A key part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is the leadership journey, a coordinated series of activities grouped around a theme.
The journeys guide girls to:
Gain a global and multicultural perspective.
Learn about the history of Girl Scouting and its traditions.
Embrace the values expressed in the Girl Scout Law.
Become environmentally aware and develop attitudes and self- understanding that promote healthy living.
Tips to Start Your Journey
Check out the following five tips and suggestions for guiding girl members and adult volunteers through the leadership journeys.
Customize! Journeys provide "sample sessions" to give girls and volunteers ideas about sequencing experiences, discussions, and earning awards so that the "whole" feels like one big adventure. The adult books corresponding to the journeys contain many examples and encouragement to engage volunteers in creating the journey experience with girls. The journey will be much more fun and relevant as girls make it their own!
Stretch! Sample sessions in the journeys have been created to show how it is possible to have a Girl Scout leadership experience in 6-8 gatherings. The journey books are filled with tips for how to stretch out the experience. As their imaginations take hold, girls will have many more ideas about how to extend the journey with guidance from volunteers.
Link! Through the journey series, Girl Scouts at each level will be engaged in exploring some of the same themes. Expanding the connections Girl Scouts make will contribute to powerful journey experiences around the country.
Explore Stories! Stories inspire girls (and adults!) to put values into action. The journey series engages girls in stories—real and fictional—of girls and women taking action in the world. Ultimately, girls will create their own stories on the journey, meeting new people and taking action in the world.
Leadership and You! As a volunteer in Girl Scouts, your experiences - and your view of leadership - will be a driving force for the girls. Use the reflection exercises in your journey guide to think about the three keys to leadership (Discover, Connect, and Take Action) and how you can best apply them as you team up with Girl Scouts on their leadership journey.
Click on the banners below to see where each journey will take you!