Girl Scout Brownies discover their own unique talents while they become scientists for the day. The girls will work as teams to uncover the secrets of electrical charges, density and ways one of our planet’s most abundant gases is important and FUN! Charleston Harbor and South Carolina coastal ecosystems provide the backdrop for these science experiences. Much like Campbell, Jamilia and Alejandro in the Brownie Quest story, Brownies will unlock the key to making the world a better place; it takes understanding your specials skills, the ones you want to learn and knowing how to share them with the community!
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On their way to becoming “household elves”, Brownies will not only learn about the Wonders of Water, but will recognize Ways of Working: working with each other and their community. They will realize the potential they have to make a difference starting with water and energy consumption in their homes and hear stories of how girls and women have made their own efforts global. Girl Scout Brownies will be able to recognize water as one of our planet’s most precious natural resources and the importance of using this resource wisely. Charleston Harbor is an excellent setting for the story of the water cycle and making the connection between water and energy!
Girl Scout Brownies know that inventions are really stories! As Jamila points out along her journey, inventions can change the outcome of a story. Many women and girls have come up with great inventions, like windshield wipers and the square-bottomed paper bag! Sometimes accidents create inventions, like the chocolate chip cookie! Girls will explore creative ways of solving problems, discuss how inventions could solve some of their own, and share their inventive ideas with the group or choose to share it at home with friends and family.