The final activity of the seminar was to build a tower using team work and creativity. This activity had the girls utilizing strategic planning methods as a large group. The girls were divided into two teams, and each team was given a box with similar items. The girls had to decide how much time they would need to complete the project, draw a model of their tower including measurements, and then construct the tower within the allotted amount of time. Many of the girls don’t have frequent opportunities to utilize these skills. The groups were in two different rooms, but amazingly the final towers were about the same height, despite the fact that one group choose 10 minutes and the other 20 minutes to work on this project.
The Kapan Girl Scouts have been meeting weekly with Peace Corps volunteers Andrea Trowbridge and Barbara Colson since September of 2009. The girls come from different schools all over Kapan. It is the volunteers’ hope that the girls will become strong leaders in their community and make lasting friendships.