Saturday, April 13, 2013

Meeting #18: Food Bank Volunteering

You in Guiding: Be Involved in Your Community (YiG4)

Outing! We went to Feed NS and spent 90 minutes sorting food into various categories. They sorted 2 and a half pallets of food that will be distributed to families across Nova Scotia. The girls had a great time and worked hard all night. I always love this as a Community Service Project. (YiG4#3)

Special Event #4: District Thinking Day Swimming Party

You in Guiding: Learn About Guiding (YiG2)

For Thinking Day, all levels--Sparks to Pathfinders--were invited to a Swimming Party! We booked the Wave Pool, and the girls  were in the pool for about an hour.

After swimming, we had the Community Room for our party. The Third Year Guides each created Lady Baden Powell posters to hang around the room as part of their LBP award.

When the girls first arrived in the room, we handed out Get to Know You Bingo cards. We paired the Sparks up with Guides to help with the reading. We also gave them all Girl Guides pencils to keep (Thinking Day Bingo Word doc) (YiG2#3)

Then we had pizza and juice for everyone, and ended with cupcakes. We sang Happy Birthday to Lord and Lady Baden Powell.

A good time was had by all!

Meeting #17: You and Others--Safety Posters

You and Others: Build Skills in Communication (YaO2)
You and Others: Learn About Safety (YaO4)

6:30-7:00--Patrol Time: The girls brought in their CWFF Banks that they made in the fall, but now they were full of pennies! Each Patrol rolled their pennies and each group shared and compared how much they each collected at Horseshoe.


7:10-7:25--We talked about making a poster and how to effectively communicate an idea. We talked about use of colours, size of text, etc. (YaO2#3)

7:25-8:00--The girls broke up into groups of 2 or 3. They could pick any topic of safety that they wanted. We talked about safety ideas--water safety, street safety, on-line safety, car safety, etc. (YaO4#3)

8:00-8:15--Each group presented their poster and then the rest of the group guessed what their message was and talked about what was effective and what wasn't effective. Again, we talked about colours and text and what works in a poster. The girls did a great job of critiquing each poster, and we emphasized constructive criticism and giving positive feedback with the negative. (YaO2#3)

8:15-8:30--We sang a few songs before closing.