Girl Scout Kaper Chart

Updated on December 10, 2007
C.L. asks from Indianola, IA
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I everyone. I have a problem I hope you will be able to help me with. I am a brand new Brownie troop leader and I am attempting to help my girls put together a kaper chart. I have no idea how to even begin. If anyone has any pictures of a kaper chart or any ideas on how to put one together could you please send them to me. I have looked all over the web and I can not find a picture of one. I really work better with visuals. My meeting is next week and I would like to have all the supplies bought and ready for the girls to put together. Any help you can provide me would be so appreciated. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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Thank you for all of your wonderful advice, pictures, and websites. This is going to be so helpful not only for the kaper chart, but there is also some other great information on the web sites some of you have given me. I can't wait to get started on the kaper chart now. Thanks again and have a wonderful holiday season.

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answers from Milwaukee on

Hi C.! I used to be a girl scout leader. I miss it! My daughter is 14 yrs. and she doesn't want to be in cadets. I would be happy to help you with ideas. Here are some websites:
great visuals, i love this one.
HUGE list of ideas and tips! for any brownie leader.
Have fun!
Sisters in girl scouts, P. Selerski

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answers from Boise on

One of the best places for rescourses for leaders is on They have downloads up the wazo of pretty much everything any leader may need from kaper charts to patch check off list and more!! The ladies there are alot like the woman we all talk to here. Very friendly and eager to help! Hope that helps

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answers from Iowa City on

We're a new Brownie troop this year too! I wanted to add to the previous posts that we made our Kaper chart very similar to the link posted above, using the paper doll pieces from the Making Friends website and the girls had a blast choosing their hair, coloring their clothes and uniform and putting it together. I "laminated" them by putting them between pieces of clear contact paper and then cut them out. The one comment I would have is that it's not easily portable since it's on this big posterboard. If I could do it again, I would still do the dolls in paper but I would do the chart on a large piece of felt or something similar, glue the pockets on and roll the whole thing up without worrying about cracking it in half! I could email you a picture of our troops chart if you want to see it.



answers from Lansing on

A kaper can be any style you want really. It can be a paper plate with a few different jobs listed...attendance, dues, pledge & gs promise, snack, clean up, etc. As far as the girls names, I suggest putting them on clothes pins and then you can attach them to a job. We had a kaper chart and we just had a list of jobs on a poster board and rotated the names each week. I hope that helps. Sorry I don't have a picture.



answers from Des Moines on

Hi, send me an email to [email protected] and I would love to send you photos that I have.. I am a Brownie Troop leader too.. I have used Kaper charts for this troop and it helps!




answers from Lansing on

I was a Leader a few years go, but I don't have a picture of one. Did you check the GS Web page? Also, what about U-Tube?
Just a thought!




answers from Milwaukee on

I don't have a picture of mine, but here is a discription.
We took a large piece of tagboard and wrote the jobs (we have 26 girls, so we have a lot so if you need ideas, let me know). We then took velcro and attached the loop part to the board. We laminated cut up pices of construction paper with the name of one girl on each piece. We attached the hook part of the velcro on each piece. THen we just velcro the naes on their job for the meeting. That way we can change the job and make changes in case one of our girls doesn't make it to the meeting. Just remember to take the pieces off at the end of the meeting and put them in a bag so they don't get lost.



answers from Davenport on

I have been a girl scout leader for quite some time now and made a very HANDY caper chart when my oldest daughter was a brownie. I wish I had a picture, but I don't. Sorry... I will do my best to describe it to you.

We took a piece of metal (2'x1') and covered it with felt (green for scouts), typed their names on a slip of paper, laminated them and attached a piece of velcro to the backs. THis made it easy to "stick" their names on the jobs for the week.

THen we took the "chart" typed the "jobs" on a slip of paper, laminated them, and attached them with hot glue to the left side of the felt covered chart. Every week we would change the girls jobs by taking their names off the duty they had that week and move their name tags. I also gave the girls a form that I designed for them that showed their job for that week and had them write thier duty on it. (I tried to encourage the girls to give the form to moms/dads when they came to get the girls).

I hope this is helpful. SOrry I don't have a photo.



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