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Badge in a Box

GSSEM's excited to introduce our new Badge in a Box program!

These all-inclusive boxes have everything Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes* need to complete a badge or Journey at home!

* Cadette boxes will be available in January!

Each box includes access to Google Classroom:

  • Worksheets
  • Videos
  • Websites

Costs:

  • $12 per box
  • Add-On: $3 per badge
  • Add-On: $6 per Journey

See the Frequently Asked Questions PDF >>

Registration deadline: One week prior to your pickup date (or sooner if the box sells out)

For more information, or if you have questions, please email Leatrice Thompson at lthompson@gssem.org. For registration questions, please contact helpdesk@gssem.org.

Badge in a Box Descriptions
DAISIES, BROWNIES, JUNIORS

Badges: Automotive Engineering - Limited Edition
K - 5 Girl Scouts can earn ALL 3 of the Automotive Engineering badges in a single box! This low-priced box is available for a limited time thanks to the generosity of our friends at GM!

Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors learn about designing, engineering, vehicle manufacturing, and the future of mobility. They'll create their own vehicles, test prototypes, learn about design thinking, draft their own assembly line manufacturing process, and more!

Girls can get FREE badges if they submit a post-badge survey by January 20.


DAISIES

Journey: Between Earth and Sky
In this Journey for K - 1 Girl Scouts, Daisies join their flower friends for an exciting road trip in a flower-powered car! As they travel the country, living the values of the Girl Scout Law, girls will discover what's great about nature and learn skills to make the world a better place.


BROWNIES

Badge: Leap Bot Design Challenge
Brownies learn the basic physics of springs through this fun, hands-on design challenge! Girls will create their own Leap Bot from a wooden spool, design a way to test its performance, and make improvements—just like real mechanical engineers. This kit includes everything Brownies need to design, build, and test their Leap Bot.

Badge: Making Games
Brownies learn what makes a game great and then create their own! Girls will analyze their favorite games to determine why they're fun; then, they'll design and create their own board game—even card and outdoor games! This kit includes everything Brownies need to create their own board game, as well as supplies for card and outdoor games.


JUNIORS

Badge: Business Jumpstart
Juniors explore entrepreneurship and learn how to start their own business! After observing the world around them and identifying an existing problem, girls will design a prototype product that could help fix that particular problem. They'll ask potential consumers for feedback on their prototype and make revisions accordingly. Then, they'll create a business pitch to market their product. This kit includes everything Juniors need as a budding entrepreneur.

Badge: Scribe
Juniors discover how words influence our day-to-day lives! Girls will express themselves on paper by writing nonfiction stories, fiction stories, or article headlines. This kit includes everything Juniors need to become a great scribe.


CADETTES

Badge: Woodworker - Coming in January
Cadettes build their very own trebuchet while learning the basics of woodworking and physics! Designed by Girltastic, GSSEM’s FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team, this kit includes everything Cadettes need to build a trebuchet.*

Read our FTC blog post >>

* This box doesn't include common household tools.

Refunds & Rescheduling

REFUNDS
Refunds are NOT available for Badge in a Box.

RESCHEDULING
If, for some reason, you can't make it to your scheduled pickup, please email Leatrice Thompson at lthompson@gssem.org to reschedule.


ABOUT BOX PICKUPS

Boxes can be picked up each month at GSSEM service centers (Clinton Twp, Detroit, White Lake, Flint, and Port Huron) and Lake Erie Metro Park in Brownstown. At each location, we follow safety protocols as outlined by the state of Michigan.

MONTHLY PICKUP DATES

Weekdays: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM // Saturdays: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

December 2020

MONDAY, DECEMBER 14
Clinton Twp Service Center • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15
Detroit Service Center • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16
White Lake Service Center • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17
Flint Service Center • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18
Port Huron Service Center • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19
Lake Erie Metropark in Brownstown • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

January 2021

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23
Detroit Service Center • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Journey: Between Earth and Sky - Daisies
  • Badge: Leap Bot Design Challenge - Brownies
  • Badge: Making Games - Brownies
  • Badge: Business Jumpstart - Juniors
  • Badge: Scribe - Juniors
  • Badge: Woodworker - Cadettes

Clinton Twp Service Center • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Journey: Between Earth and Sky - Daisies
  • Badge: Leap Bot Design Challenge - Brownies
  • Badge: Making Games - Brownies
  • Badge: Business Jumpstart - Juniors
  • Badge: Scribe - Juniors
  • Badge: Woodworker - Cadettes

White Lake Service Center • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Journey: Between Earth and Sky - Daisies
  • Badge: Leap Bot Design Challenge - Brownies
  • Badge: Making Games - Brownies
  • Badge: Business Jumpstart - Juniors
  • Badge: Scribe - Juniors
  • Badge: Woodworker - Cadettes
February 2021

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18
Detroit Service Center • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Journey: Between Earth and Sky - Daisies
  • Badge: Leap Bot Design Challenge - Brownies
  • Badge: Making Games - Brownies
  • Badge: Business Jumpstart - Juniors
  • Badge: Scribe - Juniors
  • Badge: Woodworker - Cadettes

Clinton Twp Service Center • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Journey: Between Earth and Sky - Daisies
  • Badge: Leap Bot Design Challenge - Brownies
  • Badge: Making Games - Brownies
  • Badge: Business Jumpstart - Juniors
  • Badge: Scribe - Juniors
  • Badge: Woodworker - Cadettes

White Lake Service Center • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Journey: Between Earth and Sky - Daisies
  • Badge: Leap Bot Design Challenge - Brownies
  • Badge: Making Games - Brownies
  • Badge: Business Jumpstart - Juniors
  • Badge: Scribe - Juniors
  • Badge: Woodworker - Cadettes