Saturday, February 26, 2011

Caring for Children Badge

**All activities for this badge were completed at the GSNNJ program.***

1. Safety First (Sat. 2/26/11):

2. The Danger Zone (Sat. 2/26/11):

3. Telling Tales

4. Box of Tricks (Sat. 2/26/11):

5. Basic Skills with Infants (Sat. 2/26/11):

6. What Can You Observe?

7. Planning Ahead

8. Hungry? Eat Right (Sat. 2/26/11):

9. The Toy Test

10. What, When? (Sat. 2/26/11):

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Junior Girl Scout Leaderhip Award

1. Link to Leadership (Sat. 2/27/11):

I read the groups and leadership sections in the handbook, and decided that I would like to develop the leadership qualities of being a group leader and teacher. I want to be in charge of groups and work with others.

2. Succeed at Service (April, 2011):

I will be doing community service with the Girl Scouts through organizing and teaching stations at Brownie Try-It programs sponsored by our council.

Sunday, April 3 - 6 hours

3. Position Yourself (March-April, 2011):

I will be a teacher's assistant at a local preschool during March.

Friday, March 11 - 3 hours

Friday, March 18 - 3 hours

Friday, March 25 - 3 hours

I will be a teacher's assistant at a Brownie Try-It program sponsored by our local council.

Sunday, April 10 - 6 hours

4. Mentor (Teach) Others (Tues. 4/12/11):

Tuesday, April 12

Members of my troop and our families met for dinner and my presentation on the Junior Girl Scout Leadership Award. The girls were excited to hear about my leadership projects and started to get ideas for their own projects. They also asked me about my badges.

Sign of the Rainbow

1. Complete one of the following badges to learn more about the people in the world (Wed. 10/13/10):

2. Participate in a council event where you get to meet new girls. Be sure to try to make some new friends (Sat. 2/19/11):

3. Do an activity from the " Family and Friends" chapter of this book (Tues. 2/22/11):

Family Fun Jar - I decorated the container with photos of our family doing fun activities and then made the pieces of paper with different activity ideas on them and put them inside. This was a fun project!

4. Do an activity in which you help others get something done. By helping out where you are needed, you show respect for others.

Shopping for my great-grandmother (Tues. 2/22/11):

I spent 4 hours today shopping for my great-grandmother. She has a hard time walking and gets tired easily, so we went looking for what she needed.

Do an activity in which you help others learn a new skill (Sat. 2/26/11):

I visited my great-grandmother and taught her to finger knit. She did pretty well! My cousin learned also, and she taught me another braiding project that could be used for making bracelets.

5. Do two activities from one of the following badges (Mon. 10/18/10):

Saturday, February 19, 2011

World Thinking Day 2011

World Thinking Day is February 22 - a day to honor our sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. This year's theme is "girls worldwide say 'Empowering girls will change our world.'"

The five countries of focus for this year's World Thinking Day are Bolivia, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, and Yemen.

Activities reinforce the goals of Girl Scouting: discovering oneself and one's values, connecting through teamwork with other members and reaching out into the local and global communities, and taking action to improve the world.

We attended the GSNNJ World Thinking Day event and participated in these activities:

Welcome and Introduction

Global Games

Global Goodies

Flag Fun

Signing Fingers


We also participated in a food donation service project that will benefit the local community!!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Music Fan Badge

1. Express Yourself (Sun. 2/27/11):

My award is the Kakakakaka Sound Award. The catagories are Best Modern Sounds, Best Classical Sounds, Best Classic Rock Sounds, Best Go-To-Sleep Sounds, and Best Rock Sounds. The winners are Fleetwood Mac for Best Modern Sounds, Yo-Yo Ma for Best Classical Sounds, Bruce Springsteen for Best Classic Rock Sounds, Sylvia Harttman for Best Go-To-Sleep Sounds, and Jonas Brothers for Best Rock Sounds.

2. Listening to Something New (Sun. 2/20/11):

I went to a concert tonight and heard two new pieces of music I never heard before:

Apostolo Glorioso by Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474)


Call to Remembrance by Richard Farrant (1530-1580)

3. Sharing Music (Sat. 2/12/11):

Today I had a concert with my choir. It was fun! The concert was part of a music festival weekend. There were hundreds of people in the audience!

4. Found Music (Sun. 2/27/11):

I invented the Saxolaposhrinkamajig! It is an instrument that is kind of like a saxophone but a lot cooler. It is made out of a silk tie and plastic pipes. The sound is made by singing a tune through it.

5. What's a Song Made Out Of?

6. Folk Songs from Afar:

7. Careers in Music:

8. Music: Insight to History (Sun. 2/20/11):

Tonight I went to a concert featuring a professional vocal group. They sang "Miserere" which means "Have Mercy." This piece is by Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652) and was sung in Latin. Written probably during the 1630s, this piece is based on Psalm 51 for use in the Sistine Chapel during Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter. It could be sung today, mostly during the services in Lent. I especially liked the part when a soprano went up to a high C!

Another song in the concert was "Babylone" by Darius Milhaud (1892-1974). His piece described the Fall of Babylon. Some of the lyrics described the event: "She is falling, great Babylon! If God does not build the house or guard the city, it is in vain that it was built; it is in vain that they labored to build it, and that they labored to labor, those who built it." This music is probably not sung today, except in a concert like this one.

9. Nature's Call (Sun. 2/13/11):

We took a hike today and listened to nature sounds such as birds chirping, the wind in the trees, the trees creeking, and the sound of water rushing down the waterfall.

10. Dance TIme: