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.
Journey Connections to State (and National) Curriculum Standards
The content of all Girl Scout Journeys have been correlated (by grade level) to the new national Common Core Standards and the 21st Century Skills standards, as well as to the
Health & PE, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies learning objectives for all 50 states.
The Common Core Standards, developed and approved in 2010 by a bipartisan group of governors and educators, provide a shared framework for learning and teaching objectives specifically for English Language Arts and Mathematics for most US students. The 21st Century Skills standards focuses on blending subject-skills with life and career
skills; information, media, and technology skills; and other key skills necessary to develop multi-dimensional abilities to succeed in the new century.
To find out how the journeys support state and national curriculum standards, click here.