- earn Journey awards, badges, and participation patches.
- strive for the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.
- earn the My Promise, My Faith award and other religious recognitions that help you strengthen the connection between your faith and Girl Scouts.
- be a role model for younger girls and earn the Volunteer-in-Training award.
- assume civic responsibility.
- build a support network.
- explore careers, colleges, service projects, special interests, and more!
- participate in activities with your troop or individually, including the Girl Scout Cookie Program and Fall Product Program.
- attend summer resident camp as a camper or a Counselor-in-Training (CIT).
- participate in destinations and travel across the country or around the world.
- attend the Girl Scout Leadership Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah in October, 2014.
Girl Scout Journeys
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience comes to life in these great new resources! In a Girl Scout Journey, awards link experiences, discussions, and ideas that you’ll explore with other Girl Scout Ambassadors. Visit the Girl Scout GPS or What GS Ambassadors Do for more info! You have three exciting and fun Journeys to choose from:
Your Voice, Your World: The Power of Advocacy
How often have you seen something that really needed to be changed and wondered, “Why isn’t someone doing something about that?” This Journey gives you a way to be that someone—an advocate with the power to start the first flutter of real and lasting change. While creating your own “butterfly effect,” you’ll gain an array of skills—such as networking, planning, and learning to speak up for what you believe—that will benefit you as you prepare for life beyond high school. If you choose to complete the eight steps to advocacy, you can earn the Advocate award. Try two activities and peek at the Journey!
Justice—for Earth and all its inhabitants—we all know what it is, so why is it so hard to achieve? Maybe justice needs a brand new equation—your equation. Along the way, you’ll find yourself networking and gathering ideas for college and careers. You’ll also have the opportunity to earn the prestigious Sage award by participating in activities in the six steps to understanding environmental justice. Try two activities and peek at the Journey!
BLISS: Live It! Give It!
Learn to dream big, now and for your future, and begin your legacy as a leader who helps others achieve their dreams, too. As you prepare to move from high school into the next phase of your life, BLISS helps you navigate life’s twists and turns in order to realize your dreams—whether you want to win a gold medal, discover a vaccine that prevents a disease, or run for president. And, you can choose to earn the Dream Maker award. Try two activities and peek at the Journey!
The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting
Everyone knows that Girl Scouts earn badges. But The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting has more than just exciting, new badges for every age level. Check out the Badge Explorer for a peek at the new badges! Each guide contains:
- a colorful, easy-to-use binder specifically designed for Girl Scout Ambassadors. The binder comes chock full of information and activities.
- Legacy, Financial Literacy, and Cookie Business badge activities.
- a detailed diagram showing you where to place awards, badges, and pins with pride on your sash or vest.
- ideas to help you tie your badge activities to Journeys.
- vintage illustrations and quotes from Girl Scout history to help you feel connected to the proud traditions of the past.
- an awards log, so you can see every award available to you as a Girl Scout Ambassador, as well as the entire badge program at every grade level so you can see how your skills have grown in Girl Scouting!
Parents and volunteers, check out this tip sheet!
Girl Scout Delegate Advisory Council (GS Seniors and Ambassadors)
This is a unique leadership opportunity! Girls meet quarterly and participate in a variety of leadership building activities throughout the year. Applications for the 2015 Girl Scout Delegate Advisory Council will be available at fall delegate forum meetings.
Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland asks girls 14 years or older to apply to serve as board members (two needed) and member-at-large delegates (10 needed). These girls will serve on our Girl Scout Delegate Advisory Council. Applications for these positions, to be elected at Annual Meeting in April 2015 will be posted this fall.