The best way to begin is to look at all the Girl Scout badges and plan which one she wants to earn. Look through the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouts. You and your daughter should:
Decide on some that interest her or that present something that is new to her.
Decide on which badge she should start with and then read through all of the different activities.
Decide on which activities are going to be performed for the badge. Girls complete at least one activity in each of the 5 sections of the badge.
Please discuss your selection with the Troop Leader, before you start. She may be planning to do the same badge as a troop activity.
As your Girl Scout completes an activity, note the date on the badge worksheet. Sign the worksheet, and give it to the Troop Leader when all five of the listed activities have been accomplished. The Troop Leader will probably ask your Girl Scout to demonstrate an activity, bring something that she has made, keep a journal about the activities, or to bring in photos in order to share her experiences with the rest of the troop. This type of sharing helps to build self confidence.
One of the most important things to remember when working on Girl Scout Badge activities is that badges are designed to expose girls to new hobbies, skills, and fun activities. Some activities may require adult assistance.
Your Girl Scout should not feel pressured to complete a badge if she is not really enjoying the activities. She may choose to do one or two activities in a badge and then move on to another one. Also, she should not feel that having more badges than someone else is a measure of who has done better. She is, however, encouraged to try a variety of activities.
BADGE ACTIVITY RECORD Attached is a "generic" badge record keeping page. Please make copies of the record keeping page should your daughter decide to work on more than one badge at home. As your daughter completes each activity, please help her write in the activity title and date the entry. When she has completed at least 5 of the activities for the badge, you should sign the form, help her gather her journal, photos, demonstrations or whatever and have her bring it in to her troop leader. The leader will discuss it with the girl and arrange for sharing time with the troop. Have a good time helping your Girl Scout with badges!
Need to purchase badges, patches or uniforms for your troop? You can either shop online at www.girlscoutsccc.org or you can visit our region's store located at: 1119 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo. Store hours are: Tuesday - Friday 12 pm - 4 pm.