Daisy Troop 2209

May 2015 Update

Hi Troop 2209 Parents!

Here's a recap of our last Troop meeting and info about our last meeting of the year:

Highlights of last month's meeting:
  • Our host was Dori Waite. Thank you, Dori! We also had the assistance of Zully!
  • Each girl wrote down a trait about the other girl on their flower.
  • Friendship table – Read the story of ‘Being a Sister to Every Girl Scout’ followed by an activity where girls were paired and sat on the floor, back to back. Each pair interlocked elbows and had to stand up together. It sounds easy, but girls discovered it took a lot of cooperation and balance to stand up together.
  • Respecting yourself and others--girls were given a situation that might happen during recess and the girls discussed how they could react, as well as the girls came up with other scenarios and discussed ways that situations can be handled while respecting themselves and others.

Coming up:

  • Last meeting of the year is Tuesday, May 19th!

    -Leah Carden (813) 230-5515 and Susan Heine (323) 697-5496

    Bridging to Brownies!

    A Girl Scout community wide event will take place on Sunday, May 17th at Hyde Park Methodist Church at 3pm. The girls will officially become Brownies. The ceremony is 45 minutes, pictures 15 minutes, followed by a reception.
    At our last meeting, the girls had several questions about becoming Brownies, including some below:
    1. Q: Will the leaders be the same?
    A: Yes! Leah & Susan will continue to be the leaders in the Fall.
    2. Q: Will the meetings be in the same place?
    A: Yes! And likely the same time/date.
    3. Q: Will we have a different uniform?
    A: Yes! We are going vintage in the Fall. We've secured very cool Brownie dresses from the 1950's. We will figure out how best to fit the girls and also gather sashes and other items before the first meeting so that you do not have to shop for them.
    4. Q: Will the meetings be different?
    A: Yes and no. We will still have a parent host at each meeting. We will also be starting a new way to do the meetings. Two girls will come up with the meeting agenda and activities as part of putting the girls on a path to leadership. Leah & Susan will set up a planning meeting ahead of time with the two girls in charge of the meeting for the particular month via face time or another online way to communicate from home. We will guide the girls on how to plan and run the meeting, including setting an agenda and coming up with a list of needed materials. The girls will get to see their planning efforts in action, along with running the meeting.
    5. Q: Will we be adding any new girls? A: For now, our troop is at capacity and we have notified Girl Scout Headquarters that we have zero spots. We will evaluate next year.

    Patch Summary--All petals and patches have been earned! Woo hoo!

    Every girl should have the following patches on their tunic. The petals were earned between the field trip at the photography museum, last meeting and the field trip:
    • Dark Blue center: the Girl Scout Promise
    • Yellow: honest and fair
    • Light Blue: friendly and helpful
    • Spring Green: considerate and caring
    • Red: courageous and strong
    • Orange: responsible for what I say and do
    • Purple: respecting myself and others
    • Magenta: respecting authority
    • Green: using resources wisely
    • Rose: making the world a better place
    • Violet: Being a sister to every Girl Scout
    • All four financial literacy leaves

    We will be distributing any cookie patches earned very soon. Those will either go on the back of the daisy tunic or save them for the back of the new brownie sash that the girls will be wearing in the Fall.


    Photos from Field Trip in March

    In case you missed it, here is a link to the photos taken by our girls on the field trip:
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    Weeki Wachee!

    Links to Girl Scout Songs

    The Girl Scout Promise and Law

    The Girl Scout Promise

    On my honor, I will try:

    To serve God and my country,
    To help people at all times,
    And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

    The Girl Scout Law

    I will do my best to be
    honest and fair,
    friendly and helpful,
    considerate and caring,
    courageous and strong, and
    responsible for what I say and do,
    and to
    respect myself and others,
    respect authority,
    use resources wisely,
    make the world a better place, and
    be a sister to every Girl Scout.

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