Buddy up with your Girl Scout friends and a trusted adult to take a walk or a hike. It could be in your neighborhood or a city park, or on a hiking trail. Bring colored pencils or markers and a notebook or sketch pad. As you walk, draw anything that makes you think of something you’d like to change. For example, you could draw fallen branches on a hiking trail, or broken playground equipment in a park. You can draw as many things as you like—there are no right or wrong answers!
When you’re back from your walk, look through your drawings and choose one that shows the change you’d most like to make. Once everyone in your group has chosen hers, it’s time for a group art project! On a large sheet of paper, every girl should draw her picture. Talk about your project first—how do you want it to look? Will the symbols be scattered around the paper, or can they work together to make a combined picture? Do you want to use colors or make it black and white? Again, there are no right or wrong answers—you can be as creative as you’d like.
The finished picture, with all of your combined drawings, represents the impact of Girl Scouts working together. Pretty powerful, right? Does it give you any ideas for how you could take action to make changes?