Girl Scout Juniors learn to take charge of their own plans, gaining self-confidence as they explore and understand the world alongside trusted adults. They learn to become agents of change as they explore the power of one, the power of team and the power of community!
Under the framework of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, sample activities for Juniors include:
- staying at Girl Scout camp and learning outdoor skills
- sleeping over in a science museum
- perfecting soccer moves with a professional women's soccer player
- completing “rings of success” and earning achievement badges for mastering skills
- selling cookies to earn money for a trip to a theme park
- earning the Girl Scout Bronze Award for working on a project that benefits their community.
When girls become Juniors, they are ready to take on more responsibility, are anxious to take on more complex service projects, and like being seen as an important, helpful part of the community. There is no end to their ideas: adopt a grandparent, plant trees or collect canned food for emergency shelters. They can also “specialize” in practically any area, from camping to computers.