Liberty for Brownies

Liberty for Brownies

This Legacy Patch 

(based upon the very popular Brownie Try-It) allows girls to learn about the history of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

To earn this Patch, each girl must complete 4 of the 6 listed activities:
  • Activity 1: On a map of New York Harbor, find the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island. A short distance to the north is another island called Ellis Island, through which millions of people from all over the world passed. Find Ellis Island.
  • Activity 2: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free," is inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. How do these words make you feel? Write a short poem or story about your feelings.
  • Activity 3: With your troop or family, visit Liberty Island and the Stature of Liberty.
  • Activity 4: Look at a picture of the Statue of Liberty and draw one of your own.
  • Activity 5: The Statue of Liberty is copper. Then why is it green instead of brown? Take a penny and drop it into a glass of salt water. Let it stand for a week. What happened to the penny? This is the same thing that happened to the Statue of Liberty during the last 100 plus years.
  • Activity 6: What does freedom mean to you? Using magazines, newspapers, or your own drawings, make a collage that expresses freedom.

Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.