Can Our Group Begin at Any Time?
Groups can begin any time of year. You can also make your yearly changeover at any time of year, regardless of what time of year your group began. For example, you may wish to start the program immediately. However, it may be January, and you wish your program year to begin and end in September. Just start your first year in January and end it in September. Some groups opt for a change of pace during the summer months, electing to meet primarily for sports and recreation. Others take a break in June and start afresh in September. Still others continue year round without missing a beat.
My kids have loved being a part of keepers. When I get stuck for an idea/project to do as a family, I pull out our keepers book for us to work on a badge. So far we enjoyed the birds badge. We made a bird house and have had fun caring for the birds this winter.