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It's Your Planet—Love It!

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It's Your Planet—Love It!
Introducing the Second Series of Journeys

What you will find at each level of this series?

What will you find in these new books? The Girl Scout Leadership Experience comes to life for girls and the adults in these journeys. The leadership keys of Discover, Connect, and Take Action, along with the Girl Scout processes of Girl Led, Cooperative Learning, and Learning by Doing, are woven through each journey.

Girls are being exposed to ideas and discussions on the environment every day and every where. Girl Scouts journeys are packed with the latest research and girl-relevant environmental thinking and offer adults a way to interact with girls on topics of great importance in their lives. In this journey series, girls at each grade level have an opportunity to learn about grade-appropriate environmental issues such as clean water and air, noise pollution, global warming, soil contamination, and agricultural processes.

Want to find out what girls do on each Journey? See journey descriptions (PDF)

Journey Awards

In a Girl Scout journey, awards link the experiences, discussions, and ideas that girls explore together. As girls progress through the levels from Daisy to Ambassador, their awards signify attaining new and higher levels of knowledge and skills, and ultimately a deeper understanding of what it means to be a leader who makes a difference in the world.

All the steps girls take toward earning awards are built right into the journey. Adult guides for each grade level provide tips for coaching girls along the way. Ceremonies are an important tradition in Girl Scouting. They help girls celebrate and remember what their Girl Scout awards stand for. Journeys offer girls ideas about meaningful ways to celebrate earning their awards so that they always know why their accomplishments matter.

Awards are a vital part of the Girl Scout experience, and adults can assist girls in finding the best way to achieve their goals. If a girl misses a meeting related to earning an award, adults can find a way for her to do something similar to what she missed to earn her award. All girls may not have the exact same experience, but they can each take away new insights, connections and a sense of accomplishment.

Helpful Tools and Surprises Too!

In several of the Girl Scout journeys, there are some special items: designated pages for copying, surveys for the girls to use, and help involving families and more. There is also information on the Leadership in Action (LiA) award for Cadettes who help the Brownies in their journey, and more. Please refer to the It's Your Planet—Love It! section on the left under the appropriate grade level to see what is offered.

Statement of Trust

Girl Scouts of the USA creates national program materials to serve our vast and diverse community of girls. To help bring topics "off the page and into life," we sometimes provide girls—and their volunteers—with suggestions about what people across the country and around the world are doing, as well as movies, books, music, web pages, and more that might spark girl interest.

At Girl Scouts of the USA, we know that not every example or suggestion we provide will work for every girl, family, volunteer, or community.

In partnership with those who assist you with your Girl Scout group, including parents, faith groups, schools, and community organizations, we trust you to choose "real life topic experts" from your community, as well as movies, books, music, websites and other opportunities that are most appropriate for the girls in your area and that will enrich their Girl Scout activities.

Thank you for all you do to bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to life with girls, so that they become leaders in their own lives—and the future leaders the world needs!

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