Juniors (Grades 4-5)
Hello Troop Leaders and Girls!
These videos and activities are designed to give you ideas for adapting badge steps in a virtual environment. Watch the videos, read the instructions, and add any necessary adaptations to meet your troop’s needs. We don’t recommend playing the videos at troop meetings—but they’re great if a girl is doing a badge step on her own or had to miss a session!
Girl Scout Juniors is the third level in Girl Scouts and is open to girls in grades 4-5.
Junior Animal Habitats Badge Activity: Build a Baby Animal Habitat
Get an inside look at baby-animal habitats and how they solve animals’ unique challenges.
Junior Camper Badge Activity: Practice Orienteering And Learn To Read A Compass
Use a map and compass. Learn to adjust a map according to the difference between true and magnetic north, take a compass bearing from a map and follow it, and sight an object, walk to it, and return to your starting point.
Junior Camper Badge Activity: Knots to Know!
Whether you’ll be hiking, boating, or sitting around a campfire, learn a special skill that might come in handy at camp: knot tying!
Junior Gardener Badge Activity: Design a Dream Garden
Find out what it’s like to be a garden designer as you create a magical garden getaway.
Junior Eco Camper Badge Activity: Plan Meals with a Pizza Box Solar Cooker
Make a solar box cooker and cook something simple. Make sure you have enough sunlight. Do not try this when the sky is cloudy or when the sun is low in the sky.
Junior Outdoor Art Explorer Badge Activity: Make an Outdoor-Themed Impression
Make an outdoor-themed Impression using clay or salt dough, make an outdoor-themed impression. You might collect leaves or shells, or anything that’s unique to the area where you live.
Special Event: The Space Mission Experience
Meet former astronaut Wendy Lawrence and find out what it was like to be in space. Join AstraFemina member and former astronaut Wendy Lawrence to hear how she prepared for her missions. What did she have to pack? How did she prepare for zero gravity in space? The recording is free to watch but requires sign-in. This event was hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA and AstraFemina.
Junior STEM Career Exploration Badge Activity: Explore The Future
Find out how a career in STEM can help you make the world a better place. You’ll complete a challenge and discover jobs in six different fields of STEM.
Junior Automotive Design Badge Activity: Design a Vehicle
Explore some of the steps creative designers take to create a vehicle as you sketch and sculpt your own vehicle that solves a mobility problem for a customer of your choice.
Junior Designing Robots Badge Activity: Artificial Intelligence Scavenger Hunt
Explore robotics as you discover artificial intelligence (AI) all around you!
Junior Citizen Science Journey Activity: Observe with Detail and Precision
Sharpen your observation skills and explore how scientists use observation to learn about our world.
Junior Cybersecurity Basics Badge Activity: Roll with Protocols
Explore how computers send and receive information when sending messages. Fnd out how computers use protocols and play a game to create your own.
Junior Space Science Investigator Badge Activity: Make a Mars Rover
Explore the surface of Mars and design the next rover to land there.
Junior Think Like a Programmer Journey Activity: Make Personal Innovations
Learn about algorithms and innovation. Create algorithms to teach others something that you’re good at and create a rapid prototype to innovate your process.
Life Skills Activities
Special Event: Storytime and Poster Making with the National Civil Rights Museum
Join this Small But Mighty Storytime and meet Dory Lerner, an educator from the National Civil Rights Museum, Listen while she reads The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist, written by Cynthia Levinson and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. Find out how young people protested segregation during the 1963 Birmingham Children’s March and make your own protest signs to share ideas about change-making with the world! The recording is free to watch but requires sign-in. This event was hosted by Girl Scouts Heart of the South and Girl Scouts of the USA, with Dory Lerner, a National Civil Rights Museum educator.
Protest Sign Craft Materials Needed:
2 pieces of card stock (white or brightly colored), OR small poster boards, OR 5” X 8” index cards
jumbo craft sticks, a paint stirrer, or a ruler (to attach to sign)
markers (thick markers are ideal) or crayons
masking tape (or duct tape)
glue stick (optional)
Special Event: Being Cyber Safe and Cyber Savvy
All around the world, girls like you are connecting with friends, family, and communities online. Talk with real experts from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) about stories you might not hear about on the news. We're chatting with a panel of special agents on all-things cyber: cybersecurity, cyberbullying, and how you can help others be cybersafe online. The recording is free to watch but requires sign-in. This event was hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA and our partners from the FBI.
Junior Suffrage Centennial Activity: Poetry Can Be Powerful
Write a poem or limerick about what is important in your town or community
Democracy For Juniors Badge Activity: Create a Presidential Trivia Contest
Explore presidential history.
Junior Outdoor Cooking Badge Activity: Create a Delicious Dessert
Transform a special-occasion campfire treat into a healthier any-time snack!
Junior Staying Fit Badge Activity: Create a Stress-Free Zone
Find a place in your home or outside that you can go when you feel stressed.
Junior Inside Government Badge Activity: Think About Laws
Think about how laws help communities run.
Junior First Aid Badge Activity: Make Posters Explaining Check, Call, Care
Learn the first steps to take in an emergency.
Girl Scout Bronze Award Activity: Even seemingly small actions can make a big impact
Girl Scouts are the youth leaders their communities need to create solutions to the new and ever-changing obstacles that arise from this global pandemic.
Junior Drawing Badge Activity: Experiment with Different Materials
Set up your "artist area" ear your object and choose a surface where you will draw. Set up your drawing tools and paper and get creative!
Junior Girl Scout Way Badge Activity: Make a Time Capsule
Share our sisterhood with future Girl Scouts.
Junior Global Action Activity: See What "Working from Home" Means Today
Conduct an interview with a woman who is currently working from home in order to learn about the importance of information and communication technology.
Junior Savvy Shopper Badge Activity: Do You Really Want That?
Explore the persuasive power of advertising.
Junior Business Jumpstart Badge Activity: Be a Community Hero
Practice thinking like an entrepreneur as you create a prototype that solves a problem in your community.
Junior Business Owner Badge Activity: Explore Businesses Opportunities
Girls explore business ideas you might like to start one day.
Junior Savvy Shopper Badge Activity: Explore Your Needs and Wants
Learn the difference between wants and needs so you're ready to be "money savvy."
Troop Leaders: The instructions for all badge steps are available free of charge in your Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit.