Girl Scout Law 9: Make the World a Better Place

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Sara, 12 years old.

9.1 Where to ImproveGirl Scouts_clipart

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What are some things about the world that could be improved? What are some problems that need solving worldwide and close to home? How could these problems be solved? Pick one of the problems and find out what groups are already working on this problem.

 

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Which problems need lots of people to work together? Which ones need special knowledge or skill to solve? Which ones probably need years to solve? Which ones need the most fundraising? Which just need people to cooperate?

 

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List ways you can help make the world a better place in these areas: home; school; congregation; town/city; nation. Click here for a worksheet to help you complete this requirement.

 

 

9.2 Clean-Up

Choose A or B.

CHOICE A

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Take part in a community or congregational clean-up and/or organizing project. If you need ideas for such a project, ask your religious educator for help.

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What skills and resources were needed for the project?  What was your part?

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Make before and after “pictures” (in photographs, words, or drawings) of your clean-up or organizing project.

 

CHOICE B

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Do a big clean-up or organizing job at home—basement? garage? storage unit? closet? yard? attic? space shared with neighbors?cleaning

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What skills and resources were needed for the project.  What was your part?

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Make before and after “pictures” (photographs, words, or drawings) of your clean-up project.

 

 

9.3 The Political Process

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What issues concern you that need the government’s attention or help? Who are your representatives? How can citizens have an effect on what the government does about the issues that concern them?

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Pick one issue you are concerned about and tell how your concerns relate to your religious beliefs.

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Write a letter to one of your representatives in government on an issue that is important to you. Share the letter with your parent(s) or caregiver(s) before sending the letter.

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