Saving Water in the WOW! Brownie Journey.
Working as a Team
The second step on the WOW! Brownie journey includes working as a team to protect water in the community. Get the girls thinking about how they can do this and why it is often more powerful to act as a team than as an individual.
News Story Challenge
Challenge the girls to find news stories where an advocacy group has teamed up to conserve water resources. Discuss how teams coordinate and work together to get things accomplished and have the girls brainstorm a project that will help save water resources in the local community.
After they have decided upon their SAVE project, they can create visual aids and learn good communication skills in preparation for carrying out their project. This will help them be confident, clear communicators as they present their ideas — definitely a useful life skills. The girls also learn teamwork and cooperation and project planning and management skills throughout this step of the journey.
Finally, challenge the girls to communicate why their project is important and what carrying it out successfully will do for water resources in the community. The girls earn their SAVE award by carrying out their project and showing an understanding for the type of effect a team effort can produce.
Sharing Water in the WOW! Brownie Journey.
SHARE – As A Team
This session — SHARE — helps the girls continue to act as a team as advocates protecting water and keeping it clean in their community. In this case, the focus is on educating others and inspiring them to commit to loving and saving water resources too!
Girl Planning for Meeting
The girls can plan a meeting to which they will invite guests that they can discuss their projects with. The idea is for the girls to learn good communication and organizations skills.
Divide your group in to “guests” and “presenters” and let the girls take turns practicing meeting and greeting guests as they arrive and organizing them into groups or in rows.
Show & Tell
Let other girls practice presenting aspects of their SHARE projects and “show and tell” the guests about what they have learned about water. When the girls have practiced and are confident with their presentation, make invitations and invite your actual guests to your next meeting.
After the girls present, let them pass out papers so that guests may write their own water promises. Encourage guests to share their thoughts about how the presentation inspired them to take action. Present positive comments about the meeting and let the girls see how easy it is to educate people and make a difference with a little planning and teamwork!