Thursday, October 14, 2010

Journeys Promote Leadership in Texas

In Texas, The Abilenian reports that many Girl Scouts are taking off on “Journeys” - the latest program that Girl Scouts are using to develop leadership in their members. The article does a good job of conveying that different age-appropriate guidebooks are available for each level of Girl Scouts, with each providing a number of activities and options. Kathleen Copeland of Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains Council states:
"Journeys is the primary component for how we lead girls through the main
programming of Girl Scouts, the leadership experience. Girl Scouts likes to have
a girl-led experience... The adult leader works with the girls to decide what
they want to do, the how and why of what they want to do. Then they set out on
that journey."
Each Journey revolves around three keys: discover, connect, take action. First girls discover the world around them. Then they connect with how they fit into and affect the picture. Then they learn how to take appropriate action for positive outcomes. For more information, go
here.

Also, did you know that the content of both journey series have been correlated (by grade level) to the Health & PE, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies standards for all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia?