Girl Scouts announce 28 new badges

Last Updated on August 3, 2021 by Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana – Michiana

Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana (GSNI-M) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) today announced 28 new badges focused on entrepreneurship, math in nature and digital leadership that embolden girls to navigate a changing society and build the futures they want for themselves and the world. The new Girl Scout badges include: 

  • Math in Nature (grades K–5): These badges get girls outdoors to explore and conserve the natural world as they learn math concepts. Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. 
  • Cookie Business (grades K–12): These badges help girls think like entrepreneurs as they run their own cookie businesses and incorporate online sales.
  • Digital Leadership (grades K–12): Girl Scouts explore what a leader is, both online and in their everyday lives. They learn how to be online in a responsible and safe way, and dive into topics like managing their well-being online, how to balance their time on and offline, and more. Sponsored by Instagram. 

“Girl Scouts helps girls cope with our changing world and build the futures they want to see,” said GSNI-M CEO Sharon Pohly. “Through these new badge activities, girls learn to conserve the natural world, run their own small business, create inspiring digital content and address cyber-bullying. Throughout the pandemic, Girl Scouts has been a source of connection, support and joy for girls, and we continue to address issues that girls, parents and caregivers care about.”

For more information about GSNI-M, to join or volunteer, visit www.gsnim.org

SOURCE: News release from Girls Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana