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Girl Scout Program

Girl Scouts are inspired to discover their talents and passions in a safe and supportive all-girl setting. To create engaging experiences, we focus on four core program areas the sparks girls’ interests.

As a member of Girl Scouts, she will earn badges and journeys and collect patches to commemorate her new skills!
 

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Badges
Achievements Girl Scouts complete in the official curriculum. The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) has a full guide of all the badges girls can earn and display on the front of their vests, tunics, and sashes.

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Journeys
These programs have more in-depth requirements than badges and focus on identifying a problem and creating a solution.

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Patches
Think of patches like collecting memories in Girl Scouts. They’re often a part of the fun activities you can do in Girl Scouts without requirements in the official program curriculum like badges.

 

Girl-Led Experience

Girl Scouts is designed to be girl-led. With the guidance of adult role models, we want girls to take the lead in determining what they want to do as a Girl Scouts - from what badges and journeys they want to earn, to what food they make at their first campout, to making decisions on how they want to spend their hard-earned money from the Cookie Program. When girls have a chance to make decisions, you’re teaching them to collaborate, work as a team, and advocate for their ideas.

 

Grade Levels

Girls can join our program at any grade level! When moves to the next grade level in school, her Troop will host a bridging ceremony to celebrate their accomplishments and prepare for the next program level.

Girl Scout Daisies (Grade K-1)

The summer before Kindergarten, girls can join our program and prepare for entering their first experiences at school. Daisies learn about the Girl Scout Promise & Law, make new friendships, and try a wide variety of activities by earning badges and petals. 

Badge Spotlight

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Space Science Explorer: Explore and observe the sky like a real space scientist. Explore the sun, observe the moon, and meet the stars!

Good Neighbor: Find out how you can help your communities by being a good neighbor. 

Money Counts: Find out about money. You can use it to buy things, and you can use it to help other people too.

Eco Learner: Nature gives us many gifts—now learn some ways to give back by protecting nature.

 

Girl Scout Brownies (Grades 2-3)

Brownie Girl Scouts are beginning to find their independence and make plans to earn more badges, take a field trip, and visit our beautiful camps. As she expands girls expand their circle of friends, they will begin to find their unique skillset and continuing trying new activities. 

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Space Science Adventurer: Investigate the complexities of the sky as you learn to see things in a new way.

Pets: Learn how to choose the pet that's right for you—or find out how to take the best care of a pet you already have. 

Money Manager: Learn the difference between needs, like food and clothing, and wants, like video games and movie tickets.

Eco Friend: Find out how to treat outdoor spaces with kindness and teach others how they can, too.

Girl Scout Juniors (Grades 4-5)

Girl Scout Juniors are taking more notice of the world around them and learning how to take action! Girls can earn the Bronze Award for their service to community and continue earning badges and journeys that expand their passions. 

Badge Spotlight

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Cybersecurity: Investigator: Become a cybersecurity investigator and learn how to spot threats online.

Digital Photographer: Find out how to capture a winning photo with your digital device, whether you're using a phone, tablet, laptop, or digital camera.

Business Owner: Find out how you can turn something you love into a successful business.

Eco Camper: Find out how to protect the environment when you go on a camping trip.

Girl Scout Cadettes (Grades 6-8)

Girl Scouts in middle school are ready to take on the world! As she decides to continue with a Troop or on her own as a Juliette, she can begin making big plans. From camping adventures to trips across the world to earning the Silver Award, Girl Scout Cadettes are confident and courageous. 

Badge Spotlight

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Robotics: Designing Robots: Build a prototype of a new kind of robot that could help someone to overcome a daily obstacle. 

Comic Artist: Find out more about the world of comic art and then tell your own visual story.

Financing My Dreams: Find out how to turn your daydreams into real life—and then learn how to budget for them. 

Eco Trekker: Plan and take an outdoor trek—with minimal environmental impact.

Girl Scout Seniors (Grades 9-10)

As girls enter high school, their Girl Scout values begin to shape their futures. Girl Scout Seniors have made life-long friends, are competent in many skillsets, and share their skills with younger Girl Scouts. The experiences of Girl Scout Seniors prepare them for taking on their next steps in life with grit and determination. 

Badge Spotlight

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Journey: Think Like an Engineer: Find out how engineers use design thinking to solve problems. 

Social Innovator: Find out how you can go from identifying a social problem to developing a social solution. Then, use what you learned to create Take Action projects that truly do change the world.

Buying Power: Find out about the long-term impact of making a big purchase and understand how you need to be prepared to keep paying for your purchases long after you've started to use the items. 

Eco Explorer: Become an eco explorer as you get hands-on experience with environmental issues and help make positive changes to the environment.

Girl Scout Ambassadors (Grades 11-12)

Girl Scout Ambassadors are our future innovators and leaders. Not only are these Girl Scouts capable of taking the charge as a CEO, but are also kind. Girls who continue their membership through high school will have the opportunity to earn the Gold Award, serve on impactful advisory boards, and develop life skills that set them apart from their peers. 

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Journey: Think Like a Programmer: Find out how programmers use computational thinking to solve problems. 

College Knowledge: From test prep to financial aid, explore the ins and outs of the college admissions process.

On My Own: Know how to create and stick to a budget so you can avoid financial pitfalls and be independent. 

Eco Advocate: Discover a nature issue that’s important to you, find solutions, and make a difference.

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