Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Our First Meeting!
Despite all my best-laid plans to have the first meeting go smoothly, it was a bit of a disaster! I forgot something at home and thought I could swing by, pick it up, and still get to the meeting on time. Instead, I ended up being 15 minutes late (Sorry parents!). Because of that, we had to skip some of our planned activities. I'll post what we had planned, then what we did. Hopefully your first meeting goes better than mine!
pre-meeting: nametags/decorate journals
Nametags: Paper Daisy cards: http://pinterest.com/pin/72057662758108532/
We had to skip this entirely!
opening: pass out bookmarks. teach promise, law, pledge
We taught the Girl Scout Promise, and skipped the others till next time!
song: Daisy (http://www.scoutsongs.com/lyrics/daisy.html) or I’m A Daisy Girl Scout (http://www.scoutsongs.com/lyrics/imadaisey.html)
We sang both of these songs while I looked for the mailbox ...
circle: introduce mailbox. name game (activity + name 3x). what does it mean to make a promise? go over rules (http://www.swtblessings.com/2011/07/school-printables.html )
We have a troop mailbox -- each girl has a folder, where they will keep their journals and can give us any paperwork we need. The name game we played was fairly simple -- each girl says her name and something she likes to do, along with an action for the activity. Then, everyone else repeats her name three times while doing the action. We skipped over the rest!
activity: make kaper chart: http://pinterest.com/pin/352054895840448048/
Instead of making our kaper chart, we decorated journals. I brought out all our leftover craft supplies -- foam hearts, construction paper, magazines, puzzle pieces. The girls had a great time!
game: Daisy to Daisy and/or The Wind Blows
We played The Wind Blows. All our girls were great about jumping right in with ideas. My favorite was "The wind blows for everyone with parents"!
closing: Introduce friendship squeeze; give out info cards needed for Safety Award; fave thing about meeting
We introduced the friendship squeeze and gave out index cards with blank spaces for address, home phone number, and parent's cell phone. The parents will fill out the cards for the next meeting, where the girls will copy it down and put it in their notebooks.
How did your first meeting go?