Available on line @ www.girlscoutsem.org
Girl Scouts of
Eastern Missouri 2007-2008
2130 Kratky Rd
St. Louis, MO 63114-1704
(314) 890-9569 xt. 2360
This publication is a combined
listing of an extensive inventory of
equipment and resources available
to the adult membership of the
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri
(GSEM) through the G.S. EXPRESS
and the Resource Center.
Resources are selected to support
Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA)
and GSEM program and safety
standards to ensure the highest
quality Girl Scout experience
possible for girls.
If you have any suggestions or
comments please let us know by
writing, calling, sending a fax or
Girl Scouts of
2130 Kratky Rd
St. Louis, MO 63114-1704
(314) 890-9569 xt. 2360
Resource Center: (314) 592-2360
FAX: (314) 890-0645
Email to Vince Vitale,
Equipment Sales Manager:
G.S. EXPRESS Equipment Pg. 9-12
• Troop/ Group Use
Services: (E) Pg. 3-5 • Council-Wide, District, or
• Library Neighborhood Event Use
• Girl Scout Equipment Only
• Operating Schedule
• Free Materials
Kits and Educational Aids
Resource Center • Archives Traveling Trunks
Services: (R) Pg. 6-7 • Celebration Boxes Pg. 14
• Library • Culture Kits Pg. 14
• Badge/Patch Resource Files • Diversity Kits Pg. 14
• Troop Trip Planning
Reference Files Table Top Displays Pg. 18
• PEP Sessions
Games Pg. 18-20
• How To Borrow Equipment Audiovisual Index Pg. 21-43
Audiovisual Equipment Pg.8 Audiocassette & CD Index
• Troop/ Group Use Pg. 44-45
• Council-Wide, District, or
Neighborhood Event Use
The following letters are used
through out this publication
to indicate where a resource
E= G.S. EXPRESS
R= Resource Center
SERVICES of the
G.S. EXPRESS G.S.EXPRESS include:
• Lending Library-
The G. S. EXPRESS is a custom-
offering a variety of
designed bus that operates as a
books, song cassettes,
G.S. Scout Shop and resource
videos and equipment.
lending library. Staff is available
These resources may be
to answer Girl Scout program
borrowed for four weeks
questions, suggest appropriate
with the option of
resources for troop/ group
activities and assist with
Jump ropes, juggling
EXPRESS is an acronym for
parachutes, lummi sticks
EXciting Program, Resources,
Equipment, Sales and Service.
The Mobile Unit
Assistant will check out
The G. S. EXPRESS carries the
materials available on a
complete line of official Girl Scout
uniforms, insignia and gift items.
basis. No reservations
From September through May, the
Materials are returned
G.S. EXPRESS makes stops at
to the G. S. EXPRESS or
convenient locations throughout
the Resource Center.
the council jurisdiction, using a
four-week rotating schedule. The
• Girl Scout Equipment
schedule includes morning, Sales
afternoon, evening and special Its custom-built interior
Saturday hours. allows the G.S. EXPRESS
to operate as a self-
An Equipment Sales Assistant and service shop where Girl
a Mobile Unit Assistant staff the Scout pins, badges,
G. S. EXPRESS. books, uniforms and gift
items are available for
purchase. Special mail
order service is available
for items not stocked or
temporarily out of stock.
Sales Policies Operating Schedule
1. For security reasons, The G. S. EXPRESS operates on a
the G.S. EXPRESS four-week rotating schedule,
does not accept September through May,
cash. coinciding with the program year.
2. Purchases may be Please note that a four-week
made by check, money rotating schedule means that the
order, MasterCard, G.S. EXPRESS will not always be at
Visa, Discover or a location during the same week
American Express. each month.
3. Checks must be for
amount of purchase For exact dates, times and
only and include the locations consult a current copy of
troop number. the G. S. EXPRESS schedule. The
schedule is printed in Volunteer
Development Bulletin (spring, fall)
Return and Exchange Policy: and Neighborhood Announcements
1. Returns or exchanges (September through May, except
can be made on December). Schedules are also
current, saleable available from the Resource
merchandise only. Center, the G. S. Shop, the G. S.
2. The G. S. EXPRESS EXPRESS and on the Web site at
does not give cash www.girlscoutsem.org.
3. Credit slips are given
for returns totaling The G.S. EXPRESS will not
$5 or less. operate under the following
4. Refund checks are conditions:
issued from the Girl
Scout Service Center • Unseasonably cold
for returns over $5. temperatures
Allow 10 business days • The school district is
for processing and closed due to inclement
Contact the G.S. Shop at
2378, (314) 890-9569, or
592-2378, to make sure the
G.S.EXPRESS is operating.
The following basic forms most
commonly used by troops are
available in both the Resource
Center and on the G. S.
• Camp Maps
• Troop Camp Applications
• Troop Trip Applications
• Parent Permission Forms
F-56 & F-57
• Countdown to Thinking
Day (requirements for
Juliette Low World
Friendship Fund Patch).
• Our Own Council’s Try-
It/ Badge/ Interest
• Other seasonal/
• Troop Trip Planning
Reference Files: A
Center collection of brochures from
various states to help in
troop/group trip planning.
Resource Center staff is available • PEP Sessions: Perfectly
to answer questions, suggest Effortless Program (PEP)
appropriate resources for troop/ Sessions are offered in the
group, neighborhood/ district or spring and fall at the G. S.
council-wide activities and Service Center. Designed for
schedule resources for use by the the busy Girl Scout adult, these
membership. special resource preview
sessions offer an opportunity
The Resource Center is open to drop-in to preview new and
Monday, Wednesday, Friday from existing resources; pick-up a
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & PEP packet of activities, games
Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 and resources; or talk to an
p.m. and the second Saturday of expert on a specific Girl Scout
the month, September through program topic.
May, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. • PEP Sessions are also offered
Services of the Resource in Districts 10, 11, 12, 14 and 17
Center include: to accommodate members in
• Lending Library: A rural areas. Check the current
collection of books, song issues of Leader Program
cassettes and CD’s, videos and Bulletin and Neighborhood
DVD’s, games and activity kits Announcements for PEP Session
may be borrowed for a two or Schedule.
four week period with a one • Equipment:
week renewal option. A mail- Flags, compasses, double dutch
back envelope is available upon ropes, play parachutes, lummi
request. Return postage is the sticks, culture kits, activity kits
responsibility of the borrower. and other equipment is available
• Badge/Patch Resource for troop/ group, district,
neighborhood and council-wide
events. Advance reservations
Information to assist adults
working with Junior, Cadette
and Senior girls on badge or
interest project requirements.
How To Borrow
4. OR: Call the Resource
Equipment Specialist at (314) 592-2360
or 1-800-727-4475, ext. 2360
From the Resource
to reserve equipment.
1. Equipment may be reserved by
registered adult Girl Scouts. 5. The pink copy of the VP-117
It is the responsibility of the application confirms reservation
person reserving equipment to of equipment.
make arrangements for pick-up
and return to the Resource 6. Equipment may be picked-up or
Center. returned to the Resource
Center during regular business
2. Reserved equipment is available hours.
for pick-up two days prior to
date of use and must be 7. Some types of equipment can
returned no later than two days be delivered via UPS. Return
after date of use. During peak UPS postage is the
usage times or off-season the responsibility of the borrower.
length of the reservation may Check with the Resource
be adjusted at the discretion Specialist before requesting
of the Resource Specialist. equipment to be shipped via
3. To reserve equipment fill out
Form VP- 117, Resource Center 8. Equipment is set out in the
Application for Use of Council Resource Center with the
Equipment available from your yellow pick-up copy of the VP-
neighborhood chair, Resource 117 equipment application
Center or G.S. EXPRESS Free attached. Please keep the
Materials and send to: yellow copy with equipment.
Resource Center 9. The loading dock must be used
Girl Scouts of for large orders of equipment.
Eastern Missouri Loading dock doors are located
2130 Kratky Rd on the north side of the
St. Louis, MO 63114-1704 Service Center.
Troop / Group Use Audiovisual Equipment
• Audio cassette tape
• Portable public address District, or
system Neighborhood Event Use
• Slide projectors
• Caramate Slide
• Combination TV/VCR or
slide projector and
TV/DVD with 13” screen
cassette tape recorder
with 10” viewing screen
• Overhead projector
and optional wall • Roving Rostrum-
projection. Features combination portable
recording cue pulses for public address system
developing original slide and tabletop rostrum
programs. • Stereo CD player with
• AV screen radio/cassette recorder
• Extension cords • Two-Way Radios
Troop / Group Use • Velcro board Candle Lighting
ceremony for Daisy/ Brownie
Archery Safety Equipment • Battery operated Candles
Arm guards & finger guards
Safety-Wise guidelines do not recommend Compasses
archery for Daisy or Brownie age Girl • Compass Game Cards
Scouts. Check with district equipment • Compass Game Rope
manager on availability of bows and • Compass Training
arrows and district regulations concerning Demonstrator-
use of equipment. The current Adult 10”x14 1/2” clear Lucite.
Education Calendar in Volunteer
Development Bulletin lists archery
Day Camp or Event
Equipment Bag- includes:
Banners 1 Compass game rope
(2’x6’) White vinyl banner with “Girl
1 Set of compass game cards
Scouts Where Girls Grow Strong” in large
10 Sets of Lummi sticks
block green letters; grommets for hanging
1 20’ play parachute
or can be hand-held.
2 Rope makers
5 Sets Double Dutch ropes
Podium Banners Packaged in a canvas equipment bag these
items can be boxed and shipped via UPS
(40”lg x 28” wide), white background
to day camp director; district equipment
• Contemporary G.S. Logo
manager for use by several day camps; or
• Traditional G.S. Logo
• Bronze Award
Approximate weight, 17-lbs. 11 oz. Return
• Silver Award
by UPS is the responsibility of the day
• Gold Award
camp or event. This equipment bag is
available to day camps only during June-
Ceremony Props August and for day camp training. Events
• Bridge post sets & troops may use equipment bag during
• Ceremonial logs non day camp usage times.
• Daisy Petal ceremony
• Flag recipe
• Magic well
• World Association of Girl
Guides and Girl Scouts Pin
• Flower Rededication
• American Leather Working Tools
• Contemporary G.S.
(For group of 12)
• World Association of Girl Lummi Sticks (R/E)
Guides and Girl Scouts Sets of 10-12” long wooden rhythm
Flags (2’x3’) Regular size (20’ diameter) (R)
Mini size (6’ diameter) (R/E)
• Daisy G.S. Rope Makers
• Brownie G.S. (R/E
• Contemporary G.S.
• World Association of Girl
Guides and Girl Scouts • Double
(WAGGGS) Dutch (R/E)
• Individual jump ropes
Flag Stands Safety Helmets
Flag Pole Belt Carriers • Bicycle
• Horseback riding
Sashes & Gloves for color guard
(for group of 12)
GirlSports/VERB Activity Kit
Includes- Sewing Machines
GirlSports Basics for Daisy & Brownie Girl Available from the Program Department.
Scouts- a sports-readiness program for To reserve call 314-592-2375.
girls ages 5-8; Fit & Fun GirlSports for Star (Celestial) Seeker
Junior Girl Scouts. Both include Leader Hold constellations in the palm of your
Guide and Activity cards. hand. Includes 20 northern hemisphere
Equipment: constellation cards and hand held
8 mini cones, illuminator with night vision red light.
2 Stop watches,
4 Lacrosse sticks & 2 balls
1 set Double Polyester poplin, 3 sided, 6’ wide by 2’
Dutch ropes, deep x 30” high, imprinted with Girl Scout
2 Individual Logo and Girl Scout Council of Greater St.
jump ropes Louis lettering.
3 Ankle jump Telescope
ropes Terrestrial telescope with tabletop tripod
2 Four foot (included in Sky watch Kit).
1 each- soccer ball, basketball, volleyball
6 ft. PVC pipes and wooden
Bean Bag Target with 10 beanbags knockers
International Flag Collection
representing members of the World
Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
There are 54 international flags. Each
flag is 3’x5’
with a two-
piece 8’ pole.
Ireland, Republic of
Flags are a
part of the international flag collection.
Troops may check out up to 12
international flags, along with the
Korea, (South) Republic of
American, Contemporary Girl Scout logo
and World Association flag, making a total
of 15 flags.
Only district/ neighborhood or council-
wide events may check out the total
collection of international flags. Adult
supervision is recommended to ensure
proper placement and handling of this
Antigua & Barbuda
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom of Great Britain and
3. Ceremonies In Girl
4. People Near & Far
5. Be Your Best! (Health &
6. Creating Change- Helping
Others (Community Service
Event Use Only:
7. Around Town (Math,
Science, and Technology
P.E.P. packets for each of the P.E.P. topics
must be requested at least four weeks in
First-Aid Backpacks advance.
Display 10’x10’ folding canopy, forest green, with
Resource Center tabletop display, 3 ring carry case
notebook with copy of Resources for Girl
Scout Volunteers, selection of books, song
tapes, and equipment. Notebook of Snow Cone Machines
sample PEP Packets. 25 each of the Available from the Camping Services
following handouts: Resources for Girl Department for Day Camps. Contact
Scout Volunteers, VP-117, Resource 314-592-2346.
Center Application for Use of Council
Equipment, Juliette Low World Friendship Stop Watches
Fund Patch Requirements.
P.E.P. Session Displays
Perfectly Effortless Program (PEP)
Session displays showcase the many
resources available through the council
resource center. After a P.E.P. Session
has been offered at the council Resource
Center and in the rural areas, display kits
are available for neighborhood meetings,
adult events or training. Topics available
1. Fun in the Out-of-Doors
2. Do-Re-Mi and S.W.A.P.S.
KITS & Children of the World
For grades K-3
EDUCATIONAL Includes Children of the World poster
set, 20 posters, 11”x16” comes with
activity guide. Set of Small World Books:
Celebrating, Carrying, Eating, Smiling.
WEE Sing- Around the World cassette
tape and songbook.
Animals Up Close
For Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts 1985,
Computer Discovery Kit
National Wildlife Federation
For Junior and Cadette age level. Mesh
Colorful learning kit with animal cards
backpack includes: The Imaginit video (35
that are big (8 l/2” x 11”) and exciting.
min), Books (Computers For Beginners,
Two beautifully illustrated Story-
Online Kids, Internet Detectives: Net
Starters encourage creativity and verbal
Bandits, Let There Be Life!) and activity
skills and the Activity Guide is full of
ideas like the “Touch and Feel Walk”,
“Animal Snacks”, “Animal Antics” and
other games. Culturegrams
For all age levels.
Four-page briefings on Customs &
ARCHIVES TRAVELING Courtesies; the People; Lifestyle; and the
TRUNKS: Nation. Culturegrams may NOT BE
The First Decade, 1912 PHOTOCOPIED BECAUSE THEY ARE
COPYRIGHTED by Brigham Young
The Fourth Decade, 1940
University. Culturegrams may be checked
The Sixth Decade, 1960
out like a book, for 4 weeks.
The Seventh Decade, 1970
On-hands activities and props help in
exploring the history of Girl Scouting. (R/E)
• Chinese New year
Astronomy Discovery Kit • Cinco de Mayo
For Junior age level. • Hanukkah
Mesh backpack includes: Books- The • Kawanzaa
Young Astronomer, Usbourne Spotter’s
• Pow Wow
Guide to the Night Sky, Tales of
Each box features an easy-to-read book,
Shimmering Sky, Astronomy 101 Video,
a colorful banner, props for celebrating
15x35 Telescope, and activity guide.
the event, plus a guide
with activities and craft suggestions.
BARK Dog Bite Prevention
For grades K-6
Includes video, Dogs, Cats & Kids, activity
guide and booklet, Dr. Kind Answers Kids
Questions About Animals. Designed to
keep kids safe around dogs.
CULTURE KITS: (R) CULTURE: What Is It?
Africa India Video and Resource Kit (R)
Japan Mexico Video 11:35 minutes
Norway Sweden Books: Comparing Cultures; What I
Switzerland Believe; Discovering World Cultures
Series: Clothing and Jewelry, Food,
United Kingdom of Great Britain
Homes, Music and Dance; Trefoil Round
& Northern Ireland (1980’s or the World and World Games and Recipes.
1990’s) WEE Sing: Around the World CD,
Zimbabwe Cassette tape and songbook and a Time
Each culture kit contains resources Zones of the World Map.
(books, artifacts, video, etc.) to explore
the culture and Girl Guiding or Girl
Scouting in that country.
Culture Packets: (R)
For All Ages
• Many Languages of the
Items for display, information on Girl
Girl Scout Promise Guiding or Girl Scouting, and culture.
A collection of resources on international
friendship with items from Peru, Japan
and Hong Kong.
Check with the following DIVERSITY KITS: (R)
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Age appropriate kits designed to increase
for additional resources: awareness, understanding, and promotion
of diversity within the Girl Scout Council
of Greater St. Louis.
Jefferson National Expansion Each kit contains one or two videos,
Historical Association several books and a special Diversity
111 North Fourth St. Activity. Contact Resource Center for
St. Louis, MO 63102 table of contents and program links for
314- 655-1635 each kit-
Traveling Trunk program Adult
Daisy/ Brownie Girl Scouts
Junior Girl Scouts
Missouri Department of
Cadette/ Senior Girl Scouts
Conservation Education Discovery Design Box
Trunks Junior, Cadette, Senior Girl Scouts
Contact St. Louis area offices: Busch Stephanie Meritt of Troop 3696 put
conservation Area (636) 441-4554; together this box as part of a service
Powder Valley Nature Center (314) 301- project for the “Home Improvement”
1500; Rockwoods Reservation (636) 458- Interest Project, for her Silver Award.
2236 Materials and tools are included in this kit
for girls to design a room.
Disability Awareness Kit respecting and caring for the Flag.
For all ages. Booklets and Pamphlets, 3’x5”
This kit includes nine hands-on activities American flag to practice folding.
to help promote awareness and
Program links: Wave the Flag Try-
understanding about people’s differing
abilities. Developed by the Girl Scout It, United We Stand Badge,
Council of Greater St. Louis. American Patriotism Interest
Drama Discovery Kit Friends Who Care
For Junior Girl Scouts For grades 1-8
Mesh backpack includes books: National Easter Seal Society. A disability
James and the Giant Peach play, Regina’s awareness teaching curriculum that
Dream, Putting On A Play, On Stage, East includes a 16-page teacher’s guide,
of the Sun & West of the Moon; activity sheets, posters, a 45-minute
Samantha’s Theater Kit (a play to videotape and bookmarks with disability
perform), & activity guide. etiquette tips. Explore the range of
disabilities within vision, hearing,
Everybody Bakes Bread developmental, learning and physical
impairments. Resource for Council
For grades K-4
Brownie Try-It and other GSUSA
Read one of these books and have a bread
tasting or baking party. Includes-
Multicultural Bread Basket with ten piece
soft, non-toxic, washable vinyl play food. From Sidewalks to Treetops Kit
Books: Everybody Bakes Bread by Norah For All Age Levels
Dooley (recipes and story) and Bread, Discover the wildlife and plants that live
Bread, Bread by Ann Morris. in your city. A 14-minute video and
leaders guide walk adults through the
process of preparing girls to participate
Five Senses Discovery Kit
in this special program from GSUSA,
For grades K-3
exploring the out-of-doors in your
Mesh backpack includes books: Fun With
My 5 Senses, My Five Senses, Let’s Read
and Find Out, Touch and Feel ABC Board
The Sidewalks to Treetops Kit is set up to
Book, Soundtracks Audiocassette
accommodate 4 groups of 4-6 people.
Listening Game, Tactile Train Wooden
Materials to help facilitate groups in their
Activity, Activity Guide.
explorations include: magnifying glass,
folding binoculars, bug boxes, ruler,
For Which It Stands: Flag crayons, and scissors.
Suggested use is for troops/groups,
For All Ages
district/neighborhood events, day camp,
Includes- DVD- “For Which It
training/ workshops, and neighborhood
Stands” from the American Legion. meetings.
About history of the Flag of the
United States, significance and
meaning of the Flag, and
Girl Scouts Strong Bones, Strong Inventions and Inquiry Traveling
Girls Kit Trunk
For Junior Girl Scouts For Brownie, Junior, Cadette and Senior
Materials educate and encourage girls to Girl Scouts
establish lifelong healthy habits, Made by twn Cadette and Senior Girl
particularly increased calcium Scouts to encourage Brownie and Junior
consumptions and physical activity to build Girl Scouts to get excited about
and maintain strong bones. inventing. Teams of three or four girls
Project includes 20 activity cards, work together to design and build a robot
games and activities, a 24-minute video arm. Materials included are a video:
and leader’s guide. Girls complete Mothers of Invention (12 min); book: From
activities and view video to receive a Indian Corn to Outer Space-Women
participatory “Strong Bones, Strong Girls” Invent in America; 3-ring notebook with
patch, available for purchase from the Web sites to visit, biographies of women
GS Shop. inventors and journal pages for
Hand Bell Activity Kit troop/group input; laminated activity
For grades K-6 sheets for each group- “Build Your Own
Set of 8 metal color-coded bells is Robot Arm”, and resources/materials for
marked with the proper notes to help teams to build.
learn the musical scale. Simply hang up Knife Safety Kit
the handy pocket wall chart and choose a For grades 3-12.
song from 10 favorites like “Old Kit includes: 12 Toothpick Jackknives;
MacDonald”. Songs are color coordinated Wet Stone for sharpening knives; 12
so children just look at the chart and play “Paper” safety knives for practice and
along! set of laminated instructions.
Horses: Resource Kit Knot Tying Kit
For grades 4-12 For grades 1-12 and adult
Resources for the following awards: Kit includes: Basic Knots and Hitches
Junior Badges: Horse Fan & Horse Rider Video, GSCGSL 1997, 10 minutes, with
Interest Project: Horse Sense handout; 12 knot typing ropes for
Includes horse related games, books, practice; Laminated instruction sheets.
DVD’s and videos. Great for a sleep-over Juggle-Jar (R) Juggle-Bag (E)
badge night. For all age levels
Introduction to Fossil Collecting A safe and healthy way to get exercise
For Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior Girl and build self-confidence. Contents: 36
Scouts. woven nylon Juggling Scarves in bright
Developed as a Gold Award Project by Abby neon colors; instructional video-
Lee. This kit is designed to introduce the
field of paleontology and the geologic and
soundtrack to Juggletime; The Joy of
fossil history of Missouri. The written
material is targeted for 2nd grade through Juggling-The Book; Instructional scarf
high school. Various topics are discussed in a juggling wall poster; guidelines and plans
binder ranging from how fossils form, to for leaders/ teachers.
collecting, geologic history, and the field of Learning About Government & the
paleontology. Samples of fossils and fossil
hunting equipment included.
Includes books with hands-on activities, I
Love America JINGO game and photos of
Lewis and Clark/ Mark Twain and People: Celebrating Our
Missouri History Traveling Trunk Differences
For All ages. For Grades 4-8
Explore the history of Eastern Missouri Includes video, People: Celebrating Our
with this unique collection of resources. Differences, runtime 20:26 minutes.
Bring to life the Corps of Discovery, get Books: People Around the World, What
acquainted with Mark Twain and learn Would You Do?
about the early history of Missouri.
Trunk includes books, costumes, toy Puppetry Discovery Kit
characters, games, videos, maps and
For Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts.
various replica mementos.
Mesh backpack includes:
Making Cents in the City Three Little Pigs Finger Puppet Set, 9”
For Daisy/Brownie, Junior and Cadette/Senior Clown Marionette, 8” Fish Hand Puppet
and 3 books: The Most Excellent Book of
Kits support the “Making Cents in the City”
How To Be A Puppeteer, Simple Puppets
patch program. Kits include: books, games and
play money for the Daisy/Brownie and Junior
From Everyday Materials, Shadow Games:
Girl Scout kits and for the older girls a 3-ring A Book of Hand & Puppet Shadows and
notebook with activity sheets and information activity guide.
to complete the patch activities.
My Body Discovery Kit Quilt Activity Kit
For Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts For grades K-4
Mesh backpack includes books: Looking Includes book, The Quilt by Ann Jones,
into My Body, Germs make Me Sick!, I 168 vinyl quilt squares in 6 patterns; guide
Wonder Why I blink and other Questions with reproducible activities; rattan
About My Body, Anatomy Apron & teacher storage basket and four colorful work
guide, 2 Stethoscopes and activity guide. mats.
Optical Illusions Discovery Kit Rhythm Kits (multi-cultural
For Junior and Cadette age level. Mesh resources)
backpack includes: magnifying lens, prism,
For all age levels
kaleidoscope, Books (101 Amazing Optical
• EarthKids Rhythm Kit
Illusions, Opt: An Illusionary Tale) and
• Multi-Cultural Rhythm Kit
• JamTown Rhythm Kit
PAL Kit (Protect A Life from Sky Watch Kit
Food Allergies) For all age levels
Designed to enable girls to better Includes 6 planispheres, Earth & Sky
understand food allergies and to know the telescope and book on Astronomy
importance of helping an allergic individual Mini Sky Watch Kits
avoid a risky situation. (PAL patch
No telescope. 6 planispheres and book
program booklet, video: Alexander, the
on the night sky.
Elephant Who Couldn’t Eat Peanuts,
Scrapbook Tool Kit
discussion guide, activity book, coloring
For All ages
book, Alexander and Lenny mini puppets,
Kit includes: Trimmers (6), Shape Templates
Be a PAL Poster, Food Allergy Awareness (5), Paper Punches and shapers/scissors; hole
Poster, 7 How to Read a Label Diet Cards, punch set, small hammer and folding bones (6)
book- “Let’s Party: Themes, Tips, and
Sports Discovery Kit and play in more caring and
For Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts cooperative ways, in today’s culturally
Mesh backpack includes: diverse society.
Books- Sports & Games, the Bungalo Boys Vegetable Friends Kit
III, Pockets Full of Knowledge: Sports For Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts
Facts, and the Foxtail Book (with Foxtail), Story book, coloring book and 6 Veggie
Careers For Kids: Sports (cards), After Dolls introduce girls to healthy eating.
School Sports Brain Quest Game and Program Links: Try-It, Eat Right, Stay
activity guide. Healthy.
Star Gazing Discovery Kit Time Zones of the World Wall
For Junior, Cadette and Senior age level. Map
Mesh backpack includes: Astronomy 101 18” high x 34” wide, laminated
video (25 min.),
Telescope, 3 books (Eyewitness
5” World Globes
Astronomy, Usborne Spotter’s
Guide to the Night Sky, Tales of the
Shimmering Sky) and activity guide. TABLE TOP
Studio 2B Preview Kit
For Junior, Cadette and Senior age level.
Includes- Welcome to STUDIO 2B video, 2-4 panel displays, fold to a
Go For It: The Girl Scout Gold Award compact 15”x20” size and placed in a
video, Guide for Advisors, Collection fiberboard carry case for easy
Books, 12 Focus Booklets, Uniquely ME! transporting. Subjects cover a variety of
booklets and Adult Guide, Go For It! Girl Scout topics:
Silver Award and Gold Award binder • Bridging Recognitions
• Get Connected
Talking With T.J. (R/E)
Designed for grades 2-4, by
Hallmark Corporate foundation. • Girl Scout Uniforms and
Program kit topics: Awards
TEAMWORK • Girl Scout Uniforms
SERIES- teaches Through the Years
children how to work and • Girl Scout World
CONFLICT • Join the Fun
SERIES- teaches • Juliette Gordon Low and
children how to resolve
conflicts with peers
without using violence. • Religious Awards
Support materials include a leader • S.W.A.P. Board
guide, program video, “keep it” comic • Wide World of Girl
books or “take-home” pages, and group Scouting and Girl
posters. The programs help prepare
children to develop positive
relationships with peers; and to work
game cards make this game relevant
GAMES(R) for grades 3-4 and 5-6.
These are games that require adult • Careers For Kids
supervision or participation. Please allow For grades 4 and up
time to look them over before you Eight sets of career
introduce them to girls. The games were cards for kids
chosen to support or supplement badge/ to think and
patch recognition requirements and can talk about.
be best utilized for overnight, lock-in or Topics
workshop activities. include: Art,
• Animal In Danger Cards Construction,
For ages 7 and up
Ask n’ Answer learning cards with
beautiful wildlife illustrations.
Science, Sports and Technology.
• Bank Account
• Constellation Station Game
For grades 5-12
For ages 10 and up
Learn the various processes involved
Players travel through the night sky
in writing checks, making deposits and
to colonize the constellations with
keeping accurate records.
this glow-in-the-dark board game.
• Black History Playing Card
• Endangered Species Game
For ages 9 and up
52 portraits and biographies of
Players try to save threatened
notable African Americans.
wildlife from extinction by setting up
• Budget preserves, controlling hunting and
For grades 4-12 environmental pollution, raising funds
The realities of real-life economics and balancing budgets.
are experienced as players buy a • Finger Alphabet Lotto
home, pay insurance and make
All ages, 2-8 players
An excellent way to learn the manual
• Building Confidence signing alphabet, the basis for all
For grades 2-5 signing.
This board game lays the foundation • Fruit & Vegetable Fanfare
for self-esteem by challenging players
flip-panel book & Game
to shed their negative thoughts and
For ages 5-9
feelings about themselves and help
Features colorful illustrations and
their fellow players do the same.
nutrition information on over 80
• Career Challenge
fruits and vegetables.
For grades 3-6
Designed like a quiz show, this • Highway To Health
appealing game helps girls explore GSUSA (R/E)
careers that match their talents, Board game that reinforces basic
interests, and preferences. Game principles of good health.
play reveals the need for continued
education to achieve the best jobs at
the highest salaries. Two sets of
Horse-opoly (R ) own behavior and talk about the rules in
For ages 8 and up. their own lives. Two levels of play for
A “horsey” version of Monopoly. Horse younger and older children.
trading. As you play learn interesting
facts about each horse. This game is
in the Horse Kit.
For ages 6 and up
Five games to play for horse lovers-
Color Rummy, Classic Rummy, Horse
Memory, No More Horses! And Find
the Horses. Playing time: about 10 Lets Go Camping
minutes per game. This game is in For ages 9-14
the Horse Kit. Developed as a Bronze Award Project.
Designed specifically with Girl Scout
Council of Greater St. Louis camping
For ages 7 and up
While playing this clever board game,
you will learn all about horses- how • Mind Your Manners
they are cared for, how they are For ages 8-adult
ridden, how the equine body works and From “which fork to use” to “how to
the many different kinds of breeds make proper introductions,” this game
there are in the world. This game is is the first board game of protocol
in the Horse Kit. and etiquette.
Hot Company • My Two Homes
For ages 12 to adult For ages 6-12
Players learn how to balance profit- A unique game to develop coping skills
making with social responsibility; how and communication. Developed for
to balance the demands of company children whose parents are going
growth with concern for the through a divorce or who are having
environment. 2-8 players difficulty adjusting to a previous
divorce. For use by counselors and
• Into The Forest: Nature’s
teachers/ leaders to help children
Food Chain Game talk about the difficulties that they
For ages 7 and up are experiencing.
Cards represent animals and plants
• Nutrition Bingo
that are found in the forest. Each
For all ages
card lists what the animal eats and
Learn some nutrition information and
what eats it. The game works just like
have fun too. NutriBingo was
the natural food relationships in the
developed by St. Luke’s Hospital
forest with players “eating” and being
Institute for Health Education and
“eaten” just as they would be in the
donated to the Girl Scout
Council of Greater St. Louis. There
• Kids Day In Court are 32 NutriBingo Playing Cards, 50
For ages 7 to 14 NutriBingo clues and a supply of bingo
Teaches kids to see the different markers.
sides of moral dilemmas, think about their
• Outdoor Survival • Signs & Symbols
For ages 10-adult For ages 4 and up
Test your survival skills by recreating Be safe, be aware! These signs and
real-life wilderness conditions. Comes symbols help show the way.
with wilderness skills primer about • Stop, Think & Go
dealing with natural hazards, first aid, For grades 4-8
living off the land; plus a list of basic Gives players practice in dealing
supplies needed for a wilderness positively with drug-related issues.
adventure. Gives factual information and
• Outstanding Black Americans reinforces decision-making skills.
For ages 9-adult
Ask & Answer card game. Celebrate
America’s African-American heritage!
Meet twenty outstanding African- • Weatherslam
Americans whose talent, discoveries For ages 8 to adult
and dedication have enriched our Experience the wonderful variety in
country for more than 300 years. weather with this fun
• Pollution Solution Game card game.
For ages 10 and up Yummy Fruit and Vegetable
Presents players with current
environmental concerns and challenges
For ages 5 – 9
them to find solutions.
A fun and easy way to teach the
• Purchase variety of fruits and vegetables and
For grades 1-4 the importance of eating 5 A Day.
Each player receives an amount of Includes 10 full-color Menu Boards
play money and a financial record and 80 cards. Instructions for playing
sheet. Players move around the Lotto and Bingo included.
gameboard and purchase items such
as radios, roller skates, skateboards,
etc. They also have opportunities to
earn money and make strategy
decisions. Each player keeps a
financial record of purchases, income
and cash balance.
• Save the
For ages 5 and up
ecology game helps
girls learn about
animals and the
encourages them to
respect nature. As
they follow the path through the
forest, players collect litter to score
Each listing includes:
• Title (unless indicated otherwise it
is a video)
INDEX • Where resource is available-
R= Resource Center
TOPICS INCLUDE: E= G.S. EXPRESS
Animals/ Insects • Running time of audiovisual
• Copyright date, when available
Arts & Crafts
• Age or grade level , when available
Bullying/ Cliques/ Friendships
Citizenship/ Government Animals of Africa (R)
Community Service 32 min, 1987, Grade: K-6
Concord Children’s video Encyclopedia
program features a special segment on
Dance elephants and their behavior in their
Environment natural habitats. Also, features the vast
herds of animals in the East African
Fashion plains, along with relationships between
Girl Scout History predators and their prey.
Girl Scouts &WAGGGS Bring’em Back (R)
17 min, All Ages
Health Missouri Department of Conservation
Leadership/ Time film. Restoring wildlife species that were
once abundant is one of the many goals of
Management & Organization MDC. White-tailed deer, wild turkey,
Missouri Canada Geese, river otters, beaver,
Multicultural/ Diversity ruffed grouse, trumpeter swans, and bald
eagles are featured.
Nature Horse (R/E)
Outdoor Skills 35 min, 1994, All Ages
Why does a zebra have stripes? Why is a
horseshoe considered lucky? Enter the
Science/ Technology equine world through this intriguing
Sign Language introduction to both wild and domestic
horses. Look at the ancient links between
Sports horse and humankind, Decide for yourself
Substance Abuse if we have really conquered the horse- or
if its wild instincts are as strong as ever.
Values/ Character Building/
Narrated by Martin Sheen.
Self-Esteem Insect (R/E)
Women/ Girls 35 min, 1994, All Ages
Eyewitness guide to natural history.
Industrious, sociable and environmentally
useful, insects are safely examined
through macro photography and startling
3-D graphics that reveal the true
importance of these amazing creatures.
ARTS & CRAFTS
Narrated by Martin Sheen. Adventures In Leather (R)
Keepers of the Kingdom (R) 19 min, 1988, Grade: 3-5
30 min, 1994, Grades: All Video and instruction manual, cover
KMOV, Channel 4 documentary history of leather, how leather is made
celebrates the commitment of the Saint and used, working with leather and
Louis Zoo to be a world leader in patterns for various projects. A leather
protecting animals that may have working kit is also available for
otherwise become extinct. It is also a troop/group use, see listing equipment
celebration of the evolution of the page.
Zoo’s development over the years, Beginning In Leather (R)
including a special focus on the 25th 22 min, 1988, All Ages
anniversary of the Charles H. Yalem By showing right way/wrong way
Children’s Zoo. examples, this program demonstrates
Love, Love and Puppy Chow (R/E) leather cutting, stamping, coloring,
30 min, 1994, All ages finishing, hardware setting and stitching.
The experts at Ralston Purina show how Also includes history and geography of
to give your puppy the care he needs. leather and two complete projects made
Video includes: General Puppy Care, from scratch.
socialization/Training, Nutrition, Crafts & More (R)
Veterinary Care, Interactive Sections on 60 min, 2000, Grades: 6-Adult
Introductory Training and Problem Included in this video are how-to-do-it
Solving. demonstrations on Wire Art jewelry,
The Snakes’ Tale (R) Painting steeping stones, Soap making,
20 min, 1988, Grades: All Ages Sock Monkey dolls, Creative candles,
It’s easy to learn tall tales about snakes, Beading, Ply Clay creation fun characters,
but the truth about how they live is just Lawn Chairs, Redwork Quilting and Tramp
as intriguing. This video shows how Art with wavy corrugated cardboard and
snakes mate, give birth and feed; how much more.
they protect themselves from danger; and Creating Fun and Easy Toy Projects
how they sense the world around them. (R/E)
Focuses on Missouri snakes. Produced by 30 min, 1992, Grade: 6-Adult
Missouri Dept. of Conservation. Pillow case dolls, a foam train and other
What is an Endangered Species (R) crafts are shared by Dian Thomas.
26 min, 1997, Grade: K-3 Faith Ringgold: The Last Story
Defines “endangered,” “extinct,” Quilt (R)
“threatened” and “species.” Documents 28 min, Grades: All Ages, DVD & VHS
on-going efforts to protect one Share an insider’s look at how one
endangered species, the manatee, as well African-American woman, through
as the successful steps environmentalists patience, perseverance and education
and wildlife experts took to save another, fulfilled her dream of becoming an artist.
the bald eagle. Makes children aware of Faith Ringgold: Pains Crown Heights
their connection to Earth and to all living (R)
things. 28 min, Grade: All Ages
An inspirational look by Faith Ringgold, an
African-American artist, at twelve
cultures that have settled in Crown
Heights. Through folktales and painting
the documentary shows how these diverse
cultures have contributed to the
American spirit. FRIENDSHIPS
Fantastic Rainy Day Video (R/E)
Being a Friend: What does It Mean
41 min, 1996, Grade: 1- Adult
Jam-packed with creative cooking, crafts,
20 min, 1995, Grade: 5-9
nature, music and magic projects, this
Program raises through-provoking issues
video offers inspiration and instructions
connected to building healthy friendships,
for lots of fun, safe and easy activities.
working out conflicts, and recognizing the
Introduction to Weaving (R)
difference between constructive and
57 min, 1986, Grade: 6-Adult
Designed to acquaint viewers with the
Bullies & Harassment (Real Life
basics and help them choose a direction in
which to begin. This video starts with an
30 min, 2001, Grade: 8-12
overview of what hand weaving is and
what can be woven. Plus a look at several Cliques: Who’s In? Who’s Out? (R)
types of looms and how they work. 24 min, 1996, Grade: 5-9
Become acquainted with a number of small The pressure to be popular can cause
tools used by weavers, as well as the teens to do or say anything to stay “in”
vocabulary of weaving terms needed to with their peers. Using true-to-life
scenarios, program explores the nature of
Kids Crafts (R)
cliques, focusing on the kinds of group
60 min, 2000, Grade: K-Adult
dynamics that cause heartache and
Learn to have fun with foam by creating
anxiety. Teacher’s Guide provides a self-
“balancers”, make Beadie Babies with pony
test by which girls can rate their
beads, be creative with Gel Pen Doodles,
create with Pom-Poms, make Lucky
Lanyards, have fun with Woodlets, make Don’t Pick On Me
Hemp Happy bracelets, see the magic of 21 min, Grade: 5-9
Shrinky-Doos, share simple Friendship Examines the dynamics behind teasing and
Beading, create with Wonderful Wire and being teased, and models effective
bake Colorful Clay. From camps to responses to being harassed. Challenges
schools, from groups to home learning.. all viewers to explore the issue of peer
ages will love these ideas. cruelty through thought-provoking
discussion questions. Suggested use with
Let’s Party (R/E)
30 min, 1992, Grade: 6-Adult
Step-by-step instructions and patterns Gossiping, Taunting, Bullying: It’s
for unforgettable party ideas, by TV All Harassment
personality Dian Thomas. 24 min, 2003, Grade:5-9
With the encouragement of a school
Quick and Easy Holiday Ideas (R/E) counselor, young teens share their
30 min, 1997, Adult experiences coping with bullying, taunting
Holiday craft ideas and instructions by and teasing. Video and 3-ring binder
Dian Thomas. guide with activity sheets.
Guess What I Just Heard of bullying, and shows effective ways to
18 min, 1999, Grade: 5-9 deal with each. Suggested use with PAVE
Using realistic scenarios, this program program
details the heartache and frustration
rumors can cause, then follows up each
scenario with thought-provoking questions
to give viewers opportunities to talk about Cool Careers for Smart Young
a problem so painful to and prevalent Women: Opportunities In
among middle schoolers. Video and guide. Engineering (R)
Harassment Hurts: Gossiping, 18 min, 1998, Grade: 7-10
Taunting and Bullying Encourage girls to consider a career in
23 min, 2003, Grade: 3-5 engineering. Highlights the excitement,
Stem the tide of bullying in your school/ the breadth, and the rewards of a career
group by showing students the in engineering. Showcases young female
devastating effects of gossiping, taunting engineering role models with “cool” jobs
and bullying. This program gives and interesting lives. This video is in
youngsters the opportunity to consider “Women in Engineering Career Kit”
and discuss strategies for coping with Exploring Careers: What’s Right for
this difficult and pervasive problem. You (R)
Video and 3-ring binder guide with 33 min, 1997, Grade: 7-12
activity sheets. Helps girls identify their personality type
No Name-Calling: Creating Safe using the Holland Hexagon approach to
Environments career planning. Explores careers that
17 min, Grade: 6-8, DVD can fit each personality type.
Name-calling can be especially tough on There Is No Such Thing As Woman’s
younger students whose self-esteem Work (R)
development is at a critical phase. No 15 or 30 min, All Ages
Name Calling demonstrates the damage Produced by the Women’s Bureau of the
that can be done when kids are targeted Department of Labor.
by hurtful words. Viewers follow a What Would I Be Good At?
classroom of real students as they work Exploring Careers (R)
on inaugurating a “No Name-Calling” week 23 min, 2001, Grade: 5-9
at their school. DVD and Teacher’s The career interests of middle schoolers
Resource Book naturally change frequently. Guided by
Peer Pressure (Real Life Teens two narrators, young teens have the
Series) opportunity to recognize their strengths,
21 min, 2001, Grade: 8-12 preferences and interests and identify
Discusses peer pressure and its effect on career categories that showcase their
teens. It is designed to help teens feel talents.
comfortable discussing issues and the
positive and negative effects of peer
Stop Picking on Me! Women In Science (R)
16 min, 2002, Grade: K-2
42 min, 1994, Grades: 8-12
Designed to help less assertive children
An overview of the history of women
learn to deal safely and effectively with
in science and a close up look at six
bullying. Presents four typical instances
contemporary women in science-based
careers. • Liberty and Justice (2-6)
Women Who Dare (R) • What Is a Democracy? (3-6)
17 min, 1998, Grade: 7-12 • How Our Laws Are Made (3-6)
Stories of three unique role models open • Becoming an Active Citizen (3—6)
the doors to possibilities of starting a • Rights and responsibilities (3-6)
business. Also included with video, a
• Teaching in a Multicultural
book- “The DollarDiva’s Guide to Life: 20
Secrets to Money and Independence”
• Parents, Teachers and
Work That Makes you Proud:
Community: Working Together
Careers in Construction (R)
11 min, 1995, Grade: 6-Adult
Produced by PRIDE, the nation’s oldest
construction industry labor-management Road to the White House: How We
organization, in cooperation with the City Elect the President
of St. Louis, St. Louis County and the 20 min, 2003, Grade: 3-8
State of Missouri. Explains step-by-step how we elect
our president. Students learn how
CITIZENSHIP/ the popular vote differs from the
electoral vote, and how the
GOVERNMENT Constitution has been amended to give
My America Series (R) the vote to all Americans. Video and
15-20 min/each, 1998, Grade: K-6 worksheets in 3-ring binder.
Twelve video kits help tell the story of Symbols and Ceremonies:
America- What it means to be an Celebrating America (R)
American, what democracy means. 23 min, 1999, Grade: 3-8
Featuring children from across the Kids see historical events in a whole new
country, the videos combine multicultural way as they learn about the origin and
narratives, famous archival scenes, meaning of our nation’s most precious
contemporary footage, and colorful symbols and ceremonies. Includes
illustration and animation to help teach interesting, fact-filled stories about the
active citizenship. Each kit includes a 15- Pledge of Allegiance, Uncle Sam, the
20 minute video, a user’s guide and a Mac fourth of July and more. Teacher’s guide
(My American Series continued) with 17 worksheets.
and Windows resource disk with more Teens and The Law (Real Life Teens
than 300 pages of ready-to-customize Series)
activities on blackline masters, primary 24 min, 2001, Grade: 8-12
source materials and a fully annotated Discusses the relationship of Teens and
bibliography. the Law. Informs teens of the role of
Series includes the following topics: School Resource Officers on campus and
• What Is A Flag? (K-3) how the police can be of help. Using
• A Pledge is a Promise (K-4) interviews with officers and teens,
• Neighborhood and Community (K- students gain a broad understanding of
4) laws, why they exist and how they are
• What Is an American? (2-6) enforced. Learn the common laws teens
• The Story of the National violate, ways to interact with police, what
to do and what not to do and the role of
juvenile courts and the justice system.
American Indian Dance Theatre:
COMMUNITY Finding the Circle (R)
58 min, 1995, All Ages
SERVICE Exciting dances performed at pow-wows
by many Indian tribes. Eagle dance, Hoop
Operation Food Search (R)
dance, Plains Snake, Buffalo dance and
Nov, 1999 All Ages
Tour of the Operation Food Search
Be A Hula Girl (R)
facilities in St. Louis.
30 min, 2002, Ages: 3-9
The Promise (R)
Learn simple and graceful hula dance
10 min, 1995, All Ages
The Heifer International children’s video, movements to two of Hawaii’s favorite
shows how Heifer International animals songs, “Pearly Shells” and the “Hukilau
are fulfilling a dream- the hope of a life Song”.
free from hunger and poverty. A great Christy Lane’s Learn the Dances of
tool for hunger education. Video, Heifer the 50’s & 60’s (R/E)
International brochure, catalog and Book- 40 min, 1996, All Ages
Beatrice’s Goat. Rock and Roll with the 50’s, Swing, Stroll,
Note: Girl Scouts cannot do fundraising Madison, Bunny Hop, Conga and Hand Jive.
for other organizations. Be “cool” and learn the 60’s, Twist, Jerk,
COOKING Monkey, Pony, Swim, Mashed Potato,
Skate, Hitchhiker, Egyptian, Shimmy,
Basic Outdoor Cooking Skills (R/E) Temptation Walk and Locomotion.
20 min, 2004, Grade: 4-Adult Christy Lane’s Learn the Dances of
Produced by GSCGSL Adult Education.
the 70’s (R)
Introduce troop/ group to outdoor
40 min, 1996, All Ages
cooking skills, increase your own comfort
Christy Lane’s Learn the Dances of
level with outdoor cooking and prepare for
Troop Camping. the 80’s (R)
40 min, 1996, All Ages
Dutch Oven Cooking Basics (R/E)
A great collection of dances you can do
30 min, 1998, Grade: 4 - Adult
anytime, no matter your age or ability
TV personality Dian Thomas, an avid
level, Running Man, Roger Rabbit, Robo
Dutch oven cook, is your guide to learning
Cop, Cabbage Patch, Moonwalk, Funky
everything you need to know about getting
Twist, New Kids Move, Break Dancing!, Pac
started with Dutch oven cooking. She
Man, Poppin, Wavin’, Lockin’, Tickin’ and
walks you step-by-step through the
process as she energetically prepares
delicious recipes and shows unique ways to
use your oven.
Christy Lane’s Line Dancing (R)
DANCE 40 min, 1992, All Ages
All-Time Favorite Dances (R) Christy Lane demos 5 patterns in both
34 min, 1993, Grade: 1-8 country and funky style including “Achy
Dances include: the Twist, Bunny Hop, Breaky”. Appropriate for group use.
Alley Cat, Hokey Pokey, Virginia Reel, How To Hula (R/E)
Hora, Conga, Chicken, Limbo Rock, 60 min, 1996, All ages
Mexican Hat Dance and more.
A “how to” video, with three of the all-
time favorite songs: “Hukilau”, “Keep Your
Eyes on the Hands” and “Hawaiian Bottom of the Barrel (R)
Wedding Song”, plus a bonus section which 30 min, Grades 4-6
teaches seven basic steps and over 30 Oil can be used to create plastics, heat
hand motions. buildings, give cars their get-up-and-go,
Hula For Health (R) and keep industry’s wheels turning.
52 min, 1996, All Ages Unfortunately, while using and
Hula For Health blends the graceful transporting oil, we can cause spills,
movements of hula into a unique fitness polluted water, and damage to the
program that will improve your strength, environment. How do we get this “black
flexibility and balance. gold” out of the ground, and how can we
Multicultural Folk Dance Video, clean it up after it spills? Leader’s guide
Volume 1 (R)
57 min, 1998, All Ages
Down the Drain (R)
Christy Lane shares the excitement and
30 minutes, 1993. Grades 3-7
adventure of authentic dances from
Viewers learn about the water cycle,
around the world: Hora (Israel) Hukilau
pollution, and conservation, and discover
(Hawaii) Savila Se Bela Loza (Serbia)
that the water we drink is the same water
Virginia Reel (United States)
the dinosaurs drank. Teacher's guide and
Highlife (Ghana) Alunelul (Romania) Yanko
(China) El Jarabe Tapatio (Mexico) Set
The Environment Video Series (R/E)
includes video, audiocassette of music and
20 min/ each 1994, Grade: 1-6
Produced by the Missouri Botanical
Multicultural Folk Dance Video,
Volume 2 (R)
1. The Mystery of the Dead Fish
59 min, 1998, All Ages
2. The Case of the Mysterious
Christy Lane shares the excitement and
adventure of authentic dances from Neighbor
around the world: Sytos (Greece) Tanko 3. The Mystery of the Statue
Bushi (Japan) Les Saluts (Canada) 4. The Missing Ingredient
Tarantella (Italy) Korobushka (Russia) 5. The Lost Book Report Caper
Gathering Peascods (England) Tinikling 6. The Power Puzzle
(Phillippines) Siege of Ennis (Ireland)
Dunantuli Ugros (Hungary) Set includes From the Backyard to the
video, audiocassette of music and guide.
Backcountry: Camping Lightly On the
Square Dancing Today, Volume 1 (R) 14 min, 1991, slides, Grade: 4-Adult
45 min, 2000, All Ages Describes minimal impact camping
Join the old with the new and learn techniques. Training tool for adults, also
Square Dancing as it is danced today! for older Juniors, Cadette/ Senior Girl
Follow along as professional square dance Scouts working on outdoor badges and
caller and his group of dancers teach you interest projects. Shows progression.
the calls step-by-step and then perform
the movements to five great songs. Set
includes video, Music CD and guide.
In These Ancient Trees (R) The Resource Revolution (R)
35 min, 1991, All Ages 12 min, 1991, All Ages
Takes you to the forests to see their Presented by the Council for Solid Waste
beauty, their richness and the threats to Solutions. This film is about the
their survival. You meet the people on revolution in plastic recycling. Teachers
the front lines in the battle to save guide accompanies video.
forests. It’s a unique look at what’s really
at stake in the fate of these ancient
trees. A National Wildlife Federation The Rotten Truth About Garbage (R)
production. 30 min, 1990, Grade: 3-6
The Lorax (R) Garbage, it’s forever! In the U.S. we
30 min, 1989, Grade: K-6 generate about 200,000,000 tons of
It’s hard to believe that this selfless, garbage a year. Visit the “Museum of
concerned creature could cause such a Modern Garbage,” see the world’s largest
stir. But somehow the Lorax has become landfill, meet a garbage magician and go to
a symbol for the effort to save ancient a plant in Rhode Island to find out what
forests in the pacific Northwest. He happens to stuff we put out to be picked
speaks for the trees in a beautiful and up for recycling.
poignant story, which brings home the Save The Earth (R)
importance of our fragile eco-system. 60 min, 1990, All Ages
This is the tale of one little creature that Acid rain, ozone depletion, rain forests,
helps us see how vital it is to protect our water conservation, recycling, toxic
planet. waste, greenhouse effect... Join the
SAVE THE EARTH BRIGADE in combing
Man of the Trees (R) the globe exploring solutions to these
25 min, 1989, Grade: 3-adult serious environmental problems. Find out
The life of Richard St. Barbe Baker, a how you can make a difference!
man who has inspired thousands and Soft Paths (R)
awakened them to their kinship with the 15 min or 31 min DVD, 1991, Grades: 6-
trees. This documentary opens the eyes Adult. Wilderness professionals from the
of children and adults to what one National Outdoor Leadership School
dedicated person can do to help us all. (NOLS) and the U.S. Forest Service show
Scenes of his extraordinary work in the outdoor enthusiast how to enjoy the
Africa, New Zealand and North America wilderness without harming it. Follow two
make this an inspirational film, kindling groups through the Wind River mountains
our hope and motivation to heal the of Wyoming as they demonstrate the
planet. basics of minimum-impact, or “Leave no
Protecting Our Endangered Species trace” hiking and camping.
27 min, 1997, Grade: 4-8 The Water Journey (R)
Calls the earth “a house where we all live”. 13 min, 1996, All Ages
Examines how human beings go about Produced by the St. Louis County Water
balancing their need for growth and Company, this video describes the water
development with the needs of the supply in St. Louis County and how it
millions of plant and animal species on the provides a reliable supply of safe water
planet. for the community. A variety of
informational material about water is
available free of charge by calling or Girl Scouts Silver Jubilee (R/E)
writing to the St. Louis County Water 7 l/2 min, 1989, All Ages
Company, 535 North New Ballas Road, St. GSUSA documentary of the 1937 Silver
Louis, MO 63141. (314) 991-3404 ext. Jubilee Celebration at what was then
262. Camp Edith Macy. Featuring a newsreel
You Can’t Grow Home Again (R) of First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt,
60 min, 1990, Grade: 3-6 addressing the international Girl Scout
Burning of the forest habitat results in encampment.
endangered or even extinct wildlife The Golden Eaglet (R/E)
species and adds to global warming. Go on 20 min, 1982, All Ages
location to Costa Rica’s rain forest and In 1918, Girl Scouts produced what is
get a kid’s-eye-view of this habitat, meet believed to be the first motion picture by
some of the animals that live there, and a public service organization, The Golden
find out what’s being done to save rain Eaglet. This film premiered in New York
forests City’s Fine Arts Theatre on January 16,
FASHION 1919, opening day of the fourth Girl Scout
National Council meeting. With the
Color Me Beautiful (R) addition of a soundtrack of period music
60 min, 1984, Grade: 4-Adult this film was reissued in 1982. Real Girl
Author Carole Jackson and Image Scouts are used as the cast in this black
Consultant Cindy Howard show how to and white silent film. It is the story of
discover your natural beauty through the Margaret Ferris and her friend Dorothy
colors that make you look great and feel who become Girl Scouts and follows their
fabulous. Video and “Color Me Beautiful” adventures as they earn the highest
book. honor of that day, The Golden Eaglet,
Faces for Teens (R) which is presented to Margaret in the
42 min, 1992, Grade: 4-12 film by Juliette Low.
A step-by-step guide to healthy skin and Something For the Girls (R/E)
great makeup. Also comes with a Leader’s 20 min, 1989, All Ages
Guide and Personal Skin Analysis master Promotional film made in 1962 by GSUSA
to make copies for each girl in troop. in commemoration of Girl Scouts’ fiftieth
anniversary. Actress Kitty Carlisle hosts
GIRL SCOUT this colorful trip through Girl Scout
history. Edited for re-issue, 1989.
HISTORY Still Singing After All These Years
Edith Macy Conference Center: The
30l min, 1997, All Ages
University in the Woods (R)
Celebrating the 85th Anniversary of Girl
15 min, 1991, Grade: 9-Adult
Scouting, May 31, 1997. Girl Scouts
Produced by GSUSA.
gather and sing at the Mall at the
Focuses not just on Macy’s top quality
course offerings but on the effect the
total Macy experience has on visitors.
Archival photographs illustrate the site’s
GIRL SCOUTS & Girl Scouting: Your Gift to Girls
WAGGGS (World Association 10 min, 2000, Adults
Designed for leaders, council trainers,
of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts)
council volunteer, and anyone who may
benefit from a basic introduction to Girl
Bridging Worlds (R/E) Scout program.
17 min, 1994, Adult
Produced by GSUSA. Created for adult
Go For It: Girl Scout Gold Award
training in pluralism and membership
20 min, 2004, Ages: Senior Girl Scouts &
development, directed to administrative
volunteers, also helpful to other adult
This video is not a substitute for the Girl
groups. Video and discussion guide.
Scout Gold Award Workshop, but it is a
Produced by GSUSA.
good overview of the award.
A Girl Can Do Anything (R/E)
Growing Strong Music Video (R)
5 ½ min, 1996, All Ages
3 1/2 min, 2000, All Ages
GSUSA music video.
Music video about the Girl Scout story,
Girl Scout Bakery Tour (R)
set to Melinda Caroll’s “Growing Strong”
7 min, 1989, All Ages
ABC Bakery Company takes girls on a
behind the scenes view of how Girl Scout
Growing Strong Together (R)
cookies are made.
9 min, 2000, All Ages
Girl Scout Ceremonies: Milestones &
Promotional video. An inspiring video
34 min, 1993, Grades: 4-Adult featuring girl interviews. Cadette and
Produced by volunteers, staff and girls of Senior Girl Scouts speak about what
the GSCGSL. being a Girl Scout has meant to them.
Girls and leaders plan and perform various Participants in Camp CEO, a ropes
Girl Scout ceremonies to celebrate the course, community service projects,
milestones and traditions of Girl and wider ops all cite specific
Scouting- Investiture, Rededication, benefits their Girl Scout experiences
Bridging, Brownie Fly-Up, Flag Ceremony;
have brought them.
and a Scouts Own.
Helping Daisy Girl Scouts Grow
Girl Scout Resident Camp: A
Lifetime of Memories (R/E)
18 min, 2001, Adults, DVD & VHS
10 min, 1997, Grade: 3-6
A good grounding in the basics needed to
Produced by GSCGSL
work with Daisy Girl Scouts. Real-life
For girls who haven’t had the opportunity
scenes of girls and adults demonstrating
to camp. Sometimes the idea of going
the fun-filled ways to hold a Daisy Girl
away to a resident camp can be a little
scary. This video helps lay those fears to
rest. It shows where girls will stay at
camp and tells about the fun activities
available. You will also hear from other Helping Brownie Girl Scouts Grow
girls who have already been to camp. Strong (R/E)
15 min, 2000, Adults, DVD & VHS
A good grounding in the basics needed to Be Your Best! Funk Aerobics (R/E)
work with Brownie Girl Scouts. Real-life 32 min, 1993, Ages: 9-14
scenes of girls and adults demonstrating Produced by Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.,
the fun-filled ways to hold a Brownie Girl features: Low impact fun aerobics,
Scout meeting. abdominals, stretches and time out health
Helping Junior Girl Scouts Grow tips.
Strong (R/E) Chicken Fat (R)
14 min, 2001, Adults, DVD & VHS 25 min, 1996, Ages: 3-12, DVD
Designed for Junior Girl Scout leaders Chicken Fat kids, the youth fitness DVD.
and council trainers. Eight segments- Jumping jacks, pogo springs, marching,
Start-Up, Opening, Business, Activities, torso twist and more.
Cleanup, Closing, The Trip, and Post-Trip Dairy Does A Body Good (R)
Meeting- can stimulate thinking and 10 min, 1990, Grade: 4-12
discussion at training events and parent Created by the National Dairy Board.
gatherings. Program materials include a discussion
Ordinary People, Extraordinary guide designed to teach young people the
Contributions (R) importance of maintaining a calcium-rich
8 l/2 min, 1996, Adult diet and conscientious exercise routine
Produced by GSUSA. during the crucial growth years of
A video of real-life vignettes that adolescence.
illustrate the variety of volunteer Fit to Try (R)
positions in Girl Scouting. 35 min, 1994, Grade: 3-8
An Aerobic work-out made just for kids.
It takes girls through a safe and
Sisters All – Friends Forever (R/E) effective aerobic workout in addition to
6 min or 18 min, 1999, All Ages explaining the valuable fitness principles
Set in the four World Association of Girl through interesting mini-fitness lessons.
Guides and Girl Scouts’ world centers in Includes an energizing warm-up, a fun
England, India, Mexico, and Switzerland. cardiovascular workout, and cool-down
Emphasizes international sisterhood and activities.
gives the similarities and differences
among Girl guides and Girl Scouts in their Healthy Me: Nutrition and Fitness
own words. (R)
14 min, 2003, Grade: 3-6
Welcome to Studio 2B (R/E) Show kids the ABC’s of good nutrition and
9 min, 2003, Grades: 6-12. Introduction how exercise contributes to good health.
to the Studio 2B program from Girl Hip to Be Fit (R)
Scouts of the U.S.A. 18 min, 1993, Age: 6-12
Through jammin’ music and fast-paced
HEALTH action, Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchhi
All Fit: Volume 1 (R) and her friends, the California Raisins,
14 min, Ages: 5-10 show kids that a healthy, well-balanced
Slim Goodbody leads this high energy, fun diet and plenty of exercise can help make
filled video that helps children develop them champions in the classroom and on
their physical fitness skills. the playground.
Just Around The Corner (R) school resources, and handling a changing
15 minutes, 2001, Grade: 4-5 social life. Highlights how to balance
Megan, a self-assured teenager, talks to schoolwork and extracurricular activities
elementary girls explaining the exciting through long-range planning. Video and 3-
changes that occur during puberty. ring binder with leaders’ guide.
Topics covered are when to expect the Managing Your Time (R)
onset of puberty, anticipated physical and Grades: 7-Adult
emotional changes, the female Video, Audio tape and Booklet. Take
reproductive system, menstruation, and control of your time and your life!
the importance of good hygiene and Discover basic elements of good time
healthy habits. Includes user’s guide. management, learn to analyze and test
NOTE: Before presenting any type of your priorities, increase your ability to
program to girls in your troop/ group on identify and avoid time wasters and
female development, you must obtain develop a time management style that fits
written parent permission. When you you personally.
request this video you will be sent parent
permission forms for each girl in the Point of Order (R)
troop. ONLY registered Girl Scouts may 31 min, 1993, Grade: 6-Adult
view this film. Parents must be invited to Produced by the National Association of
preview the film and/or materials Parliamentarians. Provides an introduction
previous to the showing for girls. to and an application of Roberts Rules of
Strong Bones, Strong Bodies Order. Includes “The A-B-C-‘s of
25 min, 2002, Ages: 9-12 Parliamentary Procedure” booklet, video
Aimed to spark girls’ interest in how to guide, and “Basic Parliamentary
build and maintain healthy bones. Information” pamphlet.
Designed to be used in conjunction with Practical Money Skill for Life (R)
the Strong Bones, Strong Girls activity Ages 14 to adult
cards. Patch program, video, Adult Guide Guide to teaching financial planning,
and Activity Cards. budgeting, and decision making from
Supermarket Smarts: The 5 A Day VISA. Video, teacher guide and CD-
Way (R) ROM’s.
10 minutes, Grades K-4 Project Management (R)
Pheona 5 A Day takes kids on a 25 min, 1998, video/audio & book, Grade:
supermarket tour and educates on 9-Adult
shopping healthfully and wisely. Manage any project from initial planning
to finalization with this step-by-step
guide to project management. Leads you
LEADERSHIP/ TIME through timelines, schedules and follow-up
MANAGEMENT/ exercises so you can conceive, plan,
implement and evaluate with confidence
ORGANIZATION Study Skills I (R)
24 min, Grades: 5-9
Emphasizes the need for students to take
How To Succeed in Middle School
personal responsibility for their learning.
(R) Each of five segments stresses a
21 min, Grade: 5-9 different skill and helps students
Presents strategies for managing time, strengthen those abilities that improve
meeting teachers’ expectations, utilizing learning: how to get organized, manage
their time, listen for meaning, take notes, Voices of Missouri’s Past: Missouri
and study for tests. Video and guide with History Through Statehood (R)
36 handouts in 3-ring binder. 30 min, 1991, All Ages
Study Skills II (R) Produced by the Missouri Historical
31 min, Grades: 5-9 Society. Join storyteller Bobby Norfolk
Follows up Study Skills I by teaching how in a fast-paced adventure through
to read a textbook, how to take notes Missouri history and discover how
from a book, and how to tackle a long- artifacts can be important clues to
term project. Lays groundwork for understanding the past. Portraits that
success by showing how to develop a magically speak, animated graphics that
positive attitude, meet obligations to demonstrate early transportation routes
others when working on group projects, and panoramic shots of many of Missouri’s
and plan ahead. Video and guide with 29 historic sites combine to make state
handouts in 3-ring binder. history appealing for young audiences.
You Can Succeed In School (R) The program covers Missouri history
23 min, Grades: 3-5 through 1820. Video and activity guide.
Easy-to-learn tips for academic success
shows students how to organize
homework, manage time, develop their own MULTICULTURAL/
best ways to study, and prepare for tests
and quizzes. Video and guide.
American Cultures for Children (R)
MISSOURI 25 min/each , 1997, Grade: K-4.
Discover the World: Lewis & Clark Introduce children to the cultural
Go West (R) diversity of their troop, hometowns and
26 min, 2002, Grade: 3-8 country. Hosted by actress Phylicia
Focuses on the early 19th century journey Rashad, this video series outlines the
of two explorers, Meriwether Lewis and geography and history of native countries,
William Clark, into the unknown territory tours ethnic markets and festivals,
west of the Mississippi. Video and presents traditional folk songs and
activity guide can be used to enhance animated folk tales, and introduces simple
participation in the Lewis & Clark patch foreign language terms. Twelve cultures
• Puerto Rican
Lewis & Clark: Corps of Discovery in • African American
Missouri (R) • Arab American
27 min, 2001, All Ages • Central American
Missouri Department of Conservation • Chinese American
video. Explore Missouri through the eyes • Irish American
of Lewis and Clark. • Japanese American
Missouri 1804: Lewis & Clark • Jewish American
Expedition (R) • Korean American
27 min, 2001, All Ages • Mexican American
Missouri Department of Conservation
• Native American
video. Explore the Missouri River, not
• Vietnamese American
only as it is but as it was 200 years ago.
Anansi (R) Sing”; “Did You Ever See A Lassie”;
30 min, 1991, Age: 5 and up “Kumbaya”; “Sakura, Sakura”; “Los
Jamaican tale of Anansi the spider who Pollitos”; “Funiculi, Funicula”; “Frere
wins possession of all the stories in the Jacques”; “Waltzing Matilda” and “Day-O”
jungle by outsmarting the prideful snake. Lunch Date, The (R)
10 min, Grades: 10-adult
Behind the Mask (R) an Oscar-winning film about a white
8 min, Grades: K-4 suburban matron who, through a series of
An exploration of the uniqueness of each events, comes face to face with her own
individual and the similarities that unite prejudices and stereotypes about Black
us all. This video is in the Diversity Kit males and homeless people as she
for Daisy & Brownie Girl Scouts. navigates through a big-city railroad
Breaking Through Stereotypes (R) station. This short comedy sets the stage
15 min, Grades: 6-12 for an in-depth discussion about
What makes the perception of “others” as expectations of behavior that result from
“different”? This video is an excellent stereotypical thinking. This video is in
discussion starter for multicultural, the Diversity Kit for Adult Girl Scouts.
conflict resolution and human dynamics Martin Luther King: I Have A Dream
training. Produced by and for teenagers, (R/E)
this documentary explores how 25 min, 1986, Grade: 4-adult
stereotypes influence human interaction. Martin Luther King was the leader and
This video is in the Diversity Kit for driving force behind America’s civil rights
Junior Girl Scouts. movement. His finest moment came on
Holidays for Children (R/E) the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on
30 min, 1994, Age: 5-10 August 28, 1963, when he delivered his “I
Develop an appreciation for cultural Have A Dream” speech. This speech,
heritage and customs. Videos present included in full on this tape, is
traditional music, illustrated folktales, accompanied by scenes of the civil rights
arts & crafts and the significance of struggle and King’s “I Have Been To the
these celebrations. Holidays presented: Mountain Top” speech, delivered just days
• Chinese New Year before his tragic death.
• Christmas Mini Films On Prejudice (R)
15min, Grades K-Adult
• Cinco de Mayo
A motivational device to start a discussion
• Hanukkah / Passover
on prejudice. The Anti-Defamation
League has produced 14 Public service
• Pow Wow television commercials that will tell what
• Ramadan it is all about. This video is in the Adult,
Kidsongs: I’d Like to Teach the Junior, Cadette & Senior Girl Scout
World To Sing (R/E) Diversity Kits.
25 min, 1986, Grade: 1-6
Join the Kidsongs Kids and their tour Nobody is Burning Wheelchairs (R)
guide, Mr. World, as they visit different 15 min. 1992, All Ages
countries of the globe, meet the kids of National Easter Seal Society video
other lands and learn their songs. A emphasizes the importance of seeing
wonderful musical trip to London, Italy, people with disabilities as people. This
Paris, Australia and Jamaica. Songs tape explains the ADA’s provisions for
include: “I’d Like to Teach the World to
equal access to employment, Exploring Outdoor Missouri (R)
transportation and telecommunications 26 min, Grades: 4-Adult
through exploring the lives of some people Explore Missouri’s scenic lands where a
with disabilities and the ways others are variety of recreational opportunities
learning about them. await. See great places to fish, hike,
People of the Plains (R) observe nature and more, plus learn what
11 min, 1990, Grade: 3-8 to bring for an outstanding outdoor
People of the Northwest (R) adventure. Missouri Department of
11 min, 1990, Grade: 3-8 Conservation.
Children learn about different Native
American cultures, past and present and From Sidewalks to Treetops (R)
how Native Americans once specialized as 14 min, 2003, All Age Levels
hunters, fishers, farmers and gatherers. Discover the wildlife and plants that live
Shows photographs from the Museum of in your city. A video and leaders guide
the American Indian in New York, plus walk adults through the process of
original artwork. preparing girls to participate in this
Unbiased Mind, The (R) special program from GSUSA, exploring
23 min, Grade: 6-Adult the out-of-doors in your community.
Simple everyday habits can lead Check the KIT description on page 15 for
individuals to act in a biased or prejudiced the tools available to make this into a
manner. The tape analyzes four items troop/ group workshop experience.
that can lead to a biased thought process:
Stereotypes, Problems with cause and Keep the Balance (R)
effect, Seeing only what we expect to 31 min, 1998, Grades 4-8
see, and the invisible self. This video is Who says science is for geeks? Join
in the Adult Girl Scout Diversity Kit. Brandy and Gala as they venture into
Valuing Diversity: Multi-cultural streams, over wetlands and through
Communication (R) forests. Wild animals, music videos,
19 min, Grade: 6-Adult games and songs help them along as they
The obstacles to cross-cultural discover ways to keep the balance
understanding do not have to include between all living things. Missouri
prejudiced motives. They can be as Department of Conservation
simple as not paying proper attention to
difference. Viewers see stereotyping in Life Habitat Science Video Series
series of situations. The video and (R/E)
discussion guide help explain how to 12 min/each, 1990, Grade: 1-6
overcome communication barriers in the Produced by the Missouri Botanical
classroom, community or workplace. This Garden and Herb Halpern Productions.
video is in the Cadette & Senior Girl Each production in this series follows a
Scout Diversity Kit. common format with a leader explaining
NATURE terms and relationships in a gentle manner
to a racially mixed group of eight-year
Critter Rock (R) olds in a field trip setting. The colorful
20 min, 2000, K-4 live-action scenes are effectively
Environmentally friendly, toe-tapping combined with computerized graphic
nature tunes in this swingin’ music video. frames, which summarize the previous
Song and activity book included. discussion. Series titles are:
1. The Secret Of the Pond nature, yet it still baffles us. Narrated
2. The Puzzle Of The Rotting Log by Martin Sheen.
3. What’s In Your Backyard
4. The Story of the Woodland OUTDOOR SKILLS
ABC’s of Compass and Map (R/E)
5. Life In The City Habitat
25 min, 1989, Grade: 4-Adult
6. Down On the Forest Floor An instructional video on importance and
basics of compass and map skills.
Nature’s Systems (R) Includes instructional booklet, workbook,
30 min, 1987, Grade: 3-6 video and compass.
Concord Children’s video Encyclopedia Basic Knots and Hitches (R/E)
program examines the delicate balance of 10 min, 1997, Grade: 4-Adult
plants and animals within their Produced by volunteers and staff of
environment. How a pond stays in balance GSCGSL.
is cleverly explained. The desert and its Volunteers demonstrate how to tie a
plants and animals are brought together; square knot, sheet bend, bowline, half
along with the arctic circle, one of the hitch and double half hitch, taut line hitch
last remaining frontiers. and clove hitch. Slow motion and stop
Skywatching: A Video Guide to the action are used to highlight the steps
Daytime Sky (R) necessary to tie each knot or hitch
40 min, 1992, Age: 8 and up. successfully. The video is accompanied by
This beautiful video will forever change a workbook which the viewer can retain
the way you look at and interpret the sky! for future reference (distribution is
Discussions on the sky, sun, clouds, wind, limited to one workbook per troop). The
precipitation, lightning, thunder, flash workbook includes diagrams of the knots
floods, hurricanes and tornadoes. and information regarding when to use
Weather (R) them.
32 min, 1987, Grade: 3-6 From The Backyard to the
Concord Children’s Video Encyclopedia Backcountry: Camping Lightly On the
shows how the forces of nature interact Land (R/E)
to create our weather. The segment on 14 min, 1991, Slides, Grade: 4-Adult
temperature and wind explains why Describes minimal impact camping
temperatures vary and how wind changes techniques. Training tool for adults, also
and temperature are related. Pressure for older Juniors, Cadette/ Senior Girl
and humidity are easily explained, as are Scouts working on outdoor badges and
evaporation, frost, cloud formations, interest projects. Shows progression.
thunder and types of precipitation.
Storms and fronts are also described by
taking a typical storm pattern and tracing SAFETY
it with subsequent weather changes. 10 tips for Fire Safety (R)
Weather (R/E) 30 minutes, 1999, All Ages
35 min, 1996, All Ages This video presents the 10 “golden rules
Weather takes you on a whirlwind tour of of fire safety” that everyone can and
earth’s turbulent atmosphere and reveals should follow to help reduce the risk of
the forces that make the day fair or foul. death or injury from fire.
From hurricane to heat wave, weather is
the most closely watched wild card in
A Guide for Presenters and fire safety program and taking part in the activities,
pamphlets are also included with the girls will: know what items go into a basic
video. first aid kit; be able to assess when a
situation requires the use of first aid;
Be Smart – Stay Safe (R) know how to use basic first aid
20 min, 1989, Grade: K-4 techniques; understand when a situation
Provides children, kindergarten through requires more than first aid help.
fourth grade, with an important message How to Save Your Child or Baby (R)
about child safety. 40 min, 1993, Grade: 8-Adult
Learn the easy-to-follow- CPR, Heimlich
Bicycle Safety Camp (R) maneuver and choking rescue instructions
25 min, 1989, Grades: K-4 on this tape. Developed using the
Wear a helmet. Signal turns. Look both American heart Association guidelines and
ways before leaving a driveway or stop recommendations.
sign. Kids who sing along with “Bicycle
Safety Camp”, get all these important I Can Be Safe! (R)
lessons and more. 12 min. 1999, Grades: K-3
Viewers learn that paying attention to
Cold, Wet and Alive (R/E) one’s surroundings and following safety
23 min, 1989, Grade: 4-Adult rules are two of the best ways to avoid
Focuses on the subject of hypothermia. injury. Program discusses bicycle safety,
Shows a group of canoeists on a automobile safety, school bus safety,
recreation river trip whom make a series playground safety, skate and skateboard
of simple mistakes that culminate in a safety and what to do when a child is
case of hypothermia for one of the confronted with “stranger danger”. The
participants. second part of the video discusses safety
Dogs, Cats & Kids (R) at home and how to be safe when you’re
20 minutes, 2002, Grades: K-8 home alone.
This video shows how to handle and play Kid Safe: The Video (R)
with pets, how to read dog and cat body 30 min, 1988, Grade: K-4
language, the warning signs that say “stay Earnie the Policeman, Marty the Fireman,
away!”, why to be extra careful with and Tina the Paramedic show kids how to
neighbor pets, why never to stare into a deal with emergency and non-emergency
dog’s eyes, how to deal with strays, and situations. While kids are having fun they
much more. This video is part of the will be learning some very important
BARK: Dog Bite Prevention Program Kit things, like: Call 911- the right way to
First Aid: Knowing What To Do (R) handle a disaster; Emergency first aid for
45 min, 1986, Grade: 4-Adult kids- how to stop a nose bleed, how to
Each title runs approximately 10 minutes: treat a burn, etc.,; Stop, drop, and roll –
What is First Aid? fire safety and prevention; Friend or foe-
First Aid for Minor Injuries answering the front door; and much, much
Life-Threatening Emergencies more.
Serious Injuries Longfellow Whale Tales (R)
Healthy Me: First Aid (R) 13 min, 1995, Grade: K-6
11 min, 2003, Grade: 3-6 Water safety video contains the following
Kids learn basic first-aid skills to help segments: Swim with a Buddy; Be Cook,
them stay safe. After viewing this Follow the Rule; Look Before You Leap;
Reach or Throw- Don’t Go!; Don’t Just
Pack It, Wear your Jacket. American Red Smoke Detectives (R)
Cross. 25 min, 1990, Grades: K-6.
Mothers of Invention (R) State Farm Insurance Company fire
12 min, 2003, Grade: 5-8 safety program. Includes video, 3-ring
Highlights a number of significant notebook guide with hand-out masters.
technical and engineering St. Louis Earthquake Survival Guide
accomplishments. It features noteworthy (R) 28 min, 1990, All Ages
engineers and inventors including women, Produced by KETC. Simple, easy-to-follow
African-Americans, Native Americans, advice on earthquake preparedness. You’ll
Latinos and children whose prominent see what to do when an earthquake
inventions are used in industry and the strikes, at home, at the office, in a car, at
home. school, in a mall, stadium and theater.
Plus, essential tips on preparing your home
and family for an earthquake.
Movers and Shakers (R)
33 min, 1991, Grade: K-12
An earthquake preparedness program
developed by State Farm insurance.
Comes with video and a three-ring
notebook with safety lesson plans. Discover The World: All About
Ride Smart: It’s Time to Start Globes (R)
9 min, 2002, Pre-teens and Teens 16 min, 1998, Grade: 3-5
Bicycle safety video, explains how to Tracy Jones, the first student to ride the
purchase and fit an approved bicycle space shuttle, uses views of the earth to
helmet. Discusses rules of the road, how how to recognize places on the globe
includes “jello brain” and “raw egg drop” by their shapes or locations.
demonstrations. Discover The World: All About Maps
Risk Watch (R) (R)
14 min. Introductory video for adults on 18 min, 1998, Grade: 3-5
presenting the Risk Watch program on Introduces maps and their uses. Assisted
preventing childhood injury. 3-ring by first-child-in-space Tracey Jones from
notebook with Leader’s Guide, activities her vantage point in the space shuttle, a
and hand-out masters for the following host-narrator explains the many different
Safety topics: Motor Vehicle; Fire and kinds of maps and how they help us to
Burn Prevention; Chocking, Suffocating, locate places around the world.
and Strangulation Prevention; Poisoning Familiarizes girls with map language and
Prevention; Falls Prevention; Firearms map symbols. Accompanying hands-on
Injury Prevention; Bike and Pedestrian activities serve to reinforce the lively
Safety; Water Safety. Risk Watch lessons.
Notebooks available: Pre K-K; Grades 1-2; Mothers of Invention (R)
3-4; 5-6; 7-8. 12 min, 2003, Grade: 5-8. This video
Small Craft Safety (R) highlights a number of significant
52 min, 1997, Grades: 6-Adult technical and engineering
American Red Cross small craft safety accomplishments. It features noteworthy
video and workbooks. engineers and inventors including women,
African-Americans, Native Americans,
Latinos and children whose prominent
inventions are used in industry and the
Real Broadcast News, The (R/E) Living Language: Say It By Signing
13 min, 1988, All Ages (R)
Produced by KTVI and donated to the 60 min, 1985. Grade: 4-Adult
Resource Center library by Channel 2. A A video guide to the basics of sign
look at the technology used today in language. Manual alphabet, phrases,
producing the news and an introduction to expressions, sentences and questions
the process of news broadcasting.
that occur in everyday conversations.
30 min, 1987, Grade:
Sing ‘n Sign For Fun! (R)
42 min, 1996, Grade: 3-6
Songbook and video provide a musical
offers an historical
adventure into the fascinating world of
approach to a better
sign language. Learn your ABC’s and how
to fingerspell your name. Read, sing and
space, from early
sign along with open captions.
thirteenth century to modern space
exploration. The program describes the
Chinese invention of rockets and the basic We Sign: American Patriotic Songs
physics of rocket propulsion, its (R)
modification for warfare and its 2001, All Ages
application to space vehicles. Sign and Sing-Along with these classic
Space Works (R) favorites: Yankee Doodle, America, Grand
30 min, 1995, All Ages Old Flag, America the Beautiful, The Star
To realize the goals of lunar colonies and Spangled Banner, God Bless America,
space station platforms, man must first Yankee Doodle Boy and The Battle Hymn
adapt to working in the space of the Republic.
environment. This video showcases the We Sign: Christmas Carols (R)
in-orbit work already accomplished by 2002, All Ages
NASA astronauts in the Skylab and Space Sign and Sing-Along. Learn ASL
Shuttle programs. Work such as testing vocabulary for hundreds of words while
the Manned Maneuvering unit on a shuttle signing and singing along with classic
mission, repairing the Solar Max satellite carols: Silent Night, Joy to the World,
and retrieving two communication The First Noel, Away in the Manger, and
satellites. many more.
Women In Science (R)
42 min, 1994, Grade: 8-12
A great introduction to science careers
for girls and boys. This positive and Archery: The Basics (R)
compelling video opens with an overview of 25 min, 1992, Grade: 4-Adult
the factors that have historically kept Foundation for all bow shooting. 1984
women from playing a major role in Olympian and coach, Ruth Rowe,
science, and how that story is changing demonstrates the basics in four
today. Six contemporary women then tell progressive lessons that can be used by
about their careers as scientists or individuals or groups to learn basic
technicians using science. shooting technique.
Basketball Tips for Kids (R) Rhythm In the Rope
35 min, 1992, Grade: 4-Adult 60 min, 2004, Grades: All
This program demonstrates proper Double Dutch jump rope video movingly
techniques for balance, passing, dribbling, conveys the impact the sport has had on
shooting, rebounding and playing defense. many inner-city children since its
Double Dutch – Double Fun(R) inception. Following teams from Brooklyn,
12 min, 1981, All Ages Far Rockaway, South Carolina, and Japan
Learn the techniques and rules of jumping as they prepare for the 2004 Double
rope the Double Dutch way. Dutch Holiday Classic at the Apollo
The Magical Parachute (R) Theater in New York City, McKelvy
44 min, 1991, Grade: K-3 captures the struggles, hopes, and
This exciting approach to parachute play triumphs in their lives, and the true spirit
invites children and leaders to stretch of the sport. Wonderful and revealing
their imaginations as well as their bodies. insight into the dedication of coaches,
Contains four themes, which allow young team members, parents, and the
children to participate with the National Double Dutch League. Includes
enthusiasm that is needed for true scenes from the 13th Annual Holiday
learning to take place. Includes four Classic.
carry-along story cards.
New Games (R) Silver Bullets (R)
60 min, 1990, Grade: 4-Adult 120 min, 1990, Grade: 9-Adult
Created and presented by Dale N. An instructional video and guidebook for
LeFerve, includes general game adventure games and initiatives presented
instructions. Dale presents 30 games in by Karl Rohnke, Project Adventure, Inc.
this three-part video: Part 1- Ice Breaker
game to get acquainted; Part 2- Soccer Sports Tips for Kids (R)
Sensitivity & Trust games to promote 25 min, 1992, Grade: 3-12
team building; Part 3- Games with a Coach Bob Gansler shares his experience
variety of activity levels. by demonstrating all of the important
New Games From Around the World skills needed on the soccer field. Includes
(R/E) lifting and dribbling, shooting, heading,
60 min, 1990, Grade: 4-Adult passing and goal tending. This world class
Taped at the Munich Olympic Stadium coach offers techniques young players can
grounds during the international “Days of learn to build confidence and a solid
Play” Conference. A Dale LeFerve tape. soccer foundation.
Parachute Games (R) Sport Aerobics (R)
28 min, 1988, Grade: K-6 56 min, 1995, Grade: K-8
Physical education teacher leads his class An innovative program using the
through innovative parachute games. fundamental sport skills of basketball,
baseball, volleyball, soccer and tennis
Parachute on The Ground (R)
transformed into an exciting aerobic
25 min, 1988, Grade: K-6
exercise workout. Includes warm up,
The focus is on total involvement of all
stretch, sport aerobics, strength training,
participants. Activities presented
cool down, stretch and injury prevention.
include: Jaws, Clubhouse, Class Portrait,
Popcorn and many more. Instruction
SUBSTANCE ABUSE Smoking (Real Life Teens Series)
23 min, 2001, Grade: 8-12
This program discusses the effects and
Alcohol (Real Life Teens Series) repercussions of smoking on the body. It
20 min, 2001, Grade: 8-12 talks about the reasons teens smoke and
This program discusses the effects and why they should not smoke. After
consequences of alcohol use. completing the program, girls will have a
better understanding of the reasons
Brainstorm: The Truth teens may choose to smoke, what
About Your Brain on Drugs (R) addiction is and why smoking can lead to
60 min, 1994, Age: 8-12 major health risks.
This program shows the effects of drugs Why I Won’t Do Drugs (R)
and alcohol on the brain. The 10 min, 1991, Grade: 2-4
accompanying activity guide is Designed for earliest drug education.
designed to engage children in hands-on Helps young viewers make the connection
scientific inquiry through activities that between understanding and respecting
are both entertaining and educational. their bodies and how drug use can harm
them. Presents a positive, no-use message
Drugs (Real Life Teens Series) in terms students can easily relate to.
24 min, 2001, Grade: 8-12 Includes video, eight student worksheets
This program discusses the effects and and guide
repercussions of drug use physically and VALUES/
mentally and educates teens on the
dangers of drug use and addiction. CHARACTER
Eating Disorders (Real Life Teens
Series) BUILDING/ SELF
22 min, 2002, Grade: 8-12
Viewers will learn the difference between
anorexia and bulimia and why becoming
obsessed with weight can reveal serious Big Chances, Big Choices: Vol. 1-
underlying issues. Girls will learn some The Three R’s of Growing Up (R)
causes of eating disorders and the 30 min, 1994, Grade: 5-9
underlying desire for control. This overview program gives young
viewers a basis for choices and actions as
Let’s Talk About Drugs (R) they reach toward adulthood. The three
16 min, 1993, Grade: K-1 R’s stand for taking responsibility, doing
Shows younger students that the way to the right thing, and respecting ourselves.
stay healthy and happy lies in caring for
and protecting their bodies. Uses lively Big Chances, Big Choices: Vol. 3
songs, an appealing scenario, and a Enhancing Self-Esteem (R)
storyteller to move the action along. 30 min, 1994, Grades: 5-9
Steers viewers away from drugs that can This program teaches young people that
hurt and toward the correct use of they are important, that what they do
medicines that help. Includes video, matters, and that they owe it to
seven student worksheets and guide. themselves to do and be their very best.
Big Chances, Big Choices: Vol. 10- Put Yourself in Someone Else’s
Friendship (R) Shoes: Building Character (R)
30 min, 1994, Grades: 5-9 16 min, 2000, Grade: 2-4
In early adolescence, issues of friendship Empathic kids get along better with peers
become a very big deal. This program and adults, can see things from differing
looks at good and bad friendships, trouble points of view, bring sensitivity to their
and change in friendships, cliques, clubs, interactions with others, and can more
and why it’s hurtful to exclude others. readily resolve conflicts. Open-ended
scenarios prompt discussion of this
The Congressional Award (R/E) important issue. Includes teacher’s guide
30 min, 1995, Age: 14-24 with 10 worksheets, poster and game.
Through the Congressional Award the
U.S. Congress challenges young Americans Respect Yourself and Others, Too
to challenge themselves, and recognizes (R)
young people who set and achieve goals in 17 min, 2000, Grade: 2-4
four program areas: volunteer public Emphasizes the importance of respecting
service, personal development, physical the rights and needs of others, illustrates
fitness; and expedition/exploration the problems that result from putdowns,
activities. fighting, or ignoring others’ feelings.
Includes teacher’s guide with 14
worksheets, send-home pages, poster, 36
In Search of Character (R) ungame cards and audiocassette of songs.
30 min, Grade: 5-12
Ten videos, trigger lively group
discussions and the kind of deep, Six Pillars of Character (R)
meaningful reflection that helps girls 23-30 min each, Grades K-5
construct a vision of themselves as people Kids explore six essential character
of good character. virtues with the Popcorn Park Puppets. In
1. Trustworthiness each video puppets become entangled in
2. Respect problems that require them to sort out
3. Responsibility right from wrong. Fun way to engage girls
4. Fairness in thinking, talking, and writing about the
kinds of people they want to be.
Teacher’s guide included.
Manners Do Matter (R)
15 min, Grades 4-8
Good manners reflect respect for others.
Encourage students to practice politeness Suppose That Was Me (R)
at the table, in the car, and around town. 25 min, 2000, Grade: 5-6
Middle schoolers are at an age when they
typically judge others harshly, have
rapidly shifting friendships, spread
rumors, and sometimes demonstrate a contributions to society but also
startling lack of empathy for people celebrates the fact that today “a woman’s
around them. Program asks viewers to place” is everywhere!
think about and discuss how they would
feel if they were made a target by other Americas Youth 1940-1950 (R)
students. Includes teacher’s guide. 90 min, 1987, All Ages
March of Time American Lifestyles, Vol. V
Taking Charge of Your TV (R) explores effect of war, the fight for
4 min, no date. All Ages better education and what the teenage
The Family and Community Critical girl of 1945 “went for” in music, clothes
Viewing Project is a partnership of the and behavior on dates.
National PTA and the cable television
industry, designed to address concerns Heroes: Growing Up Female &
about television and the impact of Strong (R/E)
television violence and commercialism on 20 min, 1993, Grade: 4-12
children. In this video, Rosie O’Donnell Three themes in this video suggest areas
shares the program’s four easy steps to where we can help girls examine their
help a family begin a dialogue that turns self-esteem and their future choices:
television viewing into a positive and General self-esteem; Developing self-
educational experience. esteem through physical activity; and
TV Smarts for Kids (R) Discovering role models.
25 min, Ages: 5-17
Three short videos created especially for
How We Got the Vote (R)
children and teens that provide a basic
35 min, 1991, Grade: 8-Adult
introduction to media literacy and
Narrated by Jean Stapleton, this lively
encourages kids to ask important
video uses lots of historical footage,
questions about television.
cartoons, songs and reminiscences to show
how women fought for and won the vote.
Focuses on one of the most dramatic
WOMEN/ GIRLS periods in women’s history, 1917-1920, the
A Fine and Long Tradition – Music last great push for passage of the 19th
Amendment. Both moving and exciting,
the film introduces the personalities and
7 min, 1996, All ages
organizations involved in the suffrage
This lively music video works well to
struggle and gives us a glimpse of the
introduce women’s history. Historical
dedicated efforts of our foremothers.
images are set to an upbeat song that will
touch your heart and linger in your
Shortchanging Girls Shortchanging
A Woman’s Place (R) 18 min, 1991 , Adult
25 min, 1986, All Ages Produced by the American Association of
Based partially on the volume of material University Women study.
gathered for the Life Magazine special
report, Remarkable American Women.
The video not only pays tribute to notable
individuals who have made great
AND CD TITLE
Vol. 3:Brownie Girl Scouts Growing
AC= Audio Cassette Strong
68 min, 2000, AC, All Ages
All For Freedom (R) Vol. 4: Celebrate Together!
43 min, 1992, AC, Age: 3 – adult 73 min, 2001, (AC & CD), All Ages
A multi-cultural sing-along by Sweet Vol. 5: Camp Songs of Every Girl,
Honey in the Rock group. Everywhere
2002, (AC & CD), All Ages
Contemporary Tinikling (R/E) Vol. 6: Little Happy Campers
50 min, 1972, AC, All Ages 2003, (AC & CD), Younger Girls
Modified with 4/4 beat and familiar Vol. 7: We Are Family!
music. 2005, (CD), All Ages
Get Ready to Square Dance (R) Keepers of the Animals (R)
60 min, 1977, (AC and guide), Grade: 106 min, 1992, AC (2), All Ages
K-6 Joseph Bruchac reads Native
Cotton-Eyed Joe, Oh Belinda, Turkey American stories from his book
in the Straw, Shoo Fly, Irish Keepers of the Animals.
Washerwoman, Comin’ Round the
Mountain, Hinkey Dinkey, Captain Keepers of Life (R)
Jinks, Boil the Cabbage Down and Tie 103 min, 1995, AC (2), All Ages
A Yellow Ribbon Joseph Bruchac reads native plant
stories from his book Keepers of Life.
Girl Scouts Greatest Hits (R/E)
Melinda Carol & Legend Productions KidsSongs: Jubilee (R/E)
present a series of Girl Scout classics 46 min, 1990, AC and songbook, All
and timeless hits! Ages
Vol. 1: We Change the World Music to climb trees, jump puddles
56 min, 1989, (AC & CD), All Ages and spill milk by.
Vol. 2: The Wind Beneath Our
Wings Missouri Bird Calls (R)
56 min, 1998, (AC & CD), All Ages 40 min, 1986, All Ages
This tape is designed to help you
identify 192 birds by their calls,
which are arranged in nine categories.
You will learn to discern nocturnal Sound Hearing Or Hearing What
birds and our feathered friends of You Miss (R)
the grasslands, grain fields, towns and 25 min, 1989, AC and annotated guide,
yards All Ages
What is hearing loss like? Find out
Multicultural Rhythm Stick Fun with this tape. Distinguish levels of
(R/E) sound, degrees of hearing loss. Take
40 min, 1991, AC, Age: 3-7 year olds an impaired spelling test and listen to
This recording offers fresh new a story that simulates hearing loss.
rhythm stick activities set to music Still Singing After All These Years
from the following lands: Vietnam, (R/E)
Russia, Puerto Rico, Japan, West 60 min, 2002, AC & Songbook, All
Africa, China, Greece, India, Israel, Ages
Brazil, Spain and many, many more. Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of
Girl Scouting, June 8, 2002. Girl
Say It In Another Language (R/E) Scouts gather and sing at the mall at
80 min, 1974, AC, All Ages the Washington Monument.
Produced by GSUSA. Phrases in Tapes of the Night Sky: A Guided
Spanish, French, Japenese, Swahili Tour of the Stars and Constellations
and German. Pamphlet included. (R)
120 min, 1988, AC (2), All Ages
Two audio cassettes with four 30
St. Louis Sings! (R/E) minute tours, one for each season; a
40 min, 1994, AC, All Ages rotating planisphere for use in the 35-
Favorite Girl Scout songs sung with 45 degree latitudes and a 40 page
St. Louis flair by the GSCGSL Sing- booklet with diagrams of
A-Lums. constellations and star charts for
St. Louis Sings II: Songs for each season.
Brownie Girl Scouts (R/E) Tinikling Dances (R/E)
40 min, 1996, AC, Grade: 1-3 56 min, 1972, AC, All Ages
This tape is fondly dedicated to new Authentic Philippine music and 56
and experienced Brownie Girl Scout basic dance steps. Talk-thru and
leaders. GSCGSL Sing A-Lums. walk-thru instructions.
Singing Insects of Missouri (R) WEE Sing Series: (R/E)
26 min, 1998, All Ages 50 min, 1982, AC & Songbook for each
the sounds of insects fill our summer title, All Ages
days and nights with their music. All songs in the songbook are also on
Crickets, katydids, grasshoppers and the audiocassette. Titles include:
cicadas are musical wizards. This America
tape can help you identify 20 common Around the World
species of “singing insects” that live in Fun & Folk
Missouri. Singing Insects of Missouri Sing-A-Long