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Has organizing taken over your troop? Have you ever wanted to shut down Facebook, spreadsheets, photo apps and just go into the woods with a group of 13 girls? Ok, well maybe not that. Forget tuning up the spreadsheets and polling participants. For those leaders who want to spend their limited time scouting instead of organizing – going on field trips, learning new skills like robotics (which by the way badge activity booklets are available in shop) , volunteering, seeing girls grow, you can easily get your troop involved and get back to what matters: the girls.
If you are looking for a interesting new way to make that happen check out Groopit which allows you to direct the action of the group (you know as the leader) in a safe, socially-inspired format.
Don’t just take my word for it here is some insight from another girl leader. Her name is Jenny H, a troop leader from Seattle, and she says, “it’s a game changer.” Here’s how she directed the action.
You can share your troops special moments right when they happen and keep everyone in the know about all the fun and cool activities. As Jenny says, “I’m having so much fun posting. I like how I can just tap on a name to add it — Brilliant.”
Badges are fun to earn, but unfun to manage. You just want to make sure that the right girls got the right badges and Groopit makes that easy too! Just choose a badge from the list and tag who in the troop earned it. Then when you order badges or track progress, you will have the information right at your fingertips (in a spreadsheet). Cookies sales can also be tracked during the season eliminating the thousands of “in search of thin mint” emails. Track the number of boxes your scouts sell, manage cookie booth sign-ups, post when cookies are needed and share the photos of the fun along the way.
Are you feeling inspired, ready for being mostly about the scouting and not about the organizing? Get started with 3 easy steps.
2) Click on start a troop and you are off and running.
3) Email firstname.lastname@example.org and tells us you heard about us on Leader Connecting Leaders website and we will upgrade you to the professional version with 2 leaders and all the scouts you have. Groopit is free for one leader and as many scouts you have.
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