Let's Talk Fonts!

Since I love making graphics, it's only natural that I love fonts too.  If I see a graphic I love, it's fun to identify the font that's used.  There are a couple of really good font identification sites on the web.  I use myfont.com/whatthefont mostly but for easy idents (simple fonts that are not fancy) I use identifont.com.  What does this have to do with Girl Scouts you ask?  Wellll...the new Girl Guides to Girl Scouting use different fonts for each age group.  Having headings to use for a number of projects is so helpful, especially if you make a lot of your own resources as I do.  I went through and identified each of the fonts Girl Scouts used on the books.  Fun, right?  Surely I'm not the only one that noticed that all the spines together make a tree and a line of girls at each age level together?  Great detail Girl Scouts!

The Daisy font is called Zalderdash.  I love it's playfulness and simplicity!

The Brownie font is called Kari.  It's pretty, partial print, partial handwriting style is great for 1st and 2nd graders.

The Junior font is a bit more tricky.  I had to pull out the stops to identify this one, meaning I had to post a sample on a board.  The result was a font called Éclat, but the problem:  it wasn't exactly the same font with the spacing and alignment of the lettering. So I combed the web and came across a font called Creampuff.  Creampuff was easier to find free, which makes it good to use in a pinch.  The main standout is that the lowercase "r" is a bit different.

The Cadette, Senior and Ambassador fonts were more common fonts so easier to identify.  Cadette is Rockwell:

Seniors is Bodoni Poster ssi. November 14, 2013: In my zeal at getting these fonts identified and up, I misidentified the Senior font.  It is indeed Bodoni Poster, but it is Bodoni Poster Italic.

Ambassadors is Helvetica:

 Stay tuned for what this all means for iamgirlscouts...

Off and Running!

Between working at an agricultural education center, running my own troop and family of five, I've finally managed to get a few resources up on Teachers Pay Teachers.  If you haven't stumbled upon this wonderful site yet, get over there now!  Teachers Pay Teachers is like the Etsy of the education world.  In addition to lots of freebies (fonts, lesson plans, etc.) there are also resources that will work for Girl Scouts.

My troop calendar has been floating around on Pinterest for the last year, but it was my troops and it was in PDF form.  Now I've converted the template to an easy to use Word file, customizable for your troop and level.  Download here. Did I mention it's a free download?  I also have the calendar available in Excel if you prefer the predictability of spreadsheets to Word tables.

Find them in my Teachers Pay Teachers store here. If you prefer your troop number and year to be personalized, it's available for a small personalization fee {please note: the fee is for personalization not the graphic}.

I have lots of other resources up my sleeve for the future, but if you have a resource that you'd like to see, drop me a comment!

Download your free age level graphic {click on graphic below to download} or get one personalized from my TpT store.

Did You Notice?

I did! Looky these new bridging arcs!  The arcs replace the old stylized bridging rainbows that have been a staple on the Girl Scout uniform for years.  Out with the old and in with the new!  My troop recently bridged from Brownies to Juniors and after I saw these, boy did I want to run out and buy them.  But for now, we are going to stay Old School.  Once the girls bridge to Cadettes, we'll have the lovely arcs.  Something to look forward to.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on the newborn arcs!  I think they are simply adorable.  Will you use them for your troop this year or at the next bridging?

Announcement!  I've opened a store on teacherspayteachers.com.  More info to come!

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