Submitted by Krista and Anna Beucler, Northern & Northeastern CO
In 2019, two sisters from Girl Scouts of Colorado attended the Juliette Low Seminar (JLS), a World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) leadership seminar that took place at 18 hubs around the world. Krista attended JLS Thailand and Anna attended JLS Nigeria. You can read more about their experiences here. This opportunity was made possible for us by the Look Wider Scholarship and a generous donation from Diane Saber.
Every participant at JLS leaves with new leadership skills and a plan to share these skills with 100 girls, aged 12-18, in her community. Because of COVID-19, we’ve decided to combine our efforts and pivot our project to an online format. This curriculum can be completed by individual girls or troops working together.
Objectives: After participating in this badge girls will have an increased understanding of what leadership is in WAGGGS know the WAGGGS leadership model and mindsets and how to use these principles in their own life have an increased awareness of gender equality and United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 feel more connected to WAGGGS as a global movement have a plan outlined for accomplishing their Gold Award should they choose to attain this award
Here’s how you can participate: Download the badge curriculum here. Follow the project on TikTok and Instagram: @jls100girls Learn from informational videos and posts about the WAGGGS Leadership Mindsets and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We’ll be posting a video on the first mindset on October 31st, 2021 (Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday!). Participate in activities we share Like, comment on, and share our videos. Earn this badge!
Here are the requirements to earn this badge: Complete at least 5 out of 6 Leadership Mindset activities. Complete at least 4 out of 17 UN Sustainable Development Goal activities. Complete at least 3 out of 6 Make a Change activities.
What are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals?
In 2015, the United Nations decided on 17 Sustainable Development Goals intended to foster peace and prosperity in every country by 2030. The Goals are all interconnected and we’ll be discussing each one as it relates to one of the six WAGGGS Leadership Mindsets.
For more information on the STGs visit https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs.
You can complete the activities and let us know in a variety of ways. On TikTok, you can duet, stitch, use our sounds, or make a new video and tag us (@jls100girls) or use our hashtag (#jls100girlsproject). On Instagram you can post photos or videos and tag us and use our hashtag (same username and hashtag on Instagram and TikTok). Or if you’re uncomfortable sharing your photos or videos publicly, you can send them to us privately at firstname.lastname@example.org, or simply email us to let us know which activities you’ve completed. Once you’ve completed all the above activities, we’ll send you a badge!
If you’re working on a Gold Award, or you want to start working on one, we’ll be discussing how you can plan and carry out a project that has the most impact. Feel free to reach out to us with questions about your project. We’d also love to hear about your project once you’ve finished!