Re: intro/boy to girl scout patch/famous scouts
Lisa A. Varner (lavarner@JUNO.COM)
Thu, 5 Sep 1996 11:44:43 EDT
Welcome to the list! I am a Cadette leader.
>are there any Girl Scouts who know how a non-troop-affiliated scout
>goes about getting council approval on a make-your-own Patch?
Most important, you must make sure that the patch is unrelated to any of
the interest projects already available, or if it is then it is intensely
deeper in understanding of the subject matter.
Enlist the help of a consultant to bounce ideas off of (this could even
be a teacher at school, or someone who works in your subject of
interest). They will help you plan and should be aware of any safety
Write at least 8 activities you would like to do. Consider activities
that will help you do the following; develop skills you already have;
teach new skills increase your knowledge; discover career possibilities;
give service; pursue a hobby; relate to people of both sexes, and to
people of different generations, races, religions, ethnic groups, and
cultures; measure your progress and set new goals.
Think about varying the activites, not all book work, or all trips! Keep
it simple, make it fun!!
Make sure the activites are age appropriate for both knowledge and skill
Know your resourses, perhaps putting on paper a list of people, places or
businesses that will help you fulfill your requirements (both in and
outside of your community).
When all written, check with your consultants for suggestions on
improving it. Safety-wise to make sure it is do-able. Then submit it in
written form to council for approval.
Council may even consider doing a local council patch program if it is a
subject of interest to many.
Good luck and have fun!!!
Lisa Varner <<LAVarner@juno com>>
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