The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting launched in Fall 2011. Girl Scouts at every program level will have 2 books to use that will make them part of a powerful sisterhood. Girl Scouts of the USA has streamlined and simplified the Girl Scout program. With the launch of The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting, the national program experience will consist of two elements:
- Journeys, of which there are currently three in the series, are the core of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. They provide the opportunity to earn badges, awards, and keepsake jewelry around central themes such as our planet and world.
- The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting is the new Girl Scout badge/handbook. Girls at each grade level will have their own Girl’s Guide. There are three sections in each guide including: Handbook, Badges, and My Girl Scouts. These sections include a variety of skill building badge offerings, handbook sections covering traditions, cookie badges, faith based recognitions, an awards log and much more. The Girl’s Guide will provide additional skill building badge activities and Girl Scout awards based on legacy badges, and Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards, just to name a few. All current handbooks, badge books, and related awards are being phased out during this transition.
The Girl’s Guide was made available for use beginning in fall 2011, with the transition period running through September 2012.