Daisies—In the Between Earth and Sky Journey, Daisies learn about nature by visiting parks, farms, and zoos, talking to experts, or making origami butterflies. Then they take action to protect the Earth and help their communities by doing art projects, planting trees, or creating a garden.
It’s Your Planet—Love It!
Girls are exposed to information about the environment every day. And every day Girl Scouts ask how they can take action to respect and protect the planet we all call home.
In the It’s Your Planet—Love It! Leadership Journey, girls get the opportunity to learn about environmental issues such as clean water and air, noise pollution, global warming, soil contamination, and agricultural processes. Each Journey is packed with current environmental information and offers ways to interact on topics that affect everyone on the planet.
A World of Fun, Facts, and Friends
Take a look at just a few of the activities Girls Scouts enjoy on their Journeys:
Brownies—Visiting lakes, learning about water quality, or hearing from experts are on the agenda for Brownies on the WOW! Wonders of Water Journey. They put theory into practice by making informative posters, promoting recycling at school, or planting low-water gardens.
Juniors—Energy use is the topic when Juniors on the GET MOVING! Journey go for nature walks, interview power-use experts, or conduct energy audits of local buildings. They take action by launching carpools, working to dim the lights on city buildings, or promoting energy savings at school.
Cadettes—A wind farm, an environmental scientist, or experiments using wind teach girls about the air we breathe. Cadettes can work together to complete their Breathe! Journey by planting an indoor garden, campaigning against smoking, or pushing for clean-air initiatives in their community.
Seniors—The Sow What? Journey is all about food—how and where it’s grown, harvested, processed, distributed, and consumed—and why it matters. Seniors share their knowledge and host a farmers market, inspire others to eat locally, or plan a community vegetable garden.
Ambassadors—By identifying global environmental issues and creating their own vision for change, Ambassadors on the Justice Journey work together to address food and land-use issues, improve food delivery systems, fight hunger in developing nations, or rediscover healthy eating traditions.
In a Girl Scout Journey, awards link experiences, discussions, and ideas that girls explore together. As Girl Scouts progress from Daisy to Ambassador, their awards symbolize new and higher levels of achievement—and ultimately a deeper understanding of what it means to be a leader.
All the steps girls take toward earning awards are built into each Journey. Guidebooks for parents and adult volunteers also suggest meaningful ways to help girls celebrate earning awards and reflect on their accomplishments.
Companion Guides for Adults
Adult guides for each level provide help for coaching girls along the way, and include a Journey overview, sample sessions, ideas on choosing and conducting activities, details on awards and badges, links to multimedia, online resources, and more. See samples.
Delivering Fun with Purpose
Everything girls do on Leadership Journeys is aimed at giving them the benefits of the Girl Scout Three Keys to Leadership: Discover, Connect, Take Action.
How It Works:
A girl Discovers her special skills and talents, finds the
confidence to set challenging goals for herself, and strives to live
by her values.
She Connects with others, learns how to team up, solve
conflicts, and have healthy relationships.
Then, she Takes Action to make the world a better place,
learning about her community and the world in the process.
To bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to life, activities are often led by girls themselves, feature cooperative learning, and highlight learning by doing. Each Journey is carefully designed to teach girls to come up with their own ideas, build teams, realize their full potential, and experience the joy of making a positive impact.
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