Caddie Corner



 Activity Testing
Activity Kits are being distributed this weekend. We're now looking for anything we missed in the instructions.  Thinking through activities like this, writing instructions, and making videos that are concise but thorough is really hard!  Everyone has done a fantastic job, so we;re really just looking for anything crucial.  We'll parents on Monday with any updates.  Here's what to do:
  1. Scroll down and select one of the videos to watch or instruction PDFs to read
  2. Optionally, you can complete the activity in your kit (if you've received it) but that's not required
  3. Complete the feedback form at https://rebrand.ly/twilight-test



Atta-Girl Team

Part of the Girl Scout process is celebrating each other’s success.  You can help by encouraging campers with likes and comments in the "Twilight at Home" group on the Cluster.co (there’s no “m” at the end of the domain name) app. 

 Here's what to do:
  1. On your computer or mobile device, go to https://rebrand.ly/twilight-atta-girl
  2. Click or tap Join Group for the Twilight at Home group on Cluster.io
  3. You'll be redirected to the Cluster app in Google Play or the App Store.  Get your parent's permission to install it.
  4. With your parent’s help, sign up for Cluster and click Join Cluster & View Group
  5. Scroll through the posts.  Make the occasional like or comment.
  6. Check the group several times a day and encourage the campers to complete the activities.



Twilight at Home Activities

 VIDEOPDFACTIVITY
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PDFIndoor Campout
Go camping indoors!  Make a fort/shelter, turn on your micro campfire, and watch the stars with constellation cups.
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Nature Bingo
Head outside with the micro telescope and hunt for things on a bingo sheet
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PDFSidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course
Make and then go through an chalk obstacle course. 
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PDFSidewalk Chalk Art
Make something fun w/sidewalk chalk that includes yourself, a pet, or a family member.
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PDFCloud Gazing
Head outside, put down a towel or blanket, and look for shapes in the clouds.
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Friendship Bracelet
Braid a friendship bracelet using a candystripe or braid pattern.
VideoPDFEpilepsy Awareness SWAP
Make a SWAP and learn how you can support epilepsy awareness.
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PDFFriendship Pin
Make matching pins with safety pins and beads.  Put one one your shoelace and give another to a friend.
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PDFGirl Scout Law Swap
Make a Girl Scout Law SWAP with a colored bead for each part of the Law. 
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PDFLeaf Rubbing Art
Pick a few leaves and make leaf rubbing art with a paper and crayons.
VideoPDFMicro Campfire
Make a pretend micro-campfire with a battery powered tealight and construction paper.
VideoPDFConstellation Cups
Make mini constellations using paper cups and a flashlight.
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PDFPaper Kindness Chain
Make a paper chain with kindness thoughts or to give to a friend
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PDFPet Rock
Find and tame a wild rock, and turn it into a pet.
VideoPDFSpiral Art
Make spiral art using a simple kit.
VideoPDFButterfly Feeder
Decorate a plastic plate w/stickers, then arrange rocks, water and fruit to attract butterflies. 
VideoPDFEgg Drop Experiment
Create a container that will protect an egg from cracking or breaking from a fall.  
VideoPDFMini Watercolor Painting
Paint a mini sized watercolor painting on paper or canvas.
VideoPDFMarble Maze
Make a marble maze with a plate, paper, Wiki Stix, and drawing. 
VideoPDFFlower Pot Planting
Decorate a little pot, plant, and water nasturtium and alyssum flowers
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PDFSlushie in a Bag
Try the classic "ice cream in a bag" technique using a juice pouch.  Use a color changing cup to see if it works
VideoPDFSolar Oven
Make a Solar Oven using aluminum foil, a box, and plastic wrap.  Melt a marshmallow or chocolate for a s'more 




How to Make and Submit an Activity Video



Overview of 2020 Caddie Opportunities


What will Caddies do for "Twilight at Home"?
There are five ways you can help!
  1. Write Program Activity Instructions - Write up step-by-step instructions for one of the pre-selected games/crafts/activities.  We'll include an instruction page in the printed activity packet for each activity.
  2. Make a Program Activity Videos - We'd like to have short videos of each activity so girls working from home can see how to do them, and make a connection with you ("hey, that's my Caddie!").  They can be recorded on any app and sent to the Older Girl team.  We'll likely release them each day onto the camp website, as a link to an unlisted YouTube video
  3. Program Activity Submissions - If you have an idea for an activity, we'd like to include it.  It doesn't need to be something that requires craft supplies or prep.  It can be something we'll include in the printed packet, a video, or both.
  4. Activity Testing - We'd like to have people "test" each activity by following instructions and see if we left a step out; that will be the 2nd week in July
  5. Atta-Girls - We'll be asking Campers to send in photos, comments, or videos of what they do.  We want to ensure they get a shout-out for each.  We'd like a few Caddies to be ready to respond/compliment/comment as girls complete things to help celebrate their success.

Caddie Changes for Twilight Camp 2020
  • PAT Postponed - First-time Caddies usually take the four-hour Program Aide Training class before Twilight Camp.  This is postponed for this year.
  • Senior Caddies, Caddies, Assistant Caddies We won't have our traditional Caddie levels this year.  Older girls are expected to be a bit more self directed, while 7th graders may need some guidance.  But generally, we're all "Caddies" this year.
  • Older Girl Awards - It's unlikely we'll be able to earn the traditional leadership pins we've awarded in the past.  We're trying to determine an alternate leadership award.