Girl Scouts add 42 new badges
Published 12:14 pm Wednesday, July 31, 2019
The Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast (GSCCC) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) recently revealed 42 new badges exclusively for girls in grades K through 12 that allow them to make choices about how they want to experience and influence the world.
Among the new offerings are badges that enhance the organization’s existing girl-led programming, offering girls everything from adventuring in the snow or mountains to learning how to use coding to solve problems.
The new programming for girls in grades K-12 includes 12 Outdoor High-Adventure badges, designed for girls to explore nature and experience exciting outdoor adventures like backpacking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, rock climbing and tree climbing.
Eighteen Coding for Good badges teach girls the basics of coding detailing how every stage of the coding process works. Girls will learn about algorithms through age-appropriate, creative activities. Every Coding for Good badge includes a plugged-in and unplugged version, so that all girls can learn the foundations of coding, regardless of their access to technology.
“We’re so excited to have new badges that will strengthen girls’ critical-thinking and problem-solving skills so they can create their own success,” Tracy Keller, GSCCC’s CEO, said. “As Girl Scouts, girls can work to earn badges in just about everything that piques their interest.”
Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, a United Way agency, serves nearly 11,000 girls in grades K through 12 with the help of nearly 5,000 adult volunteers in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.