IT'S YOUR WORLD - CHANGE IT!
The It’s Your World—Change It! Leadership Journey encourages girls of all ages to make the world a better place and make new friends along the way.
Whether it’s planting a garden, painting a mural, or launching a letter-writing campaign, Girl Scouts at every level experience unique leadership and advocacy challenges and discover what it means to be a leader who makes a difference in the world.
Here are a few of the activities that make the It’s Your World—Change It! Journey so rewarding:
In Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden, Daisies learn about the Girl Scout Promise and Law while planting a mini garden, composting, or even talking to a beekeeper. Then they do a project using their new skills to help others or to improve their communities.
As they explore their own talents and learn about women who have made the world better, Juniors following Agent of Change also discover the benefits of teamwork—whether it’s talking about energy use, helping a local food bank, or using their unique talents in other ways.
Developing healthy relationships, navigating cliques, and moving beyond stereotypes are major themes in aMAZE! The Twists and Turns of Getting Along. Cadettes team up on projects with younger girls, senior citizens, or classmates to share their new friendship-building skills.
In GIRLtopia, girls develop their own vision of an ideal world and acquire the skills to make it a reality. By exploring women in history, interviewing inspiring mentors, or creating a short film, Seniors learn real-life lessons while building a brighter future.
Communication takes the stage in Your Voice, Your World: The Power of Advocacy. Girls spot problems, find solutions, and take action. Whether they're making presentations, using social media, or lobbying government, Ambassadors raise their collective voices to make positive change.
In a Girl Scout Journey, awards link experiences, discussions, and ideas that girls explore together. As Girl Scouts progress from Daisy to Ambassador, their awards symbolize new and higher levels of achievement—and ultimately a deeper understanding of what it means to be a leader. All the steps girls take toward earning awards are built into each Journey. Guidebooks for parents and adult volunteers also suggest meaningful ways to help girls celebrate earning awards and reflect on their accomplishments.
Companion Guides for Adults
Adult guides for each level provide help for coaching girls along the way, and include a Journey overview, sample sessions, ideas on choosing and conducting activities, details on awards and badges, links to multimedia, online resources, and more.
Delivering Fun with Purpose
Everything girls do through Leadership Journeys helps them discover, connect, and take action in the world.
How It Works:
A girl discovers her special skills and talents, finds the confidence to set challenging goals for herself, and strives to live by her values.
She connects with others to solve problems and develop healthy relationships.
Then, she takes action to make the world a better place, learning about her community and the world in the process.
To bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to life, activities are often led by girls themselves, feature cooperative learning, and highlight learning by doing. Each Journey is carefully designed to teach girls to come up with their own ideas, build teams, realize their full potential, and experience the joy of making a positive impact.