The following is a list of Girl Scout badge descriptions by age group for Brownies, Juniors, and Cadette/Senior.
- Computer Smarts
Step-by-Step, learn how to navigate the Internet safely. Bookmark your favorite websites. Discover the Girl Scout links to fun and games. Finally, talk to someone who uses a computer for work.
“Eco” is short for ecology. Ecology is the study of how plants and animals live together in the environment. Have fun trying these activities as you become an eco-explorer.
- Math Fun
Explore the wonderful world of numbers. Learn basic math concepts and how to use a calculator. Build an hourglass and discover the many applications of numbers and math in everyday life.
Discover the effects and uses of wind. Come make a pinwheel, paper copter, ring glider, and balloon rocket. Also discuss wind properties and technologies.
- Numbers & Shapes
Have some fun with numbers and shapes.
- Point, Click, and Go
Start with the basics of learning how to use a computer. Learn how to express words, colors, pictures and numbers through the use of a computer. Plus, have fun with Computers games and the Internet.
- Science in Action
Girls will explore the world of chemical reactions and physics. Activities include using chemicals to blow up a balloon, how to make a magnetic box, and weird glop!
- Science Wonders
Learn properties of bubbles and make special bubble mix. Make invisible ink and test the properties of lemon juice. The changes seem like magic, but scientist can make them happen. And you get to be the scientist!
- Space Explorer
Come and join us for an evening of learning about the phases of the moon, create a space mission to the moon, learn about shadows, and take home your very own star maker.
- Water Everywhere
Find out about water in the environment without getting wet.
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Come fly a kite or build a paper airplane. Join us as we learn about airplanes, women in the space industry, space launches and technologies, and help us celebrate with games and festivities.
Learn about different styles of architecture and get started designing your own spaces. Here’s a chance to let your creativity out.
- Computer Fun
The computer is a great tool for school work and hobbies. Start with learning the basics and the applications of programs, then have fun creating a secret message for friends to solve, and play games.
- Creative Solutions
You know more than you think. And, this badge will prove it. Stretch your mind in many directions–find creative solutions to everyday problems.
- Discovering Technology
Technology surrounds us in our daily lives. During Discovering Technology, Juniors will have the opportunity to talk to engineers, an artist, and learn about the innovative technology .
Eco-action means doing things for the environment that will help people, animals, and plants stay healthy and the air, soil, and water stay clean. This badge will help you take action.
- Environmental Health
Staying healthy is about more than just eating an apple a day — it’s also about understanding your environment, taking care of it, and not getting too much of a good thing. Learn to be environmentally healthy with these activities!
- Making It Matter
Have you ever heard of a polymer? Or wonder how a doorbell works? This badge will help you answer these questions and more.
- Math Whiz
Math is used everywhere: to make change, follow a recipe, build a table, figure out how far it is to the next town–even to the next galaxy! Become a math whiz and you can do anything!
- Oil Up
Oils spills are a major problem to the environment and wildlife. Create and learn about the harmful effects of a oil spill. Learn the different uses of petroleum and the products it’s used in.
Mazes, crosswords, math tricks, magic. All these involve working with puzzles. Test your brain power by solving or creating puzzles.
- Science Discovery
What is an engineer? In Science Discovery, girls will learn what it is like to become an engineer by testing friction and learning the secret of optical illusions.
- Science Sleuth
Learn about simple machines, water properties, and your unique fingerprint. Make a musical instrument and learn about the vibrations it produces. Many different areas of science are covered in this badge.
- Sky Search
Learn about the moon planets, and stars. We will cover mapping the skies, recognizing constellations, researching the planets in our solar system, phases of the moon, and learn about space missions.
- Water Wonders
Come learn where your water comes from. Discover different properties of salt and fresh water. Plus, take a taste test and decide which bottled water you prefer.
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Cadette and Seniors
- Architecture and Environmental Design
Take a look around. Chances are you are sheltered by a roof supported by surrounding walls. Most likely, an architect decided on the shape of the structure and the materials to be used. Architects design the buildings in which we live, work, learn and play. They shape space and, therefore, indirectly shape the experiences we have in side those spaces. Try this interest project to learn about the tools and techniques architects use to create buildings.
- Computers in Everyday Life
The first computers were so large that they would not have fit into your house and were certainly not available to the average person. Nowadays computers fit on your desk, in your backpack, or in the palm of you hand. They can be found at school, in libraries, and at most places of work and play. This project will introduce you to everyday functions of using the family PC as well as computers at school, at work, and in the community.
- Inventions and Inquiry
Look around you. Can you imagine your live without stereos, microwave ovens, cars, or your favorite soft drink? From pencils to computers, inventions begin with someone asking some very simple questions: “How can I solve this problem for myself or others?” “How can I make this better or easier to do?” Learn about the stages in the creative process with this interesting project. Put on your thinking cap and start your inventor’s journey!
- Math, Maps and More
Have you ever thought about the connection between math and other areas of your life, like money, space, and time? Discover why people in all walks of life- from chefs to geographers- need to know some math to succeed at their jobs. After completing these activities, the probability is good that you’ll further explore the fascinating world of mathematics.