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Girl Scout Junior (4-5)

Junior_GGGSWelcome Girl Scout Juniors! There are so many things to do in Girl Scouting that are made just for you! Girls have fun with computers and technology, can challenge themselves with outdoor program and earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award. Girl Scout Juniors have the opportunity to build on their confidence as they master new skills and take a more active leadership role in the world around them. 

The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting is an all-in-one handbook and badge program that complements Girl Scout Leadership Journeys featured in the tabs below. The guide introduces girls to the Girl Scout experience at every level. It’s an updated badge program focused on life skills for 21st century girls. It’s a scrapbook and journal so that every girl can make every experience uniquely her own. And, it’s designed to work with Girl Scout Leadership Journeys to provide girls with the benefits of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Learn more.

It’s Your World – Change It! Journey

Junior_Agent_JourneyGirl Scout Journeys are leadership experiences that incorporate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience into fun, thematic series that can be customized. In partnership with girls, leaders can add outings, celebrations and explorations that suit the Journey’s theme and the girls’ interests. Journeys can be stretched over a Girl Scout year or done over the course of a few weeks or months.

Agent of Change

This Journey is filled with ceremonies and circles, real-life heroines, and special new characters, including the fashion-savvy spider named Dez. Along the way, girls learn how their own power combines into team power and then generates to become community power.

Community Programs & Field Trip Ideas

  • Comic bookstore 
  • Visit a publisher, writer, library or bookstore 
  • Visit possible places where girls can do their Take Action project 

Programming Ideas for Troop Meetings

  • Research heroines – girls dress up like their heroine and share what they learned 
  • Blindfold trust games or other team building activities at a troop meeting or campout 
  • Bring in examples of comic books, plays or stories that they can use for inspiration 
  • Volunteer for an animal shelter like the girls in the story 

For more information on this Journey and the awards associated with it, please click here. And remember the green boxes throughout the Facilitator Guide have great additional programming options!

It’s Your Planet – Love It! Journey

Junior_Moving_JourneyGirl Scout Journeys are leadership experiences that incorporate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience into fun, thematic series that can be customized. In partnership with girls, leaders can add outings, celebrations and explorations that suit the Journey’s theme and the girls’ interests. Journeys can be stretched over a Girl Scout year or done over the course of a few weeks or months.

Get Moving!

Dez, the fashionista spider, is back to help you become leaders who energize, investigate and innovate as they explore their own energy, the energy of their places and spaces and the energy of getting from here to there.

Community Programs & Field Trip Ideas

  • Recycling center 
  • An astronomy program 
  • Go camping 
  • Find a place with windmills or solar panels 
  • Visit a green building

Programming Ideas for Troop Meetings

  • Some of the local energy companies provide educational programs that could be brought to your troop meeting
  • Explore careers in architecture, engineering or “green” building
  • Consider bringing in a speaker
  • Try composting or set up a recycling program 
  • “Trash to Treasure” art projects 

For more information on this Journey and the awards associated with it, please click here. And remember the green boxes throughout the Facilitator Guide have great additional programming options!

It’s Your Story – Tell It! Journey

Junior_aMUSE_JourneyGirl Scout Journeys are leadership experiences that incorporate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience into fun, thematic series that can be customized. In partnership with girls, leaders can add outings, celebrations and explorations that suit the Journey’s theme and the girls’ interests. Journeys can be stretched over a Girl Scout year or done over the course of a few weeks or months.

aMuse

Juniors gain an understanding of just how limitless their potential is as they try on a range of roles — real and creative — that the world offers. In doing so, they learn about people and the power of real-life action and leadership.

Community Programs & Field Trip Ideas

  • Visit a theater, see a play or a puppetry show
  • Participate in an acting workshops
  • Visit a business or location with a woman the girls’ admire and learn more about her job 
  • Visit a photo display at an art museum 

Programming Ideas for Troop Meetings

  • Have girls dress up as their favorite character or role model 
  • Bring in women role models or various career options for girls to learn more about 
  • Put together a scavenger hunt with activities that play to different girls’ strengths, like the comic book story in the book 

For more information on this Journey and the awards associated with it, please click here. And remember the green boxes throughout the Facilitator Guide have great additional programming options!

Girl Scout Junior Uniform

Girl Scout Juniors wear the Girl Scout Membership Pin, showing they belong to Girl Scouts of the USA, and the World Trefoil Pin, signifying their membership in a worldwide Girl Scout/Girl Guide organization. Girl Scouts at the Junior level also wear a sash or vest to display official pins and awards. The unifying look includes wearing the vest or sash combined with a solid white shirt and khaki pants or skirts.

This “uniform” is required when girls participate in ceremonies or officially represent the Girl Scout Movement (such as in a parade or while performing community service).

Uniform components can be bought at our council shops or online.Junior Uniform

Girl Scout Bronze Award

The Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can earn, requires her to learn the leadership and planning skills necessary to follow through on a project that makes a positive impact on her community. Learn more.

Journey Connections to State Curriculum Standards

The content of the Journey series have been correlated (by grade level) to the health and PE, language arts, math, science and social studies standards for all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia.

Learn more on how Journeys support North Carolina curriculum standards by grade level.