Snappy Logos Fun Patch Orders

Do you need fun patches? We will resume our group Snappy’s logos with the next order going out on Jan 15th.

Group orders allow us to take advantage of Snappy’s “Mix and Match” pricing to decrease the cost of individual patches. We will also split the flat rate shipping among all troops ordering patches.

I will contact each troop when the patches arrive and make arrangements to get the orders.

Shop at Snappy Logos and then submit your patch order.

Troop Tips: Tracking Badges

Trax Spreadsheets

Audra Edmunds has created a set of excel sheets for tracking a troop’s progress through a level that is available for free. The spreadsheets include tabs for tracking badges, journeys, pins, dues, events attended, etc. In addition to tracking if the badge has been earned, the sheets also include columns to if the badge has been awarded yet so you can keep track of what you still need to hand out.

The sheets have even been updated with all the new badges and journeys.

Download Trax Spreadsheets.

Updated Badge Logs

If you are starting to lose track of all the new badges, you can also download updated badge logs from GSHPA for free.

Badge Resources

You can also find information on all the badges and comments from troop leaders in our area who have worked on them, along with local resources on our award lists pages. If you have insights to share with your fellow troop leaders, we want to hear from you.

While GSHPA’s Volunteer Toolkit does not provide the badge packets, it does have suggested lesson plans for all the badges and most journeys for the Daisy, Brownie, and Junior level.

Girl Scouts Farthest North Council also has a nice listing of all the new badges and their lesson plans.

If you have any tips or tools you use and would like to share, feel free to contact us.

Banking Tips: Print Your Own Deposit Slips

If you find yourself running out of deposit slips for your troop, you can print your own. Download this DepositSlip template (or this template) and fill in your bank and account information. If you want to look more official, you can download and install a MICR Encoding font (available for free) to make the account and routing numbers look like they appear on your checks. It is not necessary to get special paper to print the deposit slips on, but the tellers do appreciate it if you cut them out.

Do you have any tips you want to share with other leaders?