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Scrapbooking (Council Own) (Girl Scout Troop)

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines
P.O. Box 91649
Raleigh, NC 27675-1649
919-782-3021 or 1-800-284-4475

Scrapbooking is the art of keeping and displaying pictures and memorabilia in a safe book to protect them and keep them to help remember and share your past.
Give it a try and you will find that it is a fun activity! Complete four of the following requirements to earn this Try-It

  • 1. Scrapbook Vocabulary Like many crafts, scrapbooking has its own set of terms and safety issues. Learn some scrapbooking terms and the safety issues involved in scrapping. Some examples of scrapbooking terms are: journaling, embellishments, layout, acid-free, lignin-free.
  • 2. Check out your options! Do one of the following: a. Visit a local scrapbook or craft store to see all the options for albums, paper, and embellishments. Lots of discount stores (like Target and WalMart) now have scrapbook supplies, too! b. Check out textiles for your scrapbook! Textiles are basically fabrics (like cloth or ribbon) and yarns. North Carolina has a very rich history in textiles and is the leading producer of textile products in the US. The Textile College at North Carolina State University is also the largest such program in the country. What kinds of yarns and ribbons or fabric can you find to include in your scrapbook?
  • 3. Pick an album! Scrapbook albums can be found in many different places – scrapbook stores, craft stores, paper stores, and even office supply and discount stores. Find out the difference between postbound, strapbound, spiralbound, and 3-ring binder albums and select one for your first album. Select a size (5” x 7” or 8 ½” x 11” or 12”x12”) for your scrapbook, then decorate the cover so it will be just right for you and your memories!
  • 4. Design your first page! Create a “ME page”. You could start with a picture of you in your Girl Scout uniform, or a school picture. It’s important to journal (write) about yourself and the things you like and don’t like – when you get older, it’ll be cool to see how you’ve changed as you grow up. What are your favorites? What about the things you really don’t like? Maybe you could even draw a picture of one or more of those favorites
  • 5. Continuing with your second page: Create a “My Family” page. One important thing that a scrapbook does is save your history for later generations to learn about you. Make a page or two about your family – it might include a family tree, pictures of your family members, family pets, and family events. Don’t forget to journal! OR Create a “My Troop” page. Make a page or two about your Girl Scout troop, including a group picture or two (several of your troop members).
  • 6. Create a Troop Scrapbook. Help create a troop scrapbook. Create a layout for the troop scrapbook from one event. The event can be a ceremony or meeting or any fun event that your troop participated in (like Thinking Day or Girl Scout Jamboree or a Bridging Ceremony). Don’t forget to journal with names of people in the pictures and describe the event with: Who What Where When Why