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Exploring Journeys

A Journey is a series of activities grouped around a theme. The girls do earn badges (called awards) on each Journey.   Do you have questions about presenting the Journey?  How have you customized the Journey?

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Make Your Own Badge

Started by Charlene Domschot Mar 22, 2012. 0 Replies

The Make Your Own Badge site from GSUSA is live and accepting orders. $3.50 plus shipping and handling per badge.https://www.gsmakeyourown.com/Continue

Journey Plans

Started by Charlene Domschot Dec 23, 2011. 0 Replies

The North East Texas council has plans on all 3 journeys for all age levels.http://www.gsnetx.org/Default.aspx?tabid=463__._,_.___Continue

Double Dipping

Started by Charlene Domschot. Last reply by Kay Wagoner Oct 10, 2011. 1 Reply

Will it be possible for badge requirements to count toward fulfillment of journey requirements?Journey awards are based on a girl’s participation in a whole series of interrelated activities and…Continue

Journey Tool Kit

Started by Charlene Domschot. Last reply by Charlene Domschot Jul 13, 2011. 2 Replies

The Journey Tool Kit is a new resource developed by Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania to help adult volunteers integrate Journeys with confidence and success. Go to the link below to download the…Continue

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Comment by Angela Best, Team Coordinator on April 8, 2011 at 11:20am
I have two troops who have been working with the Journeys since the first set came out.  The only major difference is the quantity of badges to activities compared to the way things were set up in the past.  There are 3 to 4 badges associated with each Journey.  It will take several meetings to accomplish those.  However at the Brownie level, there are a lot of try-its that are "quick & dirty" and some parents want to know why their girls are earning more badges.  I have had many conversations with girls and parents about quality vs. quantity.  I firmly believe that the new GSLE and the Journeys bring more to the table for the girls than just "Playing Around the World" for example.  It's great to use those try its to fill in and do fun stuff but I agree with Sharron that it's nice to have a curriculum and theme to tie everything together.  My girls are earning the Art to Wear Try It and we made shirts in water colors to tie in with the WOW journey.  Just another thought, if you try to do everything in the books, you are likely to get overwhelmed and lose your enthusiasm.  Look first at the basic requirements of the awards, then peruse the session ideas and pick what appeals to you and your troop to use towards those badges.  It works really well!
Comment by sharron wheeler on April 6, 2011 at 2:06pm
We start our GS year with Journey's and usually finish before Christmas break and this seems to work out great! They start right out the gate with a curriculum set forth by Girl Scouts which re-enforces all other subjects thru-out the rest of the year. My question is I understand the new Journey's are quite different from the past, what are your pros and cons I know there has to be some as a forwarning? Anybody?
 

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