Entrepreneurship

Brownie Philanthropist Badge Activity


 

Learn What Every Person Needs

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 Details

Time needed:  45-60 minutes

Materials needed:

  • Paper
  • Pencil or pen

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 your  Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit.

Girl Scouts at Home activities have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming and optimized for use at home during a period of social distancing.


Adapted from step 2 of the Brownie Philanthropist badge. Purchase the Brownie Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting to complete all requirements and earn the badge.