Leadership Journeys

On every Leadership Journey, everything girls do—whether it's performing science experiments, creating art projects, cooking simple meals, or learning to protect the planet's water supply—is aimed at giving them the benefits of the Girl Scout "Keys to Leadership": Discover, Connect, Take Action.

Here's how they work:

A girl Discovers her special skills and talents, finds the confidence to set challenging goals for herself and strives to live by her values. This includes being proud of where she came from as well as where she's going.

A girl Connects with others, which means she learns how to team up, solve conflicts, and have healthy relationships. These skills help her in school right now and prepare her for any career she chooses in the future.

A girl Takes Action and makes the world a better place, learning a lot about her community and the world along the way.

For all three leadership Journey series, the adult guide and the girl book have everything a volunteer needs to help inspire the girls and to assist them as they go. It's all there for you! Check out the Journey Maps for help planning your Girl Scout year


   
 
A key part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is the leadership journey. Each journey, listed on the right hand column, is tied to some of Girl Scouts' 15 national outcomes for girls, as defined in the Girl Scout Leadership Model. These outcomes are integral to the three leadership keys, Discover, Connect, and Take Action (PDF).

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Updates to Journeys

GSUSA has made updates to eight Journey books (14 pages). The books affected are at the Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador levels. No Daisy or Brownie Journeys have been affected at this time. These updates have been made in an effort to ensure balanced information is presented for girls.

Customize!

Use your adult journey guide as a base for creating a fun and exciting experience for girls. You'll find ideas about using activities, starting discussions, and earning awards so that the "whole" feels like one big adventure. The journey will be so much more fun and relevant as you assist girls in making it their own!

Flexible!

Sample sessions in the journeys suggest several ways to engage girls. Many girls and volunteers will quickly find there is more they will want to do! The journey books are filled with tips for you to add more to the experience. Let everyone's imaginations take hold and extend the journey with ideas from girls. Do you have a short time frame? Follow the tips about doing what's most important!

Link!

Are Ambassadors interested in partnering? What would happen if Seniors worked together? What do Cadettes in your area have to offer to Juniors? What if Brownies link up on steps of their journey? How could Daisies benefit from meeting other Daisies? Connecting helps make a powerful Girl Scout journey!

Explore Stories!

Stories capture the imagination and motivate, and inspire us to put values into action. The journeys engage girls in stories—real and fictional—of girls and women taking action in the world. You and the girls decide how much time to spend on them before going on to create their own adventures.

Leadership and You!

As a Girl Scout volunteer, your experiences—and your view of leadership—will influence and inspire girls. Use the reflection exercises in your journey guide to think about the three leadership keys (Discover, Connect, and Take Action) and how you can best apply them as you team up with Girl Scouts on their journey.


Updates to Journeys

GSUSA has made updates to eight Journey books (14 pages). The books affected are at the Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador levels. No Daisy or Brownie Journeys have been affected at this time. These updates have been made in an effort to ensure balanced information is presented for girls.For a complete explanation for the changes or corrections please see the Journey Updates page.

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