Our Junior Meeting for Amuse Update

In my last post, I shared with you my plan to do the Junior Girl Scout Amuse Journey as quickly as possible so we can work on the Bronze Award.  My girls are stoked to do this big service project, and so am I.

I arrived at school a bit earlier than usual because I wanted everything set up so we could get started on time.  I took the sticky notes and placed them on two separate white boards that the Art Room has, so the girls would not be congested into one area and then bumps and accidents happen in their zealousness. After snack, we began our meeting.

Sticky notes for Flurry of Roles.
Sticky notes for Flurry of Roles.

I asked the girls a question… “When people think about Girl Scouts, what do they think of first?” They immediately replied “Cookies!” I told them, since we do not sell cookies, then that is a stereotype, and then I told them what that meant.  We talked about all the things Girl Scouts do, what we have done, that is not cookie related.

I then shared with the girls the different roles I play. Mother, writer, teacher, wife, volunteer, daughter, etc. and asked them to share some of theirs.

We then launched into the Flurry of Roles activity. I told them to pick two of them for themselves and one for another girl.  It went okay until two girls said that no one pinned anything on them  OY!  I  assigned a person to pin one on each girl and then we were done.  Maybe if you try this, you will have to assign girls to other girls or have them pull colors from a hat so each person is guaranteed a match up.

I put in more roles than we needed just so the girls would have a choice.
I put in more roles than we needed just so the girls would have a choice.

We followed the activity by sharing what they picked, why others picked the role for that girl, and why were the ones left over.

Using a shoe box, we played a quick game of Charades for the Take the Stage activity.  They had to use words for this or else it would have been too difficult.

Next we did page 12 and we talked about it together instead of doing it in small groups.  Some girls had a hard time finding a character they liked, so talking about it helped them find one or two they could use.

I skipped page 16-17 and went right to the paper doll craft.  The girls liked it very much.

My daughter premade these for each girl to save time. She also took the girls unsure of how to cut it aside to help them.  No one made a mistake!  I had extras just in case.
My daughter premade these for each girl to save time. She also took the girls unsure of how to cut it aside to help them. No one made a mistake! I had extras just in case.

Overall, the meeting went well and now I am looking forward to our next one.

If you want a copy of this booklet and want to run off the pages you will use,  go to  this link

and print what you need.

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