Saturday, February 25, 2012
"My Promise, My Faith" Project
My daughter just earned a special pin in Girl Scouts that we worked on at home, called, "My Promise, My Faith". One of the neatest aspects of it was, that it was a project that she could present and share at both her AWANA club and at Girl Scouts.
The award called for us to choose one line from the Girl Scout Law, then to find a story or song from our faith with the same ideas. (We loved this idea!) It also called for us to find a woman in our faith community to discuss it with, and to make something out of what she had learned.
The Girl Scout Promise:
On my honor, I will try
To serve God and my country
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
The Girl Scout Law:
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.
The Girl Scout Promise is something the daisies all memorized just a few weeks in, and throughout this year they learn the law line-by-line as they follow the stories of various flower characters in their daisy book. Since she had already learned the first 3 lines of the law, we started at the top and chose to use HONEST & FAIR for her project.
We looked up the definitions for Honest and Fair in the dictionary, and my daughter copied them out with her best handwriting. Then we looked up Bible verses that covered the same and gave extremely similar, Biblical definitions, which I wrote out on index cards for her. (Honest: Leviticus 19:11, Fair: Leviticus 19:15)
She drew a picture of Lupe, the flower from her daisy book that portrays the lessons of honesty and fairness. Then we also found printables of the Bible story of Ananias and Sapphira.
We also read additional books- biographies from our Value-Series... The Story of Cochise, Truth and Trust & The Story of Nellie Bly, Fairness. She drew pictures of them, too. Loved getting the extra opportunity for those additional historical profiles in for a relevant tie-in.
She presented it to her AWANA leaders and small group. Then the following week she shared it with her Girl Scout Troop at award night and got her My Promise, My Faith Year-1 Pin along with her other badges.
What an awesome opportunity for her to work on a cross-curricular project which she could present at both her weekly clubs. We plan to hold onto it as one of her year-end displays for our homeschool group's End-of-the-Year Showcase, as well.
"Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up." -Deuteronomy 11:19