We are a big (25ish kids) and new Earth Scouts Circle in Gainesville, FL. Our current age range is 3-7, with most kids in the 4-6 range. We meet once a month with a once-monthly field trip and are about to have out first camp-out. We also have held a bake sale and a yard sale to raise money for local causes and have organized 3 creek and park clean-ups.
We are looking ahead to our first badges and would love to talk to other groups about their badge activities. Each of our meetings focuses on one of the five principles. We have done some great activities so far on Economic Justice, Respect for Nature, and Human Rights.
So far our main stumbling blocks have been 1) time (we have a board of 4-6 people that has been doing everything, and have had some attrition...we need to recruit more parents to lead and organize) 2) "vision," in terms of what meetings should be like and what we want to work towards. Would love to talk with others leading large groups. We also find our age range a bit of a challenge--the kids are pretty young generally, and a 3yo is in a really different place from a 7yo.
Look forward to talking to you all.