National Girl Scout Program

Girl Scouts is the preeminent organization for girls to learn leadership and life skills, take adventures with new friends, and make memories that last a lifetime.  Based on council feedback and research with girls, parents and volunteers, GSUSA has streamlined and simplified the Girl Scout program offerings by providing new and revised books and other exciting resources.

The National Program Portfolio has two main parts – the National Leadership Journeys and The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting. Complemented by the Girl Scout Cookie program, Girl Scout travel and Girl Scout awards, the National Program Portfolio is designed to help girls develop as leaders and build confidence by learning new skills. It also ensures that Girl Scouts at every level are sharing a consistent, powerful, national experience—girls together changing the world!



A 360 degree view of leadership.

Journeys include three  series of subjects for each Girl Scout program level:

The Journeys are the core of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience that provide an exploration of all three keys to leadership - discover, connect and take action - which tie directly to the 15 National Outcomes.

Journeys - their awards and badge activities - work together to create a complete program portfolio for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, all while providing detailed guidance for adults.

The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting

The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting complements Journeys with skill-building badge activities, detailed diagrams, ideas to help tie Journey's and badges together, and an awards log that shows what is available at every grade level.  These colorful, easy-to-use guides feature new badges on many traditional and beloved topics--from nature to art to cooking and first aid, as well as new topics based on girl interests.  Girls at each grade level will have their own Girl's Guide developed to supplement each girl's Journey.

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