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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.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Girltopia - Session 6 - What Do Leaders Sound Like

What do leaders sound like?

            After going to the Girl Scouts first headquarters and learning about the beginning of GS, and Juliette’s vision for the girls of America. I got started on thinking if Juliette ever had a vision for all girls everywhere? So the question is, what do you think Juliette Gordon Low would have envisioned as a perfect world for girls?
            I think she would have seen girls be treated as well if not better than men and boys. A better education for all girls everywhere, a better life for those with withering hopes of having a stable one. And most important, an equal respect from everyone. And Girl Scouts, in my opinion, has provided that for those that join. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

GirlTOPIA - Session 2 - What's on Girls' Minds?

During this journey we are to explore different types of creativity.  I am going to explore photography, poetry and maybe songwriting.

No fear, equality, respect
A vision that I see
And a dream that I expect
Will come a reality

Where beauty is forgotten
And wisdom is valued
Where makeup is considered rotten
And where peace replaces feud

Where girls are seen amongst the boys
Where we can talk and discuss
Conversations everyone enjoys
Free from prejudice and free from cuss

A girl utopia is what I envision
And what I believe is possible
A place where I can make a decision
Because in a utopian world there is no obstacle

We can make it a place for all girls
A place of refugee and peace
Make the utopia as perfect as pearls
Where boys amongst girls will cease

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

GirlTopia - Session 2 - What's On Girls' Minds?


            As part of this journey I am supposed to express my thoughts of a utopian world for girls through a creative media. While some girls would sketch a drawing, or plan out a painting, my passion lies elsewhere. I will be expressing my thoughts on a utopian world for girls through poetry and photography.
            Sometimes where you are isn’t necessarily a utopian atmosphere. But evidently friends can help change that. Before I met Grayce I never really was into writing. But she demonstrated positive peer pressure by encouraging me to write and write often. We started out with short stories. Then I changed and decided to try poetry and Grayce helped me. She would always give me positive and constructive feed back. If she found a place that could use improvement she went out there and said it.
            I feel that Grayce made my poetry world a utopia and now whenever I write I feel happy.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Girl Topia - Session 1 - What's It All About? Visonary

Walt Disney was a visionary. He thought of ideas that at first people thought seemed crazy and unattainable. But he turned those people the cold shoulder and did what he thought was right.

One of the ideas of his was EPCOT, or Experimental Prototype of Tomorrow. EPCOT was Mr. Disney’s idea of a perfect city. He worked hard on it; he pitched speeches and ideas to his fellow workers. He made detailed maps on his idea… one map he made was even on a napkin!

His idea was a great idea… a utopian city, were everyone is cast in a beautiful living style. But inevitably, he died before he could execute his plan. His fellow workers and even his brother tried to work it out. But they had a difficult time.

What would it have been like? If Walt Disney hadn’t died before EPCOT was made, would it have been a success or a failure?

Friday, June 1, 2012

1947 - Tree Badge

Last week I enjoyed a trip to Savannah and to Orlando.  I had a chance to meet Girl Scouts from around the country.

As I finish up various IP's from Savanah - think about Girl Scout history -- I enjoyed looking through the 1947 Intermediate Girl Scout Handbook that we aquired for our own family archieves.  My grandmother was a Girl Scout and she used the 1947 version of the handbook.

My next goal is to actually find this badge :)

Here are the things that I think I have done to earn this badge:  I had to finish 10 of the activities.

  1. - This year I have identified, out of doors, fifteen different trees
  2. - I know how to plant and care for a young tree
  3. - I know how to properly cut a branch off a tree, and how to care for a tree's wound
  4. - I know which of my fifteen trees are hardwood and softwood
  5. - Plant trees
  6. - Identify, in your community, the kinds of trees and shrubs that attract birds
  7. - I have learned some of the bugs and deseases that a tree can obtain
  8. - I know where to get sticks for a camp fire
  9. - I am making a bow out of Ash Juniper, it is not to be painted, and it shows the grain of the wood
  10. - I know by sight five trees that bear fuit and nut that is edible