asks you to put the Girl Scout Promise and Law into action. When
you combine your talents and energies with your values and convictions,
you can make a positive difference in the lives of other. You can
work on the activities alone or with others who share your interests.
Section 1: Developing Your Potential Challenge:
Design a self development plan.
Set some short-term (one week to one year) and long-term
(five to ten years) goals for yourself in the following areas:
Prioritize your goals and develop a time line for your short-term
Decide what kinds of skills might help you achieve your long-range
goals and how you might acquire those skills.
Follow through on your plan for a period of at least two
months. At the end of this time, evaluate your progress and your
time lines. What have you learned?
Section 2: Relating to Others Challenge:
Examine your skills in relating to others.
Plan to increase your skills in at least one area of relating--family,
friends, peers, children, adults. Write out personal goals to do
this. Develop a time line that includes skill development (such as
practicing, reading articles, or attending workshops) and planned experiences
in relating to others.
With another person, evaluate what you learned about yourself
from identifying your goals and working toward them.
Section 3: Developing Values for Living Challenge:
on what you value the most.
What issues or concerns are most important to you?
List ten things that you would most like to change and how. Circle
those things that you can begin to work on right now.
Decide how the Promise and the Law can help you achieve positive
change. Decide on at least three activities that you can and will
do to make a positive change for yourself and others. If you work
with others, be able to distinguish your own personal contributions to
Find a way to summarize your discoveries about yourself and
What activities did you complete? Did you learn things
about yourself after working on each one?
Is there a difference between what you actually say and do
and what you believe? How can you work to change this?
Section 4: Contributing to Society Challenge:
in a service project that will benefit something you value in your community
in some way. You may join an effort directed by others, but be sure
you choose an activity that is personally important. There are ideas
for service projects in every chapter. Your effort should total a
minimum of 15 hours. When the project is complete, consider the following:
Who or what benefited from this service project? How?
Which of your talents were put to use?
What skills and abilities would you like to develop further?
What did you learn about yourself and your values?
Section 5: Helping Others Know About Girl Scouting Challenge:
Get involved in Girl Scouting beyond your troop/group. You may
select an activity from the ones listed or develop your own plan to help
others know about Girl Scouting.
Serve on a council wide girl planning group.
Help plan a Cadette or Senior Girl Scout conference, Thinking
Day event, or other special event.
Serve on the council board or a committee or task group in
Help with a council-sponsored training event for adults.
Conduct tours of council properties or facilities.
Help with a community task force to extend Girl Scouting
to girls in an underserved area.
After you have completed the five challenges in this recognition, use the
questions below to help you and your leader evaluate your experience.
1. What have you discovered about
the world of Girl Scouting?
2. In what situations have you
demonstrated a real understanding of the Promise and the Law by applying
them to everyday living?
3. How has your project benefited
4. What are some possible ways
that you could continue to show your concern in this area in the future?
5. In what ways have you shown
that you are capable of self direction? In what ways were you able
to work, and share with a group?
6. What other things have you
learned about yourself?