Meeting Plan for the Snow Badge

Want to learn about snow?  Check out the Snow Badge offered by Frontier Girls and Quest Clubs.  Katie Lundquist of Frontier Girls Troop #159 sent us this great meeting plan to help teach the badge to a variety of age levels and includes some great crafts and games.

Opening Activity

Ideas include: Dress-for-the-weather relay/game; make tied fleece blankets for charity; provide snowflake coloring pages or a “make-your-own-snowflake” craft area. (10 min)(Eagle/Level 4 requirement 2 or optional requirement 18)

Circle Time“Talking” portion of the badge requirements. (10 min) Suggestions include:

  • Read a picture book. We suggest Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Penguin/Preschool requirements 1-2; Otter\Level 1  requirement 2; Dolphin/Level 2 requirement 1-2; Butterfly requirement 1-2; optional requirement 4)
  • Learn a song or poem about snow. There are songs included in the first helpful link below. (optional requirement 8)
  • Learn safety tips for winter travel(optional requirement 17)

Patrol/Snack Time

Stations:

  • Decorate a dessert
  • Make Borax crystals or rock candy
  • Make paper snowflakes
  • Create an “avalanche”
  • Sketch snowflakes

(10 min each station) (Otter/Level 1 requirement 1; optional requirements 5, 9, 10, 11)

Closing Activity

Share artwork, and make plans for field trip/activity (5 min)When the field trip is complete, you may be done with optional requirements 6, 7 or 15 depending on what you choose.

 

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Helpful Links:

Snow Activities & Fun Ideas for Kids

7 Ways to Stay Safe During Winter Travel

Snowflake Bentley

Meeting Plan submitted by Katie Lundquist of Troop 159.

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