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Junior Program Ideas

Program Ideas and Adaptations for Juniors

This year, your Juniors will discover new passions, level up their skills, and maybe even make their mark in their community by starting their Girl Scout Bronze Award! Encourage them to go the distance with these fun and easy badges, Journeys, and activities, adapted for both virtual and safe in-person meetings. We’ll be adding content throughout the year, so bookmark this page and check back often!

How to use these resources:
Democracy for Juniors Badge

Juniors will learn more about how their government works—from their own town or city to the whole country.

PURPOSE:

When girls have earned this badge, they’ll know more about local and state government, as well as the three branches of the federal government.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Find out about local government
2. Find out about state government
3. Find out about our country’s legislative branch
4. Find out about our country’s executive branch
5. Find out about our country’s judicial branch

PLAN YOUR MEETING:

  • Video demonstration: Watch a volunteer lead Step 4 of this badge. 
 
Animal Habitats Badge

Juniors will find out more about where animals live, how they play, and how humans can help them.  

PURPOSE:

When girls have earned this badge, they’ll know more about wild animals and how to protect their homes. 

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Find out about wild animals
2. Investigate an animal habitat
3. Create an animal house
4. Explore endangered habitats
5. Help protect animal habitats

PLAN YOUR MEETING:
Automotive Design Badge

Juniors will discover how to create vehicles by sketching and sculpting a model.

PURPOSE:

When girls have earned this badge, they’ll know about innovation and market research. They’ll also know how to create criteria and sketch and sculpt a vehicle. 

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Explore mobility across time
2. Conduct automotive market research
3. Create your vehicle’s design criteria
4. Sketch a vehicle to meet your criteria
5. Sculpt and share your vehicle

PLAN YOUR MEETING:

  • Video demonstration: Watch a volunteer lead Steps 2–5 of this badge.
 
Junior Badge in a Box Program
Badge in a Box

Designed to make earning a Girl Scout badge stress-free, the Badge in a Box program is curated to include almost everything you need to complete a badge- with easy to follow instructions, supplies, and even ways to make the experience girl-led!

Volunteers can order multiple kits for their troop or individuals can order kits for their girl. You can enjoy the activities at home, during a troop meeting in-person, or even during a virtual troop meeting.
 

Junior Balloon Car Badge
Junior Balloon Car Design Challenge Badge 

Juniors learn the basics of engineering a balloon-powered car and test their new design! Includes a fun patch.  (Pairs well with the Daisy Model Car Design or Brownie Racecar Design badge kit for multi-level experiences.)


 
HOW TO ORDER

Kits will only be shipped within the contiguous United States. Kits shipped outside of our council incur an additional shipping cost.

Troop volunteers may order kits for girls in their troop to be shipped to each girl's address or may order multiple kits to be shipped to a single address.

Individual families may order kits to be shipped to their home.

Should you wish to order a single kit, please use the INDIVIDUAL ORDERS form found here.

Should you wish to order TWO or more kits, delivered to the same address, please use the GROUP ORDERS found here


 

Coming November 2020

  • Business Jumpstart
  • Cookie CEO
  • Savvy Shopper
  • Travel

Coming February 2021

  • World Thinking Day
  • Eco Camper
  • Outdoor Journey Take Action

Find even more adapted activities in the Volunteer Toolkit—just look for the “Virtual” icon! Browse Award and Badge Explorer to see all of the badges, Journeys, and awards that will excite your Juniors!