Girl Scout Journey

Stella is an Independent Girl Scout Member in her first year as a Junior.  She started Girl Scouts as a Brownie and loves the skills she is learning and the leadership opportunities she gets to experience.

Drawing Badge Step One: Experiment with Different Materials

Draw a Still Life

Step One of the Drawing Badge asks Stella to draw a Still Life three times using different materials.  I have to admit this was a little out of our comfort zone – as well as something Stella is not really interested in.  She does not really like drawing realistic things.

To introduce the concept of drawing a Still Life we watched this video from Sesame Street – Super Grover

Although Stella is a little old for Sesame Street, we were both entertained.

After that introduction, we watched a Tutorial video. 

This was a great video that walked us through making observations, using shadowing, and reminded us that “less is more.”

Draw a Still Life – First Attempt – 


Draw a Still Life –  Second Attempt – 

Oil Pastels

Draw a Still Life –  Third Attempt – 


By the end, Stella was a little frustrated with her last banana but we finished this step!

Overall, we are glad to be done with the “realistic” and Stella is ready to go back to drawing her Anime.

Check out the rest of Stella’s progress with her Drawing Badge for steps 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Other Junior Badge Work Completed


Bronze Award Project: In Progress

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Project Stella Resources develops curriculum and helps educators and parents plan events and programs that engage youth. The resources are inspired by projects I have worked on with my daughter, Stella. Stella is currently in Girl Scouts so much of our current projects involve badge work and leadership development.

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