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Seniors (Grades 9-10)

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 Seniors is the fifth level in Girl Scouts and is open to girls in grades 9-10.


 Outdoor Activities

Senior Voice For Animals Badge Activity: Investigate, Protect, and Speak Up for Domestic Animals

Talk one-on-one with an animal-rescue worker and find out what it’s like to have a career protecting animals.

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Senior Trail Adventure Badge Activity: Use Mental Imagery To Train For Your Next Trail Adventure

Experience how creative visualization can enhance your performance in physical activities, build self-confidence, and help you regulate your emotional state!

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Senior Eco Explorer Badge Activity: Investigate a Global Ecosystem Issue
Explore local water issues and learn about other environmental issues in your community.

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Senior Sky Badge Activity: Master the Art of Storytelling
Share stories about the sky from ancient and modern cultures, then write your own.

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Senior Adventure Camper Badge Activity: Make a Buddy Burner
Learn how to make a camp stove with easy-to-find supplies!

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 STEM 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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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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Senior Programming Robots Badge Activity: Create A "Paper Program" To Help A Robot Make A Sandwich

Write a computer program that tells a robot how to complete a (silly) task.

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Senior Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey Activity: Jump Into the Scientific Method

Explore how scientists solve problems as you create a test to learn more about your environment. Then, find out how you can help real scientists with their research! 

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Senior Cybersecurity Basics Badge Activity: Identify Functions and Privileges

Explore how cybersecurity professionals use functions and privileges to keep computer networks safe. 

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Senior Space Science Expert Badge Activity: Make a Stardust Self-Portrait

Discover elements of a supernova and make a stardust self-portrait to show how humans are made up of those elements.

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Senior Think Like an Engineer Journey: Take the Harmless Holder Design Challenge

Find out how engineers solve problems with the Design Thinking Process. Then, take on a design challenge to engineer a soda holder that helps protect animals and sea life!

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 Entrepreneurship 

Senior Buying Power Badge Activity Badge Activity: Big-Ticket Buying

Which large purchases might be in your future? Whether it’s a car, college, or an apartment, think about what you’ll need in a long-term payment plan. 

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 Senior Business Startup Badge Activity: Brainstorm a Business

Brainstorm with a team—like entrepreneurs do—for an idea to develop into a business.

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Senior Financing My Future Badge Activity: Declare Your Dreams

Explore different careers and learn about the education and training required for each. 

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 Life Skills Activities

Special Event: Women and Girls in the Civil Rights Movement, Then and Now

Join Dr. Noelle Trent from the National Civil Rights Museum and Ambassador Girl Scout Jordan from Girl Scouts Heart of the South in a discussion of how women and girls influenced the fight for civil rights in the past, and what girls can do today. 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 the National Civil Rights Museum.

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Special Event: Behind-the-Scenes - How Women in Congress Get Things Done

Have you ever wondered how a law is passed or change is made in government? Now's your chance to find out! This event for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (girls in grades 6 through 12) includes a panel of female congressional representatives. They'll share stories for how they work to create change through their roles. They’ll discuss the importance of collaboration and standing for your beliefs. 

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Senior Suffrage Centennial Activity: Writing the Op-Ed to Persuade

By reading some op-eds, you’ll learn how to express your opinions in ways that can influence others. Then you’ll have a chance to practice that!

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 Democracy for Seniors Badge Activity: Federal Spending

Find out how funds are allocated by Congress—and see if you agree with their decisions.

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Senior Women's Health Badge Activity: Explore Healthy Relationships

Find out how relationships and health are connected.  

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Senior Behind the Ballot Badge Activity: Compare Local, State, and National Elections 

Learn how local, state, and national elections work.

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Senior First Aid Badge Activity: Use Everyday Objects to Make Splints

Learn how to improvise and create a splint with everyday objects. 

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Girl Scout Gold Award: Create Lasting Solutions to Today's Challenges

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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Senior Girl Scout Way Badge Activity: Create Your Own List of Laws Tied to the Girl Scout Law

Spread sisterhood through the Girl Scout Law

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Senior Global Action Activity: Start a Book Club

Start a book club to learn more about girls’ education around the world as part of Global Action Days (Global Action Week for Education).

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Senior Truth Seeker Badge Activity: Investigate a Speech Given by a Public Figure

The news and information you see, hear and consume every day may be misleading and could be wrong.

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