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Curriculum Overview

The Home Energy curriculum is a five-session course that introduces Girl Scouts to actions they can take in their homes to save energy. Each session is designed to take up one week of the course, making this a four to five week program. Click here to download the GLEE Home Energy Manual!

The Home Energy curriculum involves hands-on games and activities, pledging, and an “Energy Activity Log” where girls record their energy saving behavior over the course of the week. Take-home prizes are an optional component of each session. Below is a breakdown of each of the sessions. To see the full curriculum as well as teaching tips and instructional videos, please register for the GLEE online course for troop leaders.

Session Goal Main Activities Parent Newsletter (click to download) Watch our videos!
1 Learn about all the things in our homes that use energy

Introduction to GLEE

Action Jar Game

Scouts track their troop’s energy savings by adding pom poms, beans, or other small objects to a large, clear jar. As the program continues, watch the jar fill up!

The Scavenger Hunt Game

Scouts discover how much energy various household appliances consume as well as ways they can take action to conserve energy

GLEE Video Newscast

Introduction to GLEE

 Intro to GLEE: 

https://youtu.be/qkPtqndrZTs

Action Jar Game:

https://youtu.be/qiuZ5PTsPvM

The Scavenger Hunt Game:

https://youtu.be/YHPPDknHuZ0

GLEE Video Newscast:

https://youtu.be/SxFFlnUxvSo

 

2 Learn about all the things in our homes that use energy (continued)

Introduction to GLEE

Action Jar Game

Scouts track their troop’s energy savings by adding pom poms, beans, or other small objects to a large, clear jar. As the program continues, watch the jar fill up!

The Scavenger Hunt Game

Scouts discover how much energy various household appliances consume as well as ways they can take action to conserve energy

GLEE Video Newscast

Scouts create a video newscast as a team

Tracking your family's energy use at home

 

3 Practice energy efficient behaviors

Action Jar Game

Energy Relay Race

Scouts practice the ways they can conserve energy in their home and work as a team to complete these behaviors as quickly as possible

GLEE Video Newscast
Small adjustments at home to save energy and money

Energy Relay Race:

https://youtu.be/WibAYbZDfpc

The Vampire Energy Game:

https://youtu.be/EEV36La1LJs

4 Promote actions in the community

Action Jar Game

Energy Role Play Activity

Scouts communicate about energy issues, practice these conversations, and try out their new skills with the adults 
Home energy audits and beyond

Energy Role Play Activity Part 1:

https://youtu.be/iYlHV9-NYa0

Energy Role Play Activity Part 2:

https://youtu.be/AX61WEWzRE4

5 Celebrate achievements!   GLEE recap  

After each session, you will bring home a “Activities Log ” to track your environmentally friendly energy practices.

Link: Activities Log