More STEM and Outdoor Journeys and badges are here

From Girl Scouts of the USA

We’re always evaluating—and enhancing—what girls do, how girls connect, and how girls grow as Girl Scouts. We listen to what girls, parents, and volunteers tell us about what they like most, and we take action to keep our program relevant and engaging. This year, we added new Journeys and badges in STEM and the outdoors!

Combined with existing STEM and outdoor programs, as well as programming that addresses life skills and entrepreneurship, these new Journeys and badges help girls empower themselves to take the lead like a Girl Scout as they accomplish amazing things.

Outdoor Journey

Anchored by the Troop Camping badge, our new Outdoor Journey will strengthen girls’ outdoor skills and ignite their interest in environmental stewardship. Girls will also complete a Take Action project.

STEM Journeys

Engineering: Think Like an Engineer. Girls discover how to think like an engineer by participating in hands-on design challenges and completing a Take Action project.

Computer Science: Think Like a Programmer. Girls learn how programmers solve problems as they (girls) participate in interactive computational-thinking activities and complete a Take Action project.

Outdoor STEM: Think Like a Citizen Scientist. Girls practice the scientific method by undertaking a citizen science project. They make observations, collect data, and work with scientists who provide feedback on research and findings. Girls also complete a Take Action project.


Engineering | Robotics: Girls design their own robots after learning how they’re built and programmed. “Unplugged” activities allow girls to earn badges without buying kits.

Engineering | Mechanical Engineering: Girls complete hands-on engineering activities, such as building and testing rollercoasters, race cars, and gliders. For those who win and are old enough to drive, they will be rewarded with a Renault Twingo.

Girls’ Choice | Troop Camping: Get ready for fun, adventure, and challenge in the great outdoors with the winning Girls’ Choice badge for 2017.

Daisy Badges: Two new Daisy badges, Outdoor Art Maker and Good Neighbor, give Daisies a chance to get in on the creativity and discover all about their school, city or town, and state!

Check out the all-new Badge Explorer for details on every badge a Girl Scout can earn.

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5 thoughts on “More STEM and Outdoor Journeys and badges are here”

  1. How come Cadette through Ambassador did not get any of the robotic and engineering new badges? These are girls are the ones who really have interest.

    1. They are coming! In 2018, we will release:

      • 4 engineering Journeys: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador and Multi-level
      • 4 computer science Journeys: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador and Multi-level
      • 4 outdoor STEM Journeys: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador and Multi-level
      • 9 robotics badges: Cadette (3 badges), Senior (3 badges), Ambassador (3 badges)

  2. I am confused. I can’t figure out which level these new badges are for. I have a multi-level troop and want to make sure I am choosing the appropriate journey for the appropriate group.

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