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Brownie Planning Guide

Use this guide to supplement Plan Your Brownie Year or create your own custom plan.

All Troops Should

  • Meet at least 10 times per year
  • Complete a Leadership Journey
  • Complete at least one activity plan from each skill-building area
    • We recommend earning Financial Education badges before the Cookie Program
  • Participate in the Cookie Program
  • Attend or hold a spring celebration event
  • Participate in at least one summer activity

Contents: Girl Scout Skill-Building Areas

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Leadership

Award Earn this Award Shop + Resources
Girls Scouts Brownie It's Your Story Journey

It’s Your Story — Tell It!

A World of Girls

Learn about yourselves and the diverse world around you as you explore the world of storytelling. You will gain an understanding of the large and far-reaching world of girls you belong to, and will discover what you can do to make that world even better.

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Take Action project

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Girls Scouts Brownie It's Your Planet Journey

It’s Your Planet — Love It!

Wonders of Water

Enjoy some wonder-filled adventures as you learn to love and care for a precious resource — water! Investigate the science of water and its importance in the world and team up to protect it in your communities.

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Take Action project

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Girls Scouts Brownie It's Your World Journey

It’s Your World — Change It!

Brownie Quest

Search for the three keys to leadership along this journey adventure. Along the way, you will connect with each other, your families, and your community to become leaders who promote and participate in healthy living opportunities.

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Science, Technology, Engineering + Math

Award Earn this Award Shop + Resources
Girls Scouts Brownie Computer Expert Badge

Computer Expert

Computers help you do so much. You can make amazing art, find incredible facts on the Internet and send fun cards to friends and family. Earn this badge and you’ll be a safe, secure computer expert!

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Girls Scouts Brownie Home Scientist Badge

Home Scientist

By paying close attention during experiments, scientists learn new things. You don’t have to grow up to be a scientist. You’re a scientist every time you do an experi- ment! In this badge, find out where science has been hiding in your own home.

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Girls Scouts Brownie Household Elf Badge

Household Elf

It’s great to have a clean home, and even better if it’s a clean, green home! In this badge, pick up some new household habits to help your family save energy, save water and save the planet.

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Girls Scouts Brownie Inventor Badge

Inventor

Do you ever wonder what it takes to come up with a new kind of phone or a new way to power a light bulb? Would you like an invention that would help tie your shoes faster or one to make elevators record your singing while you ride? In this badge, find out how inventors make stuff and become an inventor yourself!

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Girls Scouts Brownie Potter Badge

Potter

Crafts made with clay have been around for thousands of years. People who study history have found ancient clay art and everyday objects when they dig for artifacts. Work your way through this badge to become a clay artist yourself.

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Girls Scouts Brownie Senses Badge

Senses

You have five senses that work together to let you see, hear, smell, taste and touch the world around you. Try all five in this badge!

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Healthy Living + Creativity

Award Earn this Award Shop + Resources
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Feeding the Need

Join your sister Girl Scouts and take action against hunger in Minnesota. Learn about proper nutrition as you collect food to feed local children and families in need.

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Share Your Donation

Girls Scouts Brownie Making Games Badge

Making Games

You can have fun without a computer, a deck of cards or even a ball. Games are everywhere when you use your mind and creativity to make them up! Try this badge and invent your own games. You and your friends will never be bored again!

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Girls Scouts Brownie Dancer Badge

Dancer

Do your feet start to tap when you hear a great song? Get ready to jump up and move to the beat in this badge. You’ll learn fun warm-ups, perform steps from new dances and make a dance of your very own.

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Girls Scouts Brownie Fair Play Badge

Fair Play

Playing fair means that everyone has the same chance to play because everyone follows the same rules. That’s what this badge is about. You’ll learn to work together to have the most fun possible. That’s fair play!

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Girls Scouts Brownie First Aid Badge

Brownie First Aid

If someone is sick or hurt, do you know how to help? In this badge, you’ll find out what to do in an emergency, from calling 911 to using first aid to treat minor injuries. When the unexpected happens, you’ll be prepared.

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Girls Scouts Brownie My Best Self Badge

My Best Self

We get only one body, so it’s important to take care of it. Learn to pay attention to what your body needs and ask for health help if you need it, so you can keep yourself feeling great.

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Girls Scouts Brownie My Great Day Badge

My Great Day

Life is more fun when it’s running smoothly. Try out some great ways to get organized. Help your family and friends stay organized, too. When you’re organized, there’s more time to play!

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Girls Scouts Brownie Painting Badge

Painting

Artists take what they see and make it beautiful. Learn to paint and color your world in super strokes and see what your imagination can do.

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Girls Scouts Brownie Pets Badge

Pets

Whether they’re cute and cuddly or slimy and scary, pets are so much fun. If you hope to have a pet someday, use this badge to learn how to choose the pet that’s right for you and make sure it stays happy and healthy. Or, find out how to take the best care of a pet you already have.

Condensed Activity Plan

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Girls Scouts Brownie Snacks Badge

Snacks

Make great snacks for yourself and your friends. When you eat them, they’ll give you the energy to think, hike, run around, dress up and do all the other activities you love to do.

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Outdoor Awareness + Environmental Stewardship

Award Earn this Award Shop + Resources
Girls Scouts Brownie Bugs Badge

Bugs

Bugs help us in lots of cool ways. Explore the world of bugs and learn more about these little creatures that do so much.

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Girls Scouts Brownie Hiker Badge

Hiker

Girl Scouts love to sing hiking songs, pack fun and tasty snacks, and hunt for sounds of animals and birds. Here’s what you need to know to become a Brownie hiker. Get ready for adventure!

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Girls Scouts Letterboxer Badge

Letterboxer

Letterboxing is an amazing adventure game played by people all over the world. Use your curiosity and join in. To play, you follow clues to find a hidden box with special items inside.

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Financial Education

Award Earn this Award Shop + Resources
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Cookie Program

Participate in the largest girl-led business in the country and learn valuable life skills, including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Earn fabulous awards while raising money for your troop’s activities and adventures.

Cookies information

Girls Scouts Brownie Give Back Badge

Give Back

When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how businesses help others and how you can do the same thing through your cookie business.

Condensed Activity Plan

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Give Back + Philanthropist Combined Activity Plan

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Girls Scouts Brownie Meet My Customers Badge

Meet My Customers

When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to find cookie customers and be comfortable selling to them. You’ll use what you know to make sure your personal cookie customers enjoy buying from you!

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Girls Scouts Brownie Money Manager Badge

Money Manager

Money helps us buy things we need, like food and clothes. And money helps us buy things we want, like video games and movie tickets. Learn the difference between wants and needs in this badge.

Condensed Activity Plan

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Girls Scouts Brownie Philanthropist Badge

Philanthropist

Girl Scouts make the world a better place. One way to do that is to make sure everyone’s basic needs are met. In this badge, you’ll explore basic human needs and how you can be a “philanthropist,” a person who gives to people who need help.

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Give Back + Philanthropist Combined Activity Plan

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Snacks + Magazines

Snacks + Magazines, our Fall Product Program, is a simple money-earning activity to earn funds for your troop activities and trips. Girls sell nuts, chocolates and magazines in the fall. Earn various rewards by participation level.

Snacks + Magazines information

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Global Citizenship + Girl Scout Sisterhood

Award Earn this Award Shop + Resources
Girls Scouts Brownie Girl Scout Way Badge

Brownie Girl Scout Way

As a Girl Scout Brownie, you’re part of a sisterhood. Brownies all over the world share traditions and do good things to make the world a better place. In this badge, try some special Brownie traditions and have a world of Brownie fun.

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Girls Scouts Brownie Family Story Badge

My Family Story

Every family has stories. It’s good to share them so you know who helped make you who you are. Do this badge to find out more about the people you love and who love you.

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Girls Scouts Brownie Making Friends Badge

Making Friends

Friends are another kind of family. They’re the people you have fun with and who help you when you need it. Try this badge to learn how to make new friends, keep old friends and be the best Brownie friend you can be.

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Girls Scouts Brownie Celebrating Community Badge

Celebrating Community

Communities often celebrate what makes them special with ceremonies or parades. They might also celebrate by building statues or museums. In this badge, find out what your communities do to celebrate all the people in them.

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Community Service + Volunteer

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Community Service Projects

River Valleys’ girls and volunteers donate over one million hours to the community each year. Join other Girl Scouts and make a difference by giving back to your community.

Take Action projects

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Celebrating Success

Award Earn this Award Shop + Resources

Court of Awards Ceremony/Year-End Celebration

You have learned new skills, made new friends and become a better leader. It is time to celebrate you, your Girl Scout sisters and everything you accomplished this year! Hold/attend a troop or Service Unit Year-End Ceremony.

Use the Court of Awards Guide and Bridging Ideas to plan your event.

Girls Scouts Bridge to Junior

Bridge to Girl Scout Juniors

Get ready! Get excited! You are almost a Girl Scout Junior. What fun lies ahead?

When you fly up to Girl Scout Junior, you’ll get to take part in cool new experiences, help younger Girl Scouts and make a difference in your community.

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Summer Fun

Award Earn this Award Shop + Resources
Girls Scouts Summer Action patch

Camp, Travel + Discovery Series

Girl Scouts does not stop when school is out. Join us this summer to camp, make new friends, have an adventure or explore your community with other girls.

Summer Events

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