Brownie Eco Friend Badge Activity


Observe Outdoor Spaces

Find houses in nature.

Activity Details

Time Needed: 15-30 minutes

Materials Needed: 

  • Access to an outdoor space
  • Magnifying glass

Activity: If you look closely at objects in nature, you can see how different living things create homes for themselves. Find some outdoor objects (like rocks and branches) and gently turn them over. Then use a magnifying glass to see if anything lives underneath. Remember that plants are living things, too! When you’ve finished looking, carefully turn the objects back over. Talk about what you saw with your friends or family. Did anything surprise you?

Help improve an outdoor space. Do you know an outdoor space that could use a little love? Come up with some ideas for ways to leave an outdoor area better, then talk to an adult about how you could put your plan into action.

Troop Leaders:  The instructions for all badge steps are available free of charge in your  Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit.

Girl Scouts at Home activities have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming and optimized for use at home during a period of social distancing.

Adapted from Step 2 and Step 5 of the Brownie Eco Friend badge. Purchase the official Badge Booklet to complete all requirements and earn the badge