In July of 2018 Girl Scouts of the USA introduced new badges and new
Journeys to help our girls build new skills, expand their horizons,
and grow into confident leaders.
College Knowledge – 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 – Three badges per level for Daisies, Brownies,
and Juniors. Girls learn how computers and the internet work and apply
the concepts of safety and protection to the technology they use every
day. These badges were developed in partnership with the Cyber
Environmental Stewardship – One badge per level for all levels
except Juniors. The Junior environmental stewardship badge Eco Camper
was released already in the 2017–2018 troop year.
Mechanical Engineering – Three badges per level for Daisies,
Brownies, and Juniors. Girls complete hands-on engineering activities
as they use the Design Thinking Process and learn about the science
behind their designs.
Robotics – Three badges per level for Cadettes, Seniors, and
Ambassadors. Girls design and showcase their own robots after learning
how they’re built and programmed. “Unplugged” activities allow girls
to earn badges without buying kits, but troops can use kits to
supplement the badge experience if they’re available. Daisy, Brownie,
and Junior Robotics badges were released during the 2017-2018 troop year.
Space Science – One badge per level for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors.
Think Like a Programmer – Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and
girls in Multi-level troops (grades 6–12) can now 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.
Think Like an Engineer – Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and
girls in Multi-level troops (grades 6–12) 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 was
developed in partnership with Museum of Science, Boston &