The Celebrating Community Try-it is part of the “Legacy” badge set introduced in 2011.
Activity #1: Explore Community SymbolsEdit
Ask the girls if they know what a symbol is. Then pull out pictures of familiar ones-the Girl Scout logo, the American flag, and a local sports team.
Then show them some that may not be familiar, like your state’s bird and your local flag. See if anyone knows what they are.
Activity #2: Sing TogetherEdit
Adults may be self conscious about singing, but children are not! No matter how tone deaf or on key they are, most children love to belt out a song at the top of their lungs.
For this activity, you will want the girls to listen and march along to songs you select. There are many patriotic songs that you can download and have the girls wave little flags as they walk around. You may even want to watch some YouTube videos in advance and see some color guard flag moves for the girls to use.
Activity #3: Follow the ParadeEdit
If you do the marching portion in Step 2, then this step is already covered. teaching the girls how to march is fun and it gets them moving.
Activity #4: Be a Landmark DetectiveEdit
This part of the badge can easily be done on a field trip. If that is not in your time budget, then you can talk about landmarks in your area and in the big cities nearby. Ask them about the landmarks in Washington, DC-I bet they can name a few!
Activity #5: Join a Ceremony or Celebration Edit
Girls can learn how to do the Girl Scout flag ceremony.