Each year, thousands of teenage girls in the US embark on fulfilling a dream by earning their Girl Scout Gold Award. They lead efforts to make good things happen in their communities and beyond, from making sure neighborhood kids have a safe place to learn and read, to creating robotics programs for hearing impaired participants, to advocating for gender balance in politics, they take their passion and leadership skills and use them to make the world a better place. One of the 2014 Girl Scouts of the USA Young Women of Distinction, Varsha Sathappan explains both the motivation and perseverence it took to accomplish her goal of establishing a women's ward at a rural hospital in India.
Warmup Challenge #2
Share something which gives you hope.
Hi there! I'm Young Stanley!
As the Baaahron of Engagement, my challenges are all about sharing your great work with your community! I also host the Calendar of Events. You can earn game points by attending listed events and letting us know how it went!
There are some big, scary things happening in the world. But, they're less frightening when you believe they can be overcome, and taking action is one of the quickest ways to start generating hope. Vermontivate's whole purpose is to inspire and promote positive solutions. By sharing stories, ideas, and tools that give each of us hope, we can make it easier to create a world we'd all like to live in.
- Spend a minute or two thinking about good in the world. (Need help? Check out the Resources)
- Share a photo, video, or story (yours or someone else's) which gives you hope.
Really don't think you can come up with something to share?
Don't despair! We know that it can be hard to be hopeful sometimes. Instead you could complete this Alternative by sharing a story that *would* give you hope. When you've submitted it, you'll be able to see the inspiring things that other players have shared.
Some "Good" things:
- Acts of kindness
- Stories of courage
- Pictures of hope
- A picture of strangers helping each other
- A song about working together
- The Ice Bucket Challenge
Need More Help?
Watch this TED talk from Maya Penn!