make your troop meetings more exciting:

Theme Meetings

Below are a number of images with descriptions of what we did for themes at each meeting.

  • One year we did every color of the rainbow and took group picture at each meeting
  • One year we used rubber ducks to come up with themes and everyone that participated got a rubber duck. Browse for ducks here: rubber ducks
  • One year based it on clothes girls would wear (hats, shoes, shirts backwards, etc)
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Everyone wear Red Meeting! For February
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Sloppy Dress Day
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Wacky dress day – Find some fun wacky games to play
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Under construction meeting day
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Dress like a old person – leaders dress like a teenager
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Wild West theme meeting
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Everyone comes to meeting wearing purple – had a mardi-gra party
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Everyone wear blue to the meeting
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Pirates Day
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Everyone wear orange – we had a fall fest for halloween

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Organize Your Troop This Year with a Leader Planner

Plan all your theme meetings using a planner. This Leader Planner is from another amazing blogger named Jen her blog is called “I am StrawjenBerry” With the help of Jen I wrote a blog post explaining everything you will get in this planner. It has everything you need to plan your troop year. The planner contains your calendar, meeting planners, rosters and badge trackers in one safe place for when you need it.   Read more

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My name is Jodi Carlson, I am a mom, wife, & web designer and come with 25 years of GS experience. I am now sharing my experiences and helping other Girl leaders be great and successful and shape today’s girls to be the leaders of tomorrow. I was blessed with a Son in March of 2015 and stepped down as a full time girl leader, but missed planning and volunteering, so I decided after 25 years I have so many ideas to inspire girls and help leaders so I choose to build this blog and it has grown into a resource beyond GS, I am reaching girl leaders in many organizations.