Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Central Texas Girl Scouts Destined for Destination Imagination Global Finals!

After achieving honors for creativity, teamwork and innovation in regional and state academic tournaments, a team of four Central Texas Girl Scouts has earned the right to compete in Destination Imagination’s Global Finals.  The middle-school team, The Adjective Nouns, will be traveling to Knoxville, Tennessee on May 25-28 to compete in the world’s largest celebration of student creativity.

The team will compete in the Service Learning Challenge, one of seven open-ended challenges that require students to apply their talents in improvisation, theater arts, writing, engineering, project management, communication, innovation, teamwork, community service, and social entrepreneurship—all skills learned and reinforced through Girl Scout activities!

For their Destination Imagination service project, the Adjective Nouns partnered with Austin Bat Cave, an local nonprofit that provides children with writing opportunities.  The Adjective Nouns created a meme to spread the word about Austin Bat Cave and then held writing workshops for young children.  The workshops were so successful that the team plans to offer a semester-long class in the fall to continue encouraging young writers.

With their service project complete, the Adjective Nouns presented their work at the Destination Imagination regional and state tournaments and will present again at the DI Globals.  The presentation is completely designed, written, and built by the student team. It includes an 8-minute play performed in front of a six-by-six-foot set—fittingly, a book with foldout pages.  Each team member performs multiple characters, including two mosquitoes and a Mexican free-tailed bat!

To see The Adjective Nouns' presentation or to support their trip, check out

And to learn more about Destination Imagination, visit  https://www.Destination .