Brownie Girl Scout Meeting #4
Materials Needed ^ jump rope ^ invitation materials ^ Try Its for Brownie Girl Scouts
^ Ceremonies In Girl Scouting ^ Brownie Girl Scout Handbook
Pre-Meeting Activity As each girl arrives, involve her in a group game of jumping rope. Concentrate on teaching each girl to try to do her best. Time girls to see how many jumps they can do per minute, let them experiment with “doubles” jumping, or even use one long rope and two twirlers for the whole group to jump together.
Opening Form the Brownie Girl Scout Ring by joining hands and saying the same jingle that you introduced in meeting #1.
Introduce the Girl Scout Law as found on pages 13-15 of the handbook. One of the best things about being a Girl Scout is that you promise to try. Have the girls give examples of promises they have made that relate to the Girl Scout Law.
Business and Planning Collect dues, if your troop uses this method of money collection, and share the treat Begin making investiture plans (see page 22 of the handbook and Ceremonies In Girl Scouting). Explain that an investiture is a special ceremony where the girls will “officially” become Brownie Girl Scouts and receive their Brownie Girl Scout pins. Ask the girls if they want to invite guests, what refreshments and decorations they would like, and when they might want to have the ceremony. Allow each girl to express her ideas.
Show the girls the Brownie Girl Scout pin and tell them it is called a trefoil, which means a leaf that has three parts. That reminds us of our Girl Scout Promise which has three parts. (see page 26 of the handbook)
Major Activity Have the girls work on drawing pictures that depict the different parts of the Girl Scout Law. (See page 14-15 in the handbook) Discuss why they chose the subjects they did for these pictures. Use these subjects to put together a play on the Girl Scout Law. Have the girls practice this play, to be presented at your investiture ceremony. (See page 14 of the Try Its for Brownie Girl Scouts)
Allow each girl to design an invitation for the investiture ceremony. Help them print the correct date and time. When making the invitations, remind girls what the trefoil shape means. Inform them that Girl Scouts all around the world have pins with this same design.