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Badges and Journeys
Girl Scout awards and badges are a great way for youth to explore their interests and learn new skills—and to remember every adventure and show the world what they've accomplished.
Get ready to change the world.
What is your Girl Scout passionate about? Do they dream of directing their own movie, cooking food from a different country, or going geocaching? Sleeping under the stars, writing a book of short stories, or building a website? Girl Scout badges, journey awards, and patches will give them these opportunities and hundreds more!
Badge and journey activities are youth-led, encourage cooperative learning, and provide opportunities for learning by doing. Girl Scouts discover and explore their unique strengths and abilities, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place.
New 2021 Girl Scout Badges
There’s never been a better time for girls to practice ambitious leadership—and there’s no better place to do it than at Girl Scouts. This year, we’ve added 28 new badges in the following categories:
- Cookie Business
- Math in Nature
- Digital Leadership
Visit the Award and Badge Explorer for details on the new Girl Scout journeys and badges and every badge a Girl Scout can earn.
What's the difference between badges, journey awards, and patches?
Think of badges as the first step of a Girl Scout exploring new interests. Through guided activities, they'll learn about the world around them and explore diverse topics based on our four pillars—outdoors, STEM, entrepreneurship, and life skills.
Along the way, Girl Scouts likely discover a topic they're passionate about and will use their earned badges to tie into a journey. Through a journey, they'll learn how they can lead innovative projects and take initiative to support the community.
As a member of the Central Texas council, Girl Scout have access to unique program patches beyond those listed in the program-level handbooks. They can even earn patches by attending special events.