Junior Girl Scout Social Butterfly Badge

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Manners are important for everyone, If you have a Junior group use these great ideas to earn the badge with your girls.

If you want all the guess work taken out of your planning to earn this badge, check out the complete booklet for this badge in the GS Leader Connect shop.

Have you ever found yourself in a group or place where you didn’t know how to act?  It happens to everyone.  In this badge, have fun practicing the social style and good manners that will make you comfortable in any situation.

I found this great game to help girls understand manners while playing a fun game. If you have more than 4 girls you can put them on teams to play game.

Blunder Family Board Game

Children don’t always remember the polite way to respond in situations. The Blunder family is no exception─they are known for their rude behavior. But Billy, Brenda, Bobby and Becky Blunder want to learn manners so they will be invited to the Mannerlys’ Annual Pool Party Extravaganza! Good manners will also help them make more friends, do better in school and develop self confidence. Follow them on their manners adventure, moving along the path, reading fun scenarios and answering important manner questions to be the first one invited to the pool party!

Find this game on amazon: Successful Kids Patch Products Blunders Board Game

Another game to check out:  Social Skills Board Games (6 Pack)



Setting the Table for Dinner (Properly) and sharing manners around the world

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  • copies of the table placement outline sheet and table manners worksheet.
  • Disposable tableware of the following:
  • Dinner plates (large plates)
  • Salad plates, bread plates, saucers (small plates)
  • Soup bowls (small bowls)
  • Napkins
  • Two Forks, one spoon and two knives
  • Cups

Give each girl one of each of the above tableware and tell them to set their own table in the way they think is correct.  Allow them five–seven minutes to think about and place their table settings. Review all table sets to see if there is a correct table setting. If no girls have set their table correctly, choose the table with the fewest corrections. After reviewing all tables, demonstrate the correct placement of all the items using the Table placement outline.  Start with a clear table and have girls correct their place settings along with you. This allows everyone to see and for girls to actively do the setting themselves.

Girls will set the dinner table for the rest of the troops meal and explain to the rest of the group the proper table settings and share some funny Table Manners from around the world. If possible have everyone do them.

Africa
The people of Ethiopia have a tradition of feeding each other, called gursha. It’s a gesture of hospitality that builds trust and social bonds between those sharing the food.

India, Turkey and some Middle Eastern Countries and even part of China
Considered good manners to burp after a meal. It is a sign of appreciation and satification.

East and South Asia
In Japan and China, slurping your noodles shows appreciation for the meal. The host takes all the noise as a compliment.

Thai Culture

Use your fork to push the food onto the spoon do not use the fork to put food in your mouth it is saw as bad manners

Take the guess work out of planning and get the complete booklet for this badge in the Girl Scout Leader Connect Shop: Here