OK Leaders.... so I am pretty upscale savvy and good with power tools, but teaching a wood working badge to my Cadettes had me stumped. As usual I scoured the Internet, but I was unable to find any concrete suggestions on how to obtain this badge. I moseyed on over to Pinterest and still could not find much via Girl Scout Boards, but I was able to find some clever ideas to help meet the requirements of this badge. And while I am not certain I met every criteria GS would suggest, my girls had fun and they learned a lot! In my mind that makes this badge worth-while and meaningful.
Discussion 30 minutes
To begin our meeting I posed a few questions to my girls...
Lighted Wooden Letters (1 hour Minimum):
Goal: Girls will learn how to use a power drill and spray paint
I purchased each girl their first name letter from Hobby Lobby ($3.99).
I purchased 20 mini lights battery operated string lights ($3.99)
Staple Gun and Staples (mine was electric, but any heavy duty stapler would suffice)
Power Drill with a 13/64th drill bit (preferably electric, my rechargeable battery power drill lost power after the 4 or 5th letter)