Do both activities below before Session 3.
Go to www.google.com/maps.
Type in your zip code. Click “Directions” and then
select either the car (“Driving”) or trolley (“Transit”)
icon if you’re in one of 48 contiguous United States.
If you’re not in the mainland U.S., click the plane
Juniors can travel in their region. Your “region” is
dened by rules set by your local council, but it usually
encompasses a roughly six-hour driving radius from
First, see how far away you are from the top ve
biggest cities in the United States!
Type in the city names and states listed below.
How many driving hours away are each of these cities
from your zip code? (You can round to the closest
New York City, New York: _____ hours away from my
Los Angeles, California: _____ hours away from my
Chicago, Illinois: _____ hours away from my home
Houston, Texas: _____ hours away from my home
Phoenix, Arizona: _____ hours away from my home
Next, time to explore! Use Google Maps to nd three
different cool or exciting places within a six-hour drive
of your home.
What places did you nd? How far away are these
places from your home? Decide at least one thing you
would like to do or see at each place.
This activity will get you thinking about your own
culture—on the bottom of the iceberg. Imagine
these scenarios. Write down or think of either the
best possible one-sentence response to each of the
following. You can also use an example you know
you’ve said before:
1. How would you give someone a compliment
about the clothes they are wearing?
2. How would you apologize to a family member
for hurting their feelings?
3. How would you explain to your teacher that you
did not do a homework assignment?
Share these questions and your answers with a friend
or family member! Did they like or not like the way you
communicated each statement? Why or why not? Ask
them how you could improve the statement to work
better for them.
Pick one response that your friend or family member
did not like as much. Try to improve your original
statement by thinking about the way they like to
be communicated with. Share the new statement
with that person. Did they like or not like the new
statement? Why or why not?
Activity #1: Maps Exploration
Activity #2: Cultural Questions
Girl Scout Guide to U.S. Travel
Global Travel Toolkit
Girl Scout Getaways (trips for troops)
Girl Scout Destinations (trips for
independent Cadette, Senior, and
Ambassador Girl Scouts)