Friday, August 31, 2018

NEW Girl Scout Journeys and Badges

The lineup of badges for Girl Scouts in grades K–12 just got bigger!

30 NEW badges + 2 NEW Journeys = even more opportunities for your girl to explore environmental stewardship, cybersecurity, space science, engineering, robotics, college prep, and more! 


There are new badges and Journeys in the Volunteer Toolkit for all levels.

NEW BADGES
Girl Scout leaders can decide with their troop members which ones they would like to work towards. Below are some examples!

Space Science Badges: Daisies, Brownies and Juniors investigate, explore, and observe space, and learn to see things in new ways.
College Knowledge Badge: From test prep to financial aid, Ambassadors walk through all the steps of the college admission process and get ready to attend the school of their choice.
Cybersecurity Badges: Daisies, Brownie and Juniors learn how computers and the internet work and apply the concepts of safety and protection to the technology they use every day. These badges are developed in partnership with the Cyber Innovation Center.

Environmental Stewardship Badges: Daisies, Brownies and Juniors will learn how to treat the environment with kindness and protect the outdoors.



NEW JOURNEYS
STEM: Think Like a Programmer
(Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and Multi-level 6–12)

Girls participate in interactive computational thinking activities to learn how programmers solve problems. At each level, girls explore how computers work, learn about algorithms, and create user-centered designs. They learn how to see needs in the world and come up with solutions before they plan and create their Take Action projects. This Journey is developed in partnership with Code.org.

STEM: Think Like an Engineer
(Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and Multi-level 6–12)
Girls learn how to think like an engineer by participating in hands-on design challenges and completing a Take Action project. At each level, girls spot problems and come up with solutions using the Design Thinking Process before creating a sustainable Take Action project for their community. This Journey is developed in partnership with Museum of Science, Boston and WGBH/Design Squad.

All badge requirements are available in the Volunteer Resource Center. Email customercare@gsnc.org or call 516.741.2550 for more information.

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