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What Are the New Girl Scout Badges & Where Do I Find Them?

Have you heard about our new badges? In July of 2018 Girl Scouts of the USA introduced new badges and new Journeys to help our girls build new skills, expand their horizons, and grow into confident leaders. Pretty nifty, right? With topics like cybersecurity, environmental advocacy, mechanical engineering, robotics, computer science, space exploration, and college prep there’s sure to be something (or several somethings!) to pique your Girl Scout’s interest. So what are the the  ...

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Girl Scouts Builds STEAM! (& We’re Not Talking about Water Vapor!)

Girl Scouts has always encouraged girls’ creative sides. For decades our girls have honed their creativity as they design masterpieces, explore the arts, and build life skills as they earn badges in categories like Artist, Performance, and Craft. The arts are an integral part of our legacy (and our skill-building badges)! So what does that legacy have to with STEAM? We’re so glad you asked! What is STEAM? STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and  ...

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Go beyond badges and Journeys with special opportunities awards

Have your girls earned badges, explored the Journey awards, and are excited to add even more Girl Scout awards to their uniforms? Don’t worry, there’s so much more to the Girl Scout program beyond badges and Journey awards! You can find a quick guide to Girl Scout insignia and pins, organized by grade level, on the Girl Scouts of the USA website. It covers every badge, pin, or other insignia available for Girl Scouts to earn. You can also find information on these awards and  ...

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Ready for More Girls’ Choice Badges?

Remember those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books so popular years ago? We sure do! Who didn’t love being the master of their own fate as they chose the actions that changed their adventures within those hilarious and occasionally disastrous stories? Like those long ago books, Girl Scouts wants our girls to be in charge of making their own choices, having amazing experiences, and grand adventures. And how are we making sure our girls are leading the way? One way is the  ...

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