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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.

Juniors AMUSE – Panel Discussion

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Our Juniors recently had a successful panel discussion to fulfill one requirement of their AMUSE Journey.  We invited four powerful ladies to our troop meeting so they could share with us the many different roles that they play in their lives.

To Prep for the panel discussion, the girls spent a meeting coming up with questions to ask the ladies.

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-What are the roles that you play in your life today – at your job, in your family, as a volunteer?
-What role did you take on at some point in your life that you never really expected to have? What did you learn from it? Where did it lead you next?
-Did you ever have to give up on a role you wanted and try something else?
-Has anything stopped you from playing any of your roles?
-Have you ever had to confront a stereotype?  If so, what happened?
-Are there women who paved the way for you in your roles? Who are they, and what have you learned form them?
-What Stereotypes do you think girls my age face in the world today?
-What can we do about stereotypes?
-What other roles do you hope to try at some point?
-What did you want to be when you were my age?

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The panelists were Brenda Watson; a Business owner, race car driver and mother, Delaney Clements; a student, cancer survivor, and cancer awareness advocate, Brianna Brodak; a Gym owner, fitness instructor, wife, and mother), and Christen Coburn; an Accountant, Yoga and fitness instructor, and wife.

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The girls asked some great questions and were very respectful.  We are very thankful to our panelists for taking the time out of their busy schedules to work with our girls!
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