Pre-Meeting: As the girls came in, new girls made their foam flowerpot nametags, and everyone made heart maps.
Opening: The girls learned the Girl Scout Promise and Law, and we also said the pledge.
Song: This week's choices were "Pink Pajamas" or "G for Generosity". The girls chose "Pink Pajamas"!
Circle: In our circle, we reviewed some of the basic rules of Girl Scout meetings -- the quiet sign, bathroom buddies, and so on. We also introduced our kaper chart and talked about what all the jobs were. The girls shared their heart maps -- although one girl didn't want to share hers, and I'm not sure why. We encouraged her to share, but didn't force it. Any ideas on how to deal with this?
We also brainstormed ideas for our bucket list. This is a really great way to make Girl Scouting Girl Led, especially for this age group. The girls came up with some great ideas, like ice-skating, baking, selling cookies, and more! We're really looking forward to crossing items off this list.
Snack: Snickerdoodles and veggies and dip. Yum!
Activity: For our activity, we made I Spy bottles. We split the girls up into two groups, and we used colored fish gravel for the filler to hide the trinkets inside. After we made the bottles, we switched with someone in the other group. The girls LOVED this activity -- making the bottles, thinking of things to put in for their partner in the other group, giving each other the bottles and getting a bottle in exchange. This is definitely one to remember for next year!
Game: By popular demand, we played "Tiger, Cowgirl, Princess" again. We also played "Daisy to Daisy." Lots of giggles!
Closing: The girls received their Daisy Center. Woohoo! The new girls also got their Daisy pins and a welcome certificate. Can I just say, putting duct tape on ziplock bags so I could put them in my binder, with one for each girl, was the best idea ever? Now I'll never forget which girl got which patch!