Thursday, May 30, 2013

Farm Tour!

We had a free Farm tour at our local organic Dairy. Yes, it meant a "fun patch" for the girls, but we talked about food, where it comes from, and our Dairy State -- just like the visit our Flower Friends had in our Journey books.

They had a LOT of fun, as you can see....

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Getting the Parents Involved

I can't complain about the parents of my troop - at all.
They are super!
They help out, get involved and so much more!

This is a quick survey that we are passing out at the Bridging ceremony next week to see if we can't tap any hidden resources for their Brownie Adventure.

Becoming A Brownie Parent Survey!
The girls are going to learn a lot of fun things over the next two years as Brownies…
and we could use your help with the huge variety of things we might learn!
(They are helping make our choices in their survey)
Our troop/group family will serve as our best resource in developing meaningful program
activities for our girls. Please share a little about your interests, hobbies, or profession
so that we may know a little about you!

Phone #: ________________________________________________________
E-mail Address: ___________________________________________________
c Standard First Aid
c CPR for
______basic life support
c Lifeguard
c Water Safety Instructor
c Licensed Driver
c Archery Instructor
c Other:_______________________________
c Other:_______________________________
c Other:_______________________________
c Other:_______________________________
My job, business or profession would be of interest to the girls:
I am affiliated with the following community groups:

Special Interests:

c Architecture

c Arts & crafts

c Astronomy

c Audio Visual

c Auto Maintenance

c Bicycling

c Boating

c Bookkeeping

c Bugs

c Camping

c Career Planning

c Chemistry

c Child Care

c Community Service

c Computers

c Cooking/Nutrition

c Dental Health

c Dramatics

c Drawing, Painting

c Ecology

c Environmental Issues

c First Aid, Health & Safety

c Games

c Gardening

c Global Issues

c Health & Fitness

c Hiking

c Homemaking

c Human Relations Skills

c Knitting/Crocheting

c Literacy - helping others to read

c Mathematics

c Music

c Photography

c Sciences

c Sculpting

c Sewing

c Singing

c Special Needs Issues

c Sports

c Storytelling

c Swimming

c Woodworking

c Women's Issues

c Yoga

c Other talents, hobbies, or skills:

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Meeting 13: Planning For The Big Day

We are done with our journey books so it's pretty simple: today we finish our Clover Project and get ready for the Bridging Ceremony in two weeks!

Girl Scout Promise
(reminding them to practice it so they are "good to go" for our ceremony)

Talk about the Briding ceremony so they know what to expect
Teach them the brownie bridging song
(To the tune of "Brother John")
We aren't Daisies, We aren't Daisies
Any more! Any more!
We're becoming Brownies, We're becoming Brownies
Oooh la la! Oooh la la!
(they had a blast with this!)
Time to make lilly pads for their Bridging ceremony!
Each girl got 4 coffee filters and a green marker to start with.
We took ONE filter, cut a wedge out and then had them color them green with their water based makers.
We then spritzed them with water and they flattened and dried super cool! (they dry pretty quick)
The "flower" was the other three coffee filters. We had them color in just the circle in the center. Then we stacked them, bunched them and tied them with curling ribbon.
See how cute they turned out?
I can't wait to see all of their lilypads on our "pond" for the cermony!

Clean up the yard of the church we meet at. This was for our Clover Project

Then, we washed our hands so we could have Snack.

Girl Scout Squeeze and say goodbye

That sums our last meeting as Daisy Scouts up.... the next time we get together, it is to Bridge to Brownies!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

How To Make Sit Upons

We have a mother-daughter camp out in our area on May 31st.
Lots of fun things are planned so I figured we should probably tie our crafts
this month in with that over the next few months!

Sit Upons would be super for around the camp fire when we are singing, etc.
I scored several wallpaper books FREE and that made this easier. We simply removed several different sheets and hole punched them for the girls.
All they had to do was lable them with their name (with a Sharpie), l
ace them up, and stuff them with crumpled newspaper.
All we had to buy for this was curling it was frugal too!
You can tell from all the happy faces that they had fun and they are ready for some time to use them.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Meeting 12: Clover Project!

Early Bird Activity: Assemble Mother's Day gifts!
We are making gift bags for the Moms to go with the cards they made at the last meeting. It's the If You Give A Mom A Muffin pack.

(game to get the wiggles out)

Circle Time

Review Caper Chart. Leader Helper sits on my right
Girl Scout Promise

Independent Petal Pack Award Pass Out.

Birthday Card/Patch Pass Out

Theme of the day: Protecting a National Treasure – this is where we all act like flower friend Clover and help planet Earth!

Story Time : Read, or have the Daisies take turns reading, Chapter 6 of their books.

If you had to rewrite this section of the story so it happened right where we live, what plants and flowers would be in it? What would they do and say?

Clover Project: We will be picking up garbage, etc at the grounds of this church! It's time to hand all girls a bag and go outside.

We go inside and wash our hands... then it is

Snack Time
-Snack and beverage helpers pass out treats.

Daisy Clean Up Song (sung to the tune of “Jingle Bells”)
Leader: Daisy Scouts, Daisy Scouts,
Let’s tidy up the room.
Daisy Scouts, Daisy Scouts,
Time to go home soon.
( Girls Reply: )Daisy Scouts, Daisy Scouts,
We’re picking up our things.
Daisy Scouts, Daisy Scouts,
Hear our voices sing!

Circle Time!

We mention the farm tour that is tomorrow, talk a little about the next meeting and what we are going to make!

Pass Out Clover Awards!

Squeeze and goodbye