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Journeys and badges in cybersecurity, eco-camping, robotics, college prep, space science, and more!

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Journeys and badges in cybersecurity, eco-camping, robotics, college prep, space science, and more!

Girl Scouts has rolled out 30 new badges and 2 new Journeys in environmental stewardship, space science, robotics, and more—exclusively for girls ages 5-18! The new programming will prepare girls to address some of society’s most pressing needs through hands-on learning in cybersecurity, environmental advocacy, mechanical engineering, robotics, computer science, and space exploration.

The new badges and Journeys will enhance Girl Scouts’ girl-led programming, setting girls up for a lifetime of leadership and success!

Outdoor Journey (Daisy through Ambassador)

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.

STEM Journeys (Daisy through Ambassador)

 Computer Science: Think Like an Engineer.

  • Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, Multi-level 6-12: Girls learn how to think like an engineer by participating in hands-on design challenges and completing a Take Action project. At each level, girls spot problems and come up with solutions using the Design Thinking Process before creating a sustainable Take Action project for their community. This Journey is developed in partnership with Museum of Science, Boston & WGBH/Design Squad.

 Computer Science: Think Like a Programmer.

  • Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, Multi-level 6-12: Girls participate in interactive computational-thinking activities to learn how programmers solve problems. At each level, girls explore how computers work, learn about algorithms, and create user-centered designs. They learn how to see needs in the world and come up with solutions before they plan and create their Take Action projects. This Journey is developed in partnership with Code.org.

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.

Badges

 College Preparation

  • Ambassador: College Knowledge From test prep to financial aid, Ambassadors walk through all the steps of the college admission process and get ready to attend the school of their choice.

 Cybersecurity

  • Three badges per level for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors Girls learn how computers and the internet work and apply the concepts of safety and protection to the technology they use every day. These badges are developed in partnership with the Cyber Innovation Center.

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!

 Environmental Stewardship

  • Daisy: Eco Learner Daisies learn three new ways to protect the environment when they go outdoors.
  • Brownie: Eco Friend Brownies treat outdoor spaces with kindness and teach others how they can, too.
  • Cadette: Eco Trekker Cadettes learn the skills for minimizing impact on the environment while planning and taking an outdoor trek.
  • Senior: Eco Explorer Seniors research different environmental issues and take at least one trip to see how an area is affected.
  • Ambassador: Eco Advocate Ambassadors advocate for environmental issues concerning nature.
  • Note that the Junior Eco Camper badge was completed for Back to Troop 2017-18.

Girls’ Choice | Troop Camping

  • Daisy through Ambassador: Get ready for fun, adventure, and challenge in the great outdoors with the winning Girls’ Choice badge for 2018.

 Mechanical Engineering

  • Three badges per level for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors Girls complete hands-on engineering activities as they use the Design Thinking Process and learn about the science behind their designs.
  • Design Challenge badges for Daisies Board Game, Roller Coaster, and Model Car.
  • Design Challenge badges for Brownies Leap Boat, Fling Flyer, and Race Car.
  • Design Challenge badges for Juniors Paddle Boat, Crane, and Balloon Car (Junior badges are developed in partnership with WGBH/Design Squad) 2 Robotics.
  • Three badges per level for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors Girls design and showcase their own robots after learning how they’re built and programmed. “Unplugged” activities allow girls to earn badges without buying kits, but troops can use kits to supplement the badge experience if they’re available.

Robotics

  • Daisy through Junior: Girls design their own robots after learning how they’re built and programmed. “Unplugged” activities allow girls to earn badges without buying kits.

 Space Science

  • Daisy: Space Science Explorer Like real space scientists, Daisies explore and observe the Sun, Moon, and stars while looking at the sky and talking about what they see.
  • Brownie: Space Science Adventurer Brownies investigate the complexities of the sky and learn to see things in new ways
  • Junior: Space Science Investigator Juniors venture through the Solar System and beyond, seeing that space is even bigger than they may have imagined.


New Journeys and badges year plans are available now in the Volunteer Toolkit.

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