Girls see infinite possibilities—and participation in the arts enables them to express what they see. Girl Scouts encourages girls to view the world through the eyes of discovery by helping them develop their creativity, follow their instincts, and hone their communication skills. Whether they’re painting a landscape, composing a song, telling stories, or putting the finishing touches on a sculpture, Girl Scouts open the world up for their interpretation. From photography to playwriting and acting, activities in the visual, performing, and language arts encourage girls to trust themselves and create whatever they dream up! Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Ben’s Bells: Their mission is to inspire, educate and motivate each other to realize the impact of intentional kindness and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby changing our world. Help out by making beads, kindness coins or volunteering at one of their events!
- Holiday Stockings: Learn to sew by making stockings! Then, fill them with goodies and donate them to a local children’s organization, shelter or family in need.
- Helping the Homeless: Challenge yourself by making a complete set of blankets, hats, scarves and socks for homeless people. Start early so you can hand them out when the temperatures start to drop, or make them year round so you can hand them out next October!