A note to Troop Leaders:

Journeys were not meant to happen in one day and these suggestions are not for replacing troop's current plans. The samples below are to help show how journeys are a part of girl's every day lives. Prepare your girls the meeting before your field trip; prepare them with questions to ask (about their journey topic) Be sure to discuss with your Horse Professional about the Journey prior to the field trip, prepare them by reviewing the Safety Activity Checkpoints and JR Horseback Riding Badge; prepare by covering their Journey topics and questions before going on the trip.

After your trip be sure to process with the girls, talk about what they learned and what future possibly plans why may have. If badges or awards were earned on their trip, have them present how they earned each badge and help them remember how connecting with horses has helped make them better leaders. To process, have the girls sit in a circle and each girl will have the opportunity to contribute to the conversation.

A note to the Horse Professional:

Girls would of course would like an opportunity to learn to ride; providing rotations, small barns are able to accommodate more girls at one time. ***Daisy scouts are only allowed to participate in lead line rides. ***

Pricing: I personally charge for the girl's ride time and work with volunteers to make these programs possible and economical for Girl Scouts.

Daisy 

It's Your Story Tell It: 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals

Bird Bath Award

Horse Professional:

Activity 1: Grooming Demonstration & Hands on Activity 

Activity 2: Tour the barn and share about daily care (feedings & cleaning)- Let the girls get hands on and try some of the chores. 

Leaders: Process with your girls on how these new skills compare to how we take care of ourselves (guide them to brushing their hair and teeth)

Robin Award

Activity 3: Make a video of the new grooming skills the girls just learned!

Leaders: We welcome you to share these videos on social media, with other scouts, and of course the families of the girls. Start talking with the girls about how they can track their impact. Please use #GSgreenblood

Tula Award

Activity 4: Processing

Use a horseshoe as a "talking stick", girls form a circle and pass the horseshoe around to share about the following. Express the importance of proper grooming and what happens when we do not groom. 

1. How did we groom a horse?

   Did we groom both sides?

   What about you? do you groom your hair?

   What do you use?

   Do you have to brush both sides of your hair?

2. How does it feel to help share these new skills?

   Can you share this horseshoe with another group to come learn about horses too?

Leaders: Before your award ceremony check look at how many people have viewed your video. And again, process about how the girls feel about helping teach others. 

It's your Planet Love It: Between Earth and Sky

Blue Bucket Award

After your horse experience take a moment to share "I" statements about how you felt, and how ours friends felt.

Leaders: After all your new activities have girls process about their feelings using "i" statements. Have the girls share

Firefly Award

Learn how to groom, saddle, feed and clean up after a horse. After, girls can pick a skill to share with others and make a video!

Leaders: We welcome you to share these videos on social media, with other scouts, and of course the families of the girls. Start talking with the girls about how they can track their impact. Please use #GSgreenblood

Clover Award

Horses are nature's treasure, and they can cause a lot of damage. Learn about manure management and the benefits of composting.

Leaders: Find out about your local barn's manure management, can your girls come up with some helpful tips? Help create composting system, partnership with a local garden club or other scouts working on gardening. Create garden boxes for the community and fill them with compost.

Brownie

It's Your Story Tell It: A World of Girls

Be sure to bring a copy of your "My Passport Tells a Great Story"

Hear a Story

Hear a story about something in it that needs to change. From the closing of GS camps to the Unwanted Horse Epidemic, girls will discover how to make a change from the stories about Finn & Jake and Chance & Jackie. 

Leaders: Start your journey in the meeting and introduce the Journey and Awards by completing pages 1-11 (of the backside starting with "STORIES hold clues"

Change a Story

Time for your Brownie team to act on a clue in the story to change thing for the better for girls in your world.

Leaders: After the girls discover their change, help them find a way to make their change measurable/trackable.

Tell a Story

Time to practice! Let's talk about what we learned, take notes, and recited our stories to share with the community.

Leaders: Share your troop's story on social media use #WorldofGirls #GSgreenblood , allow the girls to share their stories at the next award ceremony.

Better World for Girls!

​Leaders: After the girls were able to share their stories with others and possibly see an impact of their labors. Allow them to create a work of art to show what it means to be a part of a world of girls. Let them share their art and feelings at the next award ceremony.

 It's Your Planet Love it: Wonders of Water

LOVE Water

Take a tour around the farm, including the edges of pastures and promote discussions of the surrounding water ways; creeks, rivers, ponds, swamps. Discuss and share about the wildlife habits and ecosystems.

SAVE Water

Discuss the impact of manure management around the farm. Get hands on and let the girls help pick up or muck a stall.

SHARE Water

Time to put it all together! Create a plan to help keep our waterways clean around farms and partner with a local farm to bring your plan to life!

Leaders: Share your troop's story on social media use #WondersofWater #GSgreenblood , allow the girls to share their stories at the next award ceremony.

WOW!

​Leaders: After the girls were able to share their action plan with others, process on how it all relates to the the GS Law. A great time to share this information is at your awards ceremony!

Resources:

Horsekeeping & Water Quality

Cadette

Junior

Senior

Ambassador

More information coming soon.

If your troop would like to share how they have completed a journey with horses please share with us at Jenn.Gay86@gmail.com

Contact Jenn today!

313-585-7228

 

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10866 Cedar Lake Rd

Pinckney MI 48169

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