Journeys & Take Action Projects

Girl Scout Journeys

Explore what really matters to you and use your passion to change the world—that’s what Girl Scout Journeys are all about.

Girl Scout Journeys are multi-session experiences in which girls dig deeper into their interests and use the skills they gain along the way to make a difference in their community. While badges show the world you’ve learned a new skill, Journey awards say, “I found a way to make a difference.”

During a Journey, Girl Scouts do hands-on activities, connect with experts, and take the lead on a Take Action project with their community. And once a Junior, Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador completes their Journey, they’re ready to drive lasting change in their communities by going for their Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award.

Journey requirements can be found in the Award and Badge Explorer. Volunteers and Girl Scout caregivers can also find the requirements in the Volunteer Toolkit.

Journeys encourage Girl Scouts of all ages to think critically, boost their problem-solving skills, and make an impact. They’ll learn something new and grow their leadership skills.

Take Action projects are at the heart of all Journeys, but they’re different from the community service projects that Girl Scouts may have done—and you’ll want to understand those differences before planning a Take Action project.

Take Action Projects

Take Action Projects can also be called service learning—taking community service to the next level. Though the girls still identify areas in which they’d like to help their communities, a Take Action project addresses the root of an issue and creates a lasting effect. For more details, review the National Journey Resources page.