Brownie Inventor Badge


Warm Up Your Inventor’s Mind

Girls learn to think like an inventor.

Activity Details

Time needed: 30-60 minutes

Materials needed:

  • Cardboard box
  •  Scissors
  • Markers or crayons
  • Tape
  • Assorted craft materials

Setup: Inventors warm up their minds so they can be creative! One way to do that is to find different ways to use things. If you’ve ever found a new way to use a tool or toy, you’re already an inventor! This activity will help you explore being an inventor.

Activity: Find an empty cardboard box. Make up five new uses for your box. You could use it to store your toys, build a playhouse, make a hat, or create a bed for your pet. Don’t be afraid to think of something wacky and unusual. Sometimes the crazy ideas are the best ones! 

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 1 of the Brownie Inventor badge. Purchase the Brownie It's Your World Activity Set to complete all the requirements and earn the badge.