We’re always evaluating—and enhancing—what girls do, how girls
connect, and how girls grow as Girl Scouts. We listen to what girls,
parents, and volunteers tell us about what they like most, and we take
action to keep our program relevant and engaging. This year, we added
new Journeys and badges in STEM and the outdoors!
As we encourage girls to explore the outdoors with courage, confidence, and character with these new badges and Journeys, we are planning a celebration of female leadership in connection with the outdoors for this fall! We will come together as a community to celebrate the power of G.I.R.L. and the Girl Scout Difference. Watch for more details as we get closer to our Back in the Woods event!
Combined with existing STEM and outdoor programs, as well as programming that addresses life skills and entrepreneurship, these new Journeys and badges help girls empower themselves to take the lead like a Girl Scout as they accomplish amazing things.
Our littlest Girl Scouts, Daisies, can now earn the new Good Neighbor badge as they find out more about their communities. And Girl Scouts at every level can make the world a better place by getting involved in their community, school, or local government as part of the It's Your World—Change It! Journey. Or, by advocating for positive change using resources available from the G.I.R.L. Agenda.
Anchored by the Troop Camping badge, our new Outdoor Journey will strengthen girls’ outdoor skills and ignite their interest in environmental stewardship. Girls will also complete a Take Action project.
Engineering: Think Like an Engineer. Girls discover how to think like an engineer by participating in hands-on design challenges and completing a Take Action project.
Computer Science: Think Like a Programmer. Girls learn how programmers solve problems as they (girls) participate in interactive computational-thinking activities and complete a Take Action project.
Outdoor STEM: Think Like a Citizen Scientist. Girls practice the scientific method by undertaking a citizen science project. They make observations, collect data, and work with scientists who provide feedback on research and findings. Girls also complete a Take Action project.
Engineering | Robotics: Girls design their own robots after learning how they’re built and programmed. “Unplugged” activities allow girls to earn badges without buying kits.
Engineering | Mechanical Engineering: Girls complete hands-on engineering activities, such as building and testing rollercoasters, race cars, and gliders.
Girls’ Choice | Troop Camping: Get ready for fun, adventure, and challenge in the great outdoors with the winning Girls’ Choice badge for 2017.
Daisy Badges: Two new Daisy badges, Outdoor Art Maker and Good Neighbor, give Daisies a chance to get in on the creativity and discover all about their school, city or town, and state!
Learn more about
Girl Scout Leadership Experience
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for details on every badge a Girl Scout can earn.