Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Sandeep Singh, moorebeverly89, RachenYerro, JasonAke, Mike Moore
57891 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57,891 Registered Members
417 Forums
116,010 Topics
825,180 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Nancy Roussy 239
Mona - Astronomy 145
Michelle - Teen 117
Deanna - New Age 89
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 76
Susan - Meditation Editor 54
Ally-Home/Holiday Cooking 41
Tracy - Mental Health 39
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 39
Angie 27
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#785124 - 09/28/12 03:06 PM The Incredible Journey?
Lisa Girl Scouts Offline

Registered: 09/06/12
Posts: 23
I was at our Girl Scout council meeting last night and many leaders were not happy with the Journey books. What do you think about the Journeys and why?
Lisa Savarese

#785246 - 09/29/12 03:36 PM Re: The Incredible Journey? [Re: Lisa Girl Scouts]
VintageGS Offline

Registered: 03/29/10
Posts: 5289
Loc: Kansas, USA
I do not like them. My girls do not like them. They are so much like schoolwork. They are boring. The subject matter has been done so many times and in so many ways that the girls do not want to do it again. It is unbelievable that doing a Journey is the only pre-requiste for our highest awards. If my daughter did not want to earn her Gold Award, she would not even pick up a Journey book. I lost over half of our Cadette troop immediately after we started the first and only Journey we attempted. They have watered down the Girl Scout organization trememdously. When the Journeys were first introduced we were told they would make being a leader so much easier b/c the program was completely planned out for the leader. Hah! A leader has twice the work now trying to re-work the Journey into something that the girls will enjoy.
I'm also not happy that the number of badges was so drastically reduced. Girl Scouts should have enough options to appeal to all girls but it is sorely lacking right now.

#785258 - 09/29/12 07:15 PM Re: The Incredible Journey? [Re: Lisa Girl Scouts]
Lisa Girl Scouts Offline

Registered: 09/06/12
Posts: 23
I couldn't have said it better myself. I look through the Journey books over and over hoping something will jump out at me. It is VERY much like school, even having to do some of the work at home. It is frustrating trying to come up with ideas to make the lessons fun, but I am just doing what I can with the material. Next month a few people from our main council will be there so we can ask them questions and I know they said one of them is supposed to explain why we have to do the Journeys. I am sure a lot of us are going to have many questions for them and I am looking forward to hearing their answers! Thank you so much for your input smile
Lisa Savarese

#801574 - 01/18/13 04:20 PM Re: The Incredible Journey? [Re: Lisa Girl Scouts]
ldhc Offline

Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 4
I completly agree. I do not like the Journey's, my girls do not like the Journey's. We only do what we have to for advancement. My daughter just completed her Gold Award, the Journey being the only pre-requisite is a joke, it in no way compares to what my son had to do to complete his Eagle Scout award. When the journey's were first introduced I wrote to the national office outlineing my disappointment and the differences in the award now and I was just thanked for writing and told that some people liked them and some people didn't but basically thats the way this is now. I am also very disappointed in the lack of choices in badges now, I feel that they are just making all these changes as a way to make more money.

#819488 - 05/05/13 04:21 AM Re: The Incredible Journey? [Re: Lisa Girl Scouts]
ProudMilitaryWife3 Offline

Registered: 05/05/13
Posts: 2
Hi :) This is my second year as a Girl Scout Leader. My girls are getting ready to bridge to brownies this fall. My girls are still young, but in regards to the journeys at this age level I guess they are still fun. I do agree that they are much like school work but I think I was able to add enough crafts and activities to still make it fun for the girls!


Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Lisa's Daily 10pm EST / 8pm MST Meditation
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
51 minutes 7 seconds ago
National Novel Writing Month
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Fiction Writing
52 minutes 1 second ago
Stop Referring to Kids As Obese
by Nancy Roussy
Large & Lovely
Today at 01:14 PM
Stars and constellations
by Mona - Astronomy
Today at 12:04 PM
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Angie
Today at 08:49 AM
What did you SPEND money on today?
by Nancy Roussy
Frugal Living
Today at 08:20 AM
by Teresa - Holistic Health
Holistic Health
Today at 07:39 AM
Non-members can't see images - new links
by Mona - Astronomy
Today at 07:05 AM
Haunted Finn's in Hannibal
by ParanormalHost
Today at 07:02 AM
What exercise did you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Today at 06:26 AM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
0 registered (), 75 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity

| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.