Submitted by Katy Herstein
Girl Scout Troop 60043 has planned a public screening of the documentary “Girl Rising” as the Take Action project for their “GIRLtopia” Journey. Click on the link to the flyer below for details.
“Girl Rising” is an extremely thought provoking film about the state of girls’ access to education around the globe. These Seniors really had their eyes opened to other girls’ struggles and the want to share this opportunity with you.
Senior Troop 60043 are girls from 9th and 10th grade in Highlands Ranch. They enjoy all that Girl Scouting has to offer and are up for trying anything that comes their way!
When their Take Action project is complete, their next major projects are Girl Scout Gold Award plans!
They were also selected by Girl Scouts of the USA to participate in a study of the outdoor badges. They will be completing two of four chosen badges by GSUSA and completing a survey after the badges have been completed! Exciting!
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Submitted by Lisa Wellington
Troop 70239 leader
Girl Scout Troop 70239 has published a book for their GirlTopia Take Action project. After doing research on issues facing girls and interviewing experts, the troop members decided that “girls being mean to each other” and “girls bullying each other” were the issues they cared most about addressing.
It so happens that this troop has also been teaching Power Up Bully Prevention workshops for three years. And the Power Up curriculum was in need of some updating. One part of the Brownie Power Up curriculum in particular needed updating: the coloring book that was used for the curriculum was out of print and more copies could not be obtained. Troop 70239 girls decided they would write a new book, even better than the old one, built up from their own childhood experiences and using their teenage wisdom. The first workshop using the new curriculum and the new book was held on Sept. 10 in Fort Collins and received great reviews. 100% of participants said they learned how to be a better friend, and learned ways to help a friend who is bullied. You can buy this 80-page book for $8 from CreateSpace.com via this link: https://www.createspace.com/3676197. (P.S. we wish we could offer the book to you all for less money, but the CreateSpace people keep 90% of the proceeds. We’d just like to earn enough to cover the cost of the proof copies we’ve had printed for ourselves throughout the publishing process. )
Back cover of book:
After Hannah says she doesn’t want to be Claire’s friend anymore, Hannah begins to bully Claire using a handshake that used to be theirs. Claire, distressed by the situation, doesn’t know what to do. I Don’t Want To Be Your Friend Anymore explores four different ways for Claire to deal with the bullying. Including multiple scenarios, tips for bullies, and paper dolls, this book is great for any grade school girl or her adult mentors looking to learn more about friendship bullying and how to deal with it.