Time needed: 45-60 minutes
Setup: Girl Scouts make the world a better place. One way to do that is to make sure everyone has what they need. In this activity, you will spend time figuring out the difference between things you may want and things you may need.
Activity: Create a list of the things you use every day from the time you wake up until the time you go to bed. Then divide your list into two sides: “Things I Need” and “Things I Want.” Then ask your family to help you answer this question: what are things every person on the planet needs? Do you have things in your house that were once needs or wants that you no longer need or want? Would someone else think of them as needs? What could you do with those things?
Troop Leaders: The instructions for all badge steps are available free of charge in the Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit.
Girl Scout Activity Zone activities have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming.