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Brownie Troop # 403

10/17/2007 Meeting Agenda

(1st Grade Brownies)

Arrival:

1. As the girls arrive, they may make a nametag and a Kaper Chart name plate on an index card (Sarah is the Kaper Chart helper)


Opening:

1. Sit in the Brownie ring and have everyone introduce themselves (name, teacher, favorite things/activities)

2.Hand out vests and welcome each girl to the troop.


Business:

1. Tell them that they will be learning about being a Brownie Girl Scout and that they

will begin by earning the “Girl Scout Ways” Try-It.


Activity (Girl Scout Ways Try-it on page 14-15):  Girls must do 4 of the activities.


1. Teach the girls the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Have them repeat one line after you.

Girl Scout Promise:

On my honor, I will try:

To serve God and my country

To help people at all times,

And to live by the Girl Scout Law.


Girl Scout Law:

I will do my best to be:

Honest and fair

Friendly and helpful,

Considerate and caring,

Courageous and strong, and

Responsible for what I say and do,

And to,

Respect myself and others,

Respect authority,

Use resources wisely,

Make the world a better place,

And be a sister to every Girl Scout.


2. Introduce the girls to the Girl Scout Ways:  Girl Scout Sign, Girl Scout Handshake, Quiet Sign


3. Make the Sit-upon with pre-cut materials (Lauren helper).


4.  Make s’mores (Blakely helper).  Helper mom setup/cook while girls making sit-upons.



Closing:

1. Explain that a Girl Scout always leaves a place cleaner than it was. So everyone

should pitch in to help clean up!

2.  Show the Kaper Chart and show jobs that will be assigned at the next meeting.

3. End in a friendship circle and do the Friendship Squeeze.

4.  Give girls their red backpacks to take home.




If time:

Sing the “Brownie Smile” Song

I’ve got something in my pocket, it belongs across my face,

I keep it very close at hand, in a most convenient place.

I’m sure you couldn’t guess it, if you guessed a long, long while

So, I’ll take it out and put it on, it’s a great big brownie smile!


Sing the “Make New Friends” song

Make new friends

But keep the old.

One is silver

And the other’s gold!



Materials needed:

Markers – Sarah/Tina

Nametag stickers – Sarah/Tina

Index cards – Sarah/Tina

Sterno/lighter/skewers - Tina

Graham crackers – Blakely/Shelly

Chocolate bars - Blakely/Shelly

Marshmallows - Blakely/Shelly

Paper towels - Blakely/Shelly

10 foam pieces – Lauren/Susan

10 tablecloth pieces, hole punched – Lauren/Susan

10 ropes (taped at ends) – Lauren/Susan

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Brownie Troop # 403

4/23/2008 Meeting Agenda

Finish Healthy Habits Try-it/Begin Stitch It Together Try-it

(1st Grade Brownies)


Arrival

As the girls arrive, they help take down the chairs, set up the tables for snack/craft, and spread around the sit-upons in a circle.


Opening

Sit on the sit-upons in the Brownie ring, recite the Promise and sing the Brownie Smile song.


Business

1.  Discuss the Try-it Tree poster and let each girl place a leaf on the tree for each try-it we have earned this year.

2.  Discuss the clean teeth handout and the calcium handout from the Healthy Habits try-it and let each girl explain their experiences.

3.  Discuss the next Try-it we will work on, Stitch It Together, and the activities involved.  Let the girls vote on the items we will create at the JoAnn’s Fabrics field trip 5/7.

4.  Discuss the final meetings of the year – Bridging Ceremony 5/16 and Troop Party/field trip 5/21.


Activity # 1

Hand Washing Activity for the Healthy Habits Try-it (led by Mrs. Cohn)


Snack


Activity # 2

Work on Animal Sewing Card for the Stitch It Together Try-it


Closing

1.  Clean up the room so it is as we found it.

2.  End in a friendship circle and sing the Make New Friends song and do the Friendship Squeeze.

3.  Give each girl their Healthy Habits Try-it to take home.



Beautiful Smile – (For the Healthy Habits Try-it)


Keeping your teeth healthy is important.  There are simple things you can do to help prevent cavities.

The best time to brush is after meals.  Brushing your teeth helps remove harmful germs.

Get in the habit of flossing your teeth each day.

Make regular visits to your dentist.


If you follow these suggestions, you are doing a lot to help keep your teeth strong and your smile beautiful.


Practice brushing your teeth.  Keep track of your progress with the chart below.


For every time you brush your teeth and floss, draw a smiley face or place a sticker in the box for that day.  At the end of the week, count up your stickers/faces.  Compare your chart with your friends’ charts to see who has the most!


Teeth Cleaning Chart


Morning                                                                                    Evening                                                                         Floss


Wednesday




Thursday




Friday




Saturday




Sunday




Monday




Tuesday




Stitch It Together Try-It


1. Animal Sewing Card

You will need:

Large magazine pictures

Colored yarn

Glue stick

Cardboard

Hole puncher

Tape


1.Cut out a large picture of an animal.

2.Glue or tape this picture onto a piece of cardboard.

3.With an adult’s help, punch holes outlining the animal.  If you want, add more holes for the eyes, paws, whiskers, etc.

4.Tape one end of the yarn to the back of the card.  Wrap the other end of the yarn with the tape, making a “needle” for easier threading.

5.Thread the yarn through the holes, outlining the animal.

6.Using more yarn, connect the holes to “color in” the animal.  Add another color yarn for its eyes, whiskers, etc.


2.  Button Collage

You will need:

A piece of fabric

Pencil or chalk

Needle

Scissors

Thread

Buttons of different shapes, sizes, colors


1.Place the fabric on a table.

2.Arrange the buttons on the fabric until you are happy with the design they make.

3.Carefully mark where each button belongs on the fabric.

4.Sew on the buttons.


3.  A Real Page Turner

You will need:

3 pieces of paper all the same size

Hole puncher

Piece of lightweight cardboard

Needle

Thick yarn

Fabric or contact paper

Tape or glue stick


1.Fold the pieces of paper in half.

2.Fold the cardboard in half.  Place the paper between the two halves of cardboard.

3.Thread the needed.

4.Punch holes through the paper and cardboard near the folded edge.

5.Poke the Needle through the cardboard and through the pages.  Keep doing this until you have stitched the entire book together.

6.If you want, cover the cardboard with contact paper or fabric.

7.Use your book as a diary or journal or sketchbook.


4. Embroidery

You will need:

Scrap of fabric

Embroidery thread

Embroidery needed

Embroidery hoop


1.Place the fabric inside the hood.  This will stretch the fabric and make it easier to embroider. 

2.2.  Use the pictures on pp. 78 of the book to guide you on the hem stitch, the satin stitch, and the cross-stitch.


5. Sew What?

You will need:

2 4x4 pieces of fabric

Needle and thread

1 cup of beans or sand

Scissors

Pins


1.Pin the 2 pieces of fabric so that the outsides are together (should look like it’s inside out).

2.Stitch the two pieces together on 3 sides.

3.Continue to stitch the 4th side until you have got 1 inch left unstitched.

4.Turn the bag right side out.  Use the scissors to push out the corners.

5.Fill the bags with beans and stitch it closed.  You have a bean bag for games!


6. Patch it all Together

You will need:

4 squares of 4x4 fabric

Needle and thread

Pins


1.Place the 4 pieces of fabric so they make one big square.

2.Turn them over so that the wrong side is showing.

3.Pin 2 of the squares together with the front sides together.

4.Stitch them together.

5.Repeat with the other 2 squares.

6.Now pin and stitch the 2 bigger pieces together.

7.Turn the fabric over so the right side is showing..

  1. 8.This is how patchwork quilts are made.  You can attach your 4 squares to the ones the other girls make.  Once everyone’s are put together, you will have the front of a quilt.  To make the quilt usable, you will have to put a backing on it.  That means you’ll have to sew it to a solid piece of fabric.



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