Girl Scout Brownies
| At the Girl Scout Brownie level
(second and third grade), girls ...
| This means ...
|Have lots of energy and need to run, walk, and play outside.||Taking your session activities outside whenever possible.|
|Are social and enjoy working in groups.||Allowing girls to team up in small or large groups for art projects and performances.|
| Want to help others and appreciate being given individual responsibilities for a task.
||Letting girls lead, direct, and help out in activities whenever possible. Allow girls as a group to make decisions about individual roles and responsibilities.|
|Are concrete thinkers and focused on the here and now.
||Doing more than just reading to girls about the Brownie Elf's adventures. Ask girls questions to gauge their understanding and allow them to role playtheir own pretend visit to a new country.|
|Need clear directions and structure, and like knowing what to expect.||Offering only one direction at a time. Also, have girls create the schedule and flow of your get-togethers and share it at the start.|
| Are becoming comfortable with basic number
concepts, time, money, and distance.
|Offering support only when needed. Allow girls to set schedules for meetings or performances, count out money for a trip, and so on.|
|Are continuing to develop their fine motor skills and can tie shoes, use basic tools, begin to sew, etc.||Encouraging girls to express themselves and their creativity by making things with their hands. Girls may need some assistance, however, holding scissors, threading needles, and so on.|
|Love to act in plays, create music, and dance.||Girls might like to create a play about welcoming a new girl to their school, or tell a story through dance or creative movement.|
|Know how to follow rules, listen well, and appreciate recognition of a job done well.||Acknowledging when the girls have listened or followed the directions well, which will increase their motivation to listen and follow again!|