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Check out my other blogs: Sow What Journey http://sarahsowwhat.tumblr.com www.100actsofgreen.org As a homeschooling Girl Scout I am often doing my Journey's as part of my school work. Which means that I have to plan and implement them myself. I have been asked to share this with others. My first blog was with the Senior Sow What Journey. Since I plan to earn 5 other Journeys -- this will be the site for all information.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Mission Sisterhood - Session 3 -- Movies with my sister and looking at friendships

This weekend I decided to watch 2 movies with my sister -- we watched the movies and talked about the friendships.  It was interesting -- I chose Bride Wars and she chose - Jungle Book.            A good friendship is a healthy relationship between either two or more people. After watching Bride Wars…I started thinking about what kind of friendship I have with various people. Bride Wars portrayed a strong “bond” between two women that is ruined momentarily by jealousy. But a “bond” that is this strong does not stay broken for very long.

            The friendship that Liv and Emma have is a sister like friendship. Always there for each other, and they really care about each other in a sister like way. But when one of them screws up the friendship plummets. But in the end, both forgive each other…even if on turned the others hair blue…or turned the other into an orange person. Meaning that the sistership (sister like friendship) that they have is a strong one that can’t be broken.  

             The Jungle Book is a classic and original Disney movie. This movie portrays a friendship between a bear…and a boy. This friendship started out as an apprenticeship I guess, Baloo was going to teach Mogali the “Bear necessities” to help Mogali survive in the jungle. But through time Baloo and Mogali grew to be inseparable.
            The friendship they shared was like no other. They where always with each other and Baloo was almost like a “father” to Mogali. That’s just how far their friendship got, it got that deep. During the movie many things happen to Mogali that Baloo has to save him which strengthens their friendship even more.
            But in the very end, when Baloo fought Bagheera, that’s when Mogali finally found out just how much he needed Baloo.  

Mission Sisterhood - Session 2 & 3 -- What makes a good friendship?

A good friendship is a healthy relationship between either two or more people. After watching Bride Wars…I started thinking about what kind of friendship I have with various people. Bride Wars portrayed a strong “bond” between two women that is ruined momentarily by jealousy. But a “bond” that is this strong does not stay broken for very long.
            I think that one to three very strong friendships is better than…say five or six “aquatinences”. It’s better to have something personal with a few friends than to have virtually almost nothing with quite a few. Because you’ll always know that your “strong” friend will always be there for you…when your “aquatinences” you can’t rely on completely.
            I would say that I have at least one really good friend, while I have quite a few… “friends” that don’t really have anything in common with me, but I enjoy to being around them. When you can tell that a small friendship has become something more…something personal and stronger is when one of the two…or more people in the friendship start to rely more on one another. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Year of the Girl

The year of the girl

100 years of being strong
From learning what’s right
And learning what’s wrong
100 years of being proud
Of being heard
And being loud

The songs they sing
The things they do
Will affect both, me
And you

The badges
The patches
And the Journeys too
Teach them new skills
And new things to do

If only everyone else
Was a Girl Scout
Then the whole world
 Would work together
And know what being heard is all about


                        Sarah Young
                                    Troop 1587

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mission Sisterhood Session 2- Different types of Friends

            With this section I will gain a better understanding of the importance of various types and levels of friendships. I will discuss the different friendships in books to help  understand different friendships and how they build the characters.
            A Separate Piece is a great book that portrays a rather one sided friendship. A friendship between two boys, Phineas and Gene. Gene is a lonely, introverted individual, while Phineas is a taunting, daredevil athlete. Phineas enjoys challenges but hates to be outdone. Gene is a smart student that follows Phineas in fear of being picked on. Together they make a rather strange pair, but together they are also very different. Phineas is very defensive over Gene as if he was his own brother. Gene follows Phineas and learns about going for the big and trying things even if they seem too difficult. So alone they are just regular students, but together, they form a strange, but perfect friendship. 
            In the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy there are many strange friendships, but the one that I can most distinctively say is a friendship relationship is the one between Katniss and Gale. Gale, an 18 year old boy that is the oldest of a family of…many, hunts, which provide food and money for his family. Katniss, a 16 year old girl that is also the oldest of a family of three people, but it only seems that it is a family of 2, because of her mentally ill mother. But she hunts as well, which provides food and money for her family. Gale and Katniss have been friends for four years; they started out as hunting buddies, and then turned into hunting companions. Gale was a snare sensation, while Katniss was a good shot, as well as a scavenger. And as their friendship grew, they shared all they knew about the woods, and even shared the spoils. So their friendship kept them going, it helped them provide for their family, but it also kept them healthy mentally. They listened to each others rants about the Capitol, and gave constructed feedback on everything that came in their way. Their friendship was more than just a walk in the woods; it was a friendship that meant life or death, not only for them, but for their family as well.
            So friendships come in many shapes and sizes. And people who have completely different interests can form a completely different, but interesting friendship. And now that I have knowledge of different relationships, I can start to unravel the friendship relationships that I am affiliated with.  -- My next post will be about what kind of friend am "I".

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I am working towards my Mission Sisterhood journey pin, and I am excited to say, that part of the journey is going camping with my cousin who I am working with to get this journey.  What does this have to do with a GS Journey?  Part of the Journey is to keep eachother physically and mentally healthy.  That is what we are doing.  We are planning to do more hiking and rock climbing as our fitnexx.

We will be leaving tomorrow morning to her ranch in Dripping Springs. Not only is this a good time to talk about Girl Scouts, but it also gives me a chance to practice backpacking before I go to Ghana this summer, as well as work on some more IP’s. We will be “backpacking/camping” for almost two days, so about 30 hours.

We’ll be going hiking, we will be gathering plants, cooking, writing, drawing, talking, so we’ll just be connecting with nature, while having a good time. I will get to practice outdoor cooking, and plant identification and gathering on the trip. I was going to teach myself to fish, but decided that I’ll just wait until I learn properly. But the part that I am waiting for is getting to sleep under the stars.

I will be bringing a journal, I won’t have many entries, but whatever I have in it, I will make sure to type and post.