Y Guides: Team Building & Leadership

Last updated: August 29, 2019, at 10:21 a.m. PT

Originally published: August 23, 2019, at 10:11 a.m. PT

Three Dads with daughters on their shoulders

This month in Y Guides - Team Building & Leadership! At your monthly Circle meeting, try any or all of these fun activities inspired by our theme and the fall season.


Girls in woods walking on log


Craft - Make your best pal a Friendship Bracelet and be rad in the classroom with one-of-a-kind Duct Tape Pencil Pouches!

Cook - Fall is apple season! Whether you make it healthy snack or cover it in chocolate sauce, Apple Nachos are a crowd-pleaser. Apple Hand Pies are the perfect treat for after lunch. 

Explore - Get outside with a Y Guides Campout at Camp Orkila, Camp Colman, or Miracle Ranch. BowlingApple Picking, and Hiking are all great active outings, too!

Talk - Get to know your Circle with these fun Ice Breakers!

Child hands tying knot


Knot Tying and Duct Tape are the skills of the month! Learn the many ways knots and duct tape can help you in daily life and prepare you for unplanned survival situations. 

Boys picking up trash

Service Learning

Start the Y Guides year off by choosing a service project with your Circle. Find a project that everyone is passionate about from cleaning up hiking trails to organizing a food drive to gathering warm clothes for the homeless, the ideas are endless!

If you're running low on inspiration or want to add a quick project into your monthly meeting, work together to create a Birthday Party in a Box!  Gather balloons, a cake mix (just add water), birthday hats, candles, and streamers. Donate to a family shelter so when a birthday comes up, they have an instant party available!

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