Want to change the world? Learn how with 42 new badges and Journeys!
This is BIG: new Girl Scout Journeys and badges are here to take the girl leadership game to new heights. We’ve added even more skill-building, life-changing experiences to the Girl Scout program!
When girls, parents, and volunteers tell us what they want out of their Girl Scout experience, we listen, and take action. There’s never been a better time for girls to shine, and there’s no better place to do it than at Girl Scouts.
This year, we’ve added new Journeys and badges in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and the outdoors focusing on:
- outdoor adventure
- space science
What will her next next-level adventure look like? Let’s find out—here’s what’s new!
Outdoor STEM | Think Like a Citizen Scientist
Girls participate in interactive activities to learn how scientists solve problems using the scientific method. Girls practice observation, collect data, and complete a citizen science project. Then they create their Take Action project.
Computer Science | Cybersecurity: Girls learn how computers and the internet work and apply the concepts of safety and protection to everyday technology.
Computer Science | Coding for Good: Girls find out how to create computer programs, games, and apps that solve problems and help others. There is an “unplugged” version of this badge as well as a “plugged” version that allows girls to do activities online.
Space Science: Girls learn all about the Solar System and our place in it. Just like real scientists and astronauts, girls explore, observe, and investigate the Sun, Moon, and stars and discover that space is bigger and even more exciting than they imagined.
Girls choose their own adventure with these unique two-in-one badges that let girls decide which activity they’ll participate in. Whether trail running, hiking, snowboarding, or tree climbing, there’s an outdoor activity perfectly suited to every girl’s interest, skill level, and age.
It’s a great big world, and every day Girl Scouts work to make it a better place. These updated activities inspire girls to think globally as they explore and change the world.
World Thinking Day
On February 22, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day—that’s one big celebration! Observed by 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide, World Thinking Day 2021 celebrates what it means to be a peacebuilder, an important component of our global Movement. Check out our activity guides to explore this theme—and celebrate being part of the diverse global sisterhood that is Girl Guides and Girl Scouts!
Global Action Award
Girls participate in activities that address the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality and complete a Take Action project to promote gender equality in their communities and beyond.