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Global Action Award (Girl Scout Troop)

Complete one or more activity to receive the award. For more details, go to www.girlscouts.org/global_action_award.

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    Think of a time when you were very hungry. How did it make you feel? Perhaps tired or cranky? How did you feel once you ate and were no longer hungry? What do you think are reasons why some people around the world don’t have enough to eat? (MDG: Ending hunger and poverty)

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    Take photos or draw a picture of your school. Search for pictures of schools that exist in other countries. How do they differ? (MDG: Education opens doors)

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    Have someone trace your head and then your hands on a big piece of paper. Cut them out. On the drawing of your head, write down a few ways you can help others. (Comfort a sad friend, be a good listener in class, etc.) Then on the hand cut-outs, write how you can help others with your hands. (Take care of a pet, put recyclables in correct containers, set the dinner table at home, etc). Display your cutouts in your meeting place. (MDG: Empowering girls)

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    Play a fun game of Mosquito Tag! The lesson involved in playing this game is to teach Daisies about illnesses and diseases such as malaria. Talk about how this game does not rely on man-made materials and how kids in impoverished countries have to rely more on made-up rather than manufactured games. (MDG: Helping children survive)

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    Think of five nice or helpful things you can do for your mother or a mother you know. Afterward, share with your group by acting it out. (MDG: Keeping mothers healthy)

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    Frequent hand washing keeps people healthy. Talk about the best ways to wash your hands and why it keeps people healthy. Make a poster to hang in your meeting area that lists hand-washing tips. (MDG: Preventing diseases)

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    Can you think of the many things in our lives that run on electricity? Make a list with your Daisy friends. Then go home and spend an hour without electricity. How did it feel? What did you miss most? Make a picture of what you learned. (MDG: Saving the planet)

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    Around the world, especially in poor countries, many children do not have store-bought toys. But they still have fun by making their own things to play with. Invent a game or make a toy out of natural materials such as sticks. Try it out with your friends. (MDG: Saving the planet)

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    Find out about the lives of children in another country. Get books on the subject at the library. Draw a picture or make up a song about a girl in another country. Share with your friends or family. (MDG: Promoting peace through partnership)

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    Visit a local garden and offer to help weed, plant, or cleanup. How does food from a garden keep people from being hungry? (MDG: Ending hunger and poverty)

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