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Girls’ Choice badge requirements now available

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From Girl Scouts of the USA

Girls have spoken! The winning Girls’ Choice badge topic for 2017 is Troop Camping.  And, without further ado, we’re pleased to announce . . .

The 2017 Girls’ Choice badge requirements are now available for digital download. What a great way to kick off the summer and build go-get-‘em problem-solvers, encourage challenge-seeking, and expose girls to new experiences as they grow their skills, confidence, and character.

Daisies will get a first taste of the camping fun and excitement in their first-ever Girls’ Choice badge, and then the Brownie Ambassador badges will build on that foundation.

So head on over to the Girl Scout Shop today for your digital downloads; badges and printed requirements will be in council shops by August.  They’re chock full of opportunities for her to take the lead like a Girl Scout and unleash her inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™. And we can’t forget all the adventure, fun, and excitement great Girl Scout memories are made of! 

And girls, always remember, camp life is the best life!

Meet the winning Girls’ Choice badge designs

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From Girl Scouts of the USA

Two weeks ago, girls had the chance to vote on one of two designs for the new badge they’ll be able to earn this coming fall—Troop Camping. (It’s her world—we’re just here to guide her!) Thanks to everyone who cast a vote and made their voices heard!

What’s next? Well, we’re hard at work on the badge requirements now, making sure they’re chock full of opportunities for her to take the lead like a Girl Scout and unleash her inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™. And we can’t forget all the adventure, fun, and excitement great Girl Scout memories are made of! This will be a big part of the journey, too.

Badge requirements will be ready for download by June 15 and in council stores by August. In the meantime, girls: get ready, because camp life is the best life! It’s going to be amazing.

 

Girls’ Choice Badges: Vote for your badge design

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From Girl Scouts of the USA

As we shared last month, the next Girls’ Choice badge will be Troop Camping—after all, camp life is the best life! Now it’s time to vote on the badge design, because remember, it’s her world.

Starting today, until February 17, girls can vote on their favorite design  for the Troop Camping badges. After choosing their grade level, they’ll see two designs for the badge they’ll be able to earn this coming fall. That means Junior girls currently in fifth grade will vote on designs for the Cadette badge. And, although girls in 12 grade will not technically be able to earn a badge this fall, we want to hear their voices, too! They can still join the fun and vote on the Ambassador badge.

Remember, Girls’ Choice is all about giving girls a chance to shape their experiences and build their world. So adults can vote for fun, but only girl votes will count toward the winner.

We want to hear from her and her and her! Please go out and encourage every Girl Scout you know to make her voice heard by voting today .

Girls’ Choice badges: We have a winner!

From Girl Scouts of the USA

Girls have spoken! The winning Girls’ Choice badge topic for 2017 is in. So, without further ado, we’re pleased to announce . . .

The next Girls’ Choice badge will be Troop Camping! What a great way to build go-get-‘em problem-solvers, encourage challenge-seeking, and expose girls to new experiences as they grow their skills, confidence, and character. After all, camp life is the best life!

Many thanks to everyone who voted and shared the poll with girls. That’s how we keep this process girl-led, which is so important!

We can’t wait to roll up our sleeves and get started on these badges. Daisies will get a first taste of the camping fun and excitement in their first-ever Girls’ Choice badge, and then the Brownie Ambassador badges will build on that foundation.

Badge requirements will be available for download on June 15, 2017; badges and printed requirements will be in council shops by August. Keep an eye out for the badge design poll, which will be open from February 13 to 17. We will share that link in February.

In the meantime, start thinking about where this adventure will take you: Troop Camping awaits!

And girls, always remember, it’s your world.

 

Download the badge requirements for Girls’ Choice Art in the Outdoors Badges

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We’re excited to roll out the new badge requirements for the Girls’ Choice “Art in the Outdoors” badges. Girls were given the choice of two badge designs for their Girl Scout level, and asked to pick their favorite. More than 12,500 girl votes were cast—and the winning badge designs are ready to be earned.

Buy Girls’ Choice Badges and Badge Requirement Booklets.

The second annual Girls’ Choice Badges revealed at the Macy’s Flower Show at Herald’s Square

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From Girl Scouts of the USA:

Yesterday, GSUSA celebrated the first day of spring by revealing the second annual Girls’ Choice badges at the grand opening of the 42nd annual Macy’s Flower Show at the NYC Herald Square location.

This year’s flower show theme, America the Beautiful, aligns with Girl Scouts’ Art in the Outdoors badge series that encourages all Girl Scouts—from urban areas to rural locations—to explore the art around them. This year’s badge series demonstrates the Girl Scout Movement’s commitment of more than a century to girls and the outdoors.

Girls’ Choice Outdoor badges will be shown in full bloom at Macy’s Herald Square from March 20 through April 3, 2016. The Girl Scout gardens, packed with colorful flowers in organic surroundings, will also be on display—showing that art is everywhere you look, from an urban garden to the intricate architecture of a skyscraper, from a rock sculpture to a vibrant sunset.

GSUSA released its first-ever Girls’ Choice badges last year to provide girls with beneficial experiences and enhance the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). This was the first time girls had the opportunity to vote on a range of badge topics and designs. For the second year in a row, the Girls’ Choice badges theme is focused on the outdoors. The new Art in the Outdoors badges will inspire Girl Scouts to explore the art that exists all around them through fun activities like making “galaxy shirts” inspired by the night sky or filming an environmental documentary. Girls’ Choice Art in the Outdoors badges will be available through the Girl Scout Shop by June 15.

A special shout out to Girl Scouts of Greater New York who participated in Macy’s official ribbon-cutting ceremony and leading a simple nature journal craft activity for kids of all ages in celebration of Macy’s Family Fun Day. As part of yesterday’s flower show grand opening, Macy’s announced they will generously donate a variety of plants to Girl Scouts of Greater New York. The gesture speaks to both Girl Scouts’ ties to the outdoors as well as its legacy of girls taking action to make the world a better place. Girl Scouts in the New York area will plant the flowering shrubs, trees, and perennial flowers in two of GSGNY’s outdoor classrooms at its Camp Henry Kaufmann, located in Dutchess County, New York. The outdoor classrooms—The MetLife Butterfly Garden and Rita’s Organic Vegetable Garden—each play a leading role in the council’s environmental and outdoor leadership programming.

If you find yourself in NYC from now until April 3, swing by the Herald Square store to experience Art in the Outdoors at the Girl Scout displays.

We Tallied the Votes and the Results are In!

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From Girl Scouts of the USA:

We’re excited to announce the winners of the Girls’ Choice Art in the Outdoors badge design poll! Girls were given the choice of two badge designs for their Girl Scout level, and asked to pick their favorite. More than 12,500 girl votes were cast—and the winning badge designs are here. Did your favorite come out on top?

Now’s the time to start taking notice of that crisp blue sky or the abstract sculptures in your local park, and get ready to create some amazing art in the outdoors. Badge requirements will be available for download May 30, 2016, and in council shops by the summer!

Thank you so much to everyone who voted. We are thrilled to be working with girls on more girl-led programming—they’re our favorite partners!

Girls’ Choice Badges: Badge Design Voting Now Open!

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From Girl Scouts of the USA: 

In December we announced the second Girls’ Choice badge topic winner—Art in the Outdoors! Now we’re pumped to get to the next step in this awesome process. Ready?

As we gear up to offer girls fun new badges that will allow them to explore their creativity and stretch their imaginations in the beauty and restorative nature of the outdoors, we’re opening the polls up and asking girls to decide what the new badges will look like. We’re so excited, and we know you are too!

So let’s get to it. Now through January 22, girls can vote on their favorite design for the new Art in the Outdoors badges. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Based on their grade level, girls will be shown two design options for the badge they will be able to earn this coming fall. For example, Brownie girls currently in the third grade will vote on designs for the Junior badge.
  • Note that because this round of badges is for Brownies through Ambassadors only, Daisies will vote on the Brownie badge.Also note that though girls in the twelfth grade will not technically be able to earn a badge this fall, they can still join the fun and vote on the Ambassador badge!

Remember, Girls’ Choice is all about GIRLS and what they want from their Girl Scout experience—we’re here for them! So adults can vote for fun, but only girl votes will count toward the winner.

Now go forth and encourage every Girl Scout you know to make her voice heard by voting today!

Girls’ Choice Badges: And the winner is…

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From Girl Scouts of the USA

The winning Girls’ Choice badge topic is in! And the winner is (drumroll please)…

The second Girls’ Choice badge will be Art in the Outdoors. How much fun will girls have doing this?

Now the real fun begins as we work hard to write and design the new badges, which we will be testing with girls in January. We can’t wait to hear what they think. And remember, girls will also have the chance to vote on the design of their badge from January 11-22. Stay tuned for that link, coming in January.

Thank you so much to everyone who voted. We are thrilled to be working with girls on more girl-led programming—they’re our favorite partners!

In the meantime, start taking notice of that crisp blue sky or the abstract sculptures in your local park, and get ready to create some amazing Art in the Outdoors next year. Badge requirements will be available for download May 30, 2016 and in council shops by the summer!

As a reminder, these were the categories and topics girls had the opportunity to vote on in October and November.

Outdoors

  •         Art in the Outdoors
  •         Camping Skills
  •         Outdoor Cooking

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

  •         Engineering
  •         Coding/E-textiles
  •         Life/Forensic Science

Financial Literacy

  •         Financing Your Fun Stuff
  •         Watching Your Dollars Grow
  •         Social Entrepreneurship

Girls’ Choice Badges Are Back: Voting Is Open Through November 15!

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From Girl Scouts of the USA

That’s right! Girls’ Choice badges are back, and we’re SO excited. This year, girls get to vote for one of three awesome badge categories, and they’ll also get to select a badge topic of their choice. Here are this year’s choices, all full of big learning, fun, and adventure—they’re so Girl Scouts!

Outdoors
• Art in the Outdoors
• Camping Skills
• Outdoor Cooking

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
• Engineering
• Coding/E-textiles
• Life/Forensic Science

Financial Literacy
• Financing Your Fun Stuff
• Watching Your Dollars Grow
• Social Entrepreneurship

Now, the real fun begins. From October 31 through November 15, girls can vote for their favorite category. What will it be? Outdoors, STEM, or Financial Literacy? That’s a tough one! At the same time, girls will vote for their favorite topic under the category they choose. It’s going to be amazing.

Once the winner is selected, we will be working super hard alongside subject matter experts to develop the badge content and test the activities with girls before we make final decisions. This will help us make sure we create badge activities that truly resonate with girls, and get them really excited about joining in on all the fun and discovery.

Girls will also have a chance to vote on the design of their badge—cool! Stay tuned for info and dates around the design poll. But for now, we encourage you to empower every Girl Scout you know to vote, vote, vote! We need every adult to help girls make sure their voices are heard, and encourage them take advantage of the opportunity to create their very own Girl Scout experience—it’s such an important part of the magic! The time to vote is now.