aMUSE


In aMUSE, Juniors gain an understanding of just how limitless their potential is as they try on a range of roles—real and creative—that the world offers. In doing so, they learn about people and the power of real-life action and leadership.

This is a 10-session Journey, but could be modified to fit your troop’s needs.




Field Trip Ideas and More...
  • Visit a theater, see a play or a puppetry show
  • Participate in an acting workshops
  • Visit a business or other location with a woman the girls’ admire and
    learn more about their job.
  • Visit a photo display at an art museum 

 

 Community Programs for aMUSE

 
  • Artcetera
    • Junior

      Juniors will make current and/or historical hats from felt, tulle, feathers and miscellaneous materials to depict a role, e.g., firefighter, surgeon, construction, farmer, swimmer, chef, etc.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • Deaf Cultural Center
    • DaisyBrownieJuniorCadetteSeniorAmbassador

      The DCC Hands-On Workshop offers an enriching and interactive experience.  This program helps introduce children to the Deaf community as well as bridge the gap between the Deaf and hearing communities.  It is a wonderful compliment to a DCC museum visit!

      Date: VARIES
      Time: You Schedule It! Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with start times between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

  • Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
    • Junior

      The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival offers workshops that will assist Juniors on the a’MUSE Journey in a fun and thought provoking way.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • Kansas Museum of History
    • DaisyBrownieJunior

      Step back in time to the early 1900s when you attend the Stach School. Plan your clothing, pack a lunch and walk to the one-room school along a quarter-mile path winding through the Kansas prairie grass.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (4 hour program); 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. (1 hour program)

  • Robidoux Resident Theatre
    • Junior

      ​Complete steps in your Playing the Past badge at Robidoux Resident Theatre!

      Date: 4/22/2017
      Time: 12:30 - 3:30 pm

  • SAFEHOME
    • Junior

      Friendships Don’t Hurt: this workshop focuses on developing healthy communication skills and boundaries that contribute to healthy friendships.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • Starlight Theatre
    • Junior

      ​Juniors are invited to Starlight Theatre to bring their aMUSE Journey to life through theatre games and performance activities. Girl Scouts will complete some steps for their Playing the Past Badge by creating costume designs and using performance games to become a character.

      Date: 1/28/2017
      Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • StoneLion Puppet Theatre
    • Junior

      Juniors working their way through the aMUSE workshop will find some great ties in the “Explore Your Imagination” workshop.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • The Willow
  • Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy
    • Junior

      Participate in theatre games and activities that help Girl Scouts discuss common stereotypes of women and girls and how to changes those perceptions.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES


Resources


Programming Ideas for Troop Meetings 
  • Have girls dress up as their favorite character or role model
  • Consider continuing to bring in women role models or various career options after the panel discussion
  • In sample session 4, when looking at ads, you might also consider finding a few commercials on YouTube
  • Put together a scavenger hunt with activities that play to different girls’ strengths, like the comic book story in the book
Helpful Hints
  • Have the girls bring items for their Prop Box
  • Visit thrift stores or garage sales to pick up a few items to get you started
  • Each girl should have a copy of the Journey book    
  • The green boxes throughout the Facilitator Guide have great additional programming options