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Print out the booklet. Cut the pages along the dotted line the in center of the page. Staple on the left side.
Meet with your troop and go through the booklet to meet the minimum requirements of the badge!
Suggestions for Using this Booklet
To complete this badge using this booklet, you'll need a few decks of cards.
Here we talk about games we know. Have the girls talk about each game and some rules they know about the game. Bring up some ways or experiences where people weren’t playing by the rules. How did that make them feel?
We learn a new game called SNAP. Rules can be found here: https://bicyclecards.com/how-to-play/snap
Have the girls break up into groups. Have them read the rules and play the game. After all groups have played for a little while, regroup. What did they observe? What rules were important to follow?
Learn about women in sports.
Have girls talk about what sports they like to watch on TV. Who plays those sports? If the teams are mostly mens teams, talk about the womens equivalents.
To dive deeper, play the video below about Title IX:
Teamwork is so important to sports but also every day life. You'll work in teams in school, in sports, and in a job.
Have the girls brainstorm what makes a good teammate. Have them write down some attributes and share. Here are some ideas to get the girls started.
- Positive attitude
- Plays by the rules
- Cheers on teammates
- A good sport regardless of the outcome (opposite of a sore loser or sore winner)
- Takes care of team equipment
This is where the girls can get up and get active (or not :) ). There are a few options for being part of a team. If you're able to play outside, you can do races or traditional games like soccer. If not, then you can try charades or even a simple activity where you have to work in teams.
Have the girls use the attributes of a good teammate from the previous page when they play their game. Have them reflect on how that made playing more fun!
If you don't like the option on the page, here are some more games that can easily be done in your meeting area:
Red Light, Green Light
Duck Duck Goose
Games are all scored differently. Here we talk about different games and how they're scored. Below is the answer key. Feel free to add more games you know - cricket, rugby, lacrosse, etc.
Page 7 and 8
Now we have the girls take what they learned and put it into practice with a mini Field Day or Carnival. Have them choose games with different attributes - not all physical games, not all mental games. A nice variety will make sure everyone feels they can win/shine.
The last page just have the girls reflect on what they learned. What will they do to make sure they play fairly in the future.