Current Girl Scout Council Own Brownie & Junior Badges Available—Such Fun Ideas Here!
Hey Girl Scout leaders! I am always on the search for the unique (retired or current!) council own badges in the US!
Sometimes I am scouring Ebay for the really neat ones that are unfortunately now retired!
However, I wanted to compile a list of the currently available council own badges we found to be really fun. I hope this will help you when planning your fun year or earning badges. I also listed some ideas of things you can do to put a twist on these badges for your troop. Enjoy!
- DINOSAUR BROWNIE BADGE: We have purchased this badge many times and conducted really fun Dino badge workshops! As of now they are still offering these online. It is part of the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indian Council. The requirements are not to hard but still equally challenging that the girls will learn something new. This badge has a lot of hands on activities like creating T-Rex feet out of paper the actual size of T-Rex! Also dinosaur fossils are a big hit for the girls. We have a previous blog post for instructions on how to make your own right here. They have a Paleontologist Junior/Cadette/Senior badge that looks great too!
- ELEPHANT BROWNIE BADGE: I love this one and so do the girls! You can incorporate sewing or crafting into this by sewing a cute baby elephant stuffed animal with some grey felt, googley eyes and embellishments, or make a mini pom pom elephant. Or try doing a cooking activity and make elephant cupcakes! I mean what little girl doesn’t love elephants?! You can’t purchase these online but you can call the shop number: 520-319-3145 and you can purchase them over the phone and they can ship them to you. This badge is part of the Southern Arizona Girl Scout Council.
- LIGHTHOUSE BROWNIE AND JUNIOR BADGE: We have done the lighthouse brownie badge in our workshops several times over the years. The girls really love it! A fun craft for this badge is make a mini lighthouse with white paper (have them color stripes like a lighthouse) and tape it around a mini flashlight and stick a click dixie cup on top. Have them tape the paper to the cup and the flashlight goes inside the cup for a cute lighthouse! They love trying it out in the dark! You can purchase these online from the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey Council. This is excellent to do if you have a mixed level troop of Brownies and Juniors.
- DOLL COLLECTOR BROWNIE BADGE: This badge is such fun for any little doll or toy lover! Hey you can do many things with this badge. One year we made a tiny doll sized mini picnic with little tiny play foods. Get some craft foam, model magic, recycled bottlecaps and juice caps and you can make a little mini doll food feast. Also the requirement for making a recycled toy is great because you just need a recycled water bottle, wood spoon, fabric scraps or paper and some other craft materials to create a recycled doll. OR make a thread spool doll. We have a blog post on how to create a thread spool doll here.