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aMAZE: The Twists and Turns of Getting Along

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.

Field Trip Ideas and More...
  • Practice relaxation at a yoga studio
  • Visit possible places where girls can do their take action project
  • Links to specific community partners coming soon!


 Community Partners

  • Artcetera
    • Cadette

      Cadettes will identify social and other skills for effective self-management and create objects of air-dry clay, sculpey, paper, etc., to represent each.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • Deaf Cultural Center
    • DaisyBrownieJuniorCadetteSeniorAmbassador

      The DCC Hands-On Workshop offers an enriching and interactive experience.  This program helps introduce children to the Deaf community as well as bridge the gap between the Deaf and hearing communities.  It is a wonderful compliment to a DCC museum visit!

      Date: VARIES
      Time: You Schedule It! Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with start times between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

  • John Knox Village
    • DaisyBrownieJuniorCadetteSeniorAmbassador

      John Knox Village Memory Care Neighborhoods are looking for Girl Scouts interested in making some senior citizens’ happy!

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

    • Cadette

      ​Participants will learn about the types of sexual harassment, how harassment can be perpetrated through digital technology, forms of internet harassment including cyber bullying and sexting, and what to do to reduce or respond to harassment.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

    • Cadette

      ​Technology in Our World: this workshop focuses on responsible media use and healthy cyber-relationships.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • The Willow

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 on a retreat instead of during 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 

  • Other Resources