On July 17, 2017, Girl Scouts of the USA released programming for 38 new badges and Journeys focused on outdoors and STEM, which are available at no additional cost through the Volunteer Toolkit! This new programming follows the same model as the current badge and Journey options and is intended to be an add-on to the program choices now available to girls and volunteers. Here's a quick snapshot of the new awards available to you and your girls:
Anchored by the Troop Camping badge, this new Journey will strengthen girls' outdoor skills and ignite their interest in environmental stewardship. Girls will also complete a Take Action project.
- Available for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior troops
- Formatted as a downloadable PDF on the VTK for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors (launching mid-August)
Designed to increase girls' aptitude and interest in STEM topics and fields, these new Journeys will introduce girls to a wide range of skill-building opportunities in areas like robotics, programming, and citizen science. Available for Daisy through Junior, and Multi-level (K-5).
- Engineering | Think Like an Engineer: Girls learn how to think like a designer by participating in hands-on design challenges and completing a Take Action project. Computer Science | Think Like a Programmer: Girls learn how programmers solve proble...