Comic Artist Badge for Cadette Girl Scouts.

Comic Artist Badge workshop for Cadette Girl Scouts in Palo Alto.

I recently led a workshop for a troop of Cadette Girl Scouts in Palo Alto, Ca. I have known the troop leader for a long time now and I knew working with her troop would be a pleasure.

I met twice with the troop (a total of less than four hours) and we covered all the required steps to earn the Comic Book Artist badge. The girls chose the activities. Actually, they did more than was required, as often Girl Scouts do. The process included learning about the world of comics, choosing a story, writing a script, doing the thumbnails, penciling, inking and coloring (optional) their final panels on a good piece of drawing paper.  At the end of the workshop, they had created a four-panel comic based on their individual story.
Look at their pages below. Aren’t they great! The girls learned quite a lot in such a short time. And they earned the legacy badge, Comic Artist.  I hope they keep doing comic pages. Next time, maybe we’ll do a booklet…
I love working with Girl Scouts!
Danièle
P.S. I like working with Girl Scouts. As a child, I was a Girl Scout (Jeannette) in Montreal, Québec. Here in Palo Alto, I led a Girl Scout troop for 12 years. I am now a facilitator, training Girl Scout leaders for Girl Scouts of Northern California.
Danièle Archambault. Jeannette, Montréal, 1950's

Danièle Archambault. Jeannette, Montréal, 1950′s

Some Girl Scouts did their comic page in black and white.

Comic Book Artist Cadette Girl Scout badge.

Comic Book Artist Cadette Girl Scout badge. Workshop by Danièle Archambault

Comic Book Artist Cadette Girl Scout badge.

Comic Book Artist Cadette Girl Scout badge. Workshop by Danièle Archambault

Comic Book Artist Cadette Girl Scout badge.

Comic Book Artist Cadette Girl Scout badge. Workshop by Danièle Archambault

Comic Book Artist Cadette Girl Scout badge.

Comic Book Artist Cadette Girl Scout badge.Workshop by Danièle Archambault

Some Girl Scouts did their comic page in color

Comic Book Artist Cadette Girl Scout badge.

Comic Book Artist Cadette Girl Scout badge. Workshop by Danièle Archambault

Comic Book Artist Cadette Girl Scout badge.

Comic Book Artist Cadette Girl Scout badge. Workshop by Danièle Archambault

Comic Book Artist Cadette Girl Scout badge.

Comic Book Artist Cadette Girl Scout badge. Workshop by Danièle Archambault.

N.B. Because of Girl Scout safety rules, the girls’ name cannot appear on the website.

 

2 thoughts on “Comic Artist Badge for Cadette Girl Scouts.

  1. Hi, Daniele,
    I am wondering if I can use your example for my older girl (CSA grade level) training for troop leaders? Concrete examples really help leaders and volunteers understand what’s involved with older girls both in planning and process. Thanks for posting this example – it’s great!

    • Hi Meg,
      Yes, you could this workshop as an example for your older girl training for troop leaders. I’m glad it can be of use to other troops and other training. Then, if you get feedback from the girls, would you kindly forward them to me?
      Best,
      Danièle

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