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.
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Juliette Low!

Not only is today Halloween, it is Juliette Low's Birthday!
Your day may be too busy to have a chance for your Brownie to take look at some of these fun and informative sites, but maybe over the weekend or in the near future, they and you can take a check them out!
Happy Birthday, Juliette "Daisy" Low!
Yours In Scouting -

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Week Update

We are well on our way to our second key of our Brownie Quest. On Monday we talked about connecting to our families. The girls can show their families they care by leading the family to be healthier, having fun and learning together. Pages 58-59 in their Brownie Quest books will help with ideas and suggestions for your family.
Also, if you want some fun family cooking ideas, check out here .

Please remind your Brownie to complete reading the chapters in the first of her book. There are some fun activities sprinkled between some of the chapters that they can do as they desire. Basically if they can have read up through page 36 - that is chapters 1 - 6 - by Monday, that will help us move on to completing Key 2 and start taking action.
We will start planning our service project for the year. The troop will be a part of deciding how we want to help our community through service.
We will also start talking about our cookie goals. Sells do not start until the end of December.
Thank you for your continued support. We hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween! See you Monday.

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Haunted Hayride was a hauntingly good time!
Thanks to all the parents who came and joined us for the fun!The weather was good and the ride was scary. The s'mores were toasty and on the moonlight walk, some wanted to RUN!Happy Halloween everyone!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Haunted Halloween Hayride

October 25 is the date to remember. Please see the email or the calendar for the details of where to meet, times and contact info.
Here is a fun hayride printable for your Brownie!
Please confirm with me if you are planning to attend the Hayride so that I can order enough patches.


You can do any of the try-its you would like to try at any time. Many of you have asked about them and please feel free to try them on your own.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall Break Fun

We will not meet Monday, October 20, because there is no school. If your Brownie would like to work on some try-it's at home. Here are a few that are fun and if you are new to our troop your brownie may not have earned them yet. For most there are 6 options. Brownies must complete 4 to earn the try-it. Any that you decide to try, please print, mark the options you tried, then sign and bring to a meeting and I will get you your try-its. (or email me with the options & try-it name)

Make it - Eat it is a good family try-it. We are moving in to a part of our Brownie Quest Journey that focus on connecting at home and promoting a Healthy Living family. This one looks at food as fun to grow, prepare and eat.

My Body is a great active try-it. It helps girls discover more about their body and connect to healthy activity. Healthy Habits: Exercise, rest sleep, regular check-ups and cleanliness are all important to good health. This try-it gives come fun activity to learn more about healthy living.

If you are traveling over this Fall Break, you may want to try the Travel Right try-it. Brownies can discover, connect and take action in preparing for a sleep over or trip with the family.

What ever you decide to do, Have Fun! Enjoy some family time, connect, discover and take action!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Monday, October 6

Monday was a busy day. We discovered our 1st key to Leadership. The Discover Key!

The Discover Key
It's all about me;
What I believe
And my family.

Your brownie can write this chant on page 52 of their Brownie Quest book. Next week we will start working towards the second key. We will work on team skills, and finish the Her Story try-it.

This week, please talk with your Brownie about issues that face women today and in the past. A part of the homework is to talk to up to 5 women about 3 issues that each woman faces or faced in their lifetime. Make notes of them and we will discuss it in opening circle on Monday, October 13. Speaking of a lifetime, I sent home a time line for the girls to complete. This does not need to be completed until after fall break (October 27). It's a fun way for them to write their story. They can create a time line for themselves and discover what they have done to might like to have happen in their future.

For next week, on the Brownie Quest we are reading chapter 2 and following the Brownie Elf's on the Journey.

Thank you for your continued support!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Her Story

Monday, October 6 we will do the "Her Story" try-it.
Over this weekend, if you have a chance to talk to your Brownie about important issues that you have faced in your lifetime and have her ask 4 other women about what they believe are the 3 most important issues facing women today. Try to have them ask women of different ages, from teens to women over 70 years old. Try to talk to women that are the same race or ethnic group than your own (to help get a unique perspective). Ask them to think about how the answers are similar or different. Please help them write down some notes or review the answers with them so that they can talk about it during opening circle on Monday.
We will read the Juliette Gordon Low story on Monday, make a "Your Story" time-line, and work in groups to Create Tales from favorite fables and fairy tales to see how/if they would be different if written by girls/women now. They will tell their stories or act them out.
We have a fun and exciting Monday meeting planned. Looking forward to seeing you all!