This is our fourth meeting of the year and Enrollment is next week. This year we are doing a joint enrollment with the Sparks so we’re working closely with them. But our standard Brownie enrollment can be found here – we like tradition and don’t go too far off our favourite one with stepping stones.
UPDATE after the meeting: this meeting – and the last one, actually – is a lot of talking and requires a lot of listening. Next time we do this, we’ll try to add a few more run around and have fun activities to get the sillies out. Perhaps the arrival craft could be done during program and a round of Romeo and Juliet would be in order. The Tie Tying Relay (which I need to get Snowy Owl’s permission to write out was a great active break to all the listening). But to note, other years we’ve done our rehearsal in place of campfire. This year, we needed to do the rehearsal kind of mid-meeting to accomodate the Sparks who finish 30 minutes early.
The plan for tonight:
6:30 – Arrival Craft. We make Enrollment Invitations for families. These pages are updated by me depending on the date and time, etc, then printed in advance. Each girl gets either a First Year Invitation Template or Second Year Invitation Template. These are pasted onto a pretty paper and the girl customizes it with her name.
6:40 – Brownie Circles – Circle Time Quick! There’s a lot to do tonight.
6:50 – Brownie Ring, Circle Openings, Brownie Opening, Brownie Promise, Brownie Handshake.
7:00 – Enrollment.
- Girls may be enrolled once they
- have attended four Brownie Meetings.
- know and understand the Brownie Promise.
- have completed Key to Brownies
- What’s going to happen?
- This is a ceremony – like a graduation ceremony or something at church – that marks the occasion that you become a Brownie. Your parents will be here and will watch you say your promise and receive your Brownie enrolment pin.
- This is the first time you will get to wear your Brownie tie.
7:05 Enrollment Ceremony Rehearsal. We’ll just rehearse the Toadstood story and stepping stones part tonight.
7:15 ish Spark and Brownie Rehearsal – combined
7:35ish – 1st years talk about promise and law, practise tie tying. 2nd years make tissue paper flowers for decorations.
7:50 ish Tie Tying relay