Girl Scout Journeys are multi-session experiences created by GSUSA in which girls dig deeper into their interests and use the skills they gain along the way to make a difference in their community. While badges show the world you’ve learned a new skill, Journey awards say, “I found a way to make a difference.”
Explore what really matters to you and use your passion to change the world—that’s what Girl Scout Journeys are all about.
During a Journey, Girl Scouts do hands-on activities, connect with experts, and take the lead on a Take Action project with their community. And once a Junior, Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador completes their Journey, they’re ready to drive lasting change in their communities by going for their Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award.
What are the benefits/uses of a Journey program?
Daisies and Brownies learn about the traditions of Girl Scouting and gain skills to create change in their communities. Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors can use their Journey Awards to help complete the requirements for their Bronze, Silver, or Gold Awards.
They’ll team up with friends to:
- Identify a problem they want to do something about
- Come up with a sustainable solution that will make a difference
- Create a team plan to make that solution a reality
- Put their plan into action
- Talk about what they’ve learned and what they’ll do next
Complete at your own pace or sign up for a council-led event.
Every Girl Scout grade level has different Journeys to choose from that include a sustainable Take Action project and all the exploration, discovery, and adventure to power a lifetime of leadership and success!
Journey programs can be completed in three different ways: with your troop, across several meetings, at Service Unit events, or at council-led events. Journey programs put on by Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee can be registered for on CouncilAlignMENT.
- It’s Your World—Change It!
Whether it’s planting a garden, painting a mural, or launching a letter-writing campaign, Girl Scouts of all ages experience unique advocacy challenges, complete Take Action projects, and discover what it means to be a leader who makes a difference in the world.
- It’s Your Planet—Love It!
Girls learn about environmental topics, such as clean water and air, noise pollution, global warming, soil contamination, and agriculture. Each Journey is packed with current environmental information and offers ways to improve life for everyone on the planet through a Take Action project.
- It’s Your Story—Tell It!
Girls tell their stories through a range of creative approaches. Exploring important themes, such as developing a strong sense of self, navigating healthy relationships, and promoting well-being and confidence in themselves and others, gets girls involved in discussions about thinking critically and ready to complete a Take Action project.
- Engineering: Think Like an Engineer
Girls discover how to think like an engineer by participating in hands-on design challenges and completing a Take Action project.
- Computer Science: Think Like a Programmer
Girls learn how programmers solve problems by participating in computational-thinking activities and completing a Take Action project.
- Outdoor STEM: Think Like a Citizen Scientist
Girls make observations and collect data by doing a citizen science project and completing a Take Action project.