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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

Girl Scout Tree Promise

Join a national movement address climate change!  Take the Girl Scout Tree Promise and unlock a special patch when you plant, protect or honor a tree!

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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. 

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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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Junior Coding Basics Badge Activity: Create a Handshake with Code

Explore algorithms and create your own handshake algorithm with nested loops.

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 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)

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DreamWorks Animation’s Spirit Untamed Activity

What does it mean to chase your dreams? It helps if you stay open to new ideas, new friends, and new adventures. It also means trusting yourself and following your heart just like Lucky Prescott in the new DreamWorks Animation’s Spirit Untamed movie. Plus, get a free activity book and limited edition patch!

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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 My Promise, My Faith Pin Activity: Explore the Girl Scout Law and Your Faith

Create a keepsake to showcase your principles and values.

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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. 

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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?

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Junior Global Action Award Activity: Saving the world one footprint at a time!

Measure your carbon footprint and reduce its impact.

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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!

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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. 

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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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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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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.

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Junior World Thinking Day Activity:

Make face masks representing different emotions and use them to explore feelings and understand how others feel. Then talk about how listening and respect can help build peace.

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 Entrepreneurship Activities

Junior Cookie CEO Badge Activity: Be a sales pro!

Chart, track, and meet your sales goals.

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Junior Savvy Shopper Badge Activity: Do You Really Want That?

Explore the persuasive power of advertising.

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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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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.

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