DLTK's Canadian Brownies Section
Days Interest Badge
Note: All aspects of the Interest Badge are
listed. However, some are not conducive to providing help over the
I've included a HELP
link next to the areas where I could provide additional resources for the girls
(working on their own or in groups).
- Make a symbol of a celebration from a culture other than your own.
It can be a Jewish menorah, a First Nations dream catcher, a Christmas tree,
a Chinese dragon, a Halloween jack-o-lantern or something else. What
does the symbol mean. Tell its meaning.
Catcher - Native American - hung over children's beds:
"they catch and hold everything evil as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes into contact with it"
de Dios - Mexican - The " Ojo de Dios" or God's Eye
is an ancient symbol made by the Huichol Indians of Mexico and the
Aymara Indians of Bolivia. In Mexico, The central eye was made
when a child was born to watch over him or her. Each year, a bit
of yarn was added until the child turned five at which point the Ojo was
complete. In Bolivia, "God's Eyes" were made to be
placed on an altar so that the gods could watch over the praying people
and protect them.
- Interview someone from a country other than Canada. Ask about
that person's life. Share a food from that person's country.
- What is your favourite celebration? Why? Share a story
- Invent a new celebration. Link it to a natural occurrence, such
as the beginning of spring or a group event, such as starting a new grade at
school. Talk about what foods, activities, crafts, decorations and
other things you'd have at your celebration. Celebrate it with your