Originally Posted by SweetSilver
We will be working on the team agreement next Brownie meeting. How'd that conversation go with all the silliness and energy?
We played the hoop game. It's a small group (7) and some had played it before, but they/I suggested variations, such as 2 hoops, or having to step through the hoop to pass it. We had a lot of fun and laughed a lot. Then I took out the folder I'd prepared. It was a manila folder, and on the inside I wrote in big letters, "our Brownie Team Agreement." They saw the box of crayons, etc, earlier, and had been asking to do a craft project, so I told them they had to do this one little thing before the craft. It barely got their attention. I said something like, "You may have noticed that Scouting is about leadership (one said yes! It was dd, who had read the leaders' guide), and part of leadership is working as a team. We had to work as a team to pass the hoop. What are some of the things we did that helped us work together?"
Then I wrote as fast as I could, what they said.
We will help each other
try again when things don't work
follow Girl Scout law
(leader 02 suggested listening to each other, dd insisted she would not under any circumstances commit to listening, a train went by and 3 girls or maybe more, not sure, plugged their ears and screamed as loud as they could, continuously, until the train had passed completely, so I wrote:)
listen to each other, except when we are screaming
Then I put the box of crayons and markers, stickers and (unfortunately I didn't notice) glitter glue on the table and didn't have to suggest that they decorate the folder. All their names got on it, which I thought was nice, and things about them (I think they were still on their special skills/qualities from last time), such as "A wants to be a teacher," and "M loves loudness," "R is a ding dong," "Everyone is a ding dong," "We are crazy," "R is a person!" "C loves Girl Scouts" (yay!) "heart GS" "Love laugh live." Oh, I just noticed, a name of a girl who isn't the troop this year, as well as dd2 who was dropped off by MIL while they were doing this, to dd1's chagrin. (dd1 thinks she should get to go to a Daisy meeting for every Brownie meeting dd2 comes to)
Then the wanted to play hide and seek, and I didn't fight it.
Didn't talk about FOS, or look at potential trips, or look at the healthy family activity as I had hoped. C'est la vie.