Monday, November 26, 2012

Meeting #3--Considerate and Caring Petal and Juliette Gordon Low Story

Meeting #3
Nov 26, 2012

Snack & Pre-Meeting:  Start by asking your troop how they think the Girl Scouts started. Read Juliette Gordon Low book while girls snack.

Opening & Business: Stand in horseshoe, do pledge and say Promise and Law.  Pass a daisy, say your name and what you want to be when you grow up.

  “Take My Hand and Join the Fun” (Tune: London Bridge) 
(motion: girls hold hands in circle one way, then sing again going the other)
Take my hand and join the fun,
Join the fun, join the fun,
Take my hand and join the fun,
I’m a Daisy

Daisy Circle: Review Juliette’s story, ask questions as you go through the story, for example; did Juliette live on a farm or in the city, did she like animals, what was her nickname and who gave it to her, etc.
·         Ask the girls to share their nicknames and the stories behind why they are called that nickname with the group.
·         Do the girls live in the city or on a farm?

When you are done discussing Juliette’s life, it is time to talk about Considerate and Caring.  Juliette was considerate and caring by creating Girl Scouts and including every girl, even those who were different than her. 
·         How can the girls be considerate and caring, especially toward girls who might have disabilities or are different than them?

One way is to learn to communicate with others that are different.  Juliette was deaf, what does that mean?  How do we communicate with deaf people?  Teach sign language for “Hello, Friend” and “I Love You”.

Roll out salt dough for Santa handprint ornaments to be baked and painted next meeting.

Game: “
Juliette Low Story Game”

Juliette Low - - - -- -------- Curtsey and say, “Welcome, friends.”
Savannah, Georgia---------- Wave and say, “Hey, y’all”
Playing outdoors------------- Climb and say, “Let’s climb trees!”
England-----------------------Fall down and sing, “London Bridge is falling down…”
Lord Baden-Powell -----------Bow formally and say, “How do you do?”
Girl Guides------------------- Give Girl Guide salute and say, “Be Prepared.”
Girl Scouts--------------------Make Girl Scout sign and say, “On my honor…”

STORY: “Once there was a girl named Juliette Low who lived in Savannah, Georgia.
She was an artist, but she also loved pets, playing outdoors, and helping others. When Juliette grew up and got married, she moved to England, where she met Lord Baden-Powell, who started the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides. Lord Baden-Powell told Juliette about the Girl Guides, and she decided to become a leader. Juliette liked Girl Guides so much, she wanted to share it with her friends and family in Savannah. So Juliette said good-bye to the Girl Guides in England and took the ideas that Lord Baden-Powell gave her home to Savannah. There she formed a group of girls who loved animals, art, playing outdoors and helping others. These American girls called themselves Girl Scouts instead of Girl Guides, but they were all part of the same worldwide family. So aren’t you glad that [speed up here]
Juliette Low from
Savannah, Georgia, who
loved playing outdoors, went to
England and met
Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, and came home to start the Girl Scouts!”

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”.

Pass out Considerate and Caring Petal and 100th Year of Girl Scouting Patches
Next Meeting:  Dec. 10 at 4 p.m.

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