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February 2008
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Topics: games,Girl Scouts,party

Girl Scout Jeopardy!

Part of bridging to a new level in Girl Scouts is helping to plan (or completely planning) a ceremony. My daughter, in preparation of bridging from Junior Girl Scouts to Cadette Girl Scouts decided to plan our ceremony last month (she doesn’t actually bridge until May). She, with my husband’s and my help, planned a “Girl Scout Jeopardy!” game based on our favorite game show, Jeopardy! Enlisting nearly a dozen parents’ help (and the one girl who was bridging from Brownies to Juniors that day), and prepping our troop, we fulfilled my daughter’s dream. I’ve since heard that the rest of the troop had a lot of fun, too (which we are very glad of).

While many of the questions and answers were troop specific, many weren’t. All were based on Girl Scouts, its history, and the fun we’ve had as a troop over the years. Several had hidden surprise prizes for the team with the correct answer (e.g. Juliette Gordon Low United States postage stamps, Girl Scout bookmarks, Girl Scout pencils, puzzles, and little snow globes). Rather than individual girls competing, we set up teams (red, blue and yellow). They drew colors out of a hat to determine which team they were on. We also didn’t have time limits or buzzers, and each team had a parent helper. We had a strict rotation on choosing and answering questions. When a team got an answer correct, they received the dollar amount on the board (and got the paper from the wall). At the end of each round, the girls added their scores and made signs with their scores to put in front of their tables. The only wagering was during the Final Jeopardy! round.

Here is a photo of my daughter in front of our game board, and one of my husband as “Alex Trebek”. She and I were the “Clue Crew”. I’ve also listed the questions and answers that were not troop specific. I’m not including any photos of the other girls or parents, to protect their privacy.

Girl Scout Jeopardy Board

In the middle of our Girl Scout Jeopardy game


Single Jeopardy!

Bronze Award

  • (200) This GS earned her Bronze Award by collecting, assembling, and
      distributing food and snack packs
  • (400) This GS earned her Bronze Award by collecting and distributing
      baby and midwifery supplies
  • (600) This GS is presenting her Bronze Award project to us today
      [Girl presented her project right then]
  • (800) This GS earned her Bronze Award by making and selling pins, and
      making over 600 chocolate chip cookies to give out, in order to
      promote vegetarianism
  • (1000) This GS is earning her Bronze Award by researching and making
      suggestions for improvement to the GS cookie program

Juliette Gordon Low

  • (200) What she founded
      — Girl Scouts
  • (400) Her birthday
      — October 31st, 1860 in Savannah, Georgia / Halloween
  • (600) Her nickname
      — Daisy
      On July 3, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed a bill authorizing this
      — 3cent stamp with Juliette Gordon Low on it
      (This stamp is one of the few dedicated to women)
  • (1000) Had this disability
      — Became deaf in both ears, at different times – as an adult
      (Died of breast cancer in 1927)

Daisy Brownie Junior Cadette Senior

  • (200) This GS earns petals for her blue tunic
      — Daisy
  • (400) This GS earns Try-Its for her brown vest or sash
      — Brownie
  • (600) This GS earns circular badges for her green vest or sash
      — Junior
  • (800) This GS earns rectangular badges for her tan vest or sash
      — Cadette
  • (1000) This is the oldest GS Level in the category
      — Senior
      (BTW, Senior GSs wear vests that are the same color blue as the Daisy tunics.)

Leading the Way

  • (200) This Junior GS planned and lead a Brownie meeting for the
      “Animals” Try-It with her older sister
  • (400) This Junior GS is working on her Bronze Award helping lead
      Brownies with various activities
  • (600) This Cadette GS, with <name>’s help, helped the Juniors
      earn the “Games” Cadette badge for bridging
  • (800) At least once a year, every girl in the troop gets a chance to do this
      — Plan and/or Lead a meeting by herself or with someone
  • (1000) This Mom has been a GS Leader for 6.5 years

Who Done It? (Name the Girl Scout)

  • (200) This GS is not at today’s ceremony since she is in another country
  • (400) This GS has had dread locks and is an expert at tie-dyeing.
  • (600) This GS is bridging from Brownies to Juniors right now!
      — (girl came forward and bridged)
  • (800) This GS has had her hair dyed black, is a vegetarian, and enjoys
      taking ballet with another GS
  • (1000) This second year Brownie (with a big sister Junior) has been in
      ballet for several years

The Girl Scout Promise (Fill in the next word or phrase)

  • (200) CLUECREW – Stand to do the GS Promise
      On my honor, I will ____
      — try
  • (400) CLUECREW – Stand to do the GS Promise
      To serve God and my _______
      — country
  • (600) CLUECREW – Stand to do the GS Promise
      To help people ___________
      — at all times
  • (800) CLUECREW – Stand to do the GS Promise
      And to live by ___________
      — the Girl Scout Law.
  • (1000) Correctly stand and recite the GS Promise with your team

Double Jeopardy!

Camping Out

  • (400) This ooey gooey snack is popular and perfect at campouts
      — S’mores
  • (800) You need to put together one of these if you want to sleep outside
      — tent
  • (1200) Singing these around a campfire is always good fun
      — camp song
  • (1600) Always take this designated person with you when you go someplace
      without the rest of the troop
      — Buddy
  • (2000) At our last GS campout, we had one of these where we found prizes
      — Treasure Hunt

The Girl Scout Law

  • (400) An example of either “honest and fair” or “friendly and helpful”
      — Any valid example
  • (800) An example of either “considerate and caring” or “courageous and strong”
      — Any valid example
  • (1200) An example of either “responsible for what I say and do” or “to
      respect myself and others”
      — Any valid example
  • (1600) An example of either “respect authority” or “use resources wisely”
      — Any valid example
  • (2000) An example of either “make the world a better place” or “be a
      sister to every Girl Scout”
      — Any valid example

“P” (Every answer will begin with the letter P)

  • (400) A gift every Secret Sister gave each other
      — Puzzle
  • (800) Going to “Paint Yourself Silly” earned girls a ______ patch
      — Painting or Pottery (Ceramics would be valid, but encourage a
      “P” answer)
  • (1200) After this game, we’ll be exchanging these
      — Presents
  • (1600) Currently we are having a ceremony and a Holiday _____.
      — Party
  • (2000) CLUE CREW: “Every new GS has this done to her in order to
      officially become a GS.”
      — “Pinning” of two of our girls

History of Girl Scouts

  • (400) Place where GS was founded
      — Savannah, Georgia
  • (800) Year that GS was founded: 1852, 1912, 1952
      — March 12, 1912 (with 18 girls in attendance)
  • (1200) Number of GSs in the world today: 37,000 or 370,000 or
      3.7 million or 37 million
      — 3.7 million (2.7 are girls, the rest mainly are adult volunteers)
  • (1600) Number of countries that have GSs today: 14, 50, 145, or 999
      — 145
  • (2000) This is one of the first kinds of GS cookies sold (with little
      change from its original recipe to its recipe today)
      — Trefoil, 1922 for 25-35 cents per dozenAN EARLY GIRL SCOUT COOKIE® RECIPE
  • 1 cup butter
    1 cup sugar plus additional amount for topping (optional)
    2 eggs
    2 tablespoons milk
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    2 cups flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    Cream butter and the cup of sugar; add well-beaten eggs, then milk,
    vanilla, flour, salt, and baking powder. Refrigerate for at least 1
    hour. Roll dough, cut into trefoil shapes, and sprinkle sugar on top, if
    desired. Bake in a quick oven (375°) for approximately 8 to 10 minutes
    or until the edges begin to brown. Makes six- to seven-dozen cookies.

WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts) World Centers
(Please Name the Country)

  • (400) Pax Lodge
      — London, England
  • (800) Our Chalet
      — Adelboden, Switzerland
  • (1200) Sangam
      — Pune, India
  • (1600) Our Cabaña
      — Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • (2000) The one I most want to visit
      — Any of the above

“G” is for “Girl Scout _____”

  • (400) We sell these treats starting in January every year
      — Girl Scout cookies
  • (800) We do this fun spelling circle at the end of most meetings
      — Girl Scout Out
  • (1200) CLUE CREW DEMONSTRATION – 2 people
      — Girl Scout handshake
  • (1600) CLUE CREW DEMONSTRATION – 3 or more people
      — Girl Scout squeeze
      — Girl Scout quiet sign

Final Jeopardy!

  • (4000)Category: Gee, It’s another G
      In the song “G is _______”, what is the blank?
      — Generosity