42 New Badges for Girl Scouts!

Calling all adventure-seekers, STEM-lovers, and change-makers! Girl Scouts is always looking to provide girls with exciting new opportunities to learn about themselves and the world around them. This year, we are introducing 42 new badges and one new Journey that will allow Girl Scouts of all levels to explore different areas in STEM and the outdoors. Enhancing Girl Scouts’ proven girl-led programming, these new resources will set girls up for a lifetime of leadership and success and prepare them to take action to make the world a better. Keep reading to learn more about each new badge!

STEM

Cybersecurity Badges

Cybersecurity Badges are now available for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Girls girls learn about the inner workings of computer technology and cybersecurity and apply concepts of safety and protection to the technology they use every day. Activities range from decrypting and encrypting messages, to learning proper protection methods for devices, to exploring real-world hacking scenarios.

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Coding Badges

These badges will teach girls the basics of coding and how girls can use their new skills for good. Girls of all ages will learn about algorithms through age-appropriate, creative activities, such as coding positive memes to spread a message about a cause they care about, designing a digital game to educate people about an issue, and developing an app to promote healthy habits

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Space Science Badges

Cadettes and Seniors discover how light is used to make discoveries in space science and Ambassadors explore space science and opportunities with NASA now and in the future.

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Journeys

Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors will participate in interactive activities to practice observation techniques; collect data; and share their findings with real-world scientists through an online network. As with all of Girl Scouts’ Leadership Journeys, girls use their newly honed skills to take action on a community issue of their choosing.

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Outdoor

Trail Adventure and Snow or Climbing Adventure Badges

Girls will explore nature and experience exciting outdoor adventures like backpacking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, rock climbing, and tree climbing—giving them the confidence to support one another, take healthy risks, and spend dedicated time in nature. These are the first Girl Scout badges that members can earn by choosing one of two self-directed paths.

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Renew your Girl Scout membership today to begin working on one of our 42 awesome new badges!

 

 

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