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World issues

World issues

Choose and do five of the following.

    *Plant a tree in your local area.
    - Know why trees are important to the air we breathe.
    - Show on a map of the world where trees are in danger.
    - Describe what a sustainable forest is.

    *Take some cans, bottles, newspapers or clothes to be recycled. Find out how they will be recycled and know why this is good for the world's environment.

    *For a week, keep a record of how much water you use each day and what you use the water for. Make a poster showing how a water shortage may affect you. With your Six, taste different types of clean safe water, like tap water, filtered water and bottled water. Agree which one is your favourite.

    *Draw the flag or symbol of an organisation that helps people around the world. Make a leaflet about the work it does and how others can support it.

    *Find out about the Summer Olympics, Winter Olympics, Special Olympics or Paralympics. Know how the Games started and their role in the world.

    *Spot three differences and three similarities between you and a Brownie friend. Discuss with the tester if you think the differences are important. Find out three things you have in common with Brownies in other countries.

    *Make a meal using an ingredient grown in another country, like bananas, pineapple, coffee or chocolate.

    *Find out about fair trade. Do a survey of fair-trade products that you can buy locally. Make a drink or snack using one of the products.

    *Talk with the tester about how a war may start. Discuss how war affects people's lives.

    *Name three countries with languages different from yours and each other's. Show how you would communicate with a person from each country.

    *Show how to wash your hands and clean your teeth properly. Know why it is important to do these things regularly and what you would do in a country where it is difficult to get clean water.

    *Make a display about children's rights. Play a game with other Brownies then talk with them about why rules and fair play are important.

    *Find out about an international aid organisation like UNICEF, Oxfam or the Red Crescent. Tell the tester:
    - when it was started
    - why it began
    - what it is trying to do for people around the world.

    *Play a game from another country. Make up a game of your own and explain the rules to your Six.

    Need some help?
    Fairtrade Foundation
    International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

    Brownie Leaders may have more information to help you complete this badge in the Brownie Adventure File 3.

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