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New Badges and Patches 2021

Presenting 28 new badges that spark her imagination.

They’re here: 28 new ways for Girl Scouts of all ages to explore their world, whether online or unplugged!

The newest class of badges take on even more topics that Girl Scouts and their families care about, like getting outside, using technology to run girls’ cookie businesses, and growing girls’ digital leadership skills to make the world a better place.

Earning the badges is also easier than ever: based on feedback from girls, volunteers, and families, the new badge booklets now include a volunteer guide and printable activity pages for girls, as well as new badge overviews in the Volunteer Toolkit and fun and fast badge introductions in gsLearn.

Meet the new Girl Scout badges:

Daisy Brownie Junior Shapes in Nature

Math in Nature (Daisies through Juniors)

After a year of learning inside, it’s time to get outdoors! The new Math in Nature badges build on one another as Girl Scouts learn about shapes, numbers, and design in nature. They’ll plan a hiking adventure, create trail maps, and design a bird feeder—all while learning math concepts and how they apply outside the classroom.

The new Math in Nature badges also boost girls’ interest and confidence in STEM (PDF); they’re more likely to connect with STEM concepts when they’re linked to things they love, such as outdoor time and helping others.

Daisy Ambassador Cookie Bussiness 

Cookie Business (Daisies through Ambassadors)

With more and more consumers shopping online, girls learn to think beyond the storefront and meet their cookie customers where they are through the Digital Cookie® platform. The 13 new Cookie Business badges are packed with activities to support every Girl Scout as they work collaboratively, set goals for themselves, and finesse their digital marketing campaigns. Girl Scouts of all ages will be ready to take their cookie business to the next level!

Digital Leader Daisy through Ambassador

Digital Leadership (Daisies through Ambassadors)

Technology can help girls empower themselves and others—and by earning Digital Leadership badges, Girl Scouts of every age can do just that! They’ll learn about digital literacy and wellness and use what they’ve learned to raise awareness on a topic or cause they care about.

Girl Scouts are already digital leaders. (PDF) These future-forward badges will support them in using technology to connect with others and create a digital product that makes a positive impact and inspires others to action.


Meet the new Girl Scout patches:
 

Multicultural Patch2021 Girl Scout Multicultural Community Celebration Fun Patches

The Girl Scout Multicultural Community Celebration Fun Patch series was designed to celebrate the countless contributions that diverse communities have made and continue to make in the United States. Girl Scouts of all levels and their leaders have plenty of activities to choose from to earn each segment of this fun patch, whether they choose to do one or all. We encourage girls from all ethnic backgrounds to participate; they are sure to learn interesting new things.

How long does each celebration last?

Girl Scouts’ Multicultural Community Celebrations are one month long and start the first day of the month of the observance, except for Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins September 15.

Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 - October 15

Hispanic Heritage Patch

Download the Hispanic Heritage Month Activity Sheet
Download the Hispanic Heritage Month Activity Sheet in Spanish

Download the GSOC Hispanic Heritage Month Activity Sheet

Get the Hispanic Heritage Month patch!

Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15–October 15, 2021 | Native American Heritage Month: November 2021 | Black History Month: February 2022 | Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month: May 2022 | LGBTQIA Pride Month: June 2022


Girl Scout Better Together ChallengeGirl Scout Better Together Challenge with My Little Pony

See how we're better together.

You already know the power of friendship. It's that special magic that lifts you up. Girl Scouts celebrate differences and welcome all to be part of the magic created through kindness and friendship. And now, get ready for more fun, adventure, and teamwork—a reminder that we are all better together.

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Becoming MeBecoming Me Program Series

Inspired by former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama’s book Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers. As a participant in this unique experience, you can explore the truth of your own story and the power of your voice while hanging out with friends!

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Girl Scout Tree PromiseGirl Scout Tree Promise

Join a national movement address climate change! Take the Girl Scout Tree Promise and unlock a special patch when you plant, protect or honor a tree!

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Girl Scout x FBIGirl Scout Partnership wth the FBI

Girl Scouts and the FBI are teaming up in support of Girl Scout STEM programming by offering councils the opportunity to collaborate with FBI Community Outreach Specialists within FBI field offices to offer Girl Scouts across the country access to STEM-related speakers, resources, and host in person or virtual events.

FBI employees will deliver interactive presentations and facilitate activities within Girl Scouts’ current STEM and cybersecurity programming to earn various existing badges. Participating Girl Scouts will also learn about the mission and work of the FBI and its STEM-focused career offerings. Learn more about the FBI by visiting FBI.gov.

We will also provide additional programming assets and information in the early Fall as we finalize collaborative materials to help FBI Field Agents facilitate Girl Scout programming, such as cybersecurity and STEM career exploration badges.

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Caddette Badge Eating for Beauty

After hearing feedback from parents and leaders, GSUSA has announced a title change to the Cadette badge "Eating for Beauty."

"We agree with the concern expressed that the content of the badge booklet, which addresses nutrition and health, is not accurately reflected in the title. For that reason, we recently brought this concern to a focus group of 75 Cadettes, who reviewed the badge and recommended changing the title to "Eating for You." We are in the process of making this change throughout our program materials. Thank you so much for your patience as we work to have it changed in all locations."

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We're looking forward to sharing stories of how local Girl Scouts and volunteers are enjoying the new STEM and Outdoor badges & journeys! Share your Program in Action Story today!

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Fall Recruitment 2022
Fall Recruitment 2022