Join us for Becoming Me, a Program Inspired by Former First Lady Michelle Obama

Explore the truth of your story and the power of your voice while hanging out with friends at our Becoming Me program series! You’ll earn three badges, unlock a patch, and take part in a national service project as part of this unique experience inspired by former First Lady Michelle Obama’s book Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers.

The Becoming Me program will walk Girl Scouts through earning three badges at each grade level specially curated from the National Program Portfolio in partnership with Penguin Random House and Former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama’s Becoming Young Readers Edition. The corresponding Becoming Me program series and exclusive journal activities will offer a unique opportunity for Girl Scouts young and old to have a shared dialogue based on their own experiences.

All programs are part of a three-badge series. If you want to complete all three badges that are a part of the series, you must sign up for all three. You will not be automatically registered when you register for one.

Becoming Me Programs for Daisies

Daisy Good Neighbor | Oct. 5 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Virtual
Groups of people are called communities. You’re part of lots of communities! Your Daisy troop is one and so is your class at school. You can help your communities by being a good neighbor. Find out how in this badge workshop for Kindergarten and 1st grade Daisies. Families are invited to join this workshop to help girls discover and learn about their communities.

Daisy Outdoor Art Maker | Oct. 12 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Virtual
Daisies, join us for this virtual program to earn your Daisy Outdoor Art Maker badge, part of the Becoming Me series!

Daisy Buddy Camper | Oct. 29 from 4:30-7 p.m. | In-Person
Daisies, join us for this in-person program at Camp Palos to earn your Daisy Buddy Camper badge, part of the Becoming Me series!

Becoming Me Programs for Brownies

Brownie Making Friends | Oct. 2 from 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. | In-Person
Girl Scouts in grades 2-3 are invited to Camp Greene Wood on October 2 for the Making Friends badge workshop. Friends are another kind of family. They’re the people you have fun with and who help you when you need it. Make new friends and keep the old at this badge workshop!
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Brownie Philanthropist Badge | Oct. 6 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Virtual
Brownies, join us for this virtual program to earn your Philanthropist badge, part of the Becoming Me series!

Brownie Outdoor Adventurer | Oct. 29 from 4:30-7 p.m. | In-Person
Brownies, join us for this in-person program at Camp Palos to earn your Brownie Outdoor Adventurer badge, part of the Becoming Me series!

Becoming Me Programs for Juniors

Junior Democracy | Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Virtual
Juniors, join us for this two session virtual program to earn your Democracy for Juniors badge, part of the Becoming Me series! Girl Scouts should plan to attend both dates.

Junior Scribe | Oct. 13 and 20 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Virtual
Words are powerful tools. Great writing can make people feel encouraged, entertained, or excited. It can create fantasy worlds or preserve events from history. And just writing down your feelings actually makes you feel better! This is a two-part program for Girl Scouts who should plan to attend both dates. Additional independent time writing may be necessary to complete this badge.

Junior Trail Adventurer | Nov. 3 from 4:30-7 p.m. | In-Person
Juniors, join us for this in-person program at Camp Palos to earn your Junior Trail Adventurer badge, part of the Becoming Me series!

Junior August Book Club Meeting | Aug. 29 from 5-5:45 p.m. | Virtual
Girl Scouts in grades 4 and 5, do you love to read? Join GSGCNWI’s Junior Book Club! Explore the truth in your own story and the power of your voice. The group will be reading and discussing Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s book Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers. Please come to the meeting having read most or all of the book.

Becoming Me Programs for Cadettes

Finding Common Ground | Sep. 30 and Oct. 7 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Virtual
Cadettes, join us for this two session virtual program to earn your Finding Common Ground badge, part of the Becoming Me series! Girl Scouts should plan to attend both dates.

Cadette Science of Happiness | Oct. 4 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 6 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Hybrid
Cadettes, join us on Thursday, October 4 and Saturday, October 6 for this two session hybrid program to earn your Science of Happiness badge, part of the Becoming Me series! We will explore ways to be happy, do a happiness experiment, and create happiness action plans.

Cadette Eco Trekker | Nov. 12 from 4:30-7 p.m. | In-Person
Cadettes, join us for this in-person program at Camp Palos to earn your Eco Trekker badge, part of the Becoming Me series!

Cadette August Book Club Meeting | Aug. 28 6-7 p.m. | Virtual
Girl Scouts in grades 6, 7, and 8, do you love to read? Join GSGCNWI’s Cadette Book Club! Explore the truth in your own story and the power of your voice. The group will be reading and discussing Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s book Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers. Please come to the meeting having read most or all of the book.

Becoming Me Programs for Seniors

Senior Collage Artist | Oct. 5 and Nov. 9 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Virtual
Get ready to see the creative possibility in everyday objects: this badge workshop is an opportunity to make art as unique as you are! Girl Scouts in grades 9 and 10 are invited to this 2-part program. Girls should plan to attend both dates. Additional independent time will be necessary to finish all steps of the badge. The November 9 program will be our virtual showcase of our collages.

Senior Behind the Ballot Badge | Oct. 26 & Nov. 2 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Virtual
Seniors, join us for this two session virtual program to earn your Behind the Ballot badge, part of the Becoming Me series! Girl Scouts should plan to attend both dates.

Senior Women’s Health | Oct. 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 16 from 4-6 p.m. | Hybrid
Seniors, join us on Tuesday, October 12 and 16 for this two session hybrid program to earn your Women’s Health badge, part of the Becoming Me series! We will explore ways to be physically and mentally healthy, and delve into a women’s health topic.

Becoming Me Programs for Ambassadors

Ambassador Coaching | Oct. 1 from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. or 2-4 p.m. | In-Person
What does it take to motivate a team to accomplish their goals and dreams? The best coaches put their answers into action at every practice. In this badge, find your answers and share them! At this program, you’ll work to understand the important role coaches have in athletics and share your love of a sport. In this program we’ll design a coaching design and put our plan into action. Through the Coaching badge, Ambassadors take the lead as they inspire and empower others. In order to complete the Coaching badge requirements, girls will need to find a group to coach after the program; advice will be given at the program for how to find a group.
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Ambassador Public Policy Badge | Oct. 14 and 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Virtual
Ambassadors, join us for this two session virtual program to earn your Public Policy badge, part of the Becoming Me series! Girl Scouts should plan to attend both dates.

Ambassador Eco Advocate | Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. and 9 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Hybrid
Ambassadors, join us on Thursday, October 7 and Saturday, October 9 for this two session hybrid program to earn your Eco Advocate badge, part of the Becoming Me series! We will learn what eco advocates do, and work to advocate for our chosen causes.

Be a Part of Becoming Me When You Renew Your Membership or Register to Be a Girl Scout

Strength, resilience, togetherness, and the support of community—that’s what Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is all about. So in this uncertain world, you can count on one thing for sure: today, tomorrow, together, we are on your team. Join Girl Scouts or renew your membership today!

PLUS we have the badges, fun patches and requirements available for purchase!

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