Troop Crafts in Savannah
Thu, 7 Jul 1994 11:10:28 -0400
I just got back last night from Savannah, GA. My troop of 8 girls and 5 moms
left Monday, July 4 for Savannah... the birthplace of Girl Scouting.. What a
We enjoyed the fireworks on River Street (with all the other 150,000 people!!).
We had an absolutely MARVELOUS tour of the Juliette Gordon Low birthplace and
enjoyed ourselves greatly in the afternoon session on "Rainy Day in 1870" (it
even rained while doing the activity!!)....
The walking tour of Juliette's Savannah (with rented cassette tape) was
interesting... mostly for the moms, though!
The museum gift shop has a wonderful collection of momentoes... but the troop
crafts are GREAT! The crafts included: hair barrettes, pierced earrings,
refrigerator magnets, painters hats (decorated), book marks. Most were priced
in the 50 cent to $1.00 range (so that EVERY girl visiting the birthplace can
afford something from the shop). The hats were priced at $2.00... The shop is
closed on Wednesday, but we made special arrangements to return the tape
player. While doing so, we found that they had received a large shipment of
crafts after our shopping visit on Tuesday afternoon. The crafts were
wonderful, and we bought one for each girl in the troop. It was a simple
craft, but so cute!
Take a small wooden block (like a child's alphabet block), paint it white,
brown, or black ("skin tone"). Take a small round wooden "thing", draw eyes,
nose, mouth, glue on yarn for hair (red, black, yellow, brown, etc). and glue
to the top of the block for the head. Then dress your girl scout (green for
junior, brown for brownie, blue for cadette/senior). Use the same color ribbon
and glue on for arms and legs... She's just the cutest little scout you ever
saw!! These were $1.00. One troop had created a booklet on making "swaps" and
printed it as their troop craft. This sold (I think) for about $2.00.
Even though I am just absolutely exhausted today, I would go again today if I
had the chance!! Savannah is a wonderfully charming town.... We'll be back
again, soon, I'm sure.
Yours in Scouting,
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City