2000 Guide G-File - Community Action Badge
1) Explore your chosen community and discuss with your Patrol how you can make a difference. You could illustrate the issues you identify by using photographs, a video, tape recordings, a poster or a graffiti wall.
w) Find out about the opportunities to help with these issues. Discuss these with your Patrol.
3) Plan your Community Action. This could be as an individual or as a Patrol. You will need to think about he following:
a) What you plan to do.
b) Who will be involved? Eg Guides, members of your faith community, school friends, community organisations.
c) What personal safety issues do you need to consider?
d) What permission do you need and from who?
e) How long will your Action take? Will it be a weekly commitment, over a weekend or for a few hours over several weeks.
f) How will you measure its success?
Your Community Action should be over a minimum of 12 hours over three months. Your investigation and planning time can be included.
You, your Patrol and Guider should evaluate your Community Action. Community members who have helped you may want to contribute to your evaluation. This evaluation should be enjoyable and show the difference you have made in your community. You could do this by using photographs, painting, performing a rap or writing a poem.
2019 (July) Badge Finder - Community Action
Choose one of the following four areas. Complete a specific project that will enable you to make a difference in that area.
1. Action in the lives of people in your local community.
You could choose to work with or for children, older people or people with a disability.
2. Action for the local environment.
This may include projects such as bulb planting, cleaning the local river, or providing bird or bat boxes.
3. Action on a worldwide issue.
You could find out about projects sponsored by organisations such as Oxfam or Save the Children, or perhaps choose a wildlife issue.
4. Action for Girlguiding.
This can include helping at a Brownie Pack or Rainbow unit, and completing a special task such as making something for the unit.
- must be planned carefully
- may be completed individually or with other Patrol members
- should be worked on for a minimum of 12 hours over a three-month period
Your plans should cover:
- who will be involved, eg Guides, school friends, community members
- personal safety issues that need to be considered
- what permission is needed, and from whom
- how long it will take, eg weekly, over a weekend, a few hours over several weeks
- how you will know whether it has been a success
Your plans must be discussed with your Leader and approved by the Patrol Leaders' Council before you start. At the end of the project, share your experience with your unit.