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Statue of Liberty Try-It

This Try-It allows girls to learn about the history of the Statue of Liberty while exploring sentiments of the statue and Ellis Island.

To earn this Try-It, each girl must complete four of the six listed activities:

  • Activity 1: On a map of New York Harbor, find the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island. A short distance to the north is another island called Ellis Island, through which millions of people from all over the world passed. Find Ellis Island.
  • Activity 2: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free," is inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. How do these words make you feel? Write a short poem or story about your feelings.
  • Activity 3: With your troop or family, visit Liberty Island and the Stature of Liberty.
  • Activity 4: Look at a picture of the Statue of Liberty and draw one of your own.
  • Activity 5: The Statue of Liberty is copper. Then why is it green instead of brown? Take a penny and drop it into a glass of salt water. Let it stand for a week. What happened to the penny? This is the same thing that happened to the Statue of Liberty during the last 100 plus years.
  • Activity 6: What does freedom mean to you? Using magazines, newspapers, or your own drawings, make a collage that expresses freedom.

Patches are available at all Girl Scout Shoppe locations. You may also purchase patches by contacting or through postal mail orders, please specify item name and quantity when placing order.

To order via postal mail, please send payment per patch to Girl Scouts of Suffolk County, ATTN: Girl Scout Shoppe, 442 Moreland Road, Commack, NY 11725.