Journey Updates

Girl Scouts of the USA constantly reviews materials based on feedback and suggestions received from members, and updates materials on a regular basis. It is with this practice that 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.

It should be noted that the updates are not mandatory.You may choose to use the books as printed and that is okay. However, it is important that the option of updating the books is provided to everyone.

CURRENT


Journey:

It's Your World—Change It!: Ambassadors

Journey Book:


Page 20:

The website listed was fine at the time of publication. Since that time, the URL has been taken over by another organization that offers inappropriate content.

All pages:

A woman's timeline runs throughout the book. Some criticism has focused on the profiles of some of the women who are listed. The replacement page for page 20 includes the following disclaimer: "The women listed in the timeline below are examples of how women have used their voice in the world. This doesn't mean that GSUSA (or you) will agree with everything they have ever done or said."

Downloads:

Ambassador Journey page 20 correction
Ambassador Journey page 82 correction

Journey:

It's Your Story—Tell It!: Juniors

Journey Book:


Page 6:

Mention of Josephina Lopez was replaced with author Mitali Perkins.

Pages 50-51:

Profile of Josephina Lopez replaced by profiles of surfer Bethany Hamilton, astronaut Ellen Ochoa, and author Mitali Perkins. Also, page 51 now offers a new activity, "Flip and trade for more ideas!" related to the Take Action Project.

Downloads:

Junior Journey page 6 replacement
Junior Journey pages 50-51 replacement
Junior Journey page 50 replacement label sticker
Junior Journey page 51 replacement label sticker
Junior Journey page 77 replacement

Journey:

It's Your Story—Tell It!: Ambassadors

Journey Book:


Page 25:

Reference to Women's Media Center and the video "Sexism Might Sell, But We're Not Buying It!" was replaced with more general text suggesting that girls do an online search for articles and videos analyzing the 2008 election coverage.

Downloads:

Ambassador Journey page 25 replacement
Ambassador Journey page 25 replacement label sticker

Journey:

It's Your Story—Tell It!: Cadettes

Journey Book:


Page 25:

Mention of the website and link to Media Matters for America was deleted.

Page 27:

There is a list of background categories on p. 27 that has caused concern.

Page 59:

One of the songs listed in "Soundtrack of My Life" on page 59 includes inappropriate lyrics.

Page 71:

Mention of the website and link to The Women's Media Center was deleted.

Downloads:

Cadette Journey page 25 replacement
Cadette Journey page 25 replacement label sticker
Cadette Journey page 27 replacement
Cadette Journey page 59 replacement
Cadette Journey page 71 replacement
Cadette Journey page 71 replacement label sticker

Journey:

It's Your World—Change It!: Juniors

Journey Book:


Page 27:

Anne Frank and Marjane Satrapi profiles were replaced with an activity page.

Downloads:

Junior Journey page 27 replacement (PDF)
Junior Journey page 27 replacement label sticker (PDF)

Journey:

It's Your World—Change It!: Seniors

Journey Book:


Page 10:

Mention of The Gate to Women's Country by Sherri S. Tepper was deleted.

Page 78:

Website links on page 78 may lead to inappropriate content.

Downloads:

Senior Journey page 10 replacement (PDF)
Senior Journey page 10 replacement label sticker (PDF)
Senior Journey page 78 replacement (PDF)

PREVIOUSLY ADDRESSED


Journey:

It's Your Planet—Love It!: Ambassadors

Journey Book:


Page 55:

Article retitled "Choose Your Food," content added about ways the agricultural community has developed environmentally friendly practices, sidebar added that details how agricultural organizations are taking the lead on reducing the environmental footprint of livestock production, and cheeseburger illustration deleted.

Downloads:

Ambassador Journey page 55 correction
Ambassador Journey page 55 correction label sticker

Journey:

It's Your World—Change It!: Cadettes

Journey Book:


Page 14:

References to the movies "Mean Girls," "Heathers," and "Jawbreaker" were replaced by "Princess Diaries" (G) and "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" (PG).

Downloads:

Cadette Journey page 14 correction (PDF)
Cadette Journey page 14 replacement label sticker (PDF)

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