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Brownie Troop 77918 Honors Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Longmont Library

 

Submitted by Krista Allard

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

Girl Scout Troop 77918 is so excited to share their collaborative mural honoring the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Longmont Library! Our Brownies earned their Painting badge by painting a nature scene with found items, talking about how paint colors can reflect their moods, and each Girl Scout painting two sections of this collaborative mural.

The Brownie mural was then presented to our whole troop while working on the Democracy badge on Election Night. During this meeting, we learned about the branches of our government, read the book “Grace for President” by Kelly DiPucchio, voted on our next badges to be completed, and learned about all the amazing things that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg accomplished for our country.

Take a walk past the Longmont Library to see our mural on the East Side of the Building!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Girl Scouting at Home: Earn your Brownie Painting badge Part Four of Four

 

Brownies can earn their Painting badge at home thanks to Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Outreach Program team! We started by getting inspired and learning how to make an art journal. To help you fulfill Step Two (Paint the Real World) and Step Four (Paint Without Brushes), we made an aspen resist painting. In Step Three, we painted a mood. Now, we are going to tackle the last step of this badge, Step Five. Watch this video to learn how to make chalk mural. If you don’t have sidewalk chalk available, don’t worry. You can spend some time planning out your mural for a future date!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

 

Girl Scouting at Home: Earn your Brownie Painting badge Part One of Four

 

Brownies can earn their Painting badge at home thanks to Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Outreach Program team! Let’s start by getting inspired.

Option One: Take an Art Walk Through Your Home

Art can be found anywhere, including in your home! Get inspired by the art you walk by every day, but don’t always have the time to stop and appreciate.

Materials:

  • Blank piece of paper
  • Scissors
  • Pens/Pencils/Markers

Directions:

  1. Make a simple “art journal” to record your observations about the art that you find around your house. Watch our “how to” video for step-by-step instructions for making your own “art journal.”
  2. Look for any art that is hanging on the walls of your home.
  3. Discover art that might be sitting on shelves or tables.
  4. Check hallways, bedrooms, on the outside of the refrigerator, and even in bathrooms for any art you might have missed.
  5. Write down your observations about the art that you find. Here are some questions to get you started:
    1. Are there paintings? Photographs? Drawings? Sculptures?
    2. Are the artists who created these works famous or are they members of your family?
    3. Where in your house is most of the art located? Is it all a specific type or style of art?

Bonus: Draw an “art map” that shows the locations of some art in your house.

Option Two: Explore Two Virtual Art Museums

Did you know that you can explore some of the most famous museums in the world from the comfort of your couch? You can even explore art made by other kids! The International Museum of Children’s Art in Oslo, Norway is just one of many museums which you can visit virtually.

  1. Use a blank piece of paper as a simple “art journal” in which you can record your thoughts and observations! Watch our “how to” video for step-by-step instructions for making your own “art journal.”
  2. With your caregiver’s permission and after taking the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge, go online and virtually tour two amazing art museums.
  3. In your art journal, you can:
    1. Sketch some of your favorite pieces that you see during your tour, or
    2. Try to answer questions like: Which museum is your favorite? Do you have a favorite painter? What type of artistic movement do they belong to?

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Troop 2551 celebrates end of year with art show

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Submitted by Nikki Goethals
Aurora

Troop 2551 chose to complete their Brownie – World of Girls journey, and earn their Tell a Story badge, by hosting an art gallery of their work from throughout the year. For the art show, troop members invited friends, families, neighbors, co-workers and library patrons to come and see their displayed artwork and photography chronicling their journey and year as a Girl Scout.

The art show included pieces done while earning their Painting badge – including self portraits, still life paintings and paintings that expressed an emotion. The show also displayed the girls’ advertisement drawings that they worked on to showcase how media can be used to distort or stretch the truth. Some exhibits were created to highlight important aspects of their Girl Scout year including Disney princess artwork honoring their Disney on Ice field trip, decorated wooden houses to honor their Take Action project to feed the homeless and torn mosaic holiday tree artwork to celebrate last December’s holiday party. There were even pieces that focused on each girl’s individual strengths.

Combined with the art show, Troop 2551 also celebrated the end of their Girl Scout year and officially bridged to Junior Girl Scouts.

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