This post was originally shared on Guider Kaarina’s blog Guider Sunshine. Thank you Kaarina for allowing us to share this awesome idea! Do you have a craft or idea to share with other girl or adult Members? Pitch us your blog idea.
Our Ranger helper last year Butterfly (a.k.a. Brittany) came up with a wonderful craft idea for the Sparks – decorating bandanas. She bought pink bandanas at the dollar store and the girls coloured and decorated them and then they wore them to the CN Centre Sleepover. The bandanas were perfect for identifying our girls at this big tri-district event.
This year rolled around and we decided to do it again. Except this time, I fabric painted the girls’ names on the bandanas, and decided to keep them for Unit use.
They can either wear them as a bandana or a scarf. With the uniform change, all levels will have the same blue shirt, with a colour band around the arm and waist. Not as easy to spot as a pink t-shirt. If we use the pink bandanas for community events our 20 Sparks are easy to spot. I think next year I will buy all the pink bandanas in town, but not fabric paint their names. That way they can be used year after year.
By guest blogger Kaarina aka Sunshine, 1st Spruce Sparks, Prince George, BC.
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This is such a simple, yet effective idea. We have used same color bandanas at day camp. It really does help ID girls from our unit.
Hmm, I might have to share this idea with my district… 🙂
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