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Fair Play Badge

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Ideas for Fair Play Badge

Requirements for earning badge:

1) Follow the rules

  • Teach someone a game
  • Make new rules for an old game
  • Learn a sport or game from another country

2) Include everyone

  • Learn about Title IX
  • Find a sport that women play professionally
  • Learn about disabilities and sports

3) Be Part of a team

  • Play popcorn:

Yell out an thing and a number for example 4 and popcorn.  Girls get in groups of 4 and act like popcorn

  • Play Human Knot
  • Play octupus tag

4) Keep Score

  • See a live sport
  • Play points match up
  • Keep score for a game you play with yourself

 

Activities

Type

Activity Descriptions

supplies

Badge

At home

  • Try a new sport at the park or in your own backyard.
  • Share with your Girl Scout the sports you played growing up.

From: Girl Scouts River Valleys 

 

Fair Play

Snack

Snack Discussion

While enjoying a healthy snack, here are some things for girls to talk about:

What is your favorite sport to play?

What would games be like if people didn’t play by the rules?

Why are rules important?

Has anyone ever been on a team? (Girl Scouts is like a team too!)

What did you enjoy about being on a team?

From: Girl Scouts River Valleys

 

Fair Play

Game

What Time Is It Ms Wolf?

One person is "it" – Ms. Wolf stands at one end of the gym, or field with her back turned to the other girls. The other girls stand at the far end of the gym or the field, and they chant, loudly, in unison, "What time is it, Ms. Wolf?" Ms. Wolf answers with different times, for example, "It's one o'clock!"

The other girls take a step for every hour that Ms. Wolf exclaims that it is. So, for one o'clock, they take one step toward Ms. Wolf's back. For seven o'clock, they take seven steps. And they count out loud in unison as they take the steps. It is up to them whether they take large or small steps.

Eventually, Ms. Wolf will announce, "Lunch time!!" She will then turn around and chase the girls who have been approaching her from behind. Any that she tags, become Wolves themselves.

Any that run back to the beginning without being tagged get to ask what time is it, and play the game again.

Any new wolves, do the chasing with the original wolf in subsequent lunch times, and any girls who weren't tagged before who are tagged by either the original wolf, or new wolves become wolves themselves.

 

Fair Play 1

Game

Mailong Sera

This game from Papua New Guinea reminds the girls that they are connected to the world.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA—Mailong Sera

A player is chosen to be “It”. The other players stand or sit in a circle around “It”, very close to one another. “It” closes her eyes, and one of the players takes a shell in one of her hands.

All of the players close their hands into loose fists, fingers down, and move their fists together until they touch, then apart so that they touch their neighbors’ fists.

“It” opens her eyes and the players in the circle move their hands back and forth in arhythmic pattern or to a song as they pass the seashell from hand to hand without “It” seeing who has the shell.

Players who do not have the shell pretend to be fumbling with it. When” It” thinks she knows who has the shell, she calls the name of that player. If she is right, that player must take her place. If not, the passing begins again.

To keep the game interesting, limit It to three guesses before it is someone else takes her place at the center of the circle.

Marble

Fair Play 1

Game

SPOT THE LION – AN AFRICAN GAME

Divide the group into teams of 5 to 8 people. Give each team its own corner or place. On signal the girls scatter and stand with their eyes shut. Leader runs around tapping each girl lightly on the back. On one girl she puts a piece of tape and unknown to that girl she becomes the “lion”. When every one has been tapped, the leader shouts “the Lion is Loose!” All girls open their eyes and run about seeing if they can spot the lion. When a girl spots the lion, she heads back to her team’s corner without trying to arouse the suspicion of the lion. If a girl thinks she is the lion (no girl is allowed to touch her back to see if she is the lion), she heads to the center of the room and roars loudly. When this happens all girls freeze. If the girl is the lion, the game ends. If not, the game continues for one more minute before time is called. The team with the most players in their corner is the winner.

Notes: Girl really enjoyed this one and it doesn’t take up much room

Masking tape

Fair Play 1

Game

Sheep and Hyena (Sudan) 

See if you can keep the sheep away from the hungry hyena! Get a least ten (10) people to play.

Players join hands and form a tight circle.

The hyena stays outside the circle. The sheep stays inside the circle.

The players in the circle have to try to keep the hyena from breaking through the

circle to get to the sheep. The game ends when the hyena get the sheep or get too tired to go after the sheep anymore.

Two other people become the sheep and hyena.

 

Fair Play 1

Game (20 min)

Rules of the Game

1. As a group, choose a simple game to play, such as Duck, Duck, Grey Duck or Tag.

2. Think of the rules needed to play the game. Make a poster listing the rules.

3. Play the game, following the rules on the poster.

4. Now, come up with two new rules for the game. Play the game with your new rules.

How does this change the game?

Which rules do you like better?

From: Girl Scouts River Valleys

Poster board (any size)

Markers

Fair Play 1

Game (15 min)

Girl Sports

1. Learn about a sport that women play professionally. Find information from books or online.

2. Have girls look for answers to the questions below:

o When did the sports group form?

o Where and when do they play?

o Are there any famous players in the sport?

3. Discuss some of the favorite things you learned.

Girl Scouts River Valleys

Book(s) or website(s) on women’s sports

http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org

o Great Moments in Women’s Sports by Michael Teitelbaum

o Superstars of Women’s Tennis by Ellen Miles

Fair Play 2

Game

Elephant, Monkey, Palm Trees

Everyone stands in a circle with a person in the middle. The person in the middle closes her eyes, then points

to someone and says either: ―Elephant, Monkey, or Palm Tree. The person pointed to and the girls on either

side need to form what was called out.

Elephant: The middle forms the trunk and the sides form the ears.

Palm Tree: The middle puts her arms above her head with her arms bent out and the ends need to turn their back to the middle person and forms palm leaves (arms up and out.)

Monkey: The middle person is "speak no evil and the sides are see no evil and hear no evil.

This all needs to be accomplished before the rest of the group in the circle shouts;

―Elephant, Monkey, Palm Trees. If the girls cannot do this in the time allowed, the  center girl goes to the middle and the game continues. As the game goes on, you can speed up.

 

Fair Play 3

Game

Brownies and Fairies

You have two equal teams, Brownies and Fairies.

The two teams line up and face each other. Behind each team, about 20 feet away, is its Safe Place.

Suddenly, the leader may call, "Brownies are coming."

Fairies run to their Safe Place with Brownies chasing them.

 A Fairy caught joins the Brownies.

Next time, the leader may call,"Fairies are coming." Or she may say again,"Brownies are coming." You never know.

The team that ends with the most players wins.

 

Fair Play 3

Game (15 min)

Pass the Orange

1. Form two teams. Have each team stand in a single file line.

2. Pass an orange or ball down the line from chin to chin. If it is dropped, the team needs to start back at

the beginning. The first team to get to the end wins!

3. Try the same game but with different objects, such as a balloon or different types of balls. Try changing the rules. For example, instead of using your chin, use your elbows, knees, etc.

4. Ask the girls how they used teamwork in this activity.

From: Girl Scouts River Valleys

An orange or ball of similar size

Optional: Balloon

Optional: Balls of various size

Fair Play 3

 

Play popcorn (Step 3 - Be Part of a Team)

Yell out an thing and a number for example 4 and popcorn.  Girls get in groups of 4 and act like popcorn

Notes:  This was also pretty popular, but it is pretty short.  Doesn’t go on for too long
  Fair Play 3
 

Exercises (Step 5 - Have a field Day and Step 4 - Keep Score)

Have the girls see how many push ups, sit-ups, and jumping jacks they can do, see how far they can jump from  the standing broad jump, running jump, 50 yard dash, how far can you throw a frisbee, how many laps they can do without stopping etc.

Notes:  This got a little chaotic. Some girls enjoyed it and some were not too into it.  I should have pre set up all the stations and assigned a leader to each one.  The lap run was one of the most popular one.  I also should have warned the girls to wear clothes that were good for moving around.

Sheet for girl to keep track

pencils

tape measure
Fair Play 4 and 5

 

 

 

Outings and Visitors

Field Trip Ideas:

  • Women's sports game

Speaker Ideas:

  • Woman's athlete to talk about exciting games or events in their career

 

Sample Meeting 1

Brownie - Fair Play Badge.docx

Brownie - Fair Play Badge.pdf

First Meeting: Fair Play Badge

Badges earned:

Brownies: Fair Play, Legacy badge (Steps 1-5)

Notes on Girls absent or special issues:

 

Time

Description

Supplies

Who will lead

Opening Activity (10 min)

Make name tags

name tags

markers

crayons

string

 

Circle (5 min)

Pledge of Allegiance

Girl Scout Promise

Talk about the badges we will earn today

 

 


Snack and Discussion (10 min)

Get Snack and read book while girls are eating snack

Read book (Fair Play:Step 2 - Learn about a woman athlete)

Read Wilma Unlimited

Talk about how in the old day, women weren’t encouraged to play sports.  

  • Ask what is good about playing sports?

  • Ask what did you like about the story?  

  • What didn’t you like?

  • Was Wilma good at running when she first tried?  

  • How did she get better?  

  • Can you think of something that you weren’t good at at first and how did you get better?

  • Can you think of some examples in the story where Wilma was Courageous or Strong?

Notes:  I like this story, but it somehow didn’t connect to the girls and did not get much discussion started.  I would try a different one next time.

book





Game (10 min)

Get-to-Know-You Game – Jump In, Jump Out

Ask the girls to think about what they would like to do as Girl Scout Brownies and Daisies.  Give some suggestions.  

Talk about how this activity requires courage because we each have to speak up to the whole group.  Tell the girls that anyone who feels scared can do it with one of the leaders.  Tell them that you would like everyone to try, but if anyone is too scared to do it, they can try another day.

• Girls form a circle with one girl in the center.

• All girls recite the following verse, while doing the actions:

Jump in, jump out, turn yourself about

Jump in, jump out, introduce yourself

• The girl in the middle says:

My name is __________!

• Everyone else responds:

Yeah!

• The girl in the middle says:

And I’d like to _________! (say one thing she’d like to do as a Brownie)

• Everyone else responds:

Yeah!

• The girl in the middle says:

And I’m gonna do it!!

• Everyone else responds:

Every day!

Notes: Girls loved this one.  Some girls were shy, but their friends offered to do it with them and then they did it.  Really a great game.

 
 

Game (5 min)

If weather permits, we can go outside for games

SPOT THE LION – AN AFRICAN GAME (Step 1 - play a game from another country) (Red Petal: Step 2 - Practice Being Courageous and Strong)

Divide the group into teams of 5 to 8 people. Give each team its own corner or place. On signal the girls scatter and stand with their eyes shut. Leader runs around tapping each girl lightly on the back. On one girl she puts a piece of tape and unknown to that girl she becomes the “lion”. When every one has been tapped, the leader shouts “the Lion is Loose!” All girls open their eyes and run about seeing if they can spot the lion. When a girl spots the lion, she heads back to her team’s corner without trying to arouse the suspicion of the lion. If a girl thinks she is the lion (no girl is allowed to touch her back to see if she is the lion), she heads to the center of the room and roars loudly. When this happens all girls freeze. If the girl is the lion, the game ends. If not, the game continues for one more minute before time is called. The team with the most players in their corner is the winner.

Notes: Girl really enjoyed this one and it doesn’t take up much room

Masking tape

 

Games

( 5 min)

Play popcorn (Step 3 - Be Part of a Team)

Yell out an thing and a number for example 4 and popcorn.  Girls get in groups of 4 and act like popcorn

Notes:  This was also pretty popular, but it is pretty short.  Doesn’t go on for too long

 

 

Games (15 min)

Exercises (Step 5 - Have a field Day and Step 4 - Keep Score)

Have the girls see how many push ups, sit-ups, and jumping jacks they can do, see how far they can jump from  the standing broad jump, running jump, 50 yard dash, how far can you throw a frisbee, how many laps they can do without stopping etc.

Notes:  This got a little chaotic. Some girls enjoyed it and some were not too into it.  I should have pre set up all the stations and assigned a leader to each one.  The lap run was one of the most popular one.  I also should have warned the girls to wear clothes that were good for moving around.

Sheet for girl to keep track

pencils

tape measure

 

Game (backup)

Animal Moves

Goal: Move from one line to the other like an animal. Use the movement that is called out and pretend to be that animal. This is not a race.

  • Walk like a turtle

  • Run like a cheetah (arms go back and forth)

  • Gallop like a horse (step, together, hop, lead with same foot)

  • Hop like a kangaroo

  • Shuffle like a gorilla (feet apart, feet together)

  • Jump like a rabbit (jump and land on both feet)

  • Leap like a gazelle (long jumps form one foot to the other foot)

  • Skip like a Brownie (step-hop right, step-hop left)

Notes:  Girls had a lot of fun with this one.

Hens and Hawks

  • You'll need at least four people and two safety zones.

  • One person is the hawk.

  • All the other players are hens.

  • The hawk stands between the safety zones and tries to catch the hens as they run back and fourth from one safety zone to the other.

  • When a hen is caught she sits on the side and watches the game.

  • The last hen to be caught by the hawk becomes the next hawk.     

Notes:  Had to go inside because it was raining, so we didn’t get to this one

ropes

 

Clean up (5 min)

 

 

 

 

Closing

(5 min)

Song

Friendship Squeeze

 

 

 

 

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