Girl Scout Junior

Explorations, Fun, and Best Friends Forever

Get ready! Get excited! You are a Girl Scout Junior! What fun lies ahead? Girl Scout Juniors participate in cool new experiences, like going on an overnight at a science museum, working on a farm, attending a baseball game, visiting a wildlife preserve, making a robot or trying new sports like archery.

Juniors take on most responsibilities for their troops, acting as leaders and managers, and can run their own meetings. They learn through the National Program Portfolio and Girl Scout Leadership Experience, gaining tremendous confidence through planning their troop's activities for the year. They work with younger girls and in the community

Girl Scout Juniors continue to build on their confidence as they master new skills and take a more active leadership role within the troop and community. Girls will have fun with computers and technology, outdoor adventures (including camping and s’ mores!) and badge earning projects.
As a Girl Scout Junior, you can:

  • Volunteer at an animal shelter, making a nicer temporary home for the animals
  • Plan and host a dance in your community
  • Connect with a Girl Scout who lives overseas
  • Work together to organize a badge workshop for Brownies
  • Manage your group's finances
  • Use your leadership skills to earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Junior can earn
  • Sell cookies to pay for a trip or for a special event
  • Attend day or overnight camp
  • Develop your team-building skills
  • Expand on your personal interests
  • Participate in Girl Scout council-sponsored activities either with your troop or individually including the cookie program and fall product program
  • Apply leadership knowledge to make a difference in the community

Juniors Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting

The Junior guide contains:

  • A colorful, easy-to-use binder specially designed for girls at each level. The binder comes chock full of essential information and badge activities—plus girls get to customize their own experience by choosing and adding in additional badge sets.
  • Legacy, Financial Literacy, and Cookie Business badge activities
  • A detailed diagram showing where girls place the badges, pins, or awards with pride on their vests or sashes.
  • Ideas to help girls tie their badges right into their Journeys.
  • Vintage illustrations and quotes from Girl Scout history to help girls feel connected to the proud traditions of the past.
  • An awards log showing girls every award and badge available at their level, as well as the entire badge program at every level, so girls can see how their skills will grow in Girl Scouting.

Journeys for Girl Scout Juniors

What Juniors Wear

What a Junior Wear?

Girl Scout Juniors can wear the Girl Scout Membership Pin, showing they belong to Girl Scouts of the USA, and the World Trefoil Pin, signifying their membership in a worldwide movement. Girls can purchase Girl Scout Junior uniforms with either a sash or vest to display their badges and other insignia.

GSSEM has created special Girl Scout "Starter Kits" which include all the materials your Junior needs - uniform, membership insignia, a copy of the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting and one (1) Journey book selection. Purchasing a Starter Kit will save you 15% off the normal retail price AND she will also receive a free bag! Starter Kits are available at all GSSEM Council Shop locations and through our on-line store.