Troop 2583 (Kings County, Central California South, 9-10 year old GS Juniors) of Lemoore, California, celebrated International Girls Day at their meeting on November 7, 2013.
Through a variety of activities, the leaders of the troop aimed to build confidence among the girls and help them to know each other better. The meeting started off with a collage of their baby pictures. The girls had to guess which picture belonged to which girl. Discussions about what their lives were like at the time the picture was taken and how their lives have changed helped the girls learn more about each other. This discussion was especially interesting since many of the girls are military children and do not live in the same place they were born.
International Girls Day cards were given to each girl and they wrote positive, inspirational messages to each other on their cards. Slips of paper were handed out with different questions for the girls to answer. They took turns answering, What makes a good role model? If you were a superhero, what would your power be? What qualities make a good friend? We also discussed self-esteem and education with role models such as Condoleezza Rice, Marie Curie, and Malala Yousafzai.
The meeting ended with the Girl Scout promise and friendship circle. The girls were given a copy of the confidence pledge, an International Girls Day certificate and patch, lifesavers, post-it note pad and pencil to take home. The pencil is symbolic of the importance of their education, their friendships are their lifesavers and post-it notes with encouraging words were fun for them to write. The girls enjoyed their meeting and were excited to receive their patch and certificate for participating in International Girls Day 2013.
Co-Leader Troop 2583