Journey Helps

This page features Journey Helps from across the country.











Updated January 23rd, 2015.

List your favorite Journey Help pages or blogs as a comment at the Girl Scout Betsy regular posting page. I will go check your suggestion out and hopefully list it here too. I will put a STAR (*) by any of these I'm told were really good.

ATTN: Because of the new websites going up across the country, many of the pages have changed.

*Girl Scouts of Northern California: 1-2015: The Resource Page has changed - - now it is here: http://www.girlscoutsnorcal.org/troop-resources-library.

*Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Trail Journey Pages
Daisies through Ambassadors - - some Ambassador Journeys are yet to be made here. But these guides show meeting-by-meeting examples of activities, etc.
http://www.gskentucky.org/journeys

*Girl Scouts River Valleys Planning Guides (Gs of MN and WI River Valleys)
Their new page: The Leader Planning Guide Page. Click your level at the left for the appropriate Guide.

P, B, and J - Understanding Journeys and their Badges
http://gsuniv.org/resources/pb-j-workshop-proficiency-badges-journeys/ 

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania: Journey Tool Kit
http://www.gsep.org/volunteers/journey-tool-kit.php

GS of the Nation's Capital Journey Page plus other resources
http://www.gscnc.org/journeys.html 

New - 4-2014: Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore GSLE Training and Journeys
http://www.girlscoutsjs.org/online-training

The Girl Scout Leader Blog Journey Resources
http://www.girlscoutleader.net/journeys-resources-for-leaders#comment-511

Girl Scouts University - Juliette's List
http://gsuniv.org/resources/resource-showcase/definitions/
(This site is still under construction. If you are on staff at a GS Council, find out if you can access the paid courses.)

Welcome to the Journeys - from GSUSA
http://www.girlscouts.org/program/journeys/ 

The Journey Mapping Tool - from GSUSA
http://www.girlscouts.org/program/journeys/maps.asp 

The Yahoo Girl Scout Journeys group - talk with other leaders about Journeys.

Scruggs East High Wiki: (scroll down to see this now) This page mostly explains the new Volunteer Toolkit, which some councils have right now. It is not everywhere yet.

From the page: "National Girl Scout Council has designed their own form of help for all volunteers. However, right now, it is only available for 4 GS councils: Northeast Texas, Southern Appalachia, Northeast Florida ,and North Carolina (something) Pines. They have created a "Volunteer Toolkit (VKT) that answers questions and a host of others common among new K-5 Girl Scout Troop volunteers. The VKT is a comprehensive digital tool accessible via the new council web platform on home computers, smartphones, and tablets. Authenticated K-5 Troop Leaders will receive unique login credentials to access its host of features. Its current features such as Year Plan, Meeting Plan, and the robust search capability in Resourses section are just three examples of the VTK's power. Like any new product in development, additional features will be launched throughout the year (into MY 2015) once we've accounted for customer satisfaction and assess ongoing volunteer needs," per Vanessa Mansharamani, Senior Adult Experience Developer, Girl Scouts of the USA."


More Resources
Mt. Vernon Trails Girl Scouts Handbooks Resource Page
http://mvtgs.weebly.com/handbooks.html
This page is no longer available. BUT you can see the old pages here:  http://web.archive.org/web/20130930000413/http://mvtgs.weebly.com/handbooks.html. These are TIPS for different levels, not actual Journey book helps. But they are timeless tips that are very useful.


The Scouts Honor Wiki 
http://scoutshonor.wikia.com/wiki/Scouts_Honor_Wiki

This site features Journey ideas plus more, such as badges, bridging activities, flag ceremonies, etc.

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and NW Indiana Uniquely Ours Collection of Council's Own Awards
<patches - some multi-faceted>
http://www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/uniquely-ours

The GSUSA Troop Volunteer Quick Start Page (for Daisies and Juniors only)
http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/quickstart/

Helpful Websites from Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council (West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia and Maryland) This Council has 13 Regional Offices. (wow)
https://www.bdgsc.org/for-adults/Volunteer-Resources/Helpful-Websites
This site does not load. You can still access these resources here:  http://web.archive.org/web/20120327124837/http://www.bdgsc.org/for-adults/Volunteer-Resources/Helpful-Websites


GS of Nassau County (NY) GS Days and Ideas page - The Resource Room
http://www.gsnc.org/resource_room/troopplanningcalendar.asp

Pinterest for Journeys and Badges - all levels

Daisies 
http://pinterest.com/DaisyFriends/
Brownies
http://pinterest.com/browniefriends/ 
Juniors
http://pinterest.com/juniorfriends/ 
Cadettes
http://pinterest.com/cadettefriends/  
Seniors and Ambassadors
http://pinterest.com/seniorfriends/
Please let me know your favorites here by sending me an email. Put "JOURNEY HELP" in the email header for me. Thank you!

-Betsy







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