March 19, 2018
Tonight’s meeting was a ton of fun. In continuation of learning about Girl Scouts World Thinking Day, the girls learned about the Philippines. They also reviewed filling others buckets with positive thoughts and actions. Finally, we introduced the concept of honesty and fairness.
Daisy, Brownie, and Junior – Philippine Patch
Jordan’s grandmother “Nanay” visited our troop and shared about the Filipino culture. The girls learned:
- Philippines National Dance – Tinikling (instead of bamboo sticks we used pool noodles)
- Girl Scout Uniforms – the Filipino girls wear green uniforms. They also have different levels. For instance, instead of Daisies they have Twinklers and Brownies are called Stars. Juniors are still called Juniors in the Philippines.
- Traditional Dress – Baro’t Saya (literally “Shirt and Skirt”) is the Filipino style of women’s clothing. Traditionally, it is composed of a blouse and a long skirt with a “panuelo”. Jordan brought her dads formal Barong. It is an embroidered formal shirt and considered the national dress of the Philippines. It is lightweight and worn untucked over an undershirt. The Barong is partially made from pineapple fibers.
- Geography – The girls were asked to research the country and let the troop know at the next meeting which continent the Philippines are located. (ASIA) They learned that the distance between Pensacola, FL and the Philippines is 8,872 miles.
- Language – Our troop learned that most Filipino’s are bilingual speaking both Tagalog and English. Nanay allowed each girl to ask her to translate a word or saying in Tagalog.
- Food – I am pretty sure this was the girls favorite part. They made Halo-Halo. The girls also enjoyed lumpia, rice, and for dessert … Bibingka (Filipino Cocunut Cake) and Mango Gelatin.
We practiced cleaning up after ourselves and using manners. We always try something new. If we don’t like it it’s okay but we are not rude to our hosts.
This was a fun and educational meeting.
Girl Scout Law
Part of the girl scout law is to be honest and fair. We discussed what honesty and fairness looks like.
Our entire troop made the following pledge:
- Tell the truth.
- Play by the rules.
- Not exaggerate the facts.
- Admit when I am wrong.
- Not take things that don’t belong to me.
Daisy – Lupe Light Blue Petal: Honest and Fair
Many of our Daisies will be bridging to Brownies in May. They will retire their blue daisy vest and begin wearing a brown brownie vest. Our troop committee decided that since our troop had a late start and the girls did not get a chance to earn all their petals, we will allow the girls to add the petals to their blue vests.
We will continue the petal badge work all the way through the new Girl Scout year so the girls will in fact earn each petal. Over spring break, we would like the girls to work on the Honest and Fair badge at home. This is a simple activity that can be done as a family and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Things the girls can work on at home
- Practice being honest and fair.
- Discover which continent the Philippines are located on.
Do the Tinikling dance with their family and friends.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
Philippines National Dance – Tinikling
Don’t forget that today is our troops Chili’s Give Back Event for the Gulf Coast Kids House. Encourage all of your family and friends to eat at Chili’s today and let your server know that you are there for the Give Back Event. Chili’s will donate 10% of all profits to the Gulf Coast Kids House.