Five steps are needed to complete this badge:
- Find a team of Girl Scout Brownies on (or about to begin) their National Leadership Journey. Ask the adults who volunteer with your group, or ask your Girl Scout council for tips on how to locate a Brownie troop or group.
- From their volunteer, find out what the Brownies are doing. Talk with her about what they enjoy and what she herself finds challenging. Read the Journey that they are working on.
- Arrange to be at some of the Brownies’ gatherings. Coordinate with the volunteer so you’ll have time to do each of these:
- Inspire the Brownies to talk about the ways they engage with their Journey topic in everyday life. Encourage them to tell stories about the ways they’ve connected with their Journey topic. Help them ask questions to which they’d like to find the answers. Ask what made them curious or interested about this Journey in particular.
- Guide the Brownies in an activity to develop their teamwork skills. The girls are planning to create a change in their community through a Take Action project. They’ll need to work together to make this happen. Maybe you’ve participated in team-building activities with Cadettes or with other girls in your world. If you have, share some tips with the Brownies. If not, get ideas from other Girl Scouts in your area. You might use a team-building activity to open or close a session, or introduce it when it best fits for the Brownies and their Journey
- Inspire the girls to embrace the idea of their Journey. How can they encourage other people to effect change as it relates to their Journey topic? Develop an activity or lesson the Brownies can share with others to pass on the message.
- Encourage the Brownies to review the Girl Scout Law. Work together and pick one line of the Law that relates to your Journey the best. If they can’t decide on just one, have them explain why more than one might be related. Remind them to think about the skills they’ve learned by working on this Journey together when they say those lines in the Girl Scout Law.
- After you’ve completed your activities with the Brownies, ask their volunteer for feedback on your work with them. What worked well? What might you change next time?
- Now that you’ve led all of your activities and exchanged ideas with the Brownies, think about and answer these questions:
- What did you DISCOVER about yourself as you guided the Brownies?
- In what ways did you CONNECT with the younger girls?
- How did your leadership encourage the Brownies to TAKE ACTION to create a change in their community?
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- LiA Letter from GSUSA Council
Troop Meeting Ideas
- Only LiA Letter from GSUSA Council available
At Home Individual Girls
- None currently available
Check out other badges that might work well with this badge when doing activities with multiple levels. These are simply suggestions and may take some creativity and extra steps to earn all the badges in various levels.
A Multi-Level Troop will need to do extra steps when earning different badges across levels. It depends on how many requirements overlap. Some will only have one or two matching requirements.
If there is no badge in a level, we suggest that a level earns a Fun Patch related to the rest of the badges instead of an official badge.
- Daisy – Fun Patch (no equivalent)
- Brownie – Fun Patch (no equivalent)
- Junior – Junior Aide
- Cadette – Leadership in Action (LiA) (A World of Girls, Brownie Quest, WoW, or 4 Newer Journeys)
- Senior – CIT – Counselor in Training
- Ambassador – CIT II – Counselor in Training 2
Uniform Vest Placement
This LiA badge can go where #21, #22, or #26 is stated on the GSUSA Uniform Guide.
Note – Leadership in Action (LiA) badges are designed to go with the associated Journey Set. Most scouts will put their LiA award with the Cadette Journey Set it was designed with if the scout also has the Journey Set. You do not need to earn the Cadette level Journey to earn the LiA of a Brownie Journey Set you did instead. In that case, the LiA badges are just placed on the left side of the vest on their own without a Journey Set. (i.e. If you earned the Breathe Journey Set and also earned the LiA for doing the Brownie WoW Journey, they can be placed together in a full diamond. If you earned the MEdia Journey Set but earned the Lia for doing the Brownie WoW Journey, the LiA would be placed on it’s own without an associated Journey set.)
(Note – Badges and pins on a sash simply go in order (top of sash to bottom of sash) of Identification badges, bridging badge, pins, journeys, and other badges. Anything that does not fit on the front can be placed on the back of the sash. Sashes will not hold a lot of badges and vests are recommended if you plan to earn badges.)
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