In preparation for our BIG Emmy Awards ceremony for earning the Amuse Journey, I decided to tie in the Scribe Badge because I wanted the girls to complete their invitations and write a short speech to thank the guests that attended the ceremony. The girls were asked to write a few sentences about what the Journey or Girl Scouts mean to them and thank those who attended the ceremony on their behalf. They could also include their favorite Amuse activity and why. The speech also offered the girls a great opportunity for public speaking. It is not easy at their age, or any age for that matter, to get up in front of a large group of people and be the center of the attention for a few minutes. I was very proud of my girls at the ceremony. Each and every girl stood up with an air of confidence, spoke loudly and made eye contact with our crowd of nearly 80 people! It was a beaming moment as a leader and a clear indicator that we are molding female leaders of tomorrow. Although we talked a little bit about what to include in the speech and I offered some tips on how to write a successful speech, I wanted to have a meatier experience to earn the scribe badge so we played some word games.
All who have read my blog know I have a large troop and for this reason I have to be a bit creative in managing activities. Often times I create centers, stations or teams to help give every girl a meaningful experience and to help myself and my co-leader and volunteer moms address all the girls' needs. This badge was no different I divided the girls in to 4 team with about 6 girls at each table. Each table was given an activity and then we shared our activities with the group. While I thought all the activities were really fun, "the grass is always greener on the other side" and some girls were disappointed they did not get to do the other activities. If you have a smaller troop yo may be able to allot 15 minutes for each game and play them all.
Traditional Password Game Show - This is an oldie, but goodie! If you can't remember how it is played here is a quick refresher: