Invite friends to a Birthday Party themed Troop Meeting. Have a Girl Scout birthday cake & balloons with Girl Scout songs & games to share what Girl Scouts is all about. This is also an excellent occasion for a special rededication ceremony or a Girl Scouts' Own.
Sunday - GIRL SCOUT SUNDAY
More ideas, prayers and church bulletins are available here.
Monday - LIVE BY THE GIRL SCOUT LAW
Tuesday - EXPLORE THE WORLD
Wednesday - EMBRACE HEALTH AND SAFETY
Thursday 10 - INNOVATIVE AND SAVVY
Friday 11 – FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Saturday - THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Bring the story of Low to life by preparing an interactive reading of the "Juliette Low Album," which is found on pages 8-11 of the Brownie Girl Scout Handbook. Before reading the story, give each girl one item that represent parts of the story. Then animatedly start to read the story. Pause at the point where an item is represented, and ask the girl who is holding the item to display it to the group.
Items needed: a United States map (Low was born in Savannah, Georgia), a paintbrush (to illustrate that Low loved the arts), pieces of taffy to hand out (Low famously got taffy stuck in her hair), a Brownie who is the second oldest child in her family (like Low), a small plastic bag filled with rice (an accident with rice caused part of Low's deafness), a first aid kit (Low's first U.S. troop learned first aid), basketball (her first troop also played basketball), a book and a pencil (to demonstrate when Low wrote the Girl Scout handbook), any other items that the leader feels appropriate, to match the number of girls present.
Easy, Easy Old fashioned Doughnuts
Ingredients: 2-4 tubes of can buttermilk or homestyle biscuits, Confectioners' sugar, Cinnamon, Granulated sugar, vegetable oil for frying, a candy/oil thermometer (optional, but VERY useful), tiny round cookie cutter, stainless steel tongs, cookie sheets lightly sprayed with cooking spray, paper towel, plates
Directions: Remove biscuits from tubes and place on sprayed cookie sheet. Using a tiny 1 inch round cookie cutter, (or a clean medicine cup that comes with children's pain reliever) press down in the middle of each biscuit until it cuts through the dough. Remove hole and set aside on a cookie sheet. While preparing doughnuts, heat oil in a fryer or on top of the stove in a large pan until oil is 370 degrees. Place 3 or 4 doughnuts at a time in the oil, watching carefully. When the bottom is golden brown, flip over with the tongs, to fry the other side. Remove doughnuts to a cookie sheet lined with paper towel. Allow to drain/cool just for one minute or so then drop in coating. When coated remove to a plate. The "holes" can be done last. Coatings: We used plain confectioners' sugar, and cinnamon mixed with granulated sugar until light brown in color.
Molasses Drop Cookies
Ingredients: 2 cups flour, 2 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. each ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon, 1/4 cup molasses, 1 cup brown sugar, packed, 1 stick margarine, 1egg
Directions: Mix sugar, margarine and egg. Sift dry ingredients and add to sugar mixture. Form into small balls, dip in sugar and place on greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.
Cookie ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour, 2/3 cup cocoa, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 cup hot water, 2/3 cup milk, 1/2 cup hot water, 2/3 cup milk, 1/2 cup vegetable shortening, 1 cup sugar, 1 egg Frosting ingredients: 1/4 cup butter, softened, 1/2 cup vegetable shortening, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 3 cups powdered sugar, 3-4 tbsp milk,
Directions: Heat the over to 350 degrees. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the flour and the cocoa; set them aside. In a small bowl, dissolve the baking soda in the hot water, then add milk and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg and beat another minute. Mix in half of the dry ingredients, then half of the wet; repeat. Drop batter by heaping teaspoons, about 2 inches apart, on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool thoroughly.
Make the frosting: Meanwhile, make the frosting. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter, shortening, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar, beating until fluffy. Add milk, one tablespoon at a time, until the frosting has a creamy consistency. Spoon frosting into a sealable plastic bag, seal and cut one corner off. Put it All Together: Fill the center of two cookies with frosting by simply squeezing the bag. Makes 2 dozen.
Sugarless No-Cook Apple Dessert
Ingredients: Cooking apples, Condensed milk, Orange juice, Nuts or grated chocolate
Directions: Grate raw cooking apple. Whip together with the condensed milk. Add a little orange juice. Arrange in dishes with nuts or grated chocolate on top.
From the 1950 Leaders guide to the Brownie Girl Scout Program
“Singing games are popular and easy to play. Use those you are probably familiar with such as A Tisket, A Tasket, Farmer In The Dell, In-and-Out the Window, London Bridge, Looby Loo, Pop Goes the Weasel BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO (DAISY, DAISY) Daisy, Daisy, give me you answer true. I'm half-crazy all for the love of you. It won't be a stylish marriage, I can't afford a carriage; But you'll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two. Henry, Henry, here is your answer true; I'm not crazy over the likes of you. If YOU can't afford a carriage, forget about the marriage; 'Cause I won't be jammed, I won't be crammed on a bicycle built for two. HOME ON THE RANGE Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam, Where the deer and the antelope play, Where seldom is heard a discouraging word, And the skies are not cloudy all day. CHORUS Home, home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play, Where seldom is heard a discouraging word, And the skies are not cloudy all day. Where the air is so pure, and the zephyrs so free, The breezes so balmy and light, That i would not exchange my home on the range, For all of the cities so bright. The Red man was pressed from this part of the west, He's likely no more to return, To the banks of the Red River where seldom if ever Their flickering campfires burn.
Do an activity from the 1951 Brownie Scout Handbook
Do an activity from the 1950 Leader’s Guide to the Brownie Scout Program
Remember that the best service project for Brownie Scouts are those undertaken by the troop and carried out at troop meetings.
Are these steps still in use today? Which badges can these requirements be found in? Requirements for Ranks:
1. What are the Girl Scout Promise, Laws and Motto? What must a Girl Scout do every day? 2. Demonstrate the Girl Scout sign and salute. When do Girl Scouts do these? 3. Give Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. What does the flag stand for? Show how the flag should be used. 4. What are the words of the first and last stanzas of the Star Spangled Banner? 5. Give the full name of the President of the United States; the governor of your state; the highest city or town official where you live. 6. Tie the square knot, bowline, clove hitch, and sheepshank knots and demonstrate the use of each. 7. Tell the story of one animal pet (if you do not have an animal pet, tell the story of any live thing you have watched). 8. Tell four woodcraft signs. 9. Present a record that you have saved or earned enough money to buy some part of the Girl Scout uniform or insignia, or pay registration fee.
Plan a fashion show about GS. Include old and new uniforms. Find out about the history of GSNEO, uniforms through the ages and interview the museum person? Look at some books and do an activity form one of the old books. Create paper dolls wearing Girl Scout uniforms from throughout the ages. You can find them online at www.makingfriends.com/friends/f_scouts.htm.