Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Holiday Meeting

Our meeting today was relaxed and fun for the holidays.

We had a little food - something salty, something sweet, something healthy to eat.  Tortilla chips, cookies and grapes.

For a craft, the girls made wreath photo-ornaments for their family.

We passed out the cookie sale info to the parents too.  Being our first year as Daisy Girl Scouts, selling cookies will be optional.  The girls are welcome to sell some boxes to friends and family if they are interested, but no pressure.

Happy Holidays!

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Courageous and Strong

For December, our troop participated in the Holiday Mail for Heroes program supported by the American Red Cross.  The girls made holiday greeting cards for our Military and wrote words of thanks for their service to our country.

Holiday greeting cards for our military.

This activity tied into our Courageous and Strong patch for today.  We talked about who we think of when we think of men and women who are courageous and strong.  People in our military serve as one easy example.  We also discussed how being courageous also means getting past your fear to try something new.

We did a couple of fun activities to see if we could be courageous.  The first game was called emotions.  The girls pick out of a paper bag a piece of paper that had an emotion on it, like Happy, Sad, Mad, Glad, Excited, Hurt, Surprised, etc...  Each girl had to stand in front of the group to act out the emotion without talking. It could take quite a bit of courage to do this in front of everyone.

Mystery bag for testing courage.  :-)

The second game we played was a fun one to see "Who has enough courage to put their hand inside a container if they don't know what's inside?"    For this activity, each girl was given a brown paper bag that was bunched up closed at the top with a narrow opening (held by a rubber band).  They couldn't see what was in it, but we asked if anyone was Brave enough to put their hand inside.  They were all a bit nervous, but they were very brave and stuck their hand in.  They were so surprised to feel something slimy, and discover that it was a cup of open pudding that they stuck their hand into!   Of course, the next question they asked was "Can we eat it?"  Of course.

Enjoying their courageous efforts.   :-)

We closed out our meeting with a gingerbread/snowman foam bead necklace craft for each girl to make.

Showing off their new necklaces.

The girls took home their red petal patch for being Courageous and Strong!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Food Drive for Considerate & Caring

For this Thanksgiving time of year, our troop went door to door on our neighborhood street to collect food for the needy.  At our last meeting, the girls signed a food drive notice.  We made copies and brought them to the neighbors.

Today, the girls pulled their wagon and collected 74 pounds of food!  The food was delivered to Loudoun Interfaith Relief to help those in need in Loudoun County.

The girls earned their light green petal patch for their work for being considerate and caring to others.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Daisy Investiture

We held our Daisy Investiture last Sunday, November 11th.  Our Daisy girls officially became Girl Scouts!

After receiving their Daisy pin and certificates, the girls made GS Daisy on a paper plate and enjoyed some yummy food.  You can download and print the PDF printable for this craft HERE.

Copies of the Food Drive notice that the girls signed.
The notices will be delivered to our neighbors before the next meeting.

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Visit our Photo Gallery to see all of our troop photos from this year.

Our friend Kaitlyn is unable to continue with Girl Scouts this year, so wish her continued success with her kindergarten year.

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Investiture Rescheduled

Due to Hurricane Sandy's anticipated arrival, we have rescheduled our Daisy Investiture scheduled for Sunday.

Our Daisy Investiture will now be on Sunday, November 11th from 4 to 5 PM.

See you then!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Juliette Low Video on NickJr

While dining last night at one of our kids' favorites, CiCi's Pizza, my girls pointed out this video that was playing on tv about Juliette Gordon Low, our Girl Scout founder.  It is a very cute short 1-minute video on how she started our organization.  Click here to Check it out, or click on the picture below.

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Pinecones & Respect Myself & Others

Our troop had a fun meeting today.  We started with snack and coloring their own pumpkin pages.  The girls have some creative designs.

We talked about Girl Scout Founder Juliette Low, and how she loved to watch birds.  In honor of  her birthday this month, we made our own pinecone bird-feeders.  The girls first covered their pinecones in peanut butter, then rolled them in bird seed.  A piece of string was tied to the top of the pinecone so it could be hung from a tree branch.

Rolling the PB pine cones in bird seed.

We discussed Respecting Myself and Others today to earn our purple Daisy petal.  We read the story I'm Gonna Like Me by Jamie Lee Curtis, and talked about ways that we show respect for ourself and for other people we meet and know.

The girls then made paper doll friends to demonstrate respect for others.  Some friends looked like us, others looked different, and some had special needs.  They all needed to be dressed and taken care of, so the girls took care of all of them by getting them dressed and looking good!

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Our friend Courtney has moved to a new school, and will be unable to stay with our troop this year.  We wish her the best at her new school.  A couple other friends in our troop were not able to attend today's meeting, but will be back next time.  One was sick, and the other had a conflict with a prior commitment.  I will put together a packet of what we did so that they can complete the activities at home to earn their petal.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

1st Meeting - Promise Center

We had our first meeting of Troop 1138 today.  We have a great mix of girls - Four girls from LES, and four from FHR.  Two each of AM Kindergarten and PM Kindergarten from each school.

Jill, Kathryn, Jenna, Olivia, Lillie
Claudia, Courtney, Kaitlyn

Today we learned about the Girl Scout Promise and Law.  We made bracelets with the colors of the Daisy petals we will earn this year.  Each color represents a different part of the Girl Scout Law.

We learned our first Daisy song, and the Girl Scout Friendship Circle.  The girls took home their Promise Center patch for their work today.

Sandy & Kathleen teaching the Friendship circle

 Friendship circle

 Friendship circle.

So refined and proper!!

We had quite a bit of extra time at this meeting, so going forward, our meetings will end at 4:15 PM.  Our regular meeting time will be from 3:15 to 4:15 PM.

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Meeting on Tuesday!

Our first  Daisy Girl Scout meeting is Tuesday!  Looking forward to seeing everyone then!.


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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Parent Meeting coming soon...

We are almost ready!  We have the names of eight girls to start.  Our troop will consist of girls from both Leesburg Elementary and Francis Hazel Reid Elementary school.  Our Parent Meeting will be on  Sunday at 3 PM.   Check your email for directions and details.


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Wednesday, September 5, 2012


We are a new Daisy troop at Francis Hazel Reid Elementary in Leesburg, Virginia.
Stay tuned while we get things in order.

If you live in northern Leesburg and have a daughter who is interested in joining Girl Scouts, please contact the Troop Organizer for your school, or our local Girl Scout Service Unit 70-9.


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