For our very first Brownie meeting we thought it would be a perfect to work on the Girl Scout Way badge! We had a couple new girls join our troop and this was a perfect way to introduce and re-introduce Girl Scouting!
Step 1 SING EVERYWHERE
This year we moved our meetings in home due to schedules and rental fees. The benefit of this is that I can use my smart TV to show the girls more videos since it draws their attention better than me standing in front of them reading. YouTube was great for teaching them some traditional Girl Scout songs!
Make New Friends
S'more Camping Song
Brownie Smile Song
Step 2 CELEBRATE JULIETTE LOW'S BIRTHDAY
We saved this step for the next meeting since it was on 10/30 but you can throw a mini party at any time! I made a Samoa Birthday Cake and we sang the Birthday song and blew out candles.
Step 3 SHARE SISTERHOOD
We chose to do the "create a story, play, or puppet show" step. I was a little worried about how this would work for my particular bunch of girls but they really enjoyed it! We split the girls up into groups of 2-3. We pre-wrote out the different lines of the Girl Scout Law and had each group pick one out of a hat. They had to come up with a skit for their puppets based on a part from the GS law. We also had a cute craft where the girls made cat glasses that they wore for the skit. We called it the Girl Scout cats! You can find a similar idea with animal masks here!
****If you have a video recorder I would recommend recording the skits! We put them up on our sharesite and Facebook page for the parents. It was soooo cute!
Step 4 LEAVE A PLACE BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT
This one is easy. We spent some extra time at clean up discussing how Girl Scouts always leave a place better than we found it. We talked about three ways that we could leave the room better than before... Clean up scraps, push in chairs, put away materials. While cleaning up we sang the clean up song as we tidy up the area.
Step 5 ENJOY GIRL SCOUT TRADITIONS
We covered the Brownie Story during this step. I showed the girls where to find the story and read along in their own books. Our girls have a hard time sitting still when we read through the stories. I think its due to the number of girls but I used YouTube on this one as well and it got the girls attention!
Here is a video we used...