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Your Voice, Your World


How often have you seen a problem and thought, "Why isn't someone doing something about that?" This journey gives you a way to be that someone, using your networking, planning, and communication skills.

This is a 7-session Journey, but could be modified to fit your troop’s needs.





Field Trip Ideas and More...

  • Ideas for advocacy
  • Workshops taught by women who advocate for a living
  • Kansas & Missouri state legislators and visits to the state capitals
  • Shadowing opportunities for girls to work with women advocates
  • Sites of government – state capital, Washington D.C., city hall meeting


 

 Community Partners

 
  • Artcetera
  • John Knox Village
    • DaisyBrownieJuniorCadetteSeniorAmbassador

      John Knox Village Memory Care Neighborhoods are looking for Girl Scouts interested in making some senior citizens’ happy!

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • Olathe Latino Coalition
    • DaisyBrownieJuniorCadetteSeniorAmbassador

      ​Join in on the fun that is Hispanic Heritage month and receive a patch at unique Girl Scout events! 

      Time: Sept. 15, 17, 23, 24 & 25

  • Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
    • CadetteSeniorAmbassador

      ​With the 2016 Presidential Election around the corner, come hear the pros and cons, test your knowledge and cast your vote for or against the Electoral College. Seniors will find connections to the Behind the Ballot badge.

      Date: 10/16/2016
      Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm


Resources



Programming Ideas for Troop Meetings 
  • Research more on women advocates listed in the book
  • A few more ideas are listed on page 15 of the leader book

Helpful Hints

  • The Advocacy Award is not described in girls’ book – mentioned slightly on page 51 – covered in more detail on page 7 of the adult book  
  • Includes information on writing press releases – Troops can always practice writing press releases and can even request assistance from the council PR department. For large stories or major city papers/ other major media sources (i.e. radio & television), please turn any press releases or stories in to the council PR department for review.  For local neighborhood news/church, bulletins/etc., it is recommended to confer with the PR department but not required.
    Each girl should have a copy of the Journey book    
  • The green boxes throughout the Facilitator Guide have great additional programming options