As the bell rings on the last day of school we will all jump for joy knowing that the next couple of months are going to be filled with late night sleepovers, movie marathons, summer camp, and overall fun times. However, after a month in we all seem to get that feeling of…boredom. As much as we hate to admit it, our summer days can end up being spent doing nothing more than just watching TV.
I’m challenging you to make this summer unforgettable. Start by making a bucket list! Design a list of super fun goals, but be sure to add a few that will help you grow and develop as well.
Begin by brainstorming alone or with a group of your best friends. Think about all the new and exciting things you want to experience this summer. Have you always been afraid to ride the big roller coaster at Six Flags? Write it down and by the end of summer muster up your courage and have some fun. Been wanting to tackle that cool DIY project you saw on Pinterest? Give it a try! Anything that you have been wanting to do, but haven’t had the time or the courage to do, this summer is your time to shine.
As Girl Scouts we understand the importance of giving back to our community. This summer is your chance to volunteer your time and energy to a worthwhile cause. It is also the perfect time to begin work on one of the many badges, Journeys, and awards Girl Scouts has to offer.
I’m sure the last thing you want to think about is school, but the summer is a great opportunity to sharpen your skills and possibly sign up for some summer classes to make sure you are on top of your academic game. For high school girls this is your time to tour potential colleges, and get a feel of where you might want to go after graduation. It is also a great time to get ready for the dreaded ACT and SAT tests. With so much free time it will be easy to set up and stick to a regulated study schedule so that you can ace those tests and get into the college of your dreams.
Summer is a time for fun, but also for self-improvement. Create your bucket list before school ends to keep you on track for the next couple months, then work to make sure your summer is both fulfilling and exciting. Good luck and have an awesome time!
[written by Lynze]