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.
Junior Coding Basics Badge Activity: Create a Handshake with Code
Explore algorithms and create your own handshake algorithm with nested loops.
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 tape0
- 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 My Promise, My Faith Pin Activity: Explore the Girl Scout Law and Your Faith
Create a keepsake to showcase your principles and values.
Junior Jeweler Badge Activity: Make a Chain-Loop Necklace or Bracelet
Jewelry doesn’t have to be expensive to be pretty and meaningful! Start learning how to create your own jewelry by making a necklace or bracelet out of wire.
Junior Global Action Day Activity: Create a Girls’ Bill of Rights
What rights do you have? How do your rights compare to other girls’ rights around the world?
Junior Global Action Award Activity: Saving the world one footprint at a time!
Measure your carbon footprint and reduce its impact.
Understanding Take Action Activity: How Take Action Projects Differ from Community Service Projects
Take Action and community service projects are different, but both are essential to Girl Scouting. Let’s explore their differences so you can focus on making the world a better place through your Take Action project, Bronze Award, Silver Award, or Gold Award!
Junior Getting Started with the Bronze Award Activity: Be a Community Detective!
Observe your community like a detective and begin selecting your project in steps 3 and 4 of the Bronze Award guidelines. You’ll explore your community; make a list of observations and your ideas for making the world a better place; and, with your team, choose the top three topics/issues to research further.
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.
Junior Drawing Badge Activity: Experiment with Different
Set up your "artist area" ear your object and choose a
surface where you will draw. Set up your drawing tools and paper and
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.
The Road to Global Travel for Juniors
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! It takes a few years to plan an international trip. But if you start planning, saving, and learning today as a Junior, you’ll be ready to board your flight as a Senior in no time.
Junior Cookie CEO Badge Activity: Be a sales pro!
Chart, track, and meet your sales goals.
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."
Junior Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin Activity: Five Steps to Reach Your Cookie Sales Goal
Learn how you and your family can support your personal and troop cookie sales goals.
Troop Leaders: The instructions for all badge steps are available free of charge in your Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit.