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We had a planning meeting on Sunday – only 13 more meetings to go for the year. So strange.  And I’ll say it again… I work with a great team.  Thanks to Snowy Owl Christine, Starry Owl Chan, and Tawny Owl Tracy for getting together Sunday, and to Spotty Owl Carolyn for letting us assign her stuff as usual (we are really going to miss you next year).  Meetings are so much better with a plan – every time.   Here’s the one for tonight…

Our major fundraiser as a Canadian Brownie Unit is selling Girl Guide cookies and, if you combine a Cookie Selling meeting with Key to Active Living: Saying No, it can work.  In the past we’ve done Safe Cookie Selling skits that kind of relate to Saying No – this time it is a bit more separated, but it should work.

6:30 Arrival – running game.

6:35 Circle time

6:40 Brownie Ring

6:45 Program: Cookies Yum – find out how to be a safe cookie seller.  Learn how much each box costs, how to keep records, and how to make change.

GAME – Safe Cookie Selling – Girls gather in the centre of the room.  One leader calls out Yes & No Questions.  Girls run to one side of the room or the other, depending on their answers.

Cookie Selling Game Questions

Girl Guide cookies cost $5.  Yes
Girl Guide cookies cost $20. No
Girl Guide cookies cost $1. No
If someone gives you $20 for one box of cookies, you give them $17 in change. No
If someone gives you $5 for one box of cookies you give them $10 in change. No
If someone gives you $20 for one box of cookies, you give them $15 in change. Yes
When selling cookies, you should say “HEY! Buy my cookies!” No
When selling cookies, you should say “Would you like to support Brownies?” Yes
When selling cookies, you should say “Would you like to support Girl Guides?” Yes
Should you go cookie selling alone? No
Should you go cookie selling with a buddy? Yes
Should you go cookie selling with your parents? Yes
Should you be rude when you are selling cookies? No
Should you be polite when you are selling cookies? Yes
Should you go into a stranger’s house when you are selling cookies? No
If someone decides NOT to buy cookies, should you be rude to them? No
If someone decides NOT to buy cookies, should you say thank you anyway? Yes
If someone decides NOT to buy cookies, should you get upset? No
Should you wear your uniform when you are selling cookies? Yes
Should you wear your bathing suit when you are selling cookies? No

Program: Say No Discussion how can you say no to someone who suggests you do something that is wrong or that you don’t want to do?

Say no skits- Girls into 4 groups – each group gets a skit to act out.  Practice.  Remember to face the audience and speak clearly and loudly.  Note – if there is time, the girls love (love love love) to do two skits – a wrong way and a right way.   It is fun to watch.

Skit 1 – Some kids are playing in the playground.  Your friend tells you that you should go and push one of the kids off the monkey bars.  What do you do?

Skit 2 – You and your friends are getting popsicles at the store.  One of your friends tells you to steal a chocolate bar.  What do you do?

Skit 3 – You and your friends are playing outside.  Everyone decides to go into one friend’s house, but you don’t have permission.  What do you do?

Skit 4 – You and your friends are selling cookies in the neighbourhood.  Someone you don’t know asks you to come inside to wait while they get some money for the cookies.  What do you do?

7:20 – Cookie Poster Craft – Design a cookie selling poster – Girls each design a poster to hang up at Sears Cookie Day table.  Include: Who you are (Brownie Unit Number), Price of Cookies, GGC Trefoil – or toadstool, or owls…

7:35 – Skit presentations – remember where your audience is.  Be a good audience.

7:45 Campfire

7:55 Closing and Goodnight.

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Putting together a meeting plan is one of the things that makes our meetings possible.  It means that everyone knows where they’re supposed to be, and what’s happening.  It works great.  Unless you forget to print it and bring it to the meeting.  Last week I had to pull up the meeting in my iPhone (thank heavens I had a minute to post our meeting plan on this site). 

Third meeting of the year.  We’ll cover Brownie Circles, Leadership, Grand Howl, and Safe Cookie Seller.

6:30 Arrival Game – Remind girls to use the washroom before they get into Brownies.  Girls to choose a game (follows from the Leadership exercise last week).

6:40 Brownie Ring – Call Girls to Brownie ring “Brownies Brownies, where are you?”

  • Tell them which circles they’re in.  Distribute the Circle packs (pencil case with circle emblems, attendance book, a pen, and a note about what they should do in circle corners.  On the outside, we’ve sewn a spare patch – and have written out the circle song). 
  • Introduce inspections. 
  • Go to your circle and do inspection.  If time, learn your song.  Practice songs in Brownie Circle.
  • 6:50 Flag craft – we have big denim flags that mark out each circle.  We’re using Dryads, Fairies, Gnomes and Elves this year.  To personalize the flag, we’re giving each girl a ribbon with their name on it.  They can personalize it by adding extra ribbon, stickers, and colouring it. 

7:05

  • Brownie Circle – All circles practice their circle songs with the group.  Then opening song, and promise. 
  • Program – discuss enrollment.  What it means.  What are the roles for first and second years.  Rehearsal next week.

7:15 – Cookie Selling Skits

  • Introduction with discussion around cookies.  How much they cost.  How to make change.  What are some safety rules that they should follow when selling cookies?  Don’t go up to a parked car, don’t go into a stranger’s house, always sell with a buddy).
  • In groups, girls receive a scenario about selling cookies.  They should act out their skit and show what they would do to be a safe cookie seller.  We often get them to make up two skits – one doing things the wrong way (they love it) and then doing it the right way.
    • Skit 1 – You are selling cookies in your neighbourhood with another Brownie friend.  A neighbour who you don’t know very well buys a box and invites you in to try some cookies.  What do you do?
    • Skit 2 – You are selling cookies with your unit at the mall.  Someone is very rude to you when you ask “Would you like to support Brownies?”.  What do you do?
    • Skit 3 – You are selling cookies with a group and you know that you are supposed to walk up one side of the street, then cross safely at one end, then walk up the other side.  One of the Brownies thinks it would be faster to keep crossing the street, even though it isn’t allowed.  What do you do?
    • Skit 4 – You are selling cookies with a group, and one of the Brownies wants to leave the group and go to the house next door.  You know you need to stick together, what do you do?

7:25 Skit performances. 

7:40 Campfire.  Fire’s Burning, Make New Friends, On My Honour, Littlest Worm, Penguins.  Teach Grand Howl. 

7:55 Cookie distribution in the parking lot.

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