Earlier this year, ZisBoomBah partnered with the Girl Scouts of Colorado. The troops are integrating ZisBoomBah as part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Live Healthy, Lead Healthy Challenge. We design custom quest — or troop leaders can create their own — for girl scouts to complete and earn their Journeys. What’s more, like all kids playing with their food at ZisBoomBah.com, girl scouts learn about healthy eating choices having fun with Pick Chow! and discover new healthy foods and activities playing Flip It! The girl scouts communicate with each other and their troop leaders through our safe, closed messaging system, like your child communicated with you and her approved friends on ZisBoomBah.com. Girls who participate in ZisBoomBah as part of the Live Healthy, Lead Healthy Challenge get a colorful Healthy Living ZisBoomBah fun patch!
Now that the Girl Scouts of Colorado have been using ZisBoomBah for a while, the reports are coming back from the troops. Today, we want to share some of the great feedback we are getting from the Girl Scouts with our blog readers.
By Sloan Moore, Program Services Manager, Girl Scouts of Colorado
In case you have not heard about ZisBoomBah, the amazing program Girl Scout troops are raving about. ZisBoomBah is an online gaming program for Daisy-Junior Girl Scouts that is centered on Healthy Living. This FREE program for Girl Scouts of Colorado members takes girls through healthy living quests that are fun, interactive, and educational. Troops love this program and here is what they had to say about what they thought about the site. Hollie Hambly a Colorado Springs Girl Scout Junior troop leader loves ZisBoomBah and so do her girls. “Girls are creating obstacle courses, trying new food and recipes at home with their families; they look forward to going on the site and completing the quests.” Hollie’s troop does 30 min of healthy living each troop meeting, “the girls really look forward to that part of the meeting,” said Hollie. A local Denver Girl Scout Brownie troop is planning on using ZisBoomBah to help them complete their Brownie Quest by working with their families around healthy living. “Our troop is earning our Family Star and is planning on using ZisBoomBah to help earn this award,” said Kristin Hamm a Girl Scout Brownie troop leader in the Denver area.
“ZisBoomBah is a creative and fun way for girls to learn about Healthy Living and it is less work for the leader because the activities are already created,” said one leader when asked about the site. Troops also have the freedom to create their own quests that apply to exactly what their troop and girls are working on. “My girls inspired me to write quests for our troop, I wanted ones that the girls could help create,” said Hollie who has created quite a few quests for her troop to complete. When a girl completes a quest she earns points, which she can use to buy accessories for her Antvatar.
What are girls saying…
“I love my Antvatar, I created it, and I get to use my points to dress her up,” said one Girl Scout Junior in Hollie’s troop. My girls love the message boards; they get to talk to each other in a safe and fun environment, stated Hollie. “I really like the Pick Chow program; right now I am trying to get all my stars so I can win my dessert,” stated Hollie’s daughter. Pick Chow is an online quest where girls learn about portions and what we should be eating at each meal. The Girl Scout Juniors and their families love the recipes that they find on the site, and the recipes give families a fun way to try new foods and the girls earn points for their quests in the process.
Are you and your girls ready to sign up? Any girl in a troop or a Juliette can join ZisBoomBah. Whether you just want to do a few quests or want to do 50, you will fall in love with this site. ZisBoomBah really is for everyone! This is a fun, free and amazing resource just for Girl Scouts of Colorado, and you do not want to pass this up. Also, if your troop or individual girl member signs up by November 30th and completes two quests, you will receive the ZisBoomBah fun patch for Free! Check out ZisBoomBah at www.zisboombah.com.
If you are a troop leader or the parent of a girl scout here in Colorado or anywhere else in the country and want to find out how scout troops can integrate ZisBoomBah into their activities to learn about healthy living, contact ZisBoomBah at firstname.lastname@example.org.