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Journeys

Girl Scout Journeys are just one of the many ways you can make a difference in the world—from helping others get healthy and fit (and stay that way!), to saving the planet. Once you choose a Journey topic that interests you most, you’ll identify a problem, design a solution, and put a plan into action. Along the way, you’ll find inspiration, challenge yourself, earn awards to put on your uniform, and, of course, have a great time.

Start Your Journey

Each type of Journey offers corresponding project guidelines for each Girl Scout program grade level. Pick your Journey and follow the “earn it” links below or share your interest with your troop!

Earn Your It’s Your World—Change It! Leadership Journey

In this Journey, you’ll be encouraged to make the world a better place and make new friends along the way. Discover your unique leadership style and what it means to be a leader who makes a difference in the world. Learn more about It’s Your World—Change It! on Girl Scouts of the USA’s website.

Earn it: Purchase the corresponding guidebook online at girlscoutshop.com or at a local Girl Scout store. Or, attend an event where earning this award is included.

Daisies (Grades K–1): Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden

Learn about the Girl Scout Promise and Law while exploring the world of gardening. You can earn up to three awards that recognize how you improved your community through your new gardening skills.

Guidebook: Daisy Flower Garden Journey Book

Brownies (Grades 2–3): Brownie Quest

Learn how to protect the waters of our planet. You can earn up to four awards that recognize what you learned about water and how you took action to save it.

Guidebook: Brownie Quest Journey Book

Juniors (Grades 4–5): Agent of Change

Learn how you can change the world by exploring your own talents and learning about women who have stepped up to the challenge of bettering the world. You can earn up to three awards that recognize what you’ve learned about using your own talents to help others and make the world a better place.

Guidebook: Junior Agent Of Change Journey Handbook

Cadettes (Grades 6–8): aMAZE: The Twists and Turns of Getting Along

Learn to develop healthy relationships, navigate your way through cliques, and look past stereotypes. You can earn up to three awards that recognize your new friendship skills and how you’ve passed them on to others.

Guidebook: Cadette Amaze! The Twists And Turns Of Getting Along Journey Handbook

Seniors (Grades 9–10): GIRLtopia

Develop your own vision of an ideal world for girls and learn skills to turn it into a reality. You can earn up to one award that recognizes what you’ve done to create your own version of GIRLtopia in your communities.

Guidebook: Senior GIRLtopia Journey Book

Ambassadors (Grades 11–12): Your Voice, Your World: The Power of Advocacy

Learn the skills needed to influence change—such as identifying community problems, researching issues, creating presentations, speaking in public, and developing social media campaigns. You can earn up to one award that recognizes what you’ve learned about using your voice to create change in the world.

Guidebook: Ambassador Your Voice, Your World: The Power Of Advocacy Journey Book

Earn Your It’s Your Planet—Love It! Leadership Journey

In this Journey, you’ll learn about various environmental topics such as clean water and air, noise pollution, global warming, soil contamination, and agricultural processes. Each Journey is packed with up-to-date information and offers ways to improve life for everyone on the planet. Learn more about It’s Your Planet—Love It! on Girl Scouts of the USA’s website.

Earn it: Purchase the corresponding guidebook online at girlscoutshop.com or at a local Girl Scout store. Or, attend an event where earning this award is included.

Daisies (Grades K–1): Between Earth and Sky

Learn about the natural world around you and how to keep the Earth healthy. You can earn up to three awards by taking action to help the Earth.

Guidebook: Daisy Between Earth And Sky Journey Book

Brownies (Grades 2–3): WOW! Wonders of Water

Learn how to protect the waters of our planet. You can earn up to four awards that recognize what you learned about water and how you took action to save it.

Guidebook: Wow! Wonders Of Water Brownie Journey Book

Juniors (Grades 4–5): Get Moving!

Learn about various forms of energy and find out what it means to be energy efficient. You can earn up to three awards that recognize what you learned about energy and how you carried out a plan to save energy.

Guidebook: Junior Get Moving! Journey Book

Cadettes (Grades 6–8): Breathe

Learn all about the air you breathe and how to improve its quality. You can earn up to three awards that recognize what you learned about air and how you improved your communities’ quality of life.

Guidebook: Cadette Breathe Journey Book

Seniors (Grades 9–10): Sow What?

Learn about food—how and where it’s grown, processed, distributed, and consumed—and why it matters. You can earn up to one award that recognizes how you created change toward a healthier world.

Guidebook: Senior Sow What? Journey Book

Ambassadors (Grades 11–12): Justice

Learn how you can identify global environmental issues and how to create a vision for change. You can earn up to one award that recognizes what you learned about environmental justice and how you developed and presented a possible solution to your identified problem.

Guidebook: Ambassador Justice Journey Book

Earn Your It’s Your Story—Tell It! Leadership Journey

This Journey explores important themes such as developing a strong sense of self, discovering the benefits of a balanced diet and physical activity, navigating healthy relationships, identifying ways to enhance self-expression, and promoting well-being and confidence in others. Learn more about It’s Your Story—Tell It! on Girl Scouts of the USA’s website.

Earn it: Purchase the corresponding guidebook online at girlscoutshop.com or at a local Girl Scout store. Or, attend an event where earning this award is included.

Daisies (Grades K–1): 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals!

Learn what animals need and how to care for them. You can earn up to three awards that recognize what you learned about taking care of animals and how you shared that information with others.

Guidebook: Daisy 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers For Animals! Journey Book

Brownies (Grades 2–3): A World of Girls

Learn about other places around the world and how stories can give you ideas for helping others, whether in your own community or in other countries. You can earn up to four awards that recognize what you learned about the world and how you inspired others by telling your own stories.

Guidebook: Brownie A World Of Girls Journey Book

Juniors (Grades 4–5): aMUSE

Become more confident by exploring the roles you play in your life and trying on new ones. You can earn up to three awards that recognize how you developed the confidence to try on new roles and helped others do the same.

Guidebook: Junior aMUSE Journey Book

Cadettes (Grades 6–8): MEdia

Explore the media you love—including movies, TV shows, and music—and how to reshape negative media messages into more positive ones. You can earn up to three awards that recognize what you’ve learned about negative stereotypes and how you made your voice heard by reshaping and responding to media.

Guidebook: Cadette Media Journey Book

Seniors (Grades 9–10): Mission: Sisterhood!

Learn about the powerful benefits of sisterhood and the ways to nurture healthy friendships. You can earn up to one award that recognizes what you learned about the power of sisterhood in your own lives and how you helped nurture sisterhood in the world.

Guidebook: Senior Mission: Sisterhood! Journey Book

Ambassadors (Grades 11–12): BLISS: Live It! Give It!

Learn how to fulfill your own dreams—and how to help others realize their dreams as well. You can earn up to one award that recognizes what you learned about reaching your goals and how you helped others fulfill their dreams.

Guidebook: Bliss Live It! Give It! Journey Book

Earn STEM Leadership Journeys

These special Journeys let you explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). STEM Journeys for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (Grades 6–12) will be released in Fall 2018.

Earn it: Ask your troop leader or Juliette mentor about using the Volunteer Toolkit to earn this award. Or, attend an event where earning this award is included.

Daisies, Brownies, Juniors (Grades K–5): Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Practice the scientific method by undertaking a citizen science project. Make observations, collect data, and work with scientists who provide feedback on research and findings.

Daisies, Brownies, Juniors (Grades K–5): Think Like an Engineer

Discover how to think like an engineer by participating in hands-on design challenges.

Daisies, Brownies, Juniors (Grades K–5): Think Like a Programmer

Learn how programmers use “computational thinking” to solve problems. Hint: You can solve big problems by taking it step-by-step!

Earn Outdoor Leadership Journeys

Our Outdoor Journey let's you explore your leadership style in the great outdoors!

Earn it: Ask your troop leader or Juliette mentor about using the Volunteer Toolkit to earn this award.

Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors (Grades K–12)

Anchored by the Troop Camping badge, the Outdoor Journey will strengthen girls’ outdoor skills and ignite their interest in environmental stewardship. Each Journey consists of 2–3 badges plus a Take Action project.

Journeys & Badges: What’s The Difference?

A Girl Scout Journey is an extended engagement with a topic that culminates in a Take Action project to make the world a better place. Journeys are created specifically for leadership development. Badges are shorter engagements with topics developed more for introducing girls to new experiences and developing specific skills.

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