This activity booklet was designed to fulfill the requirements for the Junior Inside Government badge or can be used by frontier girl leaders to earn similar badges.
This activity booklet will take your girls through a number of activities teaching them more about our Government from the inside out. They will learn more about how to be more of an active citizen, dig into what makes up our government, uncover what laws are and learn about some really silly ones. Lastly they will learn how to take more of an active role in making a difference in the community by being a good citizen, being part of the local government and reporting information that is important to the citizens in your community.
What is an active citizen? –
Girls will try the United States Citizen test, role play different ways to be a active citizen, and take a poll of three different people in their family or Girl Scout group to find out what others think their rights and responsibilities are as a citizen.
Government, what does that really mean? –
Girls will work in groups to put together a visual representation of the US Government from the Federal all the way down to local government.
There are a lot of laws in the USA, what you need to know –
Girls will learn about silly laws around the USA and do a group activity where girls will have a chance to assess a law, determine if scenarios are violating law and be the judge for punishment, and lastly rewrite a law that needs more clarification.
Reporting on the real issues –
Girls will learn more about the past and present in their community by interviewing citizens to understand what is happening in community and play a game to understand the importance of rules.
Get active and get involved in your local government -
Girls will do two activities, first role-playing their own campaign as a group, and then creating posters with creative ways to sell a product during a fundraiser with their troop.
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