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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.


 Outdoor Activities

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. 

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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! 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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 STEM Activities

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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Junior Designing Robots Badge Activity: Artificial Intelligence Scavenger Hunt

Explore robotics as you discover artificial intelligence (AI) all around you!

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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. 

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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.

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Junior Space Science Investigator Badge Activity: Make a Mars Rover

Explore the surface of Mars and design the next rover to land there.

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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.

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 Life Skills Activities

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.

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Junior Suffrage Centennial Activity: Poetry Can Be Powerful

Write a poem or limerick about what is important in your town or community

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 Democracy For Juniors Badge Activity: Create a Presidential Trivia Contest

Explore presidential history.

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Junior Outdoor Cooking Badge Activity: Create a Delicious Dessert

Transform a special-occasion campfire treat into a healthier any-time snack!

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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.

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Junior Inside Government Badge Activity: Think About Laws

Think about how laws help communities run.

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Junior First Aid Badge Activity: Make Posters Explaining Check, Call, Care

Learn the first steps to take in an emergency.

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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. 

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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!

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Junior Girl Scout Way Badge Activity: Make a Time Capsule

Share our sisterhood with future Girl Scouts.

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Junior Global Action Activity: Play Chore Charades

Learn to play chore charades to talk about gender equality as part of the Global Action award.

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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.

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 Entrepreneurship Activities

 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.

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Junior Business Owner Badge Activity: Explore Businesses Opportunities

Girls explore business ideas you might like to start one day. 

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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."

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