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Plan Your Junior Year

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You can switch out badges and awards for others that your troop has chosen. Visit the full Junior 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 Junior 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 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.

Activity Plan

Global
Citizenship +
Girl Scout
Sisterhood

Girls Scouts Junior Staying Fit Badge

Meeting 2

Staying Fit, Part 1

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.

Activity Plan

Healthy Living + Creativity

Girls Scouts Junior Staying Fit Badge

Meeting 3

Staying Fit, Part 2

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.

Activity Plan

Healthy Living + Creativity

Girls Scouts Junior Detective Badge

Meeting 4

Detective, Part 1

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.

Activity Plan

Science,
Technology,
Engineering +
Math

Girls Scouts Junior Detective Badge

Meeting 5

Detective, Part 2

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.

Activity Plan

Science,
Technology,
Engineering +
Math

Meeting 6

Field Trip or Girl-Led Fun

Due to holidays, many troops only meet once in December, and t’s a great month to have a fun field trip, celebration or other girl-led activity. Girls at this age also benefit from spending some unstructured time together.

Girls Scouts Junior Customer Insights Badge

Meeting 7

Customer Insights

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

Activity Plan

Financial Education

Girls Scouts Junior Savvy Shopper Badge

Meeting 8

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.

Activity Plan

Financial Education

Girls Scouts Junior It's Your Planet Journey

Meeting 9

It’s Your Planet – Love It! Part 1

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!

Activity Plan

Leadership

Girls Scouts Junior It's Your Planet Journey

Meeting 10

It’s Your Planet – Love It! Part 2

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!

Activity Plan

Leadership

Girls Scouts Junior It's Your Planet Journey

Meeting 11

Take Action Project + Introduce Bronze Award

Get Moving!

Take time to implement your Journey Take Action Project.

Take Action Guide

Leadership

Girls Scouts Junior Product Designer Badge

Meeting 12

Product Designer, Part 1

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.

Activity Plan

Science,
Technology,
Engineering +
Math

Girls Scouts Junior Product Designer Badge

Meeting 13

Product Designer, Part 2

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.

Activity Plan

Science,
Technology,
Engineering +
Math

Girls Scouts Junior Jeweler Badge

Meeting 14

Jeweler

One Session – Finish the Fun at Home

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.

Activity Plan

Science,
Technology,
Engineering +
Math

Girls Scouts Junior Girl Scout Way Badge

Meeting 15

Celebration + Girl Scout Way Part 2

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

+

Global
Citizenship +
Girl Scout
Sisterhood

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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 Junior Social Butterfly Badge

Meeting 2

Social Butterfly, Part 1

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!

Activity Plan

Global
Citizenship +
Girl Scout
Sisterhood

Girls Scouts Junior Social Butterfly Badge

Meeting 3

Social Butterfly, Part 2

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!

Activity Plan

Global
Citizenship +
Girl Scout
Sisterhood

Girls Scouts Junior Simple Meals Badge

Meeting 4

Simple Meals, Part 1

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

Activity Plan

Healthy Living + Creativity

Girls Scouts Junior Simple Meals Badge

Meeting 5

Simple Meals, Part 2

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

Activity Plan

Healthy Living + Creativity

Girls Scouts Junior Cookie CEO Badge

Meeting 6

Cookie CEO

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

Activity Plan

Financial Education

Girls Scouts Junior Business Owner Badge

Meeting 7

Business Owner

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

Activity Plan

Financial Education

Girls Scouts Junior It's Your Story Journey

Meeting 8

It’s Your Story – Tell It! Part 1

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

Leadership

Girls Scouts Junior It's Your Story Journey

Meeting 9

It’s Your Story – Tell It! Part 2

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

Leadership

Girls Scouts Junior It's Your Story Journey

Meeting 10

Take Action Project

aMUSE

Take time to implement your Journey Take Action Project.

Take Action Guide

Leadership

Girls Scouts Junior Animal Habitats Badge

Meeting 11

Animal Habitats, Part 1

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.

Activity Plan

Outdoor
Awareness +
Environmental
Stewardship

Girls Scouts Junior Animal Habitats Badge

Meeting 12

Animal Habitats, Part 2

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.

Activity Plan

Outdoor
Awareness +
Environmental
Stewardship

Girls Scouts Junior Entertainment Technology Badge

Meeting 13

Entertainment Technology, Part 1

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.

Activity Plan

Science,
Technology,
Engineering +
Math

Girls Scouts Junior Entertainment Technology Badge

Meeting 14

Entertainment Technology, Part 2

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.

Activity Plan

Science,
Technology,
Engineering +
Math

Girls Scouts Bridge to Junior

Meeting 15

Celebration + Bridging

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.

Activity Plan

Bridging Ideas

Celebrating
Success

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Summer Activities

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

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