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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

 
  • Artcetera
    • 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

  • 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

  • KU: Center for East Asian Studies
    • 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

  • 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

  • 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


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