6 Fun Activities To Earn The Junior Entertainment Technology Badge

In today’s world there is so much entertainment all around us. If your Junior Scouts want to start to understand more about the technology behind the entertainment they love then earning the Junior Entertainment Technology badge is right for them. Below are a few ideas to get you started.

Entertainment Technology Activity Booklet

Before jumping into a few ideas, do you want to skip all the planning? If so, use the Entertainment Technology Activity Booklet to fulfill the requirements for this Junior Badge. This booklet will have activities that are hands on to keep the girls engaged while digging into the science behind all the types of entertainment that we love to use today such as amusement park rides, sound effects, video games and animations. This badge will teach your girls more about these things using a variety of games, experiments and activities. With a step by step activities, you can’t ask for a easier way to run your meeting. Learn more about this activity booklet and get yours today!

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Other Fun Entertainment Technology Activities

Fun with Acoustics

Have your girls pick out a song that they all like. Then take them to different areas of meeting space: outside, small bathroom, large room, smaller room.  In each space play the music first with ears uncovered, then have them cover their ears with piece of paper and play it again. Talk about how the sounds are different both with and without paper and depending on the space your in that your playing the music.

Learning More About Animation

If your girls are very interested in making their very own slow motion animation. I highly recommend this how to book called Animation Lab For Kids. It has so many hands on projects the girls can run their own meeting because nothing requires prior experience. They could make their own zoetrope or flip book, and there are explanations on different methods of shooting. The girls could experiment with different art material like clay and paper. The book even covers how they can plan a film, write the script, make the storyboards and create the set. Honestly it covers much of what this badge is all about.

Marble Run Ideas

Have your girls gather up old paper towel and toilet paper rolls and make their very own marble run track. They can paint them and design them anyway they want. Below is a variation to just a simple marble run track.

Create a Roller Coaster As A Group 

What you need: Marbles, Oak tag, thin cardboard, or tagboard, Tape, Books, Cups, Scissors, Paper, Writing utensils 

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How to do activity: Depending on number of girls either do as one group or split into pairs depending on girls there  Explain to the girls that they are going to explore amusement parks by building their own roller coasters. The marble will be the “car” and the other materials can be used to build the track. Girls should work together in their groups to build a roller coaster from the given supplies. They can plan their coaster before they start building using the paper and writing utensils. You may need to help girls with some of the more difficult building aspects. Encourage girls to try to make u-turns, loops, and hills. For an extra challenge, girls can try to get the marble to fly through the air into the cup. Have girls demonstrate their coasters to other groups when they are finished. 

Sound Effect Hunt

Have all the girls sit down and close their eyes. One at a time, using the directions in the chart below, make the sound effects and ask the girls to guess the sound you are simulating. Remind the girls that they are trying to guess what the sound could be, not what the sound is. 

Sound Bingo 

This is a fun game of bingo that uses sounds instead of telling you want to cover. This game comes with 4 bingo boards so you can put your girls into teams if you have more than 4 girls. It has 48 different sounds so lots of chances to guess the sounds. Get yours here: Sound Bingo Game

 

If you don’t want to spend the time planning this badge, our Entertainment Technology Activity Booklet has step-by-step instructions with activities that don’t require any planning other than gathering supplies and printing booklets.

What do we do after your Junior girls complete the badge?

Well of course give them the badge to display proudly on their vest, they earned it!  Additionally If you are like many leaders we want to award our girls when they complete something even beyond just the patch. One great way to show achievement is with a certificate. Don’t worry you don’t have to make them, I found a resource that has done all the work for you and all you have to do is print them and customize the certificates with each girl’s name, date and troop leader.  Click here to get a complete set of Girl Scout Junior badge and journey certificates.


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I get asked a lot what other resources are out there on the internet for Leaders.  I have done some digging over the years and have used many of the resources myself. I compiled a list of some great companies that sell patches, programs and also other bloggers offering amazing resources that may fit your needs even better than my site did.   Checkout what I found.