Monday, November 30, 2009

Brownies met today....

Let's just say that the girls were certainly "energetic" today! It was good to see everyone again--especially those who have been out sick recently! Today we began some work on our service project for the Christmas season. But first, as a group, the girls came up with some rules of behavior for our meetings. Things were getting kinda crazy, so we thought it would be good to have some set rules. Along with the rules, the girls came up with and voted on what the punishments should be if the rules are broken. After the basic business was completed, we made Christmas cards to go in the baskets we are working on. They did a great job and the cards look great!! Another successful meeting!! I do encourage any parents who are free during the meeting time to come and join us or come early and join in! Thanks!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Here are some don't forgets!!

Tomorrow--Monday, Nov. 30th is our next Brownie meeting. Moms/dads, don't forget to write a note for your daughter to stay after school!! We will be starting work on our service project!

If you haven't already turned in your product money--I will be at the school Monday morning (tomorrow) to pick it up. Hopefully I can get a parking spot directly in front of school. I am driving a Honda Odyssey. Thanks! If for some reason I am not there or you can't find me, drop the money off at the office and I will check in there! Thanks!

I am attending my monthly region leader meeting this Tuesday,so hopefully I will get an itinerary for the sleepover this coming Friday. As soon as I know, you will know. So for those of you that are planning on going to the overnight, expect a call/email from me Tuesday or Wednesday!

The Christmas parade is this Saturday (the 5th). We have a spot reserved for our Brownie and Daisy's. I really hope everyone will be able to attend! It is so much fun for the girls and they can take pride in their being a girl scout while going down Main street. As of this point, we are to meet at the First Baptist Church parking lot (next to the courthouse) at 3:30. It is looking like our sashes and tunics won't make it in time for the parade, so dress warm!!!!

Any questions about anything--call me!!

This past Monday...

Sorry I am late updating the site! It has been a crazy Holiday weekend as I am sure you all have had also!

The Daisy's met this past Monday and we worked on our Bells we are using in the Christmas parade. We also began some work on our service project. As Girl Scouts, one thing we do is Service Projects. This is where we do something that helps those around us. For our first service project, we are going to make small "baskets" that are filled with different items the girls are going to make. Each girl will then be given a few baskets to hand to an elderly neighbor or family member or a shut in. So moms and dads, be thinking of a few people who might be encouraged by getting one of these baskets. So we had a very "crafty" meeting! Thanks Loretta for bringing snack--the kids loved it!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

a few reminders and outlook...

Don't forget we have a Daisy meeting this coming Monday since the kids now have school! Over the next few meetings with both groups, we will be starting our first service project. For our service project we are making some small items to put in a basket and take to the elderly or shut in's. If you have any around where you live let me know and we will make up a basket for them and your daughter can deliver it. I have been doing this in my neighborhood for several years and the older generation love it and appreciate it! The girls will get patches for this service project. It will be lots of fun! We will also be making some jingle bells for the parade.

Speaking of the parade, remember it is December 5th. We will have a tractor pulling us on a trailor. We will try to decorate it somewhat (with lights and hay bales) and the girls will be shaking their bells (our theme is jingle bells). I would love to see ALL the girls attend if they are not out of town or sick.

For those attending, don't forget about the sleepover coming up on the 4th. I will post more details when I get them as far as when we will meet and who is driving and all of that.

To keep in mind, at some point in December, we will be going caroling in town. The girls who attend will also get a patch for this. When I get a date set, I will let you know.

REMEMBER--the money for the fall product has to be in my hands by early morning on the 30th of November. I will be at school that morning to get any money I haven't received yet. Contact me about getting the money from you. Thanks!

Monday, November 16, 2009

New Series

The Brownies met this afternoon. Today we started the first lesson in this year's Brownie book. It is titled "the Wonders of Water" otherwise known as WOW. It is a journey of learning about water and ways we can love it and respect it as a resource. The girls will earn 4 different badges as we go through the journey. We aren't going to complete it straight through the next 4 weeks. It will be spread out over the rest of the year. On today's journey we talked about things we love about water and about the water cycle. We also made real rainbows and then drew rainbows and talked about how they are made. We also discussed what it would be like if we had a limited amount of fresh water.

I would like to encourage any Brownie moms that aren't busy during our meeting times to come and join us a few times. It would be great to have an extra pair of hands, if for nothing else than just crowd control. lol!! I hope everyone is staying healthy!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Thank you everyone for picking up your product today--there are only a few left to hand out and arrangements have been made for most of these! Good job!! If you come across any extra product or are missing any let me know. Right now we are short 5 Deluxe Pecan Clusters--so if you come across any, please let me know! The $ for the product (if you haven't already turned it in) is due to me NO LATER than early morning of NOv. 30th. I can be at school that morning if anyone wants to bring it to me, or we can meet up sometime that weekend before. Please contact me and let me know. I know that is a Holiday weekend, but I am sure we can work something out!
The incentives and badges will be given to me Tuesday evening on the 1st at my meeting.

Don't forget the Brownies are meeting this Monday after school (Nov. 16th) and the Daisy's will be meeting the next Monday (Nov.23rd). So don't forget to write excuses for the girls to stay after school on their respective days.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fall Product pickup

Fall product comes in this Friday!! It will be easier on me to set up a time and place to pick up the product. I will be at First Church of Christ in Grayson on Saturday, November 14th, from 10 AM-12PM. Please come and pick up your product at this time or make arrangements for someone else to pick it up for you. If it is absolutely impossible for you to pick it up or have someone pick it up for you, call me and I will figure a time I will be home, you can come pick it up at my house. Thanks all!

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Daisy's meet!

What a good meeting today! We had a new Daisy join us today and a new one last week--welcome girls!! Today we started our new Daisy book for this year--"Between Earth and Sky". It is about taking a trip with some flowers from the Daisy Flower Garden. They are taking a trip from Maine to Alaska. We will be on the journey with them learning about our Earth, nature, water and the world around us. Inbedded in each lesson is parts of the Girl Scout Law that as Daisy's it is important to learn in order to know the basis behind being a Girl Scout. We got to take a "nature hike" around the schoolyard and learned the Friendship handshke and circle. AFter these lessons are complete-the girls will earn several badges. Thanks to Seria's mom who brought materials for the girls to make a necklace or bracelet and brought treat bags for the girls. We weren't originally scheduled to meet the Monday of Thanksgiving due to school being out. But now it looks like school will be in session on that Monday, so our Daisy's will be meeting that Monday. Thanks moms (and dads)for all your help and for letting be a part of your child's life.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Meeting summary and sleepover info..

We had a great meeting this past Monday! It was a crazy big crowd though! Both the Daisy's and Brownies met together. We had time to let the girls who where unable to attend the party to complete a task in order for them to get their Juliette Low Fun Patch. We also spent time talking about the upcoming "Thinking Day" for the Girl Scouts (in Feb) and what the theme will be for this year (extreme poverty and hunger). We related that to the food drive the school is having and how we can make a difference in our own community. We talked about the World Trefoil pin that we will be getting soon and what it stands for. (Ask your girls to tell you something about it). We also played a game called "cabbage" that the Brownies in Zimbabwe, Africa like to play. Special thanks to the 3 moms who were able to stay for the meeting--you were all such a huge help!! Thanks!

As for the part of the uniform the girls decided on: The Daisy's voted to get the tunic and the Brownies voted on the vest. I will hopefully be able to purchase those by the end of November. I sent home a copy of the flyer I received for the overnight in Olive Hill to be held December 4th. I need to know at least by Monday (11/9) if your child will be attending and have the fee by then. I want to send registration in early enough for our girls to be guarenteed a spot. Activities begin at the sleepover at 6:30--we will try to get there shortly after 6pm so I can complete registration there and pick up our badges. I am not sure yet what time it is over on Saturday. Ideally, I would love to get some vehicles to drive the girls over there in. I will wait and see how many are going and what I can come up with--this way, not everyone needs to make multiple trips to Olive Hill. I will figure this out and let you know. Don't let transportation keep your daughter from going. If I have missed anything in the giving of information, let me know!

Becky Copeland