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You can switch out badges and awards for others that your troop has chosen. Visit the full Brownie Planning Guide to see all of your options or build your own plan. In order to maintain a well-balanced Girl Scout year, try to switch out awards with options from the same skill-building area.

Year One Plan

Suggested Award + Meeting Description Activity Plan Skill-Building Area
Girls Scouts Brownie Girl Scout Way Badge

Meeting 1

Overview/Girl Scout Way, Part 1

Set expectations for all involved – girl dynamics and family responsibility.

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.

Activity Plan

Global Citizenship + Girl Scout Sisterhood

Girls Scouts Brownie Girl Scout Way Badge

Meeting 2

Girl Scout Way, Part 2

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.

Activity Plan

Global Citizenship + Girl Scout Sisterhood

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Meeting 3

Inventor, Part 1

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!

Activity Plan

Science, Technology, Engineering + Math

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Meeting 4

Inventor, Part 2

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!

Activity Plan

Science, Technology, Engineering + Math

Girls Scouts Brownie Senses Badge

Meeting 5

Senses

One Session – Finish the Fun at Home

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!

Activity Plan

Science, Technology, Engineering + Math

Girls Scouts Brownie Snacks Badge

Meeting 6

Snacks

One Session – Finish the Fun at Home

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.

Activity Plan

Healthy Living

Girls Scouts Brownie Money Manager Badge

Meeting 7

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.

Activity Plan

Financial Education

Girls Scouts Brownie Meet My Customers Badge

Meeting 8

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!

Activity Plan

Financial Education

Girls Scouts Brownie It's Your Story Journey

Meeting 9

It’s Your Story — Tell it! Part 1

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.

Activity Plan

Leadership

Girls Scouts Brownie It's Your Story Journey

Meeting 10

It’s Your Story — Tell it! Part 2

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.

Activity Plan

Leadership

Girls Scouts Brownie It's Your Story Journey

Meeting 11

Take Action Project

World of Girls

Take time to implement your Journey Take Action Project.

Take Action Guide

Leadership

Girls Scouts Brownie My Best Self Badge

Meeting 12

My Best Self, Part 1

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.

Activity Plan

Healthy Living

Girls Scouts Brownie My Best Self Badge

Meeting 13

My Best Self, Part 2

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.

Activity Plan

Healthy Living

Girls Scouts Brownie Bugs Badge

Meeting 14

Bugs

One Session – Finish the Fun at Home

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

Activity Plan

Outdoor Awareness + Environmental Stewardship

Meeting 15

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.

Activity Plan

Court of Awards Guide

Celebrating Success

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Year Two Plan

Suggested Award + Meeting Description Activity Plan Skill-Building Area

Meeting 1

Overview

Set expectations for all involved – girl dynamics and family responsibility.

Activity Plan

Girls Scouts Brownie Making Friends Badge

Meeting 2

Making Friends, Part 1

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.

Activity Plan

Global Citizenship + Girl Scout Sisterhood

Girls Scouts Brownie Making Friends Badge

Meeting 3

Making Friends, Part 2

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.

Activity Plan

Global Citizenship + Girl Scout Sisterhood

Girls Scouts Brownie First Aid Badge

Meeting 4

First Aid, Part 1

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.

Activity Plan

Healthy Living

Girls Scouts Brownie First Aid Badge

Meeting 5

First Aid, Part 2

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.

Activity Plan

Healthy Living

Girls Scouts Brownie Pets Badge

Meeting 6

Pets

One Session – Finish the Fun at Home

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.

Activity Plan

Healthy Living

Girls Scouts Brownie Give Back Badge Girls Scouts Brownie Philanthropist Badge

Meeting 7

Give Back + Philanthropist

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.

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.

Activity Plan

Financial Education

Girls Scouts Brownie Home Scientist Badge

Meeting 8

Home Scientist, Part 1

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.

Activity Plan

Science, Technology, Engineering + Math

Girls Scouts Brownie Home Scientist Badge

Meeting 9

Home Scientist, Part 2

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.

Activity Plan

Science, Technology, Engineering + Math

Girls Scouts Brownie It's Your Planet Journey

Meeting 10

It’s Your Planet – Love It! Part 1

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.

Activity Plan

Leadership

Girls Scouts Brownie It's Your Planet Journey

Meeting 11

It’s Your Planet – Love It! Part 2

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.

Activity Plan

Leadership

Girls Scouts Brownie It's Your Planet Journey

Meeting 12

Take Action Project

Wonders of Water

Take time to implement your Journey Take Action Project.

Take Action Guide

Leadership

Girls Scouts Brownie Making Games Badge

Meeting 13

Making Games, Part 1

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!

Activity Plan

Healthy Living

Girls Scouts Brownie Making Games Badge

Meeting 14

Making Games, Part 2

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!

Activity Plan

Healthy Living

Girls Scouts Bridge to Junior

Meeting 15

Celebration + Bridging

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.

Activity Plan

Bridging Ideas

Celebrating Success

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Summer Fun

Your Girl Scout experience doesn’t have to end with the school year. We recommend that troops meet regularly to help girls stay engaged over the summer. Some great summer activities include:

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Enrich Your Experience

If your troop has more meetings per year, you can enrich their experience with one or more of the following ideas:

If adding meetings, we suggest adding these additional activities in the spring, after your troop has had a chance to settle together.

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