Vintage/Retired GS badges and memorabilia
Complete the starred (*) activity, one from each Leadership Key: Discover, Connect, Take Action, and at least three other activity listed under any Key.
*Invite a member of the United States Army to visit your troop and interview him/her about their role in the Army. Ask him/her to bring a globe or a map and show you where he/she has traveled. Ask him/her what it is like to live on an Army Base and how is it different from civilian life.
1) Find the U.S. Army base located closest to your hometown. Name and describe the mission of this base. Who is the Commander of this base? What Companies and Battalions are there?
2) Listen to and learn the Army song. Try searching online or at the library.
3) Identify and describe or draw the following vehicles: Blackhawk Helicopter, Bradley tank, Hum-V and the LSV boat. In what ways do these vehicles help the Army?
1) Invite the spouse or a child of an Army member to visit your troop meeting and/or interview them. What is it like to have a family member in the Army? Where have they lived? How does their life compare to yours?
2) Visit an Army museum. Take the tour and try different activities. List and discuss, with your troop, contributions the U.S. Army has made to our society.
1) Visit the local USO. How does the USO help soldiers? How could you help the USO?
2) Write a letter or draw a card of support to an Army member.
3) Create a 5 minute skit teaching others about the Army and perform it for family, friends or another Girl Scout troop.
4) Tour an Army museum, monument, memorial, or cemetery. Find out what volunteer opportunities are available for you. Could your troop do a flag ceremony on location?