Dot-to-dots may not be especially challenging to all Guide age girls but it might make a nice bridging activity with Sparks.
This weeks meeting we started by discussing what WAGGGS is. Then we went over the World Flags and World Badge and what all the symbols mean. The girls split into patrols and played World Badge Beetle.
Then we came back together and discussed what the World Centers were. I’d made up a little packed of information about each of the five World Centers, including 5-6 photos mostly from information available from WAGGGS.org. Each patrol choose a different center to work on and made a poster about their center. (We let the winners of the beetle game pick first). Then they presented what they learned to the rest of the unit. The girls seemed to have a lot of fun with the posters. We’re going to save the results for decoration on enrollment night.
We ended the night with some singing. We’re working on Sing Ontario Sing and we were able to check off three more songs this week (TIRO, Kookaburra and We Who Have Come Here).
Beetle is a dice rolling game that can be adapted to many program applications.
This version of the game is played in patrols. Each patrol has a die and the pieces of the world badge. The patrol leader starts by rolling the die. If she rolls a 6, she places the blue circle in the middle of the group. Then she passes the die to the next Guide. The die proceeds around the patrol until a 6 has been rolled. After that, any time a number is rolled that is associated with a piece not yet place, it can be added to the badge.
The template can be found here
you must throw a 6 to start – and then you can place circle that represents the blue sky
throw a 5 – to place the yellow circle that represents the Gold Sun
throw a 4 – to place the Flame that represents the love of humanity
throw a 3 – to place one of the Trefoil Leaves
throw a 2 – to place one of the two Stars that represent the promise and the law
throw a 1 – to place the Compass Needle that points the way
You can have your patrols race to see who can complete the badge first if you like. Have the first patrol to finish yell out “WAGGGS!” Or you can make it non-competitive and just use it as a way to explore the badge and it’s meaning.
Note: If you have access to D10 dice (dice with 10 sides are often used in tabletop roll playing games and can be bought at most hobby stores) then this game can easily be extended to the world flag.
you must throw a 9 to start – and then you can place rectangle that represents the blue sky
throw a 8 – to place the yellow circle that represents the Gold Sun
throw a 7 – to place the Flame that represents the love of humanity
throw a 6 – to place one of the Trefoil Leaves
throw a 5 – to place on the Stars that represent the promise and the law
throw a 4 – to place the Compass Needle that points the way
throw a 3 – to place the white corner that represents our commitment to peace
throw a 2 – to place one of the three yellow blocks that represent the three parts of the promise
throw a 1 – roll again
throw a 0 – miss a turn