Please add ways to customize the Around the World Try-it activities here (not to be confused with the Brownie Girl Scouts Around the World Try-it), and include useful resources below.
As with all Brownie Try-its, scouts need to complete 4 activities to earn the badge.
Activity #1: What Do They Call...?Edit
Girls your age are called Brownie Girl Scouts in the U.S. But what are they called in other countries? Match each term with the correct country. How do you know if you have the countries in the right order? When you circle the first letter of each country, you'll spell out a word that fits in the sentence below:
|Country||Name||Write the Name of the Matching Country|
|United Kingdom||Wolf Cubs|
Activity #2: Where in the World...?Edit
Look at a map of the world. Choose three of these countries list in Activity #1, and find out two facts about each of them.
Activity #3: Around the WorldEdit
Learn a song, dance, or story from another country. Share what you learned with your Girl Scout troop or group, or with your family.
Activity #4: Create a Picture BookEdit
Create a picture book of activities that your troop or group really like to do. Draw pictures or use photos to illustrate the activities. Display your book during Girl Scout Week.
Activity #5: Global GamesEdit
Pick one of the games below and try it with your friends, family, or Girl Scout troop or group:
Music Mystery (Canada)
- Divide the group into two teams. Team #2 is the audience. Team #1 picks a song and beats out the rhythm of the song using pot lids, bells or other items.
- Team #2 tries to guess the song and then sings along.
- The team switch roles. Team #2 becomes the band.
Jump Rope (China)
- Create an elastic band of about 12 to 15 feet. You can buy this type of jump rope in toy stores.
- Two girls place their feet on the inside of the band, standing far enough apart that the jump rope is tight.
- A third girl is the jumper. She can Jump over one rope and back over the same one. Or she can jump over one rope and then over the next rope.