\ All Things Girl Scouts: Animal Scavenger Hunt

August 11, 2016

Animal Scavenger Hunt

Girl Scout 

Being a Girl Scout is something you DO, and it is an EXPERIENCE that no girl should miss!

A fellow, very creative leader, Ms. Amanda Barrios, shared this scavenger hunt with me recently, and was generous enough to allow me to share it with you all! Amanda has recently started a blog herself - pop over and check it out - I've really enjoyed it thus far, and I think it will offer a lot of useful suggestions and tools in the coming months!  Her blog is Lead Like a Girl Scout, and she posts regularly on Mondays!

She used this specific scavenger hunt with 5 flowers, 4 stories, 3 cheers for animals!  What I LOVE about it, is that it can be easily related to any number of girl scout projects or badge earning activities!

  • Wild Animal Puzzle
  • 1 Printout of wild animal sheet
  • 1 Printout of clues
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • 6 Envelopes

1.  The first thing you need to do is cut the animal pictures out on the black line, and glue them to the envelopes.  You will end up with 6 envelopes - one with each animal on it. 

2.  Next, go ahead and divide the puzzle into 6 piles, and put fill the envelopes - one pile per envelopes.  

**The idea behind the puzzle is so that the girls have a team building opportunity at the end of this experience.  Some other ideas would be: supplies for bracelets, supplies for dinner, etc.  

3.  The next thing to go in the envelopes will be the clues:
     a.  Clue #1 will NOT  go in an envelope.
     b.  Clue #2 will go in the HORSE envelope.
     c.  Clue #3 will go in the MONKEY envelope.
     d.  Clue #4 will go in the LION envelope.
     e.  Clue #5 will go in the ELEPHANT envelope.
     f.   Clue #6 will go in the ROOSTER envelope.

4.  Next up in your preparation is hiding the clues!  
     a.  Horse envelope goes under the table.
     b.  Monkey envelope goes by the stairs.
     c.  Lion envelope goes behind a chair.
     d.  Elephant envelope goes through a door.
     e.  Rooster envelope goes in the kitchen.
     f.   Snake envelope goes with girl scout sisters.

5.  Last step is the execution - tell your girls the rules, and guide them through the hunt. Enjoy!!

**Original idea, and clues credited to Amanda Barrios.  Templates and formatting credited to Danielle Poenisch.**

Please enjoy utilizing this scavenger hunt, and offer Amanda Barrios a little shout out for sharing her great ideas.  Did you use these? I love to hear how these resources were used, and helped other troops - please share!

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