Volunteer Orientation Handbook
The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting
In addition to the resources created for leadership journeys, the girl's book and the adult guide, girls at every grade-level have a Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting. Through fun activities, girls can earn a variety of badges to build the skills and gain the confidence they will use to change the world. They can even develop and complete activities to make their own badge—a great way to explore a topic of personal interest. In addition, girls who make their own badge will learn how to learn, which is an important skill to have in school, on the job, and in life!
National Proficiency Badges are grouped in following categories: Legacy, Financial Literacy, Cookie Business, Skill-Building, and Make Your Own. (Daisies Petals, as well as four Leaves.)
For Daisies, the Girl’s Guide includes:
For Brownies through Ambassadors, the Girl’s Guide includes:
Handbook: The handbook offers information about Girl Scout traditions and history, as well as the requirements for bridging to Brownies.
- Awards: Daisies earn ten Petals, one for each line of the Girl Scout Law, so this section includes ten short stories starring the Flower Friends, plus related activities that help girls learn the Law. This section also includes a chart of all Girl Scout earned awards for that grade level, and a chart showing all badges for all grade levels. Here, Daisies can also find the requirements for four awards that they can earn in addition to their petals. These awards, called Leaves, focus on skills related to financial literacy and the cookie business.
- My Girl Scouts: Scrapbook and journal pages allow each girl to customize her binder and keep a record of her Girl Scout experiences. Daisies have coloring pages, stickers, and pages for photos, friends’ autographs, and other mementos.
Handbook: The handbook includes Girl Scout history and traditions, a chart of all Girl Scout earned awards for that grade level, and a chart showing all badges for all grade levels. This section also includes a girl-friendly explanation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, requirements for bridging to the next grade level and, at the appropriate grade level, the requirements for earning the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.
- Badges: This section includes badge requirements for the Legacy, Financial Literacy, Cookie Business, Skill-Building, and Make Your Own badges. The requirements for Skill-Building Badges are sold separately, giving each girl the ability to customize her Girl’s Guide by adding badges that interest her.
- My Girl Scouts: Scrapbook and journal pages allow each girl to customize her binder and keep a record of her Girl Scout experiences. In addition to pages for photos, friends’ autographs, and other mementos at all levels, Brownies and Juniors also have sticker pages.
The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting is designed to complement the journeys at each grade level. This means that each Skill-Building Badge Set (there are currently three; each is sold separately from the Girl’s Guide) is tied to one of the three journeys. You will find that doing a journey and the related badge set at the same time will make it easy to offer the entire National Program Portfolio—journeys and badges—in a seamless way.
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