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 the Journeys 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.


Staying Healthy and Fit
Keeping Girls Healthy and Fit with ‘Healthy Habits’ Journey Booklets

Whether they’re hiking, trying a new sport, or preparing tasty, nutritious snacks, Girl Scouts enjoy many fun ways to lead healthy lives. Health and fitness have been part of Girl Scouting since girls ran foot races in 1912!

Through the National Program Portfolio—Leadership Journeys and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for girls at all levels—girls develop leadership and build skills they can use now and in the future. Healthy living activities are woven throughout the Girl Scout program in varied ways to provide girls with choice and flexibility.


Healthy Habits Booklets


Daisy: Between Earth and Sky with Healthy Habits (PDF)


Brownie: WOW! Wonders of Water with Healthy Habits (PDF)


Junior: Get Moving! with Healthy Habits (PDF)


(For girls in grade K-1 )
(Grades 2 & 3)
(Grades 4 & 5)