Sunday, November 9, 2014

Meeting #6: Halloween Party

Event Planning (EP)

6:30-6:50 Patrol Time--Since we wanted the friends to experience what a meeting was like while also having a party, we had Patrol Time and gave them Halloween Word Search and Spot the Differences sheets to work on. I found these easily through Google. (EP#7)

6:50-7:00  Horseshoe--Again, to give the friends a sense of Guides, we started with Horseshoe.

7:0-7:10 We had a Costume Parade with the Sparks from down the hall. Lots of great costumes! (EP#7)

7:10-8:00 Halloween Fun!

Wax Museum--One girl is It. The rest need to create a pose and hold. It walks around and tries to catch people when they move. When It has her back turned, the statues need to change their position without getting caught. (EP#6)

Relay Races--Each team has an empty bowl by their line and and a bowl with candy corn at the other end. Each team has one spoon. They had to transfer the candy corn from one end to the other using their spoon. They couldn't pick it up off the floor if they dropped it--that way they could eat it at the end! (EP#6)

Halloween Skits--Each group came up with skits on the Dos and Don'ts of Trick or Treating.  Is anything more Guiding than making up skits?! (EP#6)

8:00-8:25 Food and Fun!

They put on music for a dance party and set out food to eat. They had Sugar cookies to decorate, brownies, cupcakes, fruit, veggies, chips, pretzels, and punch!

The girls did a great job organizing everything and everyone had a lot of fun. (EP#4)

8:25-8:30--Clean up and closing. We gave out treat bags that had Halloween pencils and erasers. In the friends' bags, we also put in Guide bookmarks, Guide registration magnets, and a piece of paper that told them to talk to their parents if they wanted to register.

Meeting #5: You and Others: Learn How to Plan

You and Others: Build Skills in Communication (YaO2)
You and Others: Learn How to Plan (YaO3)
Even Planning badge (EP)

6:30-7:00--Patrol Time. They had a worksheet to work on, planning things they want to achieve in life. (YaO3#3) (Worksheet, Word doc)

7:00-7:20--Horseshoe. We discussed their worksheets and each girl shared one of things she'd planned for her life and how she would achieve it. Then we talked about planning the Halloween party. At an earlier meeting, we'd asked if they wanted it to be a Bring-A-Friend night and they did. (EP#1)

7:20-7:50--Invitations. We planned what needed to be on each invitation, and then they decorated them. (EP#2)

7:50-8:00--We played a memory game from the Leaders' Ladder. We read a poem, and they had to listen for everything that was wrong in the poem. (Leaders' Ladder, p54) (YaO2#1)

8:00-8:20--Party Planning. First we brainstormed ideas for the activities. Then we had them think about how long each activity would take and what were similar ideas. They settled on games (Wax Museum), relay races (candy corn bowls), Halloween skits (dos and don'ts for trick or treating), dance party, and food.

Then we had to brainstorm the food. They came up with a list of food, both healthy and non-healthy, and then decided on who would bring what. (YaO3#1, EP#3).