New Girl Scout Badges 2020
Presenting 24 new ways to take leadership to the next level.
Get ready to change the world!
New Girl Scout badges are here—and we’ve added even more skill-building, friend-making, life-changing experiences to the Girl Scout program!
There’s never been a better time for girls to practice ambitious leadership—and there’s no better place to do it than at Girl Scouts. This year, we’ve added new badges in the following categories:
- STEM Career Exploration
- Automotive Engineering
Combined with our existing unique and proven programs, these new badges put girls on the path to a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.
What will her next amazing adventure look like?
Find out—here’s what’s new:
Girls develop an entrepreneurial mindset as they engage in age-appropriate exercises that help them create and pitch a product or service that solves a problem. They build their own business plan and think about topics like production, cost, profit, marketing, and competition.
STEM Career Exploration badges
Girls explore their career interests and connect them to STEM fields—particularly computer science, nature/environmental science, engineering, design, health, and agriculture—that can help them address the pressing issues of our time and change the world.
Automotive Engineering badges
Girls learn about designing, engineering, and manufacturing vehicles, as well as the future of mobility. They design their own vehicles, test prototypes, learn about design thinking, create their own assembly line manufacturing process, and more.
Girls gain an in-depth understanding of how local, state, and federal government works, preparing them to be voters, activists, and, potentially, political leaders. They research laws and how they’re created, voting and the electoral college, the representation of women in government, and more. They also research their local government officials and are encouraged to meet them.
Computer Science | Cybersecurity: Girls learn how computers
and the internet work and apply the concepts of safety and
protection to the technology they use every day.
Engineering | Mechanical Engineering: Girls use design thinking to complete hands-on mechanical engineering design challenges.
Engineering | Robotics: Girls learn how robots are designed, built, and programmed. “Unplugged” activities allow girls to earn badges without kits.
Space Science: Girls learn all about the Solar System and our place in it. Just like real space scientists, girls explore, observe, and investigate the Sun, Moon, and stars and discover that space is bigger and even more exciting than they may have imagined.
From learning to care for our planet to minimizing our ecological impact outdoors to advocating for nature, girls learn how to become stewards of our precious environment.