Troop Meeting #2
Troop 40072 had it’s second meeting last week. With notes from last meeting and great suggestions from other Girl Scout volunteers, I planned my second meeting.
- Since they like the snack and kept snacking last time, I arranged to have it outside so we could clean it up and move on to our next activity, after it was put away.
- We chatted and caught up while snacking.
- The girls liked the outdoor activity, sensing the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the outdoors. There was lots of giggling.
- They were thrilled to get their Girls Guide to Girl Scouting.
- The three Daisies read with my high school assistant, Aisling. They liked working with her.
- They seem to be forming a group already. One of our girls is very quiet, still learning English with Chinese as her mother tongue. When I asked her a question and she didn’t answer, a few girls said, “She doesn’t talk much.” And her friend said, “She’ll explain it to me and I can tell you.” Her friend went on to translate.
- The girls were very insightful about our outdoor activity. One said: “The ground smells like fall; it’s different than how summer smells. Now it’s fall and you can tell.”
- It was so nice to have another pair of hands! Aisling was a Girl Scout and the girls know her from school. Our littlest Daisy was sitting in her lap within minutes of starting.
- The girls all have different ideas about what badges they want to do.
- The Juniors did not want to help the Daisies. They wanted to help the Brownies.
- Some parents arrived early and the meeting broke up — sort of — early as a result. It was a kind of chaotic departure.
What I’m wondering: How do you manage badge selection with 14 girls in different age groups?