At Girl Scouts, we believe that art is for everyone, no matter your age, ability, or artistic sensibility, so roll up your sleeves and help your girls create something beautiful (and earn a badge or two, too)! From murals to watercolors, photography to jewelry making, these activities will take your girls on a colorful adventure through the Girl Scout Artist Legacy badges and beyond!
From lesser known naturalist heroines like Rachel Carson and Herma Albertson Baggley to great conservationists like Jane Goodall, women have always had a place in exploring nature. But you don’t have to live with chimpanzees or trailblaze Yellowstone National Park to inspire a love of the outdoors in your girls! Dive into the complex beauty and diversity of the natural world with the Girl Scout Naturalist badges!
Girl Scouts are “out of the box” thinkers, taking basic badge requirements and coming up with inspired, creative ideas for activities to fulfill them! Here are 5 activities that will help your girls complete certain badge tasks in ways you might not have thought of!
Investitures, bridging, and Court of Awards ceremonies: Girl Scouts has a long tradition of celebrating girls’ achievements. These ceremonies help girls feel that their work is noticed and appreciated, motivating them to keep working hard in the future. Here are some tips from Service Unit 605’s Judy on planning celebrations for your older Girl Scouts, especially those completing a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award!
Recognition awards are a great way to recognize adult volunteers in a formal way. With 15 different national and council awards to choose from, you can nominate any of your fellow volunteers for their unparalleled commitment and exceptional service.
Whether you’re camping for the first time (as a girl or as a troop leader), or leveling up your survival skills, it can be a little nerve-wracking to get started. Never fear: there’s a troop camping badge for every level of Girl Scouts with age appropriate resources and skill-building activities to turn your troop into happy campers.
After earning all their Daisy petals (and two financial literacy leaves) in one year, this troop of newly-minted Brownies set their sights on the 7 Brownie badges in the Legacy tier, which cover the core badge categories in Girl Scouting: Artist, Athlete, Citizen, Cook, First Aid, Naturalist, and Girl Scout Way. Believe it or not, they earned them all in one year! Here’s how they did it so your troop can get there too!
Fun patches give you and your troop the freedom to get super creative and mix in some new activities. From rock painting to World Thinking Day, Cambria shares 5 fun patches your girls need to add to their collection this winter.
As you’re gearing up for your cookie sale, check out these 14 awards that seamlessly integrate into the Girl Scout Cookie Program and will help your girls kick-off their cookie biz with ease!
In Girl Scouts, our girls do a lot of projects that help our local communities and make the world a better place, but some awards require them to go a step further and Take Action. In this blog post, Courtney breaks down both community service projects and Take Action projects, so you and your girls can better understand the difference between the two.
Fun patches are one of our most popular items in our GSNorCal retail stores. With no specific requirements, they’re the perfect way to spark new ideas to help facilitate girl-led activities! In this post, our Director of Retail, Cambria, shares a few of her favorite new fun patches.
Whether they’re volunteering their time or coordinating their own service project, Girl Scouts are known for working hard to make the world a better place. Help your girls get started and set them up for success with these 7 badges that will teach them critical civic engagement skills and get them more involved in their communities.