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Girltopia



Imagine a perfect world for girls! Create that vision as an art project, then take action to make it real. Leaders, after all, are visionaries!

This is an 8-session Journey, but could be modified to fit your troop’s needs.






Field Trip Ideas and More...

  • Visit art museums, galleries, studios or artists – learn about women artists and how to express one’s vision through various mediums
  • Explore various plays or other art forms focusing on women’s issues or utopian societies
  • Visit sites for your Take Action Project
 

 Community Partners

 
  • 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. 

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  • Senior

    Seniors will complete an art project with medium of her choice such as paper mache, clay, paper, fibers, paint, wood, metal, etc.

    Date: VARIES
    Time: VARIES

  • DaisyBrownieJuniorCadetteSeniorAmbassador

    Explore the Chinese culture with Randi Hacker the Chinese Outreach Coordinator with the East Asian Center at the University of Kansas.

    Date: VARIES
    Time: VARIES

  • DaisyBrownieJuniorCadetteSeniorAmbassadorAdult

    Explore the Japanese culture with Erika Norikami, Japan Outreach Coordinator with the East Asian Center at KU.  She will come to your troop meetings and offer workshops.

    Date: VARIES
    Time: VARIES


Resources



Programming Ideas for Troop Meetings 

  • Research others’ views of Utopian Societies – various artists’ versions,
    books, movies
  • Write a letter of appreciation to a woman leader or mentor
  • Hold an art show so that others can view the girls’ Girltopia art projects
  • Host a Leadership Talk Show – described on page 33 of girl book
  • Create slogans that represent their Girltopia vision – put on buttons, bumper stickers or t-shirts
  • Recruit potential role models that can help girls on journey (especially good
    for the Guide It and Connect sections)
  • Have a Japanese Tea Ceremony
Helpful Hints
  • Includes information on writing press releases
    •  Troops can always practice writing press releases and can even request assistance from the council’s Marketing and Brand 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 Marketing and Brand department for review
    •  For local neighborhood news/church, bulletins/etc., it is recommended to confer with the Marketing and Brand 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