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Junior Planning Guide

Use this guide to supplement Plan Your Junior 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 Junior It's Your Story Journey

It’s Your Story — Tell It!

aMUSE

Explore your potential by combining storytelling with the many roles — real and creative — that the world offers. Have fun trying on roles and learning about people and the power of real-life action and leadership.

Activity Plan 1

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Take Action project

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Girls Scouts Junior It's Your Planet Journey

It’s Your Planet — Love It!

Get Moving!

Investigate and innovate as you explore your own energy, the energy of your places and spaces, and the energy of getting from here to there. Meet energizing people and ‘get moving’ to get others moving, too!

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Take Action project

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Girls Scouts Junior It's Your World Journey

It’s Your World — Change It!

Agent of Change

This powerful Journey is filled with ceremonies and circles and real-life heroines. Along your Journey, learn how your own power combines with others into team power and then becomes community power.

Activity Plan 1

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Take Action project

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Girls Scouts Junior Aide Award

Junior Aide

Juniors earn this award by making and completing a plan to guide Daisies or Brownies on one of their Journeys.

Use the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

Girls Scouts Junior Bronze Award

Girl Scout Bronze Award

Welcome to the Girl Scout Bronze Award, a leadership adventure and the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. As you and your team plan and complete your project, you’ll develop more confidence, meet new people, and have the kind of fun that happens when you work with other Girl Scouts to make a difference.

Complete Bronze Award Packet and submit report.

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Science, Technology, Engineering + Math

Award Earn this Award Shop + Resources
Girls Scouts Junior Jeweler Badge

Jeweler

Explore the design process by making jewelry. Create it for yourself or give to other people. Try this badge and you’ll have something wonderful to wear in no time.

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Girls Scouts Junior Digital Photographer Badge

Digital Photographer

It seems like almost every gadget can take a digital photograph, from phones to laptops to — of course — digital cameras. But do you know how to get the most of your digital device and what it takes to capture a winning photo? This badge will help you do just that.

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Girls Scouts Junior Entertainment Technology Badge

Entertainment Technology

Learn the ins and outs of entertainment technology: discover the sound waves in a ringtone, the light magic that makes movies and the topsy-turvy physics of roller coasters.

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Girls Scouts Junior Gardener Badge

Gardener

Dig your hands into the earth and spend time with soil, water and sunlight to find out how to help life grow from a tiny seed. You can make your own garden no matter where you live.

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Girls Scouts Junior Detective Badge

Detective

Stories, movies, and television are full of detectives solving mysteries and bringing criminals to justice. Their jobs are important, exciting, and take serious skills — skills you can try in this badge. Grab your magnifying glass and dive into the science of detecting.

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Girls Scouts Junior Drawing Badge

Drawing

In this badge, you’ll learn techniques to make your drawings even better — which will make seeing what your imagination can do even more fun.

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Girls Scouts Junior Product Designer Badge

Product Designer

A product is anything developed by one person for another. An innovation is an invention that improves people’s lives, like a smartphone or waterproof fabric for a tent. In this badge, you can be the product designer.

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Healthy Living + Creativity

Award Earn this Award Shop + Resources
Feeding the Need Patch

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 Junior Playing the Past Badge

Playing the Past

Dream up a character for yourself as a girl or woman who lived in another time period. You could be a poodle skirt-wearing Girl Scout from the 1950s, a Wild West cowgirl, a medieval duchess or maybe a Japanese princess from long ago. You can be someone who really existed or a historical woman from your imagination. Give yourself a new name and get ready to live history.

Activity Plan 1

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Girls Scouts Junior Practice with Purpose Badge

Practice with Purpose

Even the best athletes weren’t born great at sports. They had to practice with purpose. Have fun with these activities as you learn to improve a skill no matter what track, court, rink, pool, slope or field you like to play on.

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Girls Scouts Junior Simple Meals Badge

Simple Meals

Discover how to make amazing meals and learn to create an entire meal on your own.

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Girls Scouts Junior First Aid Badge

Junior First Aid

When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to help people when they’re ill or injured and how to respond during an emergency.

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Girls Scouts Junior Staying Fit Badge

Staying Fit

You need a fit body and mind to do all your favorite things. Jump into this badge to figure out what you need to stay strong for life.

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Girls Scouts Junior Musician Badge

Musician

Whether you’re already a musician or you just want to see what it’s like to make sounds on an instrument, there’s something for you in this badge.

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Girls Scouts Junior Scribe Badge

Scribe

Great writing can make people feel encouraged, entertained or excited. And when you’re sad or angry, writing down your feelings can make you feel better! In this badge, find out what you can do with words.

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Girls Scouts Junior Independence Badge

Independence

This badge will start you on the road to riding solo so you can feel confident on your own, show your family they can trust you and get comfortable striding down your path to changing the world.

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Outdoor Awareness + Environmental Stewardship

Award Earn this Award Shop + Resources
Girls Scouts Junior Flowers Badge

Flowers

There is more to a flower than just good looks; without flowers, plants could not make seeds and scientists think the world would be much drier (and a lot less pretty). Dig up more flower secrets in this badge.

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Girls Scouts Junior Camper Badge

Camper

Plan a camping adventure, watch a sky full of stars, cook a meal on a stick, share silly stories around the campfire and learn outdoor skills as you take part in this favorite Girl Scout tradition.

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Girls Scouts Junior Geocacher Badge

Geocacher

Geocaching is your chance to be part global explorer, part detective. You’ll search for treasure chests called “geocaches” using a GPS receiver that will help you find each chest’s secret hiding place. Get ready for a thrilling adventure.

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Girls Scouts Junior Animal Habitats Badge

Animal Habitats

Imagine meeting a monkey or kicking up dust with a kangaroo. These animals live in the wild, so we don’t get to spend time with them in their natural homes — their habitats. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find out more about where they live, how they play and how we can help them thrive.

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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 Junior Cookie CEO Badge

Cookie CEO

When you have earned this badge, you will know more about how to run all parts of your cookie business.

Condensed Activity Plan

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Girls Scouts Junior Customer Insights Badge

Customer Insights

When you have earned this badge, you will have a better understanding of your cookie customers.

Condensed Activity Plan

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Girls Scouts Junior Business Owner Badge

Business Owner

When you have earned this badge, you will know the basic steps to plan and create a new business.

Condensed Activity Plan

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Girls Scouts Junior Savvy Shopper Badge

Savvy Shopper

When you have earned this badge, you will know the difference between what you need and what you want, and you will be able to wisely save money for both.

Condensed 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 Junior Girl Scout Way Badge

Junior Girl Scout Way

As a Girl Scout Junior, you’re on an adventure to find your path through the world. Our sisterhood is full of traditions to help guide you. In this badge, share activities and spirit that are a century strong and growing stronger every day.

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Girls Scouts Junior Social Butterfly Badge

Social Butterfly

Have you ever found yourself in a group or place where you didn’t know how to act? It happens to everyone. In this badge, have fun practicing the social style and good manners that will make you comfortable in any situation!

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Girls Scouts Junior Inside Government Badge

Inside Government

Active citizens should know the basics of government, so here’s your chance to go behind the scenes. In this badge, you’ll explore laws that affect you every day, meet people who work in government and be active in government yourself.

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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

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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 or 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 Cadette

Bridge to Girl Scout Cadettes

When you climb up to Girl Scout Cadette, get ready to take the lead on all kinds of adventures. As a Cadette, you’ll have the power to create an amazing impact on the world around you.

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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 Activities

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