With school districts across our 39 counties closing and businesses moving to remote-work situations (to prevent the spread of COVID-19), many of our families are finding a need for activities to fill their days at home. Luckily, our Girl Scout program has plenty of ways for girls to stretch their imagination and learn something new! Over the next few days, we’ll break down a series of badges girls can earn by themselves or virtually with their troop.
Brownie My Family Story Badge: Find out more about your family—the people you love and who love you. When you’ve earned the My Family Story badge, you’ll know how to tell your family story.
- Explore family stories
- Know where your family is from
- Make a story tree
- Find an object that means something to your family
- Share your family story
Junior Scribe Badge: Explore what you can do with words and find out how you can encourage, entertain, and excite people with your writing. When you’ve earned the Scribe badge, you’ll know how to write different kinds of stories—both true tales and ideas from your imagination.
- Start with a poem
- Create a short story
- Use words to share who you are
- Write an article
- Tell the world what you think
Cadette Screenwriter Badge: Try your hand at writing for the big (or small) screen. When you’ve earned the Screenwriter badge, you’ll know how to create a screenplay for a show or movie.
- Decide what makes a good script good
- Come up with an idea for a story
- Get to know your characters
- Build the plot
- Write a 12-page script—and share it!
Senior Novelist Badge: Experience the fun of a novelist’s career and learn the steps involved in writing a novel. Then, write your own work of fiction. When you’ve earned the Novelist badge, you’ll know what it takes to write a great novel and you’ll have written at least 20 pages of your own.
- Deconstruct a novel
- Create great characters
- Develop a plot
- Write at least 20 pages
- Edit your pages