Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Meeting #2: Promise Circle Meeting

Meeting #2
Patch: Promise Circle

Snack & Pre-Meeting:  As the girls come in, half choose tissue paper and pipe cleaners to make their Kaper Kreature (clothespin butterfly that has their name on it for clipping to Kaper chart).  Adults help with butterfly assembly.  Other do pinecone angel ornaments.  

Opening & Business: Stand in horseshoe, do pledge and say Promise and Law.  Pass a daisy, say your name and favorite book. 

  “Make New Friends” (review from last meeting) and learn “I’m a Little Daisy” (tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I'm a little Daisy (motion: hands together, at side of face, head tilted),
dressed in blue (motion: hands pick up hem of uniform smock)
I am a Girl Scout (motion: make GS sign),
you are too! (motion: point to neighbor)
When I go to meetings (motion: hands out, palms up),
I sing and shout: (motion: hands cup around mouth)
 I love being a Daisy Girl Scout! (motion: clap on Daisy-Girl-Scout!)

Daisy Friendship Circle:
 To earn our Daisy Center patch, we talk about what it means to make a promise, and what that means when we say our Girl Scout Promise. Teach the Girl Scout symbol (right hand, three fingers), each representing one of the lines of the Promise.  Repeat the whole Promise using the hand symbol:
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
Sing Promise. Print pictures of people doing things, ask what category it fits in of the Promise.

Ask the following questions:
  • What is a promise?
  • Why is it important to keep our promises?
  • What if we forget?
  • When you say ‘On my honor…’ it means you can be trusted to do what you say you will do. What are some promises you have made to others that you have honored?
  • What do the words, “I will try” mean?
  • What are some ways we can serve God?”  (expect answers like going to Sunday School or church, saying a prayer, doing good things, helping our family, etc.)
  • How can we serve our country?” (by saying the Pledge of Allegiance, by keeping our land clean, by folding the flag, celebrating on July 4th, etc.)
  • What people can we help? (our moms and dads, our teachers, our sisters, cousins, friends, etc.)
Print each word of the Promise on a paper and hide around room.  After “hide and seek” the girls use their paper to try to line up in the right order to make the Girl Scout promise.

Game:  Daisy Chain” (scouts scatter through room, we congo to each girl, saying "Hey there Daisy, what's your name?" "Abby" the rest of the congo says: "Welcome Abby to the Daisy Chain!" and congos on to the next girl.

Closing: Do Daisy Hands, ask girls questions about the meeting, having them respond with a vote from zero to five fingers.  Do friendship squeeze.  Girl starts making a wish and sending a squeeze around the circle.  When the girl who began the squeeze gets it back she says, “Goodbye Daisy Girl Scouts.”  Everyone comes to center and says “1-2-3 Goodbye Daisy Girl Scouts”.

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