BIG NEWS: 24 NEW Girl Scout badges are officially here!
From topics like automotive engineering and STEM careers to civics, education, and entrepreneurship, these badges prioritize preparing the next generation of girls of all ages to face the challenges of the future!
These new exclusive badges designed to help girls practice ambitious leadership in the crucial areas of automotive engineering, STEM career exploration, entrepreneurship, and civics, many of which remain male-dominated. In a year of unprecedented global change, our country’s need for strong, broad-minded, and decisive leadership has never been greater.
Among these new badges is also the second annual Girl Scout Cyber Challenge!
Every Girl Scout knows a badge is more than a badge–– a badge is an opportunity to learn something new, make personal or social change, and spark joy. Read on to learn about our new opportunities and check out these new badges from GSUSA!
The Brand New Badges
New for girls in grades K-12:
All Girl Scouts in grades K–12 will have the opportunity to earn brand-new badges in Entrepreneurship, STEM, Automotive Engineering, Civics, and the Girl Scout Cyber Challenge.
Six Entrepreneurship Badges
Girls in grades K-12 have the chance to turn their business or product dreams into amazing realities with six brand-new Entrepreneurship badges! These badges will help Girl Scouts of all ages kick-start their ideas into actions!
Three STEM Career Exploration Games
Girls in grades 2-8 interested in exploring STEM careers can now do so with these new badges! Girl Scouts who complete these badges will learn about six different STEM fields and build their own path to a STEM career in the future.
Nine Automotive Engineering Badges
These awesome new Automotive Engineering Badges give girls in grades K-5 the awesome opportunity to learn all about the engineering, design, and manufacturing of vehicles! These badges are perfect for the industrious Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors up for a challenge.
Six New Civics Badges
Brand new for Girl Scouts of all ages, girls now have the chance to earn the Democracy badge, where they’ll gain detailed knowledge of local, state, and federal government and how to make a difference for causes they care about using political advocacy.
Girl Scout Cyber Challenge
Beginning this summer, all councils will also have the opportunity to host their own Girl Scout Cyber Challenge sponsored by Raytheon Technologies, enabling middle and high school girls to learn crucial cybersecurity skills as they compete in challenges such as running traceroutes and identifying phishing schemes!
You can find requirements and instructions for earning these new badges in the Volunteer Toolkit.
Keep your eyes peeled this fall for GSGCNWI programs where girls can earn the new badges!
Visit our Girl Scout shop to purchase the new badges and packets AVAILABLE AUGUST 1!
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