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Cadette Journey – Amaze – Session 5-6

Materials

Leader Journey book and girls’ Journey books

Meeting

Pre –meeting: Read & write in Journey books pages 112-113. If you finish then go back to earlier pages that look fun and fill them in.

Opening (as usual)

Activities:

  • Remind the girls that our Journey is about building better relationships, and now it’s time for us to be leaders and help build better relationships in our community.
  • Have the girls form small groups and make 3 lists with a leader’s top 3 personal qualities, skills, and accomplishments. Have groups come together to share and make one definition of leadership. Look together at page 10 in their books to compare their definition with Girl Scouts’ definition.
  • Have each girl share the qualities, skills, and accomplishments that define her personally as a leader.
  • Have the girls turn to page 114 in their books and explain that we’re going to decide on and plan a Take Action project.
  • Brainstorm on relationship issues and possible solutions for each. They can look in their books at pages 115-117 for ideas, and page 120 for keys to a good project. [Mention that solutions must be things they can do at the next meeting.]
  • Guide the girls to decide on an issue.

Break

  • Guide the girls to plan their project, looking at pages 122-123 in their books.
  • Decide on a solution to the issue.
  • Outline the main actions to make the project a reality.
    • Who can help with those actions?
    • What things are needed to fulfill those actions?
  • Determine the detailed step-by-step actions needed to complete the project.
    • Task, person responsible, and end date for each action
    • Risks, such as resource availability, weather conditions (if outside), etc.
  • Make sure all girls know what they need to do or bring for our next Journey meeting.

Closing (as usual)

 

Cadette Journey – Amaze – Session 4

Materials

Leader Journey book and girls’ Journey books

Meeting

Pre –meeting: Read & write in Journey books pages 81-83. If you finish then go back to earlier pages that look fun and fill them in.

Opening (as usual)

Activities:

  • Discuss bullying: Physical, Verbal, Indirect, Virtual
  • Ask girls: Why do people bully other certain people? What should we do when people bully us? Discuss page 84.
  • Discuss scenarios in girls’ books pages 85-87.
  • Play Shoe factory – stand in a circle, shoulder to shoulder, put all shoes in the middle of the circle. Each girl gets two different shoes that are not her own and puts them on. Then, each girl finds matching her shoes and puts them together.

Closing (as usual)

Cadette Journey – Amaze – Session 3

Materials

Leader Journey book and girls’ Journey books

Meeting

Pre –meeting: Play back-to-back, adding new girls as they arrive.

Opening (as usual)

Activities:

  • Ask each girl to remind us of her Journey name and to say if they consider themselves a part of any circles of friends or cliques of friends.
  • Ask girls: Have you ever traded in something you believe in just to belong?   What pressures (good and bad) have you felt to do certain things?
  • Play Where Do You Stand. Mark a line on the board from 1 to 10. Ask scenarios.
  • Make lists for Clique and Circle.
  • Ask girls: Do you and your friends ever act like a clique?  Circle of friends?   How do cliques start? How do you get out? How do they hurt people?
  • Discuss and practice “I” statements.

Closing (as usual)

Cadette Journey – Amaze – Session 2

Materials

  • Leader Journey book and girls’ Journey books
  • 17 boxes
  • Crafty stuff to decorate the boxes
  • 24 pieces of paper and 17 pens

Meeting

Pre-opening: Build and decorate boxes for Peacemaker Kits

Opening (as usual)

Activities:

  • Ask each girl to remind us of her Journey name and to say one thing she does  that makes her a good friend
  • Discuss: What is a stereotype?  What are some examples of common stereotypes that you hear about from your friends?  See on TV or in movies?  How do stereotypes change how we interact with people?  Explain that if they learned anything important then they can write it down and put it in their box.
  • Have the girls look on page 22 in their Journey books.  What stereotypes do they think people would assign to each of the girls there?  What is the problem with stereotypes?  Have the girls look on page 23 of their Journey books.  What are some ways that people might stereotype them that are wrong?  Remind them that if they learned anything important then they can write it down and put it in their box.
  • Circle of Friends:  Ask each girl to draw a circle.  Inside the circle, write words that describe what they look for in friends.  Use pages 31-32 in their Journey books to get ideas.  Outside the circle, write words that describe what they bring to friendships.  Draw a bigger circle around all of that.  Share their circles.  Remind them that if they learned anything important then they can write it down and put it in their box.
  • Talk Show:  Ask each girl to write down a friendship issue that they have, if they have one.  Collect them, read them, and have the group give advice on it.  Remind them that if they learned anything important then they can write it down and put it in their box.

Closing (as usual)

 

Cadette Journey – Amaze – Session 1

Materials

Leader Journey book and girls’ Journey books

Meeting

Opening (as usual)

Activities:

□   Ask each girl what she wants her Journey name to be.

□   Have each girl to answer:

    • Something obvious about me is…
    • Something only a few other people know about me is…
    • The first thing I notice about someone new is…
    • The first think I hope someone notices about me is…

□   Ask if any girls want to answer any question on page 20 of their Journey book or:

    • Before I got to know someone, I incorrectly assumed…
    • Before someone got to know me, they incorrectly assumed…

□   Break girls into pairs

    • Together, draw a maze that depicts their lives
    • Include sketches of challenges and resources to overcome them
    • Add a slogan, “Our lives are like a maze because…”
    • Have them share their mazes

□   Have the girls to make a Team Agreement

    • Have someone ask for ideas and votes, someone else write them all down

□   Have each girl write down a relationship goal

    • Write down one issue to solve and seal it in an envelope

Closing (as usual)

Junior Journey – Agent of Change – Session 7

Materials

  • Leader Journey book and girls’ Journey books
  • “Draw Straws” papers
  • Community award patches

Meeting

Opening (as usual)

Activities:

  • Ask the girls to discuss how they made a difference in the community.  How did they grow as individuals?  As a troop?  As citizens of the community?
  • Ask each girl to get a “Draw Straws” paper and tell something she remembers from Journey related to what’s on the paper.
  • Award Community patch

Closing (as usual)

Junior Journey – Agent of Change – Session 5

Materials

  • Leader Journey book and girls’ Journey books
  • 20 pieces of paper, markers

Meeting Opening (as usual)

Activities:

  • Ask the girls to write down and/or discuss project ideas involving Up-front Action and Behind the Scenes action (page 76)
  • Ask the girls to discuss their project into steps and aspects (page 79)
  • Ask the girls to consider resources and conduct a reality check (page 80)
  • If we have extra time, have the girls fill out the pie chart (page 81)
  • Award team patches

Closing (as usual)

Junior Journey – Agent of Change – Session 4

Materials

  • Leader Journey book and girls’ Journey books
  • 20 pieces of paper, 60 index cards, thin markers

Meeting

Opening (as usual)

Activities:

  • Ask the girls to talk about what community means to them – real, virtual, etc.  Discuss how communities can overlap.
  • Have the girls look at page 70 to get ideas for communities and fill in page 71 with their own communities.
  • Ask the girls to talk about what are the good things in those communities and what those communities need.
  • Have the girls fill in page 72 for animals.  Then, do the fist-to-five to come up with a small list of ideas and write them down on page 78.
  • If there is time left, then play the Real Me game on page 24.

Closing (as usual)