What will my daughter do?
Girls choose how they want to participate in Girl Scouts. They may earn badges, camp, participate in the cookie program, complete service projects and much more. It’s up to the girls! Standardized portions of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience are formed by the National Program Portfolio, designed to help girls develop as leaders and build confidence by learning new skills, which include:
- National Leadership Journeys are a series of books that are age specific and are the core of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. On a Journey, girls build leadership skills and confidence as they gain new skills and knowledge and widen their view of the world. Girls can choose to experience a Journey at any time, and for any length of time, throughout the Girl Scout year. Journeys also give girls a chance to continue a long-standing Girl Scout tradition: earning leadership awards.
- The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting is a colorful, easy to use binder designed for girls at each age level. These binders complement Journeys with skill-building badge activities that feature traditional and beloved topics, including nature, art, cooking and first-aid, as well as many current interests to girls. They’re chock-full of essential information that helps girls customize their own experience.
- Take Action Projects are planned and implemented by girls to benefit local or regional communities. Troops use their creativity, with appropriate guidance and mentoring from adults, to determine needs in their area and work to meet those needs.
- Trips, Events, Series Opportunities, Camp - Troops or individuals can take part in one-time events or a series of events based on one theme. Girls also plan field trips, camping trips, overnight trips and even trips abroad. Older troops may retain troop proceeds from product sales over a period of several years to plan a trip to anywhere they desire to go!