By Penny Starr
(CNSNews.com) – The Girl Scouts’ National Leadership Journeys program requires girls to embrace environmental justice, climate change and green energy in order to earn awards.
The Journey Awards – “aimed at giving them the benefits of the Girl Scout “Keys to Leadership”: Discover, Connect, Take Action” – are described on the Girls Scouts website as being designed for girls from kindergarten through high school.
The “It’s Your Planet – Love It” journey page is illustrated with a photograph of a “green roof” at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, Calif.
“Girls are being exposed to ideas and discussions on the environment every day and everywhere,” the description of the various journeys with this theme states. “Girl Scouts journeys are packed with the latest research and girl-relevant environmental thinking and offer adults a way to interact with girls on topics of great importance in their lives. Click here to read more.