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Girl Scout Picnic Game

This game is an introductory game to help people remember one another's names.  It can be used with most girls.  (Daisies who know the alphabet may be able to play this too.  It can't hurt to try it out.)

Object: To learn one another's names in a fun way.

Instructions: Have everyone sit in a circle.  Each person introduces herself by saying, "My name is __________.  I'm going on a Girl Scout picnic and I'm taking __________."  The item taken should begin with the same letter as the first letter of the girl's name.  It doesn't necessarily have to be an item you would normally take on a picnic, but it helps.  If there are two people whose names begin with the same letter, they must each "take" a different item beginning with that letter.  Proceed around the circle with each person first introducing each of the people who have already introduced themselves and by telling what each person is taking n the picnic.

Example:  The circle contains girls named Sally, Mary, Tina, Vicki, Marcia, Cindy, Leslie, and Sherri.  The first girl leads off by stating, "My name is Sally.  I'm going on a Girl Scout picnic, and I'm taking a sandwich." 

Next Girl: "Her name is Sally, and she's taking a sandwich.  My name is Mary.  I'm going on a Girl Scout picnic, and I'm taking marshmallows."

Next Girl: "Sally's taking a sandwich, Mary is taking marshmallows.  My name is Tina. I'm going on a Girl Scout picnic, and I'm taking tea." 

Next Girl: "Sally's taking a sandwich, Mary's taking marshmallows, Tina's taking tea.  My name is Vicki.  I'm going on a Girl Scout picnic, and I'm taking a Valentine."

Next Girl: "Sally's taking a sandwich, Mary's taking marshmallows, Tina's taking tea,  Vicki's taking a Valentine.  My name's Marcia.  I'm going on a Girl Scout picnic, and I'm taking mustard."

Continue until all have had a turn.  Some groups like to have the first person (Sally in our example) name everyone at the end, since she didn't have to remember anyone when she began. For large groups, you could form two different circles, simultaneously, to reduce the length of time involved.

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