Brownie Leader

Rachel - posted on 11/26/2008 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I am a troop leader of 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade Brownies.
Does anyone have a Split level troop that can offer suggestions?

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Sarah Lee - posted on 02/01/2009

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I am a multi-level leader with 1 K Daisy 1-1st grade Daisy 5 3rd grade Brownies and 4 4th grade Juniors.  I found the easiest way was to plan first for the older girls since Juniors have to do more, and make sure they can do the requirements for the badge and then modify it making it easier for the younger ones. 

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Kristine - posted on 09/09/2012

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Just curious as to what your council had to say when you told them you were combining levels



Are the girls registered independent to be able to to this

Cynthia - posted on 01/23/2010

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I have a mixed group, I have 3 k's and or 1st graders, and 12 2nd graders.. I actually love it being so mixed, It keeps me grounded and and I have the best mom's they all actually stay and help. I also have two co-leaders so that helps.. I have my moms plan out the months badge activities.. Its great..

Judy - posted on 03/12/2009

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Hello I am a leader with Daisy's (K) and 2nd Grade Brownies.  I have also been a leader for my oldest child's troop from the time that they were 1st year Jrs until they were 2nd year Cadettes.  With the two troops that I am a co-leader for now we have been doing alot of the same things with both troops just making things a little easier for the younger girls.  One thing that we just did last weekend with are girls too that they loved was a Girl Scout Idol.  We had both troops doing it at the same time and just gave out different awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each level.  We also gave out special awards for the girls that did not get one of the places and we got the parents to join in as well.  We all had a blast and are going to look into doing it next year with other troops as well.  One other thing that we did last year and also this year with the new girls was Birthday Boxes for kids that are in homes or in poor areas.  They take a shoe style box and dectorate it anyway that they would like.  They also put in a cake mix, frosting, candle and a toy or book or whatever that were either cheap or even that the girls had that are in good shape but they don't use and or want anymore.



 



Anyone with any other ideas please let me know.  Thank you

Denise - posted on 02/24/2009

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I am a Brownie Leader this is my 2nd year and I like . we are going a trip to Sam's club and then to the state ploice. we a troop from dunmore pa.. we are going to be making friendship pins, if you look up friendshippins.com and the first one clik on it and they have pins for girl scouts thet are fun to make.

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Wow! That must be hard! I have 2nd grade Brownies, but we have 18 in our troop! Some meetings and activities are harder than others, but we have at least 3 parents that come to each meeting to help.

With having so many girls, we have found that we set up stations and divide the girls after our pledges and opening. Then, depending on how much time you have for meetings, you can divide and have the girls rotate b/w stations. Of course you would have to have other parents/co-leaders there to help, but that has worked great for our meetings.

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WOW!! That's actually a daisy and brownie troop! The best advice I can give you is get your parents involved. Make sure to keep it interesting for the 3rd graders but not too hard for the 1st graders. I've got 6th grade cadettes and help out with my 4th grader's junior troop. It's hard to remember how we did it back then but I do know that most of what we did was by following the cues from the girls.

Julie

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