Girl Scout Programming
Free Virtual Programming
Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri
DEMOCRACY FOR DAISIES
What is democracy and who represents me in government? Explore more about civics and government, learn how to write a letter to the governor, or use your letter writing powers to write to Frances, the governor of Kansas’ cat! Girls will complete steps 1-3 in the new Democracy for Daisies badge. 30-minute virtual program.
DEMOCRACY FOR BROWNIES
What is democracy and who represents me in government? Learn about presidential pets and vote in a virtual election of Socks the Cat vs. Leader the Dog. Use your letter writing powers to write to an elected official or even the Governor of Kansas’ cat! Girls will complete steps 1, 2 and 4 in the new Democracy for Brownies badge. 45-minute virtual program.
CELEBRATING COMMUNITY FOR BROWNIES
Be a landmark detective and celebrate your community! Virtually explore a museum dedicated to native Kansan and U.S. Senator Bob Dole and his legacy in public service and hear about the WWII memory wall in honor of veterans of the greatest generation. Discuss your community symbols such as Kansas state motto, animals, and observe the world’s largest stained glass American flag! Learn about the American flag and how to fold the flag honorably. Please join us for both sessions of this two-part program for the Legacy: Citizen badge. Girls who attend both sessions will complete all five steps of the Inside Government badge with in-between session homework. Two 45-minute virtual sessions.
INSIDE GOVERNMENT FOR JUNIORS
Inspired by historical examples from the Dole Institute and Archives, let’s go inside government, then plan your political campaign. Learn more about our national government and write a letter to your local, state, or federal representatives based on examples written by kids just like you! What does an active citizen mean to you and your community? Discuss the three branches of government and create a list of what laws affect you and how they impact your daily life. Girls who attend both two sessions will complete all five steps of the Inside Government badge with in-between session homework. Two 60-minute virtual sessions.
GENERAL VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP (NO BADGE)
Virtually visit for an interactive, in-depth look at the Dole Institute and Archives. The museum gallery highlights Senator Bob Dole’s legacy and career of over 35 years representing Kansas in Congress. The Dole Institute is also home to the world’s largest stained glass American flag, Veteran’s Memory Wall with over 1,000 pictures of Kansas WWII veterans, and two beams from the World Trade Center, a memorial to the victims of 9-11. Also, go behind the scenes to see where one of the country’s largest congressional collections is stored and learn about archives. All age levels, 45-minute virtual program.