Liberty for Juniors

Liberty for Juniors

Another favorite Legacy Patch for Juniors

Complete 6 activities, including the ones with (*), to earn:
  • *Investigate the history of the Statue of Liberty. How was the statue built? Who created it and why? When did she arrive? Who gave her to us? What material was used to build her? What was the original color and what color is she now? How many steps are there? How high is the statue? How wide? 
  • Plan and carry out a trip to the Statue of Liberty and/or Ellis Island. 
  • Find out why the Statue of Liberty has been a symbol (today and in the past) for the people of the United States of America. 
  • *Write a poem, story or song about how the words on the Statue of Liberty's pedestal makes you feel. 
  • Interview someone who came from another country through Ellis Island. Ask them 
    • Where they came from and how old they were when they came? 
    • Why did they leave and what they felt like coming here? 
    • What was it like going through Ellis Island, how long did it take? 
    • Where did they eventually settle?
    • Were their expectations fulfilled? Share this information with your troop. 
  • Write and act out a play using the questions in activity #5. Present the play for your sister troop. 
  • Find out how the immigration regulations have changed over the years. 
  • Have a Girl Scout's Own with the theme of the Statue of Liberty. Each girl could make a "Liberty Wish" and write it on a piece of paper; Hang "the wishes" on a "Liberty Tree". 
  • Find a plant, animal, insect or inanimate object in the out-of-doors you think represents what the Statue of Liberty stands for. Share it with your troop.  

Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.