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Building Bronze

Building Bronze


This course is required training to earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award. Girls and volunteers will review Bronze Award requirements, participate in practical exercises to prepare, review requirements to complete a Journey and creating take action projects. The class includes a discussion to help girls develop an understanding of sustainability and how others may experience the same problem that their project helped resolve..Must register to attend.

Upcoming Trainings

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012

Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Girl Scout Leadership Center

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012

Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Girl Scout Leadership Center

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012

Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Girl Scout Leadership Center

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012

Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Girl Scout Leadership Center

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Comment by Charlene Domschot on August 26, 2010 at 10:08pm


STEP 1: Gather Ideas – Try Doing This!
Idea box: A box into which Girl Scouts put pictures or drawings or the names of things they would like to do.
Collage: Make a group collage of pictures drawn or cut from magazines or a word collage of the activities the girls would like.
Unfinished statements: Ask open-ended questions that girls could complete. “When I go outside, I like to…” “When I play, I like to…”
Brainstorm: Make a list on the chalkboard or flip chart. Carefully review brainstorming rules first (All ideas are ok. Be careful about interrupting).
Handbook Hunt: Search the handbook for ideas.

Use a talking object (a speaking stone, shell, stick or ball). A Girl Scout may speak only when holding the talking object. Girls may hand it to the leaders and to each other, too.

STEP 2: Make choices and prioritize
Each Girl Scout thinks about the things she likes from the Idea Box or “What We Like To Do” collage.
The group decides what they want to do “Now”, “Soon” or “Later”.
From each list of “Now”, “Soon” and “Later”, the group decides which activities are best.

· Making a list of good points and bad points about each idea helps everyone make better choices.
· Use value voting about each activity by setting up 3 stations around the room. Label one NOW, another SOON, and the third LATER. For each activity, each girl does to that station.

STEP 3: Make a detailed plan
When the activity has been chosen, have the girls talk about all the things that will be done during the activity.
Write down all the things which need to be done or learned first.
Divide the list into jobs to be done, and note in what order they have to be done.
Make a kaper chart showing all the jobs with space for names of who will do it. Choose girls for each job.

· Play “What if…” games to prepare for the unexpected.
· Play some “Unfinished Statement” games to assess the girls’ anxieties, expectations, and concerns. “When I try new things, I…”, “When I go on a trip, I…”, “Sometimes I get upset when…”
· As a role model, help girls develop flexibility by example. If you view the unexpected as an adventure, they will too.

STEP 4: Do it! Have fun!

STEP 5: Think about what you have done and evaluate it.
Try value-voting stations again, labeling them GREAT, OK, NOT AGAIN! or use faces to mark the corners.
Comment by Charlene Domschot on August 26, 2010 at 9:36pm
Meeting Plan

Pre-Meeting Activity or game that the girls can join as they arrive and work independently on. Gets action Started.

Opening: Tells everyone the meeting is officially starting. It may be reciting the Girl Scout promise, a song, flag ceremony, poem, etc.

Business: The time to collect dues, take attendance, make plans, goal setting, have discussions, share information. Planning with Girl/Adult partnership.

Main Program: Almost any constructive activity can be “program”. Any opportunity for learning, having fun and interaction with other people.

Clean-up: Gets the girls involved, signals that the meeting is about over.

Closing: Signals the end of the meeting. Traditionally Girl Scout meetings end with the Friendship Circle and Squeeze. You may end with a song, poem, short story, group hug, or game.

Things to Think About:

v As the Leader of the troop you want to have other adults, consultants, Aides, and program volunteers assist you with your meetings.

v On average a meeting is anywhere 1- 2 hours in length. Some Daisy Troops may have 45-min. meetings.

v Who is responsible for doing each part?

v What supplies or equipment are needed?

v How long will each segment of the meeting take?

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