Tip sheet for “Get up! Get active! Get healthy!” Spring-Summer 2013 Girl Scouts Speak Out! theme


Working on the Journeys and need some ideas? Here’s how to take action by making a PSA focusing on our latest theme!

The Girl Scouts Speak Out! PSA contest is a great way for girls taking any of the three Journeys to make their voices heard while connecting in a meaningful way to their Journey theme.

Get Up! Get Active! Get Healthy!

June 2013 – September 2013

Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors using the Healthy Habits Journey booklets and the corresponding It’s Your Planet—Love It! Journeys could talk about energy: How do we get it? How do we use it? How can we help others use their energy in a positive way to a build a healthy, active lifestyle? Urge people to take the opportunity get up and get outside during the summer, and then keep up a healthy lifestyle all year long. It makes a great Take Action project for girls on the Between Earth and Sky, WOW! Wonders of Water, or Get Moving! Journeys.

Tip: For more on Healthy Habits, visit girlscouts.org/healthyhabits.

Cadettes on the Breathe Journey can get out into the fresh air and focus on moving around.

Girl Scouts Speak Out! is also a great way for Cadettes to earn a step of their Digital Movie Maker badge, no matter what Journey they’re on!

Seniors on the Mission: Sisterhood! Journey can talk about the motivating power of a team to help others get up, get active, and get healthy! How can you encourage others to incorporate more activity into their daily routines?

Ambassadors on the BLISS: Live It! Give It! Journey could create a PSA that explains how becoming a healthier, happier you improves the world for all of us! If we all got more active, healthier, and happier, what would be different about the world?

These are just some ideas to get you thinking! We encourage girls of all ages to take the lead and come up with your own creative ways to speak out.

Girl Scouts Speak Out! ”Get up! Get active! Get healthy!” will accept entries from June 5, 2013 through August 31, 2013, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time; voting will close September 15, 2013 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.