Pathways help girls find activities that specifically interest them or their troop. Upon registering, a Girl Scout, or troop, will have broad categories – Pathways – from which to choose. There are six different Pathways: Camp, Events, Series, Travel, Troop and Virtual.
The camp pathway involves participation in day and overnight camp experiences. It is primarily focused on environmental and outdoor education.
The events pathway allows girls to participate in several onetime events. Girl Scouts get to choose which events they wish to attend and can participate in several within a year. Some examples of events are NASA’s space days where girls build rockets and local universities’ programs for teen girls.
The series pathway is a series of multiple sessions relating to a specific theme or purpose. Series can range from a three-day leadership conference to meeting once a week for eight weeks to participate in a Journey.
The travel pathway offers girls leadership and cross-cultural opportunities through a variety of different travel opportunities. Girl will learn planning, fundraising and participate in the travel experiences at a local, national or international level.
The troop pathway allows girls to do
a series of programs with the same
group of girls. This pathway is similar to the current troop setup. This program lasts one year and the troop can get involved in a variety of activities like mentoring and community service while creating a strong bond with the girls in their troop.
The virtual pathway allows girls to participate in Girl Scouts no matter their geographic location through an online Girl Scout community. These experiences are led by a virtual volunteer and participation is through GSUSA’s web-based platform. This allows girls who have similar interests but who live far away the chance to meet monthly and talk about important issues and projects they wish to work on.