Are you looking for ways to earn the Junior Inside Government badge? As you probably already know this badge is to help girls find out what makes up our Government from the inside out. Below are a few ideas to get you started including a activity booklet that has everything you need to earn the badge.
Inside Government Activity Booklet
Before jumping into a few ideas, do you want to skip all the planning? If so, use the Inside Government Activity Booklet to fulfill the requirements for this Junior Badge.This activity booklet will take your girls through a number of activities teaching them more about our Government from the inside out. They will learn more about how to be more of an active citizen, dig into what makes up our government, uncover what laws are and learn about some really silly ones. Lastly they will learn how to take more of an active role in making a difference in the community by being a good citizen, being part of the local government and reporting information that is important to the citizens in your community. 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!
You may also be interested in these activity booklets for Juniors:
- Social Butterfly Activity Booklet
- Detective Activity Booklet
- Staying Fit Activity Booklet
- Savvy Shopper Activity Booklet
Inside Government Activities
The Needs for Laws
I found this workbook on a educational site, where they are teaching students why laws and rules are so important by comparing it to a planet with no laws. The workbook has a pile of activities the girls can complete to drive home the subject of having rules and why we need them. Check out this workbook here
What is a good citizen?
Teaching your girls what it means to be a good citizen is important. Below is a great definition of what a good citizen is. You could read this description to them and have each girl design a poster that they put together representing what a good citizen is using magazines, and other art supplies.
Board Game All About The Government
If you want a fun board game to play with your girls that will teach them the ins and outs of the government while having fun this is a easy to play game to bring to your meeting. The object of game is to get your citizens in positions of power while going on a trip through the nation’s capital, visiting famous landmarks, monuments, art galleries and museums. Get the game here
If you don’t want to spend the time planning this badge, our Inside Government 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.
Do You Have A Multi-Level Troop?
I know many troops are multi-level like mine was for many years. The best way to keep everything organized is to work on similar badges at each meeting. If you are looking for the citizen series of badges for each level with some great ideas to get you started along with badge activity booklets for each, check out these post
- Brownie: Celebrating Community
- Junior – That is this post – Go back up 🙂
- Cadette – Finding Common Ground
- Senior Behind the Ballot
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