Anyone doing the Cadette MEdia Journey this year? Well we are and I think it is going to be a lot of fun based on my girls response to the Netiquette Badge last year. This is their world - MEdia. They are inundated with technology and this is a time for leaders to get a grasp on their reality and possibly make a big impact on how MEdia influences their lives. So I have created a fun calendar for the girls and you are welcome to mirror or swipe some of my ideas.
As the girls have aged crafts and meetings are less enticing to the older girls, but we still have to have meetings to educate, remind the girls about the GS values, address general business and complete our Silver Award. In order to mix it up and maintain their interest I have scheduled a field trip every other meeting.
My first meeting of the year I introduced the MEdia Journey and we talked briefly about the Journey. I included these topics:
Definition of Media
I had a poster board and allowed the girls to write down different forms of media in marker, from TV to bus signs to billboards to facebook, all the different forms of MEdia.
Then we talked about how much they think media affects or influences them?
I asked them have they ever watched TV and wanted a product from a commercial they probably did not need?
We then viewed several "As Seen on TV" infomercials and the girls immediately wanted the Wubble Bubble and Squeezy Freezy! Then we watched YouTube Reviews of these products to find out if they really do what they say they will do. Finally the girls LOVED watching a segment of the Ellen Show where she talked about the crazy products she bought late at night.
I also posed these questions: