1.8 Twist Me and Turn Me

Program Connections:
  • Key to Brownies
    • 3. Enrolling in Brownies
      • D - Have an enrolment celebration party
      • E - Do the Grand Howl

Gathering Activity (in their circles)

  • As we needed to practice our enrolment before the parents returned, our only gathering activity today was attendance and dues.


        • Circle Songs
        • Brownie Song
        • Practice the promise, motto and sign {Key to Brownies 3C}

        Enrolment Preparations

        • We first practiced our enrolment, then went through it again with the parents in attendance.
        • We set up two benches at the front of the room, in a "V" shape open to the audience, with a gap between so that the "pond" could be between.  The Guiders stood at the top of the V.
        • The first year girls had pointy party hats on, each a different colour.  The second year girls had "crown" style hats - just a strip of paper around their heads.  Each first year girl had a matching colour second year girl.
        • The first year girls sat on the bench, their matching second year girl stood behind them.


            • The Guiders took turns reading out the following poem:
            • While walking in a toy store
              the day before today,
              I overheard a crayon box
              with many things to say.

              "I don't like red!" said yellow.
              And green said, "Nor do I!"
              And no one here likes orange,
              but no one knows quite why."

              "We are a box of crayons
              that really doesn't get along,"
              said blue to all the others
              "something here is wrong!"

              Well, I bought that box of crayons
              and took it home with me
              and laid out all the crayons
              so the crayons could all see.

              They watched me as I coloured
              with red and blue and green                     [each coloured girl stands up and and spins around]
              and black and white and orange
              and every color in between.

              They watched as green
              became the grass
              and blue became the sky.
              The yellow sun was shining bright
              on white clouds drifting by.

              Colors changing as they touched,
              becoming something new.
              They watched me as I coloured.
              They watched till I was through.

              And when I'd finally finished,
              I began to walk away.
              And as I did the crayon box
              had something more to say...

              "I do like red!" said the yellow
              and green said, "So do I!"
              "And blue you are terrific
              so high up in the sky."

              "We are a box of crayons
              each of us unique,
              but when we get together
              the picture is complete."      [all girls hold up the pictures that they coloured]
            • Guider now says: "We are a rainbow of colours all coming together as a rainbow of personalities into one “crayon box” – the 1st Springdell Brownie unit."
            • All girls say the promise together.
            • Girls sit down, then we have each colour come up – 2nd year to bring 1styear up:
              • Red:
              • Scarlet:
              • Pink:
              • Orange:
              • Brown:
              • Gold:
              • Yellow:
              • Green:
              • Blue:
              • Purple:
              • Silver:
              • Black:
            • As each girl is brought up, a leader will do the “Twist me and Turn me and show me an elf, I look in the water and there see” and the girl fills in “myself”.  Then the leader welcomes the girl to the unit and pins on her enrolment pin.

            Grand Howl

            • Do the Grand Howl for the parents  {Key to Brownies 3E}


            • Thank everyone for attending the ceremony and dismiss everyone to enjoy the many colourful cupcakes that the first year families have brought to share.