When you go on this journey, you'll find your way through the twists and turns of relationships, learning how to deal with pesky friendship problems and how to be a true friend to others.

This is a 10-session Journey, but could be modified to fit your troop’s needs.

Community Programs and Field Trip Ideas


Programming Ideas for Troop Meetings 
  • Visit a maze (corn, labyrinth, or other)
  • Hold a movie night – watch various movies about friendships & cliques, many mentioned in girls’ books
  • Restructure the Journey and complete some of the activities at camp or a retreat instead of troop meetings
  • Have the girls interact with older girls who can provide a new perspective.
  • Physically make a box/kit of skills they learned – let girls decorate; then write skills or examples on postcards
  • The book talks about watching the documentary “Sister to Sister: The Darker Side of Friendship.” It is available for download on GSUSA’s website

Helpful Hints

  • Girls this age are avid users of computers and the internet – page 110 is an internet safety pledge. It would be a good idea to review this when working on the Journey
  • This is a more personal discussion than some of the other journeys – therefore it should be emphasized that this is a supportive environment while working on the Journey
  • Remember to get council and parent permission before having discussions on more sensitive topics
  • Each girl should have a copy of the Journey book    
  • The green boxes throughout the Facilitator Guide have great additional programming options