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Ambassador Program Ideas

Program Ideas and Adaptations for Ambassadors

This year, your Ambassadors will continue to break barriers and unleash the changemakers within—and may even earn their Girl Scout Gold Award in the process. Support their success, now and always, with these fun and easy badges, Journeys, and activities, adapted for both virtual or safe in-person meetings.

How to use these resources:
Democracy for Ambassadors Badge

Ambassadors will become experts in their government and the roles of the officials they’ll help elect.

WHAT THEY'LL LEARN:

When girls have earned this badge, they’ll have learned more about their local, state, and national governments—and they’ll be ready to use that knowledge to inform their voting. 

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Find out about local government 
2. Find out about state government 
3. Find out about the federal legislative branch 
4. Find out about the federal executive branch 
5. Find out about the federal judicial branch

PLAN YOUR MEETING:

  • Video demonstration: Watch Ambassador Girl Scouts lead Step 5 of this badge.
 
Cybersecurity Basics Badge

Ambassadors will explore how hackers operate and how hacking can be used for the purposes of corporate and national security. 

WHAT THEY'LL LEARN:

When girls have earned this badge, they’ll know about steganography, cyberwarfare, and a variety of different careers in cybersecurity.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Learn about different kinds of hackers
2. Hide a message in plain sight
3. Debate the ethics of hacking
4. Learn cyberwarfare strategies
5. Explore cyber careers

PLAN YOUR MEETING:

Video demonstration: See an Ambassador Girl Scout lead Step 1 of this badge. 

 
College Knowledge Badge

From test prep to financial aid, Ambassadors will explore the ins and outs of the college admissions process.

WHAT THEY'LL LEARN:

When girls have earned this badge, they’ll understand the steps in the college admissions process and be prepared to attend the school of their choice.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Explore your options
2. Start the admissions process
3. Make a financial plan
4. Get set for success
5. Build healthy habits

PLAN YOUR MEETING:

  • Video Demonstration: Watch Steps 1 and 3 of this badge..
 
G-Team TV: By Girls, For Girls

Ambassadors will tune in to G-Team TV and join Hangouts with girls across the country! 

WHAT THEY'LL LEARN: 

Introducing G-Team TV! This new online show for middle and high school girls is run by a group of Girl Scouts called the G-Team. Each episode features a special look at key issues for girls and interviews with accomplished Girl Scout alums. Find every episode on Girl Scouts’ YouTube channel.

PLAN YOUR MEETING:

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Ambassadors learn techniques to manage stress and health.

WHAT THEY’LL LEARN: 

When girls have participated in these activities, they’ll have skills and confidence to navigate stress in a healthy, mindful manner. 

PLAN YOUR MEETING​:

  • Explore Healthy Relationships: An activity to find the connections between relationships and health.
 
  • Self-Care Tips At Home: Tune in to this Girl Scout Campfire Chat to hear from Joan Kuhl, author of Dig Your Heels In for tips. Like many women, you work hard and you’re proud of all you accomplish, both at school and in your personal life. But you wonder—how do you prevent burnout when the lines between school and home are blurred? Girl Scout alum and “women and work” expert Joan Kuhl guides us through some techniques that will help bring balance to your life.
  • Journal Writing for Beginners with Leigh Newman: If you’ve ever wanted to keep a journal, but didn’t know where to start, then this Girl Scout Campfire Chat is for you. Girl Scout alum and literary whiz Leigh Newman, memoirist and former books editor of Oprah.com, will walk you through how to begin journaling about your life—from sharing your most authentic thoughts and feelings to describing the events that shape your world in ways that will resonate with you for years to come.
  • Leading an engaging meeting: Recommendations for facilitating group conversations, handling supplies, and organizing your meeting   
  • Digital games and ice breakers 
  • Virtual meeting agenda (PDF): Use this resource to help you adapt the meeting plans found in the Volunteer Toolkit
  • Virtual Events Calendar: Search for upcoming wellness events and tune in as a troop!
Entrepreneur Accelerator Badge

Ambassadors will think and act like entrepreneurs as they bring their business vision to life, learn how to work with a team, and motivate people to take a chance with them. 

WHAT THEY’LL LEARN: 

When girls have earned this badge, they’ll have the skills to come up with a business idea, produce a prototype, identify customers, solicit feedback, improve their idea, then create a business plan and pitch it.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Come up with a business idea and create a prototype  
2. Develop a customer profile  
3. Conduct market research 
4. Come up with a business model  
5. Pitch your business 

PLAN YOUR MEETING​:

  • Video demonstration: Watch a volunteer lead Step 1 of this badge.

 
Global Action Award

Ambassadors find out what climate change means to them, their Girl Scout community, and the world. 

WHAT THEY’LL LEARN: 

When girls have earned this badge, they’ll understand what climate change means and have completed a global action climate challenge.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Learn about the Global Goals and Global Action Award
  2. Find out about climate change
  3. Explore responses to climate change
  4. Focus on a climate change issue
  5. Explore action for climate change

PLAN YOUR MEETING​:

  • Watch a movie that showcases the dangers of climate change.
  • Challenge girls to film their own climate change story. Watch this video to find out how.

 

  • Challenge girls to design an anti-climate change city. Watch this video to       find out how.
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    Additional Activities for Ambassador Troop Meetings

    Looking for grade-level specific activities hosted by other Girl Scout experts? We've got you covered!

    Coming February 2021

    • World Thinking Day
    • Outdoor Survival Camper
    • Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey
    • Making a Difference

    Find even more adapted activities in the Volunteer Toolkit—just look for the “Virtual” icon! Browse Award and Badge Explorer to see all of the badges, Journeys, and awards that will excite your Ambassadors!


    Looking for more troop leader training tools and planning resources to navigate the virtual space? Check out the Troop Leader Blueprint.