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.
Community Programs and Field Trip Ideas
Programming Ideas for Troop Meetings
- 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
Research more on women advocates listed in the book
- A few more ideas are listed on page 15 of the leader book
- 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