Wednesday, June 3, 2015

It's Water-Wise Wednesday with Frannie the Fish! {"Let's Keep It Clean" Program Series - Brownie}

This week in Frannie's exploration of The Groundwater Foundation's "Let's Keep It Clean" patch program is all about the Brownie level!

By completing two activities from the booklet you earn your Ask Me About Groundwater patch.  Get inspired and do more to earn your Let's Keep It Clean patch!

In the Brownie booklet, girls will learn what groundwater is and groundwater vocabulary through fun hands-on activities.  Girl Scouts will also learn how water gets into the ground by learning about the water cycle.  The girls will be introduced to Frannie through a fun, interactive story and also learn what can harm groundwater.  Finally the girls will learn how they can help keep groundwater clean and are encouraged to teach others about groundwater.

This week, Frannie is going to create a bangle that will help her learn and remember the water cycle!  For this activity, you will need:


  • Pipe cleaner, string, twine, leather, etc.
  • 7/8" pony beads in eight different colors (each Girl Scout will need 2-3 beads of each color)
  • Water cycle illustration (there is one provided below)


1.  Review the water cycle vocabulary.  Each word represents a different stage of the water cycle.  Check out Frannie's  water cycle post to get familiar with vocabulary terms.

2.  Assign each vocabulary word a different color bead.
3.  Pick a place in the water cycle to begin your journey.
4.  Twist a loop on one end of the pipe cleaner or tie a knot in the end of your string.

5.  Add a bead to your pipe cleaner and decide where to go next.  Use the water cycle illustration above to help you decide.  Remember if you start in a cloud you can't directly go to the lake, you must first become rain (or another form of precipitation, can you name one?)

6.  Each new place traveled will earn you a new bead.
7.  After you have completed the water cycle a few times, connect the ends of your pipe cleaner to create a bracelet to wear!

Frannie loves her bangle!  Now if someone asks her about it, she can share what she learned about the water cycle!

This is just one activity option in the Brownie booklet.  Order your booklets and patches here to find more options to do with your troop.  Are you in Nebraska?  Check with your area's Juliette's Boutique.

Have you done a Brownie activity and would like to share it?  Click here!

Stay tuned!  Next week Frannie will explore the Junior "Let's Keep It Clean" booklet and activity!