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Adult - A World Of Girls
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    HOW TO GUIDE GIRL SCOUT BROWNIES THROUGH A WORLD OF GIRLS IT’S YOUR STORY — TELL IT! A LEADERSHIP JOURNEY

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    Four Leadership Awards FOUR LEADERSHIP AWARDS 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 group. Your goal is to guide her to have the same learning and growing opportunity—and to understand how she can contribute to the team. You might ask all the Brownies to brainstorm about how girls who miss steps can get back on track with the journey. Girls may not experience activities in exactly the same way, but they can each take away new insights, connections, and a sense of accomplishment. Hear a Story Award What it means for Brownies: They see that stories hold clues for how to better the world. How Brownies earn it: By finding a clue in a story that represents a change they can make in their world. When Brownies receive it: Session 2 Change a Story Award What it means for Brownies: They realize they have the power to change things for the better. How Brownies earn it: They act on a clue to change things for the better for girls in their world. When Brownies receive it: Session 7 Tell a Story Award What it means for Brownies: They have the confidence and knowledge to educate and inspire others. How Brownies earn it: They teach others about the change they created in their community and inspire their audience to support the change, too. When Brownies receive it: Session 9 Better World for Girls! Award What it means for Brownies: They understand that they belong to a large and far-reaching world of girls. How Brownies earn it: They use creative expression (of their choice) to show what it means to them to be part of a larger world of girls. When Brownies receive it: Session 10 12

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    The Sample Session plans THIS JOURNEY IS THE SNAPSHOT HEADING AND IT MAY EXTEND SESSION 1 Girls Around the World The Brownies are introduced to the journey and its awards. They start a Team Passport, play games from around the world, and explore how games and stories link them to a wider world of girls. Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and SESSION 2 The Brownies see how they belong to many circles, or “worlds,” typesetting Girls Our World industry. Lorem of Ipsum girls, and explore has how been stories of the women industry’s and girls often hold clues about actions they can take to make the world better. standard dummy text ever since They earn their Hear 1500s, a Story Award. when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type SESSION 3 The Brownies explore how they can use clues to create change specimen From Story Clues book. It has survived in their world, not play only relay games five to centuries, create stories, and but experience and appreciate diversity in the world. to Story Change also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. SESSION 4 The Brownies begin to make a positive change in the world Planning for Change a Story around them as they start their Change a Story project. They use role-play scenarios to practice communication skills, make and It was popularised in the 1960s with the enjoy release healthful of LETRASET bento snacks, sheets and get containing active with Lorem a team dance. Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including SESSIONS 5 & 6 Brownies team up to carry out their project. They create selfportraits to express their uniqueness, act out favorite stories in versions Change of a Lorem Story: Ipsum. story charades, and explore clues for change in a story about Making It Happen Juliette Gordon Low. The girls’ book is divided into four sections with four distinct themes, and it’s worth noting that the SESSIONS Sessions have 7 & been 8 organized to dovetail The Brownies with those earn sections their Change and a Story themes Award in and this then way: plan for Planning and Telling and present their story of change, and inspire their audience to Sessions Our Story 1-3 of Change parallels Section 1 of the keep girls’ that book change (the going. water They cycle) also explore stories in advertising and media, and create their own ads. Sessions 3-4 follows Section 2 of the girls’ book (wetlands) SESSION 9 The Brownies consider their place in the world of girls and plan Our Whole Story their final journey celebration. They earn their Tell a Story Award, Sessions 5-6 matches up with Section and 3 of create the a girls’ team book quilt that (the expresses deep sea) their own strengths and tells the story of their Brownie world of girls. Sessions 7-8 relates to Section 4 of the girls’ book (moving water) SESSION 10 The Brownies celebrate their place in the world of girls with their Session World of 9: Girls the Celebration own artistic creations and think about all they’ve done along the journey’s culminating celebration journey. They (draws also say from what all they sections want for themselves of the girls’ and book) the world of girls going forward. They earn their Better World for Girls! Award.

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    Role-playing conflict resolution —that builds social skills and confidence! 4 SAMPLE SESSION 4 Planning for Change a Story PLANNING FOR CHANGE A STORY MAKING THE MOST OF THE GIRLS’ BOOK Activities and discussions in this session correspond to the second story, “Dancing with Chosita,” page 18. AT A GLANCE Goal: The Brownie Team chooses a clue for change that will benefit girls in their community. • Opening Ceremony: Stretching Toward Our Best • Giving, Sharing, Changing • Snack Time: Let’s Face It . . . No, Let’s Eat It! (Option: Thai Lettuce Wraps) • Saying How It Feels to Me • Choosing Our Change and Getting Started on It • Dance It Out • What If . . . ? • Closing Ceremony: How Will the Story End? MATERIALS Pages 18–19, WORLD side of the Brownies’ book • Giving, Sharing, Changing: world map and sticky notes • Snack Time: see pages 60–61 for possible ingredients • Saying How It Feels to Me: scenarios on slips of paper (see Prepare Ahead, below) • Choosing Our Change and Getting Started on It: the girls’ “Hear a Story, Find a Clue” work sheets from Session 2; photocopies of the “Project Check Sheets” (see pages 66–67) • Dance It Out: Music that the girls can dance to and a music player • What If . . . ?: Team Passport and assorted art materials PREPARE AHEAD • Get familiar with the “Dancing with Chosita” story in the girls’ book. • Photocopy the “Saying How It Feels” scenarios on page 62 and cut and fold them, or place them in a bowl or bag. Also copy the check sheets on pages 66–67 for the girls to use as they plan how they will change a story. 58

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    4 • Make a list on chart paper of the clues from the girls’ “Hear a Story, Find a Clue” work sheets. • Gather snack foods for bento boxes, or the Thai treats (page 61). AS GIRLS ARRIVE • If the girls are passing the Team Passport from one Brownie to the next, invite the girl responsible for it last time to show what she added to it, and make sure the girls know who will add to it after this session. • Have assistants set up the snack area for “Let’s Face It . . . No, Let’s Eat It!” Opening Ceremony: Stretching Toward Our Best Gather the Brownies in a circle and say something like: SHARING SKILLS This opening ceremony gets the girls sharing their personal talents or skills. It’s a great thing for the Brownies to do before they plan their team project because they’ll use their skills to shape that project and decide team roles. PLANNING FOR CHANGE A STORY • Close your eyes, stretch so you are as tall as possible, and think of one thing you are good at. • Then turn to the girl next to you and ask her to name what she thought of, and then switch places in the circle and ask another girl what she thought of. • Keep switching places and asking one another what you’re good at, until you’ve each shared something you’re good at with every girl in our group. Giving, Sharing, Changing To get the girls into the mind-set of making a positive change in the world around them, get them talking about “Dancing with Chosita,” the story that starts on page 18 in the WORLD side of their book. Ask the girls to open their books to the story, and say something like: Remember how the three friends joined Chosita in gathering eggs? What other things did they do or talk about that involved giving and sharing? (One possible answer: The Brownie friends recalled a time when they gathered books for libraries and schools damaged by a storm in their country.) These are clues, too! 59

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    A World of Girls PROJECT CHECK SHEET: OUR PLAN ❏ What we want to do: ❏ How we will do it: ❏ Who we will ask to help us: ❏ Where we will do it: ❏ When we will do it: ❏ How we will tell others about it: What each Brownie will do: NAME RESPONSIBILITY NAME RESPONSIBILITY What other people will do to assist us: NAME RESPONSIBILITY NAME RESPONSIBILITY 67

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