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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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Why we have FULL UNIFORM events

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In addition to being super cute, it is really important that we always represent ourselves in the best possible ways.  That being said, there are several times during our troop year where we require girls to be in “full uniform”.  For us, that is their vest/tunic/sash with, at a minimum, a white shirt and khaki bottoms.  The girls go to private school, where uniforms are required, so it isn’t usually a BIG ask to have them wear their Girl Scout uniforms on special occasion; most commonly, for us, are ceremonies and award presentations.

Additionally, we take troop photos…for this blog as well as for our official Thank You cards and the uniformity is always really nice!

How beautiful are these girls?!?!

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But….THESE are definitely who we know and LOVE, love, LOVE!!

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Investiture 2015

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Investiture and Re-Dedication is a ceremony we do every year.  It is a time for us to get together with ALL our girls (from both troops) and celebrate the beginning of another troop year.  It is a time for older girls to share traditions with younger/new girls.

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Our ceremony includes a promise and recitation by leaders, readings by girls and some “unity” symbolism using ribbon and rope, where we add pieces of ribbon to a rope, year over year, showing the girls they continue to be part of something BIGGER!

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Always a lovely ceremony!  Check out our sister blog to see our BIG girls at work being Sisters to Every Girl Scout!

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Entertainment Technology – by Junior Cate S. and team.

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Juniors in Troop 2214 learned about the Entertainment Technology badge in our books.  This was the first of the girl led badges for 2014-2015 and we are proud to kick off the tradition of girl led meetings, for this year! The badge was led by Cate S., Sarah C., and Sidona J.  At the beginning, during snack, the team did a little skit for the other girls. It taught the girls about Google and Apple and about how they evolved to fit to the modern world. Then we met Mr. Johnston so he could speak about special effects and video game inventing/technology. Then the Juniors did an elephant walk through the IHM church. The elephant ears where made of paper cups with slits cut in them.  The girls saw the difference of how loud the playground was, compared to the silence of the church. The girls also made a catapult and launched marshmallows into each others mouths.

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To prepare, the team tried to figure out how to get the other girls to get the information about Google and Apple.  The team thought the other girls would like a skit and they would learn a lot.  For their speaker Sidona asked her dad to come and speak about special effects.  Earlier that year Sidona brought in some of the items from the laser and 3D printer.  For the elephant walk they went to talk to Father Don, to ask to have permission if they could walk through the church on Thursday, he told the team they could if they followed his rules, ” You have to be silent when you walk because if there is anyone in the church praying they could pray in peace, and you must bow in front of the tabernacle.  Do you understand girls?”  The team nodded.  For the catapult, one of the team member’s mothers bought marshmallows, popsicle  sticks, rubber bands and spoons.  The team had a great time planning and executing this meeting.
A great big “hug” to Mrs. Shirley, Mr. Johnston, and Father Don ( priest at Immaculate Heart Of Mary church.)
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Good job team!
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The Power of ONE

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As our Juniors continue to make their way through their Agent of Change Journey, they continue to learn about the Power of One, the Power of Team and the Power of Community.

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At a recent meeting the girls took a field trip to Canyon View Vineyard Church where they were able to participate on their High Ropes Course.  This is an amazing local resource and we were very fortunate to be able to fit this into a meeting before Winter.  This course is a great way for the girls to learn about their power as individuals.  Some girls have to dig deep to overcome their fears of heights but realized their inner strength can get them through any task!

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Look how high they are!!

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Due to time constraints, and the impending cold weather, in the Spring we will be taking another trip for sure.  Canyon View also has a Low Ropes course, so the girls can work on teamwork!

Then, their service project will focus on the power of community, rounding out and completing the journey!

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Special thanks to the CVVC team for coming out and showing our girls an amazing time!  We can’t wait for Spring!

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