Celebration of Cultures in Family Background
Our plan this year for our second grade Brownies, is to
have a cultural celebration with each child and their family asked to bring
things from their own cultural and/or family traditions: foods, stories,
items of clothing, jokes, dances, holiday traditions, etc. etc. The idea
we had, which came during our basic leader training about multi-ethnicity,
was that every girl, even the "plain vanilla" ones, have a cultural heritage;
and ALL ought to be encouraged to be proud of that, not just the obvious
black or Hispanic or Asian. I know that my own cultural traditions, German/Russian
Mennonite, have been pretty much forgotten or ignored in our society. I
don't "look" different at all so I must not have any ethnicity -- of course,
that's not true, but that's how a little girl in American society nowadays
would think. I think that the celebration of cultures all over the world,
for a Brownie, most appropriately begins with their own family background.
Brownie Troop Leader, Lone Star Girl Scout Council, Austin, Texas,
Chris Welch and The Girl Scout Resource Center
Do you have any other ideas for activities?
The GuideZone Team with your
comments or suggestions!
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