JILLIAN VAN TURNHOUT of the Irish Girl Guides organisation talks about the Journey Programme.
The Journey Programme is designed to ensure that we achieve the Irish Girl Guides’ mission “to enable girls and young women to develop to their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world.”
The Journey Programme has three elements in each Branch programme – Compulsory Challenges, Choice Challenges and Interest Badges. Within each Branch programme we have interwoven six Adventures: Guiding; Outdoors; Teamwork; Change; Lifeskills and Global Awareness. The Journeys are progressive and so, through their time in Guiding, the girls will develop and grow.
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) Guiding Principles are incorporated in the programme: Commitment through the Promise and Law; Progressive self-development; Learning by doing; Teamwork through the Patrol system; Service in the community; Relationship to nature; Active cooperation between young people and adults; and International experience.
In designing this programme WAGGGS drilled down into IGG’s mission and set 15 national outcomes. They then took the 15 national outcomes and broke them down into each of the four IGG Branches.
|DATE: September 7, 2015
|Interviewee:Jillian Van Houten
|Keywords:Girl Guides, Journey, Education, Youth Organisations