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    It’s Your Story—Tell It! A Leadership Journey bliss This journey belongs to:

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    reach for the clouds MOBILE A dream mobile with clouds, rainbows, the sun and planets, and other symbols is just the thing to keep you dreaming. And it’s another creative break that will lift your head into the clouds. You can keep it in your room, your locker, anywhere it will inspire you. After you make one for yourself, consider making another with or for a younger dreamer in your family or circle. She can literally reach for the clouds, too! It’s fun and easy, and you can use materials you have around the house. Here’s what you need: One curtain ring or other lightweight ring, such as the rim from an oatmeal container Nylon fishing line, heavy thread, or yarn Lightweight cardboard Pencil Hole punch Cotton or cotton balls, fabric scraps, ribbon, braid, colored markers or paint to decorate with Draw clouds or other shapes on the cardboard, cut out the shapes, and decorate as desired, keeping all the shapes about equal in weight. Punch a hole at the top of each. Cut the fishing line, thread, or yarn into various lengths, thread them through the holes on the decorated shapes, and tie. Tie the other ends around the ring so the shapes hang below the ring in a pleasing, balanced arrangement. Next cut four equal lengths of the fishing line, and tie one end of each to the ring at the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions. Bring the loose ends of the line together at the top of the ring, and secure them together with a knot. Use the knotted end to suspend the mobile. 38

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    CONNECTING YOUR VALUES TO YOUR PASSIONS, AND A PASSION TO DREAMS Building dreams starts by focusing on your passions. You’ve been exploring passions, values, and standards. What dreams do they lead you to? Now’s the time to find out. Using the columns below, jot down some of your passions. Then name the values behind those passions. Next, try connecting each passion to possible dreams, using the chart below. Remember, no dream is too big! So as you dream big, dream as wide as possible, too: Think of all the various ways your passions can become dreams. Passion Value Dream I Dream II Dream III I love to garden I am enamored with filmmaking Green lifestyle Creativity Plant my own garden Learn how to edit home movies using computer software Own a nursery Study screenwriting after high school, so I can work in the film industry Become a landscape architect .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... 39

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    BOOST A DREAM, EARN AN AWARD! On this bliss journey, you have the opportunity to earn the prestigious Dream Maker Award. The steps to this leadership award have you identifying a dream that needs help moving forward and getting the dreamer started on a plan to achieve it. You might help someone create a dream from the bottom up. You might shape a dream that’s already partially started. You might save a dream that was nearly lost. You might even boost a dream into reality. As you move your “adopted dream” forward, you’ll connect with dreamers in your community and, if possible, the wider world. Just think how your network of dreamers will grow! You can work toward the Dream Maker Award on your own or with a team (large or small) of sister Ambassadors. The choice is up to you! Either way, what you do will be important, and your results will be inspiring! To earn the Dream Maker Award, you have four steps to follow, all of which draw on your own values, standards, creativity, skills, and talent—and dreams! You’ll find that each step has a whole journey section devoted to it! You might . . . create a dream from the bottom up . . . You might find a mother of toddlers in your neighborhood who never realized that her skill and passion for putting together her own necklaces could lead to a home-based jewelry business that would let her earn money while being a stay-at-home mom. shape a dream that’s partially started . . . You might help a star teen athlete move toward a career as a pro soccer player. save a dream that was nearly lost . . . You might help a corporate executive who has wandered away from her true passion of drawing find her way back to being an artist. 4 boost a dream into reality . . . you might help an older woman who works as a clerk at your grocery store finally realize her dream of earning a college degree!

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    GOING FOR GOLD? Taking a journey and earning its award is a first step toward going for the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting (check it out at www.girlscouts.org). Moving a dream forward on this bliss journey gives you valuable networking and planning skills and experience you can draw on for a Girl Scout Gold Award project. The Dream Maker Award moves you up the Girl Scout leadership ladder to reach for the clouds! Now, that sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? 1. MEET SUCCESSFUL DREAMERS Find and then interview three successful women in your community about their dreams and how they have pursued and/or achieved them. (This will show you the path to a successful dream and how dreams get moved forward, even in small ways!) 2. SEEK AND SELECT A DREAMER (OR DREAMERS) Identify a woman or girl (or a group of women and/or girls) who would benefit from your assistance in realizing a dream and who welcomes your assistance. 3. DEFINE THE DREAM Together you and the dreamer(s) draft a mission statement that clearly sets out the dream. Then you draw up the steps that will move the dream forward. Coming up with the correct steps will involve a little research! (A mission statement will give the dream vision and focus. Planning out the steps to the dream makes the dream tangible—if you get stuck or a step seems too big, return to the plan! You might have to step it out more, or you may have to change some steps altogether!) 4. GIVE IT! GIFT IT! Help your dreamer(s) take a step forward in the dream plan, and gift the set of steps for the dream to her. (Taking a step forward will energize your dreamer(s) and start the momentum that will keep the dream progressing! When you are ready to gift the plan, consider making a ceremony of it, perhaps at the journey’s closing celebration. The plan may serve as a symbolic remembrance of your collaboration on this dream!) 5

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    THEIR DREAMS, YOUR STORY By this time, you’ve likely landed well beyond the wildest visions of your wildest dreams. You’re living them and giving them! Are you feeling blissful yet? Are you feeling proud? You should be! HOPES. DESIRES. DREAMS. BLISS. 34

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