B1.2 Make New Friends

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Program Connections:
  • Key to Brownies
    • 1. Making a Promise
    • 2. Getting to Know You
    • 3. Enrolling in Brownies
    • 4. Being a Brownie

Pre-meeting activity: ‘Today at Brownies I made a new friend’ worksheet. Put girls in pairs as they arrive.


6:00-6:05 pm

  • Brownie opening song
  • Recite the Brownie Promise
  • Practice the Brownie motto, sign and handshake
  • Attendance/dues to be placed under the toadstool
  • Introduction and Rules
    • must stay in the main centre of the building (NOT outside)
    • quiet sign (hand in the air)
    • same rules as at school
    • do not touch or play with the toadstool or owl
    • if you need to use the washroom please ask one of the leaders

6:05 – 6:10 pm

6:10-6:15 pm

  • 4A Listen to The Brownie story
    • Read pages 8-16 in Brownie book

6:15 - 6:16 pm

  • 1A Learn Brownie Law
      Brownie Law
      As a Brownie
      I am honest and kind;
      I help take care
      Of the world around me.

    6:16 – 6:25 pm

    6:35 – 6:40 pm

    • Discuss doing a “Good Turn” (following the Brownie Motto) each week and encourage all the girls to do a Good Turn during the week.

    6:40 - 6:45 pm

      6:45 – 7:25 pm

      • CRAFT: Owl name tags and Owl folders

      7:25 – 7:30 pm

      • 3E Grand Howl
        • The grand howl is a special way to welcome a guest or show appreciation to a helper.
          Gather in the Brownie Ring.
          Squat down, knees bent, arms between your legs with two fingers of each hand touching the floor.
          Say “Tu-whit, tu-whit, tu-whoo” softly. Rise a little and then return to the squatting position.
          Rise again a little higher and repeat, “Tu-whit, tu-whit, tu-whoo,” a little louder.
          Rise a third time, even higher. Say only “Tu-whit, tu-whit,” but louder. Then leap in the air and clap your hand above your head as you yell, “Tu-whoo”!
      • Brownie closing song

      Supplies needed for meeting

        • Brownie book
        • Crayons
        • Notepad/pen
        • Bean bag
        • Law relay game
        • Camera
        • Owl name tag kits
        • Owl folder kits
        • Gluesticks/adhesives
        • Toadstool
        • Owl
        • Attendance clip board
        • Pencils
        • CD player
        • Music
        • ‘Today at Brownies…’ worksheet
        • Registration folder