Weakley County Girl Scouts volunteered to pick up litter at Garrett Lake. Girl Scouts love our planet!
It's Your Planet—Love It!
Introducing the Second Series of Journeys
What you will find at each level of this series?
What will you find in these new books? The Girl Scout Leadership
Experience comes to life for girls and the adults in these journeys.
The leadership keys of Discover, Connect, and Take Action, along with
the Girl Scout processes of Girl Led, Cooperative Learning, and
Learning by Doing, are woven through each journey.
Girls are being exposed to ideas and discussions on the environment
every day and every where. Girl Scouts journeys are packed with the
latest research and girl-relevant environmental thinking and offer
adults a way to interact with girls on topics of great importance in
their lives. In this journey series, girls at each grade level have an
opportunity to learn about grade-appropriate environmental issues such
as clean water and air, noise pollution, global warming, soil
contamination, and agricultural processes.
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Girl Scout journey, awards link the experiences, discussions, and ideas
that girls explore together. As girls progress through the levels from
Daisy to Ambassador, their awards signify attaining new and higher
levels of knowledge and skills, and ultimately a deeper understanding
of what it means to be a leader who makes a difference in the world.
All the steps girls take toward earning awards are built right into
the journey. Adult guides for each level provide tips for coaching
girls along the way. Ceremonies are an important tradition in Girl
Scouting. They help girls celebrate and remember what their Girl Scout
awards stand for. Journeys offer girls ideas about meaningful ways to
celebrate earning their awards so that they always know why their
Awards are a vital part of the Girl Scout experience, and adults can
assist girls in finding the best way to achieve their goals. If a girl
misses a meeting related to earning an award, adults can find a way for
her to do something similar to what she missed to earn her award. All
girls may not have the exact same experience, but they can each take
away new insights, connections and a sense of accomplishment.
Helpful Tools and Surprises Too!
In several of the Girl Scout journeys, there are some special items:
designated pages for copying, surveys for the girls to use, and help
involving families and more. There is also information on the
Leadership in Action (LiA) award for Cadettes who help the Brownies in
their journey, and more. Please refer to the It's Your Planet—Love It!
section below under the appropriate level to see what is offered.
Daisies I Brownies I Juniors I Cadettes I Seniors I Ambassadors
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.
It's Your Planet - Love It!