One of the most memorable and educational experiences for young girls is involvement in the girl scouts. The brownies are a type of Girl Scout that is usually aged from seven years to nine years old.
The brownies will usually conduct meetings every so often to discuss the various activities for the group. If your child is a brownie troop leader, here are some steps to help her lead the meeting for the first time.
Planning is the key to the success of any type of meeting. You should prepare a pre-activity for the meeting before the scheduled date of the meeting.
There are various fun pre-activity or pre-meeting games that you can play.
Remember that the brownie scouts are still young children, and they need to enjoy themselves first before moving on to serious business.
The games that are played in the pre-activity period are meant to ensure that all of the people in the group are well acquainted with each other and are in friendly terms with each other.
Any interactive game will do, such as Bring Me or Simon Says. The brownie troop leader can facilitate the game.
After the pre-activity is over, the next part of the meeting is to hold the opening ceremonies. The girl scouts have plenty of ceremonies to formalize their events and their gatherings.
Even for small meetings between the brownie troops, it is important to hold the opening ceremony so that the brownie scouts will remember what they are doing and what the essence of being a brownie scout is all about.
Usually, three brownie scouts will lead the opening ceremonies which include the Girl Scout sign, the pledge of allegiance, and the Girl Scout promise.
Once the opening ceremonies are over, it is time for the girl scouts to start the actual agenda for the meeting. The agenda varies from time to time and from group to group. Here, the brownie scouts can determine what program or event they will do next. For instance, they can decide on whether to hold a camping trip, a food sale, a cookout, et cetera. Make sure that all of the brownie scouts are involved in decision making and that the discussions are fun and lively.
Because the brownie troop meetings are some of the core activities of these young girls scouts, it is important that they do something apart from talk during the meetings.
There are plenty of activities that the brownie scouts can perform after the agenda has been discussed. There are games that can be played, or educational activities such as learning how to recycle, learning how to plant, learning the basics of cam ping, et cetera.
After the activities, be sure to give the brownie scouts some food to keep their energies up for the rest of the day.
Finally, close the brownie troop meeting with the closing ceremonies. The closing ceremonies usually involve the Friendship Circle where the young girls affirm their friendship for each other. With these steps, you should be able to help your child lead a brownie troop meeting.