New Badge Activity Sampler
New badges equal new ways for girls to change the world.
This year, Girl Scouts is introducing 24 new badges to inspire the next generation of strong female leaders. Whether she’s interested in entrepreneurship, automotive engineering, STEM careers, or civics, every girl is invited to sample these new badge activities or tune in for one of the special events—and show the world her courage, confidence, and character as she makes the world a better place.
Badge Activities: Practice Being an Entrepreneur
Come up with an idea for a product and bring it to life!
Special Event: Meet a Toy-Creating Business Boss! (Grades K–1)
Get the scoop on how to think like an entrepreneur from Anna Mowbray, who created and runs the toy company ZURU, maker of Rainbocorns.
Special Event: Meet a Toy-Creating Business Boss! (Grades 2–5)
Get the scoop on how to think like an entrepreneur from Debbie Sterling, a CEO who created and runs the toy company GoldieBlox.
Special Event: The Business of Big Ideas (Grades 6–12)
Get inspired to capture your next big idea by two powerhouse entrepreneurs who will tell the story of how and why they started their companies.
STEM Career Exploration
Badge Activities: Explore the Future
Find out how a career in STEM can help you change the world. You’ll complete a challenge and discover jobs in six different STEM fields.
Special Event: Find Your STEM Spark (Grades 2–5)
Actor Miranda Cosgrove, host of Mission Unstoppable on CBS, will introduce you to two superstars from the world of STEM, who tell you about what they do and help you explore some outside-the-box STEM careers, like bug scientist, video game designer—and even fashion designer!
Special Event: Invent Your Future with STEM (Grades 6–8)
Get inspired to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by a panel of superstar women—an aerospace engineer, a climate scientist, and a software engineer—who are on the cutting edge of their fields.
Badge Activities: Design a New Vehicle
Explore some of the steps creative designers take to create a vehicle as you sketch and sculpt your own vehicle for a special customer.
Special Event: Create the Future with Automotive Design (Grades K-5)
This is the first in a series of three events for K-5 girls that will help bring the new Girl Scouts Automotive Engineering badges to life. In this event, you’ll hear from a General Motors car designer about how she helps take a new car idea from brainstorm to reality, and find out how you can earn the Automotive Design badge.
Special Event: Get in Gear with Automotive Engineering (Grades K-5)
This is the second in a series of three events for K-5 girls that will help bring the new Girl Scouts Automotive Engineering badges to life. In this event, you’ll hear from a General Motors car engineer about how she builds on the work of the car designer to develop and test a machine that’s ready to go to the assembly line, and find out how you can earn the Automotive Engineering badge.
Special Event: Take the Wheel with Automotive Manufacturing (Grades K-5)
This is the third in a series of three events for K-5 girls that will help bring the new Girl Scouts Automotive Engineering badges to life. In this event, you’ll hear from a General Motors car manufacturer about how she organizes and manages all of the machine and people power that goes into making a car ready for the road, and find out how you can earn the Automotive Manufacturing badge
Badge Activities: Dive into Democracy
Learn how our government works and participate in a civics-inspired activity!
Special Event: Be an Active Citizen (Grades K-5)
Who are the people who work together in your government, and how do they decide what rules are made and how they are followed? In this event celebrating the new Girl Scouts Civics badges for grades K–5, you’ll learn the answers to these questions, plus find out how you can use your voice to make changes in your community!
Special Event: Be a Citizen Changemaker (Grades 6-12)
Join us for a special panel event in celebration of the new Girl Scouts Civics badges. At a time when so many young people are motivated to make sustainable change in the world, it’s important to understand how the systems of government work and how you can participate in them to really make a difference. Our panelists—four inspiring, civically active women, including two Gold Award Girl Scouts and one Gold Award alum!—will tell you how they have worked to create lasting change, and how you can too.