Helping you to satisfy your taste for crafts on a budget.
"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might," Ecclesiastes 9:10
Powered by Blogger.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Girl Scouting

Several days ago I held my first girl scout brownie troop meeting. Our troop has about 8 girls (including Emma) and most of them were Daisies together. This is my first year as their troop leader. For our opening, I started out by asking the girls to sit in a circle while I passed out the registration forms to the parents and collected fees. I also passed out a sign up sheet for snacks and drinks. We meet once a month, so each family gets about one turn for snacks.

Then we reviewed the girl scout promise. Most of them remembered it...with just a little prompting!

Then, since it was the first meeting of the year and we had a couple new members, we went around the circle and I asked each girl to share things about herself. Her name, age, school, and her favorite girl scout outing from last year. Then we talked about ideas for outings for this year. I looked through the guide book and made notes on activities in our area, and asked them which of those sounded like fun to them. This will help me plan activities throughout the year.

After  chatting a little and "getting to know you", we moved to the tables for crafttime. This one was simple. I had them color pictures for the girl scout holiday card contest. They had to draw something holiday-ish while incorporating girl scouting into the theme. The winner's design will be used for our council's holiday card, and each age group has one design chosen to be featured on the website.

Here are their creations...good luck Brownies!

After crafting was snacktime, nom nom. I brought, of course, BROWNIES for my BROWNIES! I didn't get a picture of them all elaborately decorated with powdered sugar, but believe me they were devoured!

For our closing, I read the "Brownie Story" and gave each girl an action part. The story is about 2 brownie girls, their father, their granny, and a wise old owl. Click HERE for a link to the story if you would like to read it to your troop. They could hardly finish the story they got so giggly! Then we formed our friendship circle, sang the "Make New Friends" song, and dismissed.

Looking forward to a great year! Go Brownies!!

No comments:

Post a Comment