by Alicia Scipioni, Girl Scout Troop Leader
CLARK - Junior Girl Scout Troop 791 is currently working on completing their Girl Scout Journey called Amuse. The journey requires the girls to understand the many roles women and girls play in the world around them and the leadership skills used to play them. The girls also become aware of how stereotypes could hold themselves and others back from trying on roles, and they take action to help stop stereotypes.
In an effort to stop stereotypes, the Junior Girl Scouts decided to create puppet shows for younger girl scout troops to teach them these important life skills. The Arthur L. Johnson Puppetry Club were eager to help the girls not only create puppets for their show, but to also teach them the important basics about being a puppeteer. The high school students brought along some of their favorite puppets and also helped the girls complete their skits.
The Junior Girl Scouts are now very excited to perform for the Daisy and Brownie girl scouts come April and are very grateful to have had the experience of working with ALJ High School’s Puppetry Club.
Pictured here are the ALJ High School students with their teacher Bryan Klimchak and the Junior Girl Scouts in Troop 791.