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Get Moving

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You'll find tons of energizing stuff to make and do in these pages - plus, Dez, the fashionista spider, is back to help you figure out life "off the grid."
Learn more about our Get Moving Institute for Junior Troop Leaders
This is an 11-session Journey, but could be modified to fit your troop’s needs.




Field Trip Ideas and More...
  • Recycling center
  • An astronomy program
  • Zoo or animal sanctuary
  • Go camping
  • Find a place with windmills or solar panels
  • Visit a green building
  • Take a bike ride, walk or hike around your neighborhood or local park

 

 Community Programs

 
  • Junior

    Complete steps towards the Energize Award from the Get Moving Journey while spending a night at the Cosmosphere.

    Date: 1/16/2016
    Time: 12:30 PM Saturday – 10:30 AM Sunday

  • Junior

    Our naturalist will teach the girls about how energy makes its way through the many paths of nature.

    Date: 2/13/2016
    Time: 10 a.m. - Noon

  • Junior

    Earn the Energize Award from the Get Moving Journey and the Girls’ Night Out Patch when you spend the night at the Cosmosphere.

    Time: Available on 10/22/2016, 12/10/2016 and 4/1/2016

  • DaisyBrownieJunior

    The Lee’s Summit Environmental Programs Manager will work with individual troop leaders to provide activities or tours that help girl complete their Journeys.  Activities and tours are catered to meet the needs of the each troop.

    Date: VARIES
    Time: VARIES

  • Junior

    Juniors will be given a bag of recycled materials that they will use to create a sculpture.

    Date: VARIES
    Time: VARIES

  • Junior

    Recycle, repurpose, reuse! Girl Scouts will learn about the many ways artists use found materials to create art.

    Date: VARIES
    Time: VARIES

  • 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

  • Junior

    How much power is your home sucking? What is it costing you? Find out by checking out a Kill A Watt® meter (for free, of course) from any Johnson County Library.

    Date: VARIES
    Time: VARIES

  • Junior

    ​How “Green” is Your Habitat? Troops will enhance their understanding of their carbon footprint, conserving energy and energy use in their home.

    Date: VARIES
    Time: VARIES

  • DaisyBrownieJuniorCadetteSeniorAmbassador

    ​Girl Scouts will learn all the ways ReStore recycles from start to finish, including basic glass recycling and a conversation with our ReStore Manager about how she recycles material into unique and new pieces to be sold in our store.

    Date: VARIES
    Time: VARIES

  • BrownieJunior

    ​Explore the zoo like never before by staying the night.  During this overnight expedition, troops will learn that there are fun and exciting activities to do with little to no electricity.

    Date: VARIES
    Time: VARIES



Resources

GSUSA’s website

Pinterest board with additional ideas
2-page summary of this Journey

    Programming Ideas for Troop Meetings
    • Some of the local energy companies provide educational programs that could be brought to your troop meeting
    • Explore careers in architecture, engineering or “green” building. Consider bringing
      in a speaker
    • Make paper
    • Try composting 
    • Set up recycling at school or your meeting space
    • “Trash to Treasure” art projects

    Helpful Hints
    • Each girl should have a copy of the Journey book    
    • The green boxes throughout the Facilitator Guide have great additional programming options