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Badge Descriptions

The following is a list of Girl Scout badge descriptions by age group for Brownies, Juniors, and Cadette/Senior.

Brownies

  • 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-Explorer
    “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.
  • Movers
    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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Juniors-CU Girls in Engineering: Get Moving

  • Requirement: Girl Scouts should have already completed Session 1 of Juniors GET MOVING Journey.
  • Journey Target: This activity would help the Girl Scouts earn their INVESTIGATE award, which feeds into the Investigating Building Session 4.
  • Summary of Activity: Girl Scouts explore ways to save energy by building a small model of a house and testing it with ice. They learn how engineers use thermal imaging as a tool for improving a building’s efficiency by using an infrared camera to discover cold air escaping from their model house, modeling a theomorphic inspection of a building’s exterior.
  • Engineering Connection: Mechanical, electrical, and architectural engineers are concerned with the energy use and waste in buildings, or its energy efficiency. They look at all aspects of the building systems, including the envelope (walls, windows, and roof), heating and air conditioning, lighting, and plug loads (computers, printers, etc.), to help conserve energy. These engineers may conduct energy audits to determine where a building is wasting energy and suggest improvements to make the building systems more energy efficient and save the owner money.

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Cadette and Seniors-CU Girls in Engineering: The Air We Breathe

  • Requirement: Girl Scouts should have already completed Session 3 of Cadettes BREATHE Journey.
  • Journey Target: This activity will help the Girl Scouts earn their AWARE award, which  feeds into Get AWARE Session 4.
  • Summary of Activity: Students learn about electricity and air pollution while building devices to measure volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by attaching sensors to prototyping circuit boards. In the second part of the activity, students learn how engineers measure the impact of various indoor air pollutants using the devices they made.
  • Engineering Connection: Environmental engineers measure air pollution and work with scientists to determine the sources, magnitude, and health effects of various pollutants. Most air quality measurement devices are expensive and/or immobile. Engineers work to create less expensive, smaller (portable) and more reliable monitoring devices.