Girl Scouts stand up and speak out for change! From learning the value of community as Kindergarteners to writing public policy as teens, girls are building their toolboxes for advocating for their beliefs. Every girl has big ideas and a passion for supporting their neighbors. Explore the badges that progressively show girls how to advocate for change.
Daisy (grades K-1) | Good Neighbor badge
When girls earn this badge, they learn more about the communities they belong to—and how the people in their communities work together to be good neighbors to each other. By exploring their schools, cities, and states, girls will learn how to help their communities by being good neighbors.
Brownie (grades 2-3) | Celebrating Community badge
When girls earn this badge, they learn how their communities
celebrate what makes them special. Girls will discover how communities
celebrate all people by exploring symbols, singing together, following
a parade, looking for landmarks, and joining in the
Explore symbols by drawing the symbols of her state and learning their meaning.
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Junior (grades 4-5) | Inside Government badge
When girls earn this badge, they will know more about how the government is run. They will find out more about the basics of government and start to become active citizens by visiting government buildings, looking into laws, reporting on issues, and getting involved with local government.
Cadette (grades 6-8) | Finding Common Ground badge
When girls earn this badge, they will know strategies for bringing people together to find common ground. By getting to know someone different than them, making decisions as a group, and exploring civil debate, girls will find out how people in democratic governments make trade-offs, giving up some things they favor to gain support for others.
Senior (grades 9-10) | Behind the Ballot badge
When girls earn this badge, they will know the importance of voting and how people get elected to office. Girls learn about the importance of voting by finding out about the electoral process in the United States and around the world.
Ambassador (grades 11-12) | Public Policy badge
When girls earn this badge, they will know about public policies and how they can advocate for issues and legislation that matter to them. Girls will gain the knowledge necessary to speak up about and act on crucial issues in their worlds.