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Agent of Change




A fashion-savvy spider named Dez will show you how you and your friends can combine your own power into team power and then use it to generate community power.

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

 


Field Trip Ideas and More...

  • Comic book store 
  • Visit a publisher, writer, library or book store
  • Visit possible places where girls can do their take action project

 

 Community Programs

 
  • After The Harvest
    • DaisyBrownieJuniorCadetteSeniorAmbassador

      ​After the Harvest volunteers help glean (harvest) excess fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste from local farms and orchards and deliver the fresh, nutritious produce to food banks—like Harvesters—and food pantries to feed hungry families.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: June through November, for about three hours Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday mornings (some Sundays in the fall)—usually 7:30-10:30 a.m.—in the summer, with later start times in the fall.

  • Artcetera
    • Junior

      Juniors will identify heroines and incorporate them into their imaginary team of support and inspiration.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • Habitat for Humanity: Lawrence
    • Junior

      ​Building Community One Home at a Time: Troops will enhance their community mapping skills while learning more about housing needs within their own community.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • Henry's Haul
    • DaisyBrownieJuniorCadetteSeniorAmbassador

      Collect Hot Wheel Cars for the patients at Children's Mercy Hospital. This is a group activity that you can do on your own time. Last year’s goal was 10,000 cars; we donated 10,301! Please help us reach our goal again this year!

      Date: VARIES
      Time: September - May

  • 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

  • Natural Grocers
    • BrownieJuniorCadette

      Come learn about Natural Grocers, a company founded by a female who wanted to make big changes in the world for the health of her family, friends and everyone else she could reach. 

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • Second Harvest Community Food Bank
    • Junior

      Second Harvest Community Food Bank invites you to Hunger 101. Let this free one-hour crash course teach you about hunger and how you can be an advocate for hunger-relief.

      Time: VARIES

  • Spay and Neuter Kansas City
    • DaisyBrownieJuniorCadetteSeniorAmbassadorAdult


      Rally for Pets is a community-wide supply drive for Spay and Neuter Kansas City – Families Better Together™. Girl scouts collect and deliver donations of dog and cat food, dog and cat treats, kitty litter, leashes, collars, food and water dishes, etc. to the main clinic located in Kansas City, Missouri.

      Date: 4/1/2017
      Time: Thoughout the month of April!

  • StoneLion Puppet Theatre
    • Junior

      StoneLion has two different fun workshops for Junior Troops working their way through the  Agent of Change journey. 

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • The Artist Box
    • Junior

      Girl Scouts will do a mixed media college inspired by women in history who had the power to make change in their world. 

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • Tree House Art Studio
    • DaisyBrownieJuniorCadetteSenior

      We customize art workshops to support troops with Journeys, art badges, or one of a kind art experiences! We have a large variety of art options available and will work with you to customize a project just right for your troop!  Treehouse  Art Studio FUN PATCH  provided for each artist.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES



Resources



Programming Ideas for Troop Meetings 

  • Research heroines – maybe have them dress up like their heroine and share what they learned at a troop meeting or “power of one” celebration
  • Blindfold trust games or other team building activities at a troop meeting or campout
  • Research local community issues (past or present) - look at both sides of the issue, visit with people involved
  • Bring in examples of comic books, plays or stories that they can use for inspiration
  • Volunteer for an animal shelter like the girls in the story

Helpful Hints

  • Pages 80 and 81 of the Facilitator Guide have a few activities to help girls look at their communities
  • This is when it starts being stressed that girls should do a lot of planning in their take action project
  • Great descriptions of take action projects - it would provide a great basis for your Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards
  • You might want to extend the Journey to follow the girl book in order
  • Each girl should have a copy of the Journey book    
  • The green boxes throughout the Facilitator Guide have great additional programming options