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    HOW TO GUIDE GIRL SCOUT JUNIORS THROUGH GET MOVING! IT’S YOUR PLANET — LOVE IT! A LEADERSHIP JOURNEY

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    Awards Along the Journey AWARDS ALONG THE JOURNEY Get Moving! offers Juniors a chance to earn three prestigious Girl Scout leadership awards—Energize, Investigate, and Innovate. The girls can choose to earn one, two, or all three. If they earn all three, they’ll see how the awards join together to create an energizing effect on their vest or sash. To earn the Energize Award, girls: • make an Energy Pledge to reduce their energy use in one or more ways • try at least two other Energize activities suggested along the journey • check out how other people are tackling energy issues To earn the Investigate Award, girls connect with their Girl Scout crew to: • learn about energy use in their buildings • work with their families to make an energy improvement at home • investigate energy use in a community building and suggest ways to make it more energy-efficient To earn the Innovate Award, girls: • identify an energy issue in the community, research it, create a plan, and carry it out, all the while reaching out to others to join in, too • share the news, reflect on what they accomplished, and celebrate it 8

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    Tracking the Girls’ Progress The Energy Award Tracker that begins on page 106 of the girls’ book lets the Juniors record their progress throughout the journey. Encourage them to fill it in as they complete each step toward an award. By journey’s end, they’ll see just how energized their Girl Scout team and the community can be. Three Ceremonies or One Big One? The girls may want to decide ahead of time whether to have award ceremonies as they earn each award or at the end, to celebrate earning them all. Energy, Connections, and Commitment In Girl Scouts, using energy wisely is often about acting thoughtfully to make something better. When girls join together to develop and encourage personal skills, they energize themselves both as individuals and as a group. They also gain a personal connection and commitment to their team, and this strengthens their involvement in whatever the team chooses to do. WHAT IF A GIRL MISSES AN AWARD STEP? Find a way for her to do something similar to what she missed so she can still earn the award with her team. If she misses the day that the team practices communication skills, she can partner with a girl and trade tips at a later time. If she misses out on the energy audit, she can take the lead in a follow-up step, such as reviewing the audit data and making recommendations for greater energy efficiency. You might call on the full team of Juniors to brainstorm together about how girls who miss some steps can best get back on track with the journey. AWARDS ALONG THE JOURNEY When girls miss a team meeting, your goal is to assist them in finding ways to have a similar learning and growing opportunity— and to understand how they can contribute to the team. Girls may not have the exact same experience, but they can each take away new insights, connections, and a sense of accomplishment. 9

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    Snapshot of the Journey SNAPSHOT OF THE JOURNEY SESSION 1 Start Your Engines SESSION 2 Pledging to Save Energy Juniors begin to experience the various forms of energy and how they can make the most of their own energy to conserve Earth’s energy. The girls: • get an overview of the journey and its prestigious leadership awards • discuss the basics of energy and energy efficiency • make recycled paper • name their unique personal energy Juniors commit to an energy pledge, take a look at how plants use energy, and sort through some of the wasted energy they see around them—all activities leading to the Energize Award. The girls: • share details of their energy pledges and consider a Team Energy Pledge • assess the waste involved in excess packaging • make beads from recycled paper • consider how leaders use energy SESSION 3 Get Wild about Energy (and How to Conserve It) Juniors investigate how animals use energy according to their needs and consider what humans might learn from them. They also compare and contrast animal and human communication strategies. The girls: • observe animals in their natural setting • consider how animal communication compares to human communication • create their own list of communication do’s and don’ts SESSION 4 Investigating Buildings Juniors begin to explore energy use in buildings as they delve deeper into the science of energy and get ready to conduct an energy audit of a community building. The girls • test the energy efficiency of various lightbulbs • check their meeting space for drafts and brainstorm how to stop them 10 SESSIONS 5 & 6 The Energy Audit The Juniors conduct an energy audit of a community building and then educate and inspire others about the importance of energy efficiency as they move toward their Investigate Award. The girls: • collect and review the energy data of their building • practice communication skills as they prepare to report their energyefficiency suggestions to the building’s officials

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    SESSION 7 Gearing Up to Go SESSION 8 Moving in New Directions The Juniors begin thinking about their Innovate project. The girls: • discuss the merits of various project ideas • learn interviewing techniques as they prepare to meet with energy experts • discuss their ideas for energizing food choices • take time to make silhouettes The Juniors move toward a team decision on an Innovate project. Depending on the girls’ interest, they may conduct a walkability/ bikeability survey of their community. Then they: • make a team decision on their project • begin to plan next steps SNAPSHOT OF THE JOURNEY SESSIONS 9 & 10 Innovate! The Juniors plan and carry out their Innovate project, taking action to create changes in energy use on Earth and educating and inspiring others along the way. The girls also: • check in on their teamwork and conflict-resolution strategies SESSION 11 Crossing the Finish Line The Juniors reflect on and celebrate their accomplishments along the journey. The girls: • earn the Innovate Award • look ahead to more energizing adventures in Girl Scouting Creating a Friends and Family Network If other parents or creative teens can assist with any journey experiences, by all means enlist their help. You don’t have to do it all! Use the Junior Friends and Family Network Welcome Letter and Checklist on pages 18–19 to enlarge your web of volunteers. 11

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    SAMPLE SESSION 2 7 Sample Session 7 Gearing Up to Go GEARING UP TO GO GREEN THINGS If the girls are still investigating buildings, let them come up with their own opening ceremony! If they’re stalled, suggest they go around their circle naming as many green things as they can think of—peas, lettuce, green thumb, geckos, fried green tomatoes, dollar bills. The girls might like knowing that the color green became associated with environmentalism in early 1970s in West Germany with Green Campaign for the Future, which grew from protests against nuclear power plants. AT A GLANCE Goal: The girls brainstorm for their Innovate project. Opening Ceremony: Risk and Impact! How Are Those Plants Doing? And the Team? Lightbulbs! MATERIALS Opening Ceremony: Investigate awards (optional). Old-Fashioned Silhouettes: Light (use brightest bulbs from lightbulb activity); white paper or recycled Thinking About a Team Choice! Option: Old-Fashioned Silhouettes Closing Ceremony Looking Ahead to Session 8 paper: black paper; pencils, scissors, and glue sticks. Lightbulbs!: Photocopies of page 79, or make your own on reused paper. AS GIRLS ARRIVE Invite them to check out the profile of architect Sarah Susanka (page 67 in the girls’ book), whose teacher gave her a puzzle—and a lesson in thinking outside the box. If the girls need help solving the puzzle, here’s the answer: 76 Start

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    SAMPLE SESSION 2 7 Opening Ceremony: Risk and Impact Start off by acknowledging all that the girls have learned so far. Invite them to check the steps to the Investigate Award on page 107 of their book. If they’ve completed them, they can now earn the award. Encourage the girls to think about all the challenges they’ve taken on, and what they’ve learned as a result. Here are some guiding questions for the discussion: GEARING UP TO GO What new things have you learned and thought about while investigating? What’s it like to take a positive risk and do something new? Did you make any mistakes along the way? How did that make you feel? What other positive risks do you take in life? How do they help you? What have you learned from them? What happens if you make a mistake? Congratulate the girls for all they accomplished as leaders who investigate! Ask each girl to say something about the impact their investigation efforts might have on the environment. Here are some “fill in the blank” examples that might jumpstart their thinking. You might write one on a large piece of paper or chalkboard to help the girls focus. We suggested _______________________ to the building manager and that helps Earth because _______________________. Now that we know _________________ , we can keep on ______________. If every building we investigate becomes more energy efficient, Earth would __________________________________________________________. We educated and inspired _______________________ by speaking up about _______________________. We advocated for ______________________ by _______________________. How Are Those Plants Doing? And the Team? 77

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    JENNI LARMORE What was innovative about Jenni’s idea? What positive risks did she take? page 24 take? What values from the Girl Scout Law did you use? page 18–20 THIS IS THE TITLE OF THE BOX This is a pull out text block further explaining the main text on the page. This is a What is pull out text block further innovative about explaining the main text on the page. Donna’s work? What risks does she take This is a pull out text block further explaining the main running her own text on the page. business? DONNA ZIMMERMAN page 22 page 34 Earth? What did you changes on learn from your own Energy Pledge? What positive risk did you create lasting WHAT CAN YOU DO? What values is Abbe living? (Think about all the lines of the Girl Scout Law!) How does her project ABBE HAMILTON NANCY JUDD How does Nancy ¡VAMOS YA! Why don’t the educate and inspire girls just give up other people? And Dez? What when they have a hard time can you learn from her? Why getting their “walking bus” is it important to educate started? What challenges and inspire other do they face? What people to care page 84 positive risks are page 41 about Earth? lasting change? they taking? other people? pages 42–43 How will her project create pages 98–99 What is innovative about Robin’s project? ROBIN CHASE What’s innovative about what Cindy does? How does her work inspire RECYCLE CINDY 79

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