Life Skills

Junior Inside Government Badge Activity


Think About Laws

To think about how laws help communities run.

Activity Details

Time needed: 30-45 minutes

Materials needed:

  • Drawing paper
  • Crayons or markers

Activity: Communities work because everyone follows laws. And every law on the books (there are lots of them!) came from somewhere. Many considerations go into making a law.

Think about laws you might propose someday. What laws, rules, or regulations would you propose in these three situations? What should happen to a citizen who doesn’t follow them? Discuss your answers with your family at home or Girl Scout friends.

  • You are the mayor of the first town on the moon.

  • A toxic-waste dump is being built next to a farm.

  • There is a five-story building with no elevators. It has only one inside staircase.

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 3 of the Junior Inside Government badge. Purchase the badge booklet to complete all requirements and earn the badge.