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Badges

Big Learning, Huge Fun!

Girl Scout badges are a great way for a girl to explore her interests and learn new skills—and to remember every adventure and show the world what she’s accomplished.

Use the Badge Explorer tool to learn more about badges and their requirements.

 

NEW Girls' Choice Outdoor Badges

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In keeping with the century-old tradition of encouraging girls to be active outdoors, Girl Scouts of the USA rolled out the new Girls' Choice Outdoor badges in summer 2015. The new badge materials and guidelines are now available online for the first time ever!

Brownie Outdoor badge: Outdoor Adventurer
Junior Outdoor badge: Horseback Riding
Cadette Outdoor badge: Archery
Senior Outdoor badge: Paddling
Ambassador Outdoor badge: Ultimate Recreation Challenge

What’s that? You’ve always wanted to…

Make your own movie, cook food from a different country, go geocaching, sleep under the stars, write a book of short stories, plant a garden?

Invent something new, paint a masterpiece, star in a play, take amazing nature photographs, make your bedroom into a jungle, run a business, go on an adventure trip?

Become an awesome babysitter, sew yourself a dress, build a wooden bench, learn to play a musical instrument, or design a website?

Great news! You can learn to do all these things and earn Girl Scout badges as you go. 

Want to earn a badge by learning something else entirely? We’ve got you covered with our Make Your Own badge option. Just figure out what you want to learn and who can help you, then go online to create a badge of your own design.

Learn More

For more about badges, check out The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, where you’ll find:

  • A fun, easy-to-use binder (one for each grade level) full of great info and badge activities.
  • An easy-to-follow diagram showing her how to put her badges, pins, and awards on her vest and sash, and show off that Girl Scout pride!
  • Great ideas to help her tie badges to her Journeys.
  • Illustrations and quotes from Girl Scout history to help her feel connected to the traditions of the past.
  • A super helpful awards log showing her every award and badge that’s available at her grade level. She can also see the entire badge program at every level to get an idea of how her skills can grow in Girl Scouting—so much learning, so much FUN!

Get a complete listing of available badges by grade level (PDF). And make sure to check out our rundown of National Proficiency Badges (PDF) to see how she can progress, with badges, through the levels of Girl Scouting—what an adventure!