Programme Hints - Brownies make things - A Talent Show

Activity: A Talent Show


Brownie Section

Time needed

60 minutes

Learning Goal

Members create a story and interpret the content with the use of action, dialogue, music etc. They learn how to present their personality in the public and master the performance skills. When they pass the story to others, they need to use their short-term memory and imitate the emotions and actions of the characters. This can develop their potential on performance.



Each team creates a story and elects a representative to perform the story.


At the beginning, one team will leave the venue, and one team will present the story to others with explanation.


Ask one member from the leaving team to watch the presentation. However, there will be no further explanation this time.


After watching the performance, the member try to tell the story to her team member through action. Passing the story one by one and see how the last member understands and interprets the story.  


Other groups follow the same rule.


*Some younger members may get difficulties in understanding the story and pass the contents to next member. Leaders can skip this part and ask the team to present the story to public directly. Then, members can share their feelings.


Which elements of the method are used, and how?

☑ Learning in small groups – Members participate to create a story. Each member may contribute a sentence for the story or members discuss the story framework and design the characters together. Members express and coordinate the views to finish the job.


☑ My path, my pace – Members can add some elements to the story which can represent their own characteristics. They can also choose the role and performing method which is suitable for themselves.


☑ Learning by doing – This activity likes a drama presentation. Team members learn to use action, dialogue and other elements to tell a complete story. Also, members feel confident to speak up and perform in front of people.


How does the method give youth members a chance to take the lead?

An excellent leader is capable to know the strengths and weaknesses of members, as well as assigning them suitable jobs that can express their abilities. In this activity, members are given chances to do allocation jobs and select the right candidates to do the work. This can maximize the team’s efficiency.

How can you connect this activity to the values of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting?

Everyone are unique and has her own strength or weakness. Members learn to respect the others and also review and improve their ability, so that they can be a confident person.

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Last Update Date: 2017-09-04