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)

  • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
    • DaisyBrownieJuniorCadetteSeniorAmbassador

      ​Come join the expedition as Girl Scouts traverse the galleries of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in search of five special artworks.

      Date: 11/6/2016
      Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • Robidoux Resident Theatre
    • Junior

      Theatre Workshop for Juniors that ties to their aMUSE Journey through taking on new roles and working through a couple of steps for the Playing the Past badge.

      Date: 10/22/2016
      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

  • 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 & Shawnee County Public Library
    • DaisyBrownieJuniorCadetteSeniorAmbassador

      ​A day of girl-centered empowerment activities. Participate with other powerful women, exceptional girls and supportive allies as we use performance arts to express a world of experiences. From Roller Derby, to dance, music and theater, let's create an artful noise!

      Date: 10/8/2016
      Time: 2:00 - 6:00 pm

  • 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