Girl Scout Troop 986, Wayne Middle School and Girl Scout troop 482, Freewill Elementary, Walworth, NY

Girl Scout Troop 986, Wayne Middle School and Girl Scout troop 482, Freewill Elementary, Walworth, NY

Girl Scout Troop 986, Wayne Middle School, Walworth, NY

Created by Girl Scout Troop 986, Wayne Middle School, Walworth, NY

Artists: Emily, Julia, Kayla, Savannah, and the girls’ moms for making scouting possible: Amy, Holly, Kerri Tracey (special thanks for doing the sewing)

Organizer: Mrs. Ross-McGuire

Title: “Build a Door”

Theme: Women’s Rights

Materials and techniques: Fabric markers were used to write and draw on the fabric. A sewing machine was used to attach the door to the fabric.

Did you enjoy this project? It was a good experience in collaboration and compromise. They designed the panel and worked together to figure out the details.

About: We talked with our Girl Scout troop about the changes in Women’s rights over the last 100 years. I told the girls that when my mother went to college, she was told she could be a nurse, a secretary, or a teacher. We talked about the fact that 100 years ago most women would not have had the opportunity to attend college. We also discussed how Girl Scouts can offer us opportunities that can open up doors to our future. The girls wanted t present the idea that there is no limit to what they are able to achieve. Please make sure to open the door t view the possibilities!

Members of Girl Scout troop 482, Freewill Elementary, Walworth, NY

Created by Members of Girl Scout Troop 482, Freewill Elementary, Walworth, NY

Artists: Fiona, Grace, Julia

Adult helpers: Kerri and Matthew Ross-McGuire, Tracey Taylor

Organizer: Mrs. Ross-McGuire

Title: “Confidence”

Theme: Women’s Rights

Materials and techniques: Drawing with fabric markers, sewing (special thanks to Tracey Taylor).

Did you enjoy this project? They did! The girls who made this piece are in second grade. I was impressed with the girls’ ability to turn the quote into a visual representation as well as their vocabulary. They also were able to compromise about design details and work through errors as they arose.

About: The girls first chose the quote about confidence as an important message. Our idea was that no matter what you are doing, it is important to be confident in yourself. We brainstormed a list of character traits that we associated with the idea of confidence. The girls designed the panel and liked the idea of all f the positive character traits coming together to show confidence. We talked about how Girl Scouts helps us to become more confident by providing the opportunity to expose us to many different things. We are more confident every time we get to try something new!