|USING POEMS, STORIES ...|
|It can be hard, at times, to introduce a letter/meeting to the girls. Sometimes something is needed to set a mood, start them thinking or even just remember that topic. I've found over the years that nothing does this better than a short story, poem or quote. They can be serious and thought prevoking or filled with silly nonsense depending on the topic. They are just as good to finish a letter/meeting with too.
During 2005-2006 I shared these "Wisewords" as I like to call them with the ANZAGL list that I'm a member of. They are assessibe to everyone..
I've also found these sites to be useful
Our Poem Collection - a collection of Guiding/Girl Scouting related poems
Scouting Web - stories, poems & skits
The Wonder Ministrels - search engine for thousands of poems (best if you know poet or name of poem)
The PoemHunter - another great search engine for poems but also can search music, lyrics & quotations by Poet, title or subject!