Grade Levels


The Girl Scout Program packages a series of leadership journeys into each of the six Girl Scout grade levels and provides a Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for each grade. 

What is a Leadership Journey?

A leadership journey is the exciting new way of working with girls in a series of themed activities focused on building specific leadership skills. Journeys generally are:

  • Designed in a six to eight session framework, and are fully customizable by girls and volunteers.
  • In partnership with girls, volunteers can add outings, celebrations, and explorations that suit the journey’s theme and the girls’ interests.
  • Journeys can be stretched over a Girl Scout year or done over the course of a few weeks or months.
  • While journeys offer plenty of choices for girls, the companion adult guides will provide the “roadmap” volunteers want.
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    This series engages girls in a critical thinking process and relates to identifying and researching issues that they care about. 


    This series invites girls of every age on an adventure to explore the wonders of Earth as they enjoy the natural world. 


    This series invites girls to tell their story through creative expression, building self-esteem in girls while exploring  today's media. 

What is the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting?

Everyone knows that Girl Scouts have badges. But The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting has more than just exciting, new badges for every age level. Each guide contains:
  • A colorful, easy-to-use binder specially designed for girls at each level. The binder comes full of essential information and badge activities - PLUS girls get to customize their own experience by choosing and adding in additional badge sets.
  • Legacy, Financial Literacy, and Cookie Business badge activities - or, for Girl Scout Daisies, petal and leaf activities.
  • A detailed diagram showing where girls place the badges, pins, or awards with pride on their vests or sashes.
  • Ideas to help girls tie their badges right into their Journeys.
  • Vintage illustrations and quotes from Girl Scout history to help girls feel connected to the proud traditions of the past.
  • An awards log showing girls every award and badge available at their level, as well as the entire badge program at every level, so girls can see how their skills will grow in Girl Scouting.