aMuse – Roles and Stereotypes

Our Juniors have started working on the aMuse Journey.  In this journey the girls will build confidence by trying  roles they choose for themselves by being creative, telling stories and inspiring others to try new roles, too.

At our last meeting each girl was given a banner with 7 pennants and had to decorate each flag with a single word/phrase to describe themselves.  They decorated them and shared with the group.  Then, they were told to hang them somewhere special to remind themselves of who they are…to be true to themselves always.

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Today we worked on Roles and Stereotypes and how often times, fair or not, they influence each other.

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The girls were given a variety of roles, printed on post its, to try on for themselves and assign to their troop mates.  We talked about why they each chose the roles they did for themselves and discussed why their troop mates might have chosen some of the other roles for them.  It was very interesting to hear how they each view themselves compared to how others view them.

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Then we spent a really long time talking about stereotypes.  We did this by giving them each several “should” sentences and telling the girls they HAD to determine whether or not their “should” was for boys or for girls.  The ensuing OUTRAGE at being FORCED to pick when, CLEARLY, any and all can be for BOTH.  We then talked about how “traditional roles” have paved the way for the stereotypes of today.  The girls also got a lesson in how lucky they are to go to school and live where they do because there are, sadly, still places in our world where girls can’t even do that!

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Great, fulfilling meeting!  Can’t wait to start telling our story and learning about amazing women in our community.

First Meeting of the Year

It’s official! We are into a new year! We started the day with agreements for the year – look at that adorable group!

Then our little Daisy’s started with Get-to-Know-You’s!

We also talked about our Girl Scout Promise

While the parents met, we played outside – who doesn’t love Jenga

Investiture

We have officially begun another exciting year of Girl Scouts!

For the first time in months, it rained the day of our big event – so we remained flexible and moved out ceremony inside.

The Daisy’s colored while we waited for photos and Investiture.

We always start our meetings with The Promise

Part of the ceremony includes each girl tying a ribbon to the circular rope of the Troop.

The older girls read the Promise as we went around the circle.

❤️LOOK AT THESE ADORABLE DAISY’S ❤️

Camping Fun ⛺️

Such a fun start to the Girl Scout year with these amazing girls and women! We had an amazing couple of days together 💚

We did lots of crafts.

We enjoyed games & learning.

Until next year!

We enjoyed s’mores.

We enjoyed yoga.

We just enjoyed each other.

🎀 🌺 Mother Daughter Tea & Bridging Ceremony 🎀 🌸

What a great way to spend Mother’s Day weekend – having tea with our beautiful Girl Scouts AND celebrating our sisters who are bridging to a new level next year!

Here are our amazing Daisies 🌼 and their mamas – we even got to celebrate with two grandmas! 


Our 2016-2017 Daisy Troop 2214!


And they have a message to share 💗


Thank you cannot express the gratitude for these amazing young women! 

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A special thank you to Leigh for organizing this great day 🌺🌷🌸

Daisies ❤️ Animals!!

We’ve had such a great time learning about animals!  This week we had extra help from our Senior Leaders in Action – who lead our first activity: How to care for & be safe with animals!


Next we learned a few yoga moves named after animals! The girls did so great!


We finished up by writing poems about animals that the girls then presented to each other. 

This was our last badge meeting so we ended by sharing our favorite part of Girl Scouts this year. 


SO blessed! ❤️