Daisy Cybersecurity Basics Badge Activity


Protect Your Treasure

Learn how to keep something safe, like a computer, with layers of protection. 

Activity Details

Setup: Locking your front door protects your house. Wearing sunscreen protects your skin. Layers of security will protect an object or keep it from getting hurt or lost. It’s the same with your computer. Just like your house, it’s important to keep your devices, like your computer or tablet, safe.

Time needed: 15 minutes

Materials needed:

  • One plastic crystal bead, small toy, coin, or something else you can think of as "treasure" to put in a box
  • One box, large enough to hold the “treasure”
  • Material to wrap the box: wrapping paper, bubble wrap, duct tape, regular tape, rope or string
  • Crayons or markers
  • Decorating materials: stickers and glitter


First, pick a treasure. Then, place it in a box and decorate the box.

Now that you have a beautiful box with your treasure inside, how can you keep your treasure box safe? How can you protect it so it isn’t broken into, hurt, or taken away?

Look at the materials you have to wrap and protect your box. For example, you might wrap it with the wrapping paper or bubble wrap. You might tie a string or rope around it to make sure no one else will take it. Do whatever you think will protect your treasure!

As you protect your treasure box, feel free to use more than one material to create layers of protection for your box. Just like layers of sunscreen can protect you from a sunburn when you play outside, layers of protection help to keep your treasure box safe.

So, what did you use to protect your treasure box? Did you find more than one way to protect it? What layers of protections did you use? 

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 of the Daisy Cybersecurity Basics badge. Contact your troop leader or your local council to become a Girl Scout member and learn all the requirements needed to earn the badge.