Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Friendly and Helpful

Today's meeting focused on the girls' yellow petal for being Friendly & Helpful. We talked about  different ways they could be friendly and helpful at home and at school.  We then helped the girls make Daisy Helping Hands coupon booklets.

Each girl had a Helping Hands Coupons sheet to cut apart.  (If you want to modify your own Helping Hand coupons, here is our Word doc version.)  The coupons were each glued on a piece of construction paper.
Helping Hands Coupons
The girls punched a hole in each card, and we helped them tie them together to make a coupon book.

Helping Hands Coupon Book

For our second activity, we made our own version of Helping Hands Calling cards.  Each time they do an act of kindness, they can leave their calling card behind.

Helping Hands Calling Cards

The girls had a sheet of hand prints, and a sheet of Helping Hands Calling cards to cut.  (We had pre-cut the hands as circle-shaped pieces before the meeting.)  The girls colored the hands, and glued one to each of their cards.   They took these cards home along with a Calling Card coloring sheet.

We sent the girls home with our own version of a Kindness Keeper.  We cut a 2"x18" strip of white craft foam, and wrote the girl's name on the bottom of their strip.  We punched a hole at the top, reinforced it with hole reinforcement labels, and tied a piece of plastic lace to it.  We gave each girl a pack of daisy gems (found in the $1 bins at Michaels).  

Sample Kindness Keeper

The girls are to hang their Kindness Keeper from a door or cabinet.  Each time they do a good deed, they get to stick a daisy gem on their keeper. It make a pretty display of their kindness.  

See all the photos from today here.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Be A Sister to Every Girl Scout

Our meeting today was to focus on Being a Sister to Every Girl Scout.  That is the last statement in the GS Law, so we talked about how we can be Girl Scouts from all over the world enjoy Girl Scouts, just like they do.

First, we had a little Valentine fun, and decorated sugar cookies with pink icing and Valentine-inspired decors.  The best part was eating them, of course.

Decorating Valentine Cookies

Decorating Cookies

We handed out the goodie bags we received from Troop 344 in Ohio.  We had made the Ohio troop Valentine cards at our last meeting.   This tied in well to our being a sister to other Girl Scout theme for today.

We had a request to do an exchange with anther Daisy troop in Arkansas.  So today, the girls made little critter bookmarks to send to this troop.

Making little critter bookmarks.

Little critters ready for a trip to Arkansas.

The final task for today was to write notes to the girls in this troop.  We will bundle the cards and critters, and a couple other goodies, along with some information about our Virginia locality to send to this troop.

Making cards to send to another troop. 

The girls earned their violet petal patch today for all their hard work.  We definitely needed all mothers' helping hands for today's activities.

See all the photos from today here.

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