“Keys to Leadership”: Discover, Connect, Take Action.
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 and the resources (above right) for more information on how Journeys and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting work together!
How Do I Learn More? Check out Course 203 on the Training page
Additional Journey Resources:
- Journey Tips
- Journeys Page of the GSUSA Website
- Journey Activity Sampler
- Journey Maps
- Sample Session Planning Worksheet
- Journey Awards Leadership Ladder
- Shop for Journeys Online
- Journey FAQs
These high-level summaries might be useful as you work with your girls and fellow adult volunteers to decide which journey adventure to take prior to making your purchases. Keep in mind that they provide only a brief overview of the full potential in each journey, and that if you have the chance to get your hands on the journey adult and girl books themselves to review, that’s way better!