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Girl Scout Senior (9-10)

Senior_GGGSWelcome Girl Scout Seniors! There are so many things to do in Girl Scouting that are made just for you! Are you ready to embrace new adventures? Are you ready to say yes to new challenges? You can try all sorts of new experiences – mountain biking, doing yoga, rock climbing, volunteering at the Special Olympics or touring an art gallery. If you yearn to travel, check out the international Girl Scout destinations tailored for Girl Scout Seniors and above. Girl Scout Seniors take on a deeper dimension into their world while becoming independent thinkers and becoming an activist for causes they care about. And don’t forget to earn your Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. 

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

Senior_Girltopia_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.

Girltopia

Girl Scout Seniors know the world is not ideal. This Journey is their chance to imagine a perfect world and create it into an art project – in any medium they choose. Then they’ll take action to make their vision a reality.

Community Programs & Field Trip Ideas

  • Visit art museums, galleries, studios or artists – learn about women artists and how to express one’s vision through various mediums
  • Explore various plays or other art forms focusing on women’s issues or Utopian societies 

Programming Ideas for Troop Meetings

  • Research others’ views of Utopian societies – various artists’ versions, books, movies 
  • Write a letter of appreciation to a woman leader or mentor 
  • Hold an art show so that others can view the girls’ Girltopia art projects 
  • Create slogans that represent their Girltopia vision – put on buttons, bumper stickers or t-shirts 
  • Have a Japanese Tea Ceremony 

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

Senior_Sow_What_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.

Sow What?

What makes a real happy meal? You’ll find out as you explore food issues, scope out your own “food print,” and even try out some tasty recipes. You may get some ideas for career choices, too!

Community Programs & Field Trip Ideas

  • Local farmers or farmers markets 
  • Volunteer at a local food bank 

Programming Ideas for Troop Meetings

  • Prepare the recipes listed in the book 
  • Have a progressive dinner or dinner around the world 
  • Plant your own vegetable garden 
  • Learn about local or national associations that lobby for farmers like the Cattlemen’s Association 

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

Senior_Mission_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.

Mission: Sisterhood!

When it comes to sisterhood, what girls start can spiral outward and change the world. Girls get the chance to see the stories of sisterhood all around them and grow as leaders by widening their networks and broadening their world.

Community Programs & Field Trip Ideas

  • Senior or community centers
  • Cultural centers 
  • Go to the theater or see a play 

Programming Ideas for Troop Meetings

  • Talk about movies and TV shows that show sisterhoods 
  • Schedule sisterhood time – ideas include potlucks, rappelling, ziplining, camping, seeing a play, movie night 
  • Have a formal tea 

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 Senior Uniform

Girl Scout Seniors 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 Scouts/Girl Guides organization. Seniors wear a sash or vest to display official pins and awards. The unifying look includes wearing the sash or vest together with a solid white shirt and khaki pants or a skirt. Seniors also have the option to wear a scarf relating their look with the sisterhood of Girl Scouts around the world.

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 purchased at our council shops or online.Senior Uniform

Girl Scout Gold Award

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador may earn. For many, the leadership skills, organizational skills and sense of community and commitment that come from “Taking Action” in the community during the Gold Award project lays the foundation for a lifetime of leadership and philanthropy. 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.