Journey to Justice

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Girl Scouts are leaders, and we are answering the call for justice for all! Join Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta to learn about the young people that led the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. South and continue the journey to justice, equality and inclusion by meeting leaders who are at the forefront of this work today.

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About the Trip

Financial assistance is available for this Destination. The application will be posted on this page by 5/7.

Making the world a better place is a challenge that Girl Scouts accept! If you are a problem solver, a changer-maker, or a community leader who uses your voice to fight for what is right—this is the place for you. Take the journey of a lifetime back through the Civil Rights era and explore how our justice heroes started a national movement for diversity, equality and inclusion in the U.S. South, and work with your Girl Scout sisters to learn how teens continue to answer the call for justice through grassroots organizing and bold action.

Seated right in the heart of this historic Movement, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta will give girls one-of-a kind, hands-on experiences. During this journey through the past, present, and future, we will travel to iconic Civil Rights locations in:

-Atlanta, like the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the King Center;
-Birmingham, like the Freedom Rides Museum, the Legacy Museum, and the National Memorial for Peace & Justice; and
-Selma, like the Edmund Pettus Bridge and the National Voting Rights Museum.

In addition to these immersive experiences, girls will also learn about unique ways that the Greater Atlanta community has used variety of platforms to continue modern-day civil rights movements, like sports and art. Participants will also engage in social justice self-care to ensure personal wellness and movement sustainability.

This Destination is so much more than a tour of sites! It is a one-of-a-kind opportunity that will allow leaders to build meaningful relationships with their peers from around the country, learn about the issues facing people from all different backgrounds, and help each other create sustainable solutions for social justice problems. Girls will also begin the process of earning their GirlTopia (Seniors) or Your World, Your Voice (Ambassadors) Journeys and leave prepared to take action in their communities.

Where You Go

Atlanta, GA, USA

What to Know

-Must be a registered Senior or Ambassador Girl Scout
-Willingness to engage with others from a diverse background
-Ability to care for self in a communal camp setting

The Dates

July 24 - July 31 2022

You must be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade – or have just graduated – to participate.

What to Bring

-Bedding/linens (sheets, pillows, etc.)
-Hygiene essentials (toiletries, etc.)
-Girl Scout uniform
-Activewear (swimming attire, athletic attire, closed-toe shoes, etc.)
-Comfortable shoes for walking for extended periods of time
-An open mind
**A complete packing list will be sent upon acceptance.

The Cost

Program Fee: $1,300
Program Fee does not include airfare to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). You will have to provide your own transportation to Atlanta.

Deposit due upon acceptance: $650
(This deposit is included in your trip Program Fee, not in addition to it.)

Final payment due: June 1, 2022

Cancellation Policy: a refund, less a $50 deposit, is available if: (a) cancellation in writing is received 30 days prior to the confirmed session date (6/24/22); (b) the participant is physically unable to attend due to illness or injury*; (c) there is a death in the immediate family, within seven days prior to the opening day of the the confirmed session**; or (d) other special situations to be considered. All requests should be made in writing.
*A physician's statement is required no later than September 1, 2022 ** Notification to the council office by the telephone should be made as soon as possible with written notification submitted no later than September 1, 2022.

Download Application Forms
Destinations Application Worksheet
Contact Information

gsprogram@gsgatl.org
800-771-1139

**Please include "Journey to Justice Destination" in the subject line or body**