★ Created By: Girl Scouts of Holy Name from Brooklyn, NY
“Signs of Peace and Promise”
Dream Theme: Peace
Organizer: Maryellen J. Keogh
Techniques & Materials Used: Letters were drawn and colored with fabric paint; Symbols were drawn on fabric or cut out of fabric and put together on a green fabric background; Green represents the color hope. All pieces were sewn together.
What is your artwork about? The girls used the Peace Symbol, the Peace Sign and the Girl Scout Promise Sign to tell their story. The world is represented in the Peace Symbol and is surrounded by the hand signs of peace and Girl Scouts offering the Girls Scout sign, which is used for a number of things including the recitation of the Girl Scout Promise.
The Girl Scout promise is a commitment to duty and service. When the girls were planning their design their formula was simple. Service, as promised by Girl Scouts when they raise their right hands making the Girl Scout sign + the signs of peace = love for one another and our world.
All the signs, Peace, the Girl Scout Promise and the World are placed on a huge heart. This heart is surrounded by the Holy Name Girl Scouts, who are trying to do their part to work towards peace for the love of the world and all those in it.
Participants: Girl Scouts of Holy Name Brooklyn include Troops 2356, 2226, 2359, 2402 and 2029.
What other projects could the IFC do? The World’s Sphere, similar to that in Flushing Meadows Park, NY on the Old World’s Fair Grounds.