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Multi-level Troops

Program Ideas and Adaptations for Multi-level Troops

Your girls are ready to take on new challenges and have fun together! Spark their sense of adventure with these badges, Journeys, and activities, adapted for both virtual or safe in-person meetings. We’ll be adding content throughout the year, so bookmark this page and check back often! 

Girl Scout Way Badges (+ Daisy Tula Petal)

Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors will learn about Girl Scout traditions.

WHAT THEY'LL LEARN:

When girls have earned this badge, they’ll know how to use Girl Scout ways and traditions to make the world a better place.

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore​ Tips and Resources

Daisy Petal Story Time - Tula's Story: This Daisy Story Time is all about being courageous and strong! We will read Tula's story and talk about ways you can be courageous and strong in your life.

Girl Scout Promise - COVID19 Style: No matter what the future holds, you can always make the best of it living by the Girl Scout Law! Service Unit 490 Director Edie Budnik created some great tips on how we can all continue acting in the Girl Scout spirit during this time. What are some ways you have been following the Girl Scout Law?

PLAN YOUR MEETING:

Democracy Badges (Daisy/Brownie/Junior)

Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors will find out how people in the government decide what rules are made and how they are followed. 

WHAT THEY'LL LEARN:

When girls have earned this badge, they’ll know the three branches of government—and some of the things they are responsible for.

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore Tips and Resources

Michigan 2020 Women's Right to Vote Centennial Patch Program: In 2020, Girl Scouts across Michigan will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment – the constitutional amendment that gave women the right to vote. GSMISTS honors this milestone with the Michigan 2020 Women’s Right to Vote Centennial Patch. Girls can earn this patch by learning about the suffragists who fought for years for the right to vote.

Democracy for Girl Scouts with the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation: Learn about the different ways you can learn about our government and the opportunities provided to Girl Scouts. Not in the Grand Rapids area? No problem! We'll discuss virtual civic education programs for your troop!

A Message from Mayor Bliss: Hey there Girl Scouts! Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss has a message for you about civic engagement.

On-Demand Program with the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation: Offers "Write Your Rep!" and “Get to Know the 3 Branches of Government (for Juniors only)” programs for troops to schedule at a time that works best. Programs are FREE.

PLAN YOUR MEETING:

Space Science Badges (Daisy/Brownie/Junior)

Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors will investigate the complexities of the Solar System as they learn to see things in a new way.

WHAT THEY'LL LEARN:

When girls have earned this badge, they’ll have explored, investigated, and observed the Sun, Moon, and stars. 

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore Tips and Resources

Space Science Badges - Daisy – Ambassadors: Explore the stars with GSMISTS staff member Krystan to complete a step of the Space Science badges.

o   3:10 Daisy Space Science Explorer Badge - Step 3

o   5:45 Brownie Space Science Adventurer Badge - Step 4

o   13:20 Junior Space Science Investigator Badge - Step 3

o   22:30 Cadette Space Science Researcher Badge - Step 3

o   28:07 Senior Space Science Expert Badge - Step 5

o   30:10 Ambassador Space Science Master Badge - Step 5

PLAN YOUR MEETING:

 

Cookie Business Badges

Girls will learn the skills they need to manage their cookie business.

PURPOSE: 

When girls have earned the Daisy Count It Up leaf, and Brownie Meet My Customers and Junior Cookie CEO badges, they’ll be on their way to managing their cookie sale like a boss!

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore Resources

Count It Up Virtual Meeting PowerPoint Deck - This PowerPoint deck can be used to facilitate earning the Daisy Count It Up leaf through a virtual troop meeting.

Meet My Customers Virtual Meeting PowerPoint Deck - This PowerPoint deck can be used to facilitate earning the Brownie Meet My Customers badge through a virtual troop meeting.

Customer Insights Virtual Meeting PowerPoint Deck - This PowerPoint deck can be used to facilitate earning the Junior Customer Insights badge through a virtual troop meeting.

PLAN YOUR MEETING​:

Think Like an Engineer Journey

Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors will find out how engineers solve problems and do a hands-on design challenge.

PURPOSE: 

When girls have earned this award, they’ll know how engineers use the Design Thinking Process to solve problems and have completed a hands-on design challenge activity. Girls will also have connected the steps of the Design Thinking Process to the steps of a Take Action project.

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore Resources

Think Like and Engineer with Katy - Think Like an Engineer! Join Toyota engineer Katy as she discusses different types of engineering, how to use design thinking to solve problems, and what a career as an engineer looks like.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Find out how engineers use the Design Thinking Process to solve problems.
  2. Do 3 Design Thinking activities: design and build an assistive device, a water collection device, and a device that can launch a ball across a room.
  3. Plan a Take Action project that helps others. If you're a Girl Scout volunteer, go to Volunteer Toolkit for complete meeting plans and activity instructions.

PLAN YOUR MEETING​:

Global Action Award

Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors find out what climate action means to them, their Girl Scout community, and the world.

PURPOSE:  

When girls have earned this badge, they’ll understand what climate change means and have completed a global action climate challenge.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Explore the Global Goals and Global Action Award
  2. Find out what climate change means
  3. Explore climate change issues
  4. Make a climate change 
  5. Create a global action climate challenge

PLAN YOUR MEETING​:

World Thinking Day Award (Daisy/Brownie/Junior)

Every year, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world celebrate February 22 as a day of international friendship called World Thinking Day. The 2021 theme for World Thinking Day is "Peacebuilding." To earn this award, girls will explore the theme's meaning and make a peace pledge to make a difference. 

PURPOSE: 

When girls have earned this award, they’ll understand what peacebuilding means and will have made a peace pledge for World Thinking Day. 

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Explore World Thinking Day
  2. Find out what peacebuilding means
  3. Explore peacebuilding in Girl Scouts
  4. Get inspired by peacebuilding
  5. Create a peace pledge

PLAN YOUR MEETING​

National Service Project

Girls choose a service project to put into action. 

PURPOSE: 

When girls have completed this activity, they will have given back to their community through a service project. 

PLAN YOUR MEETING​

 

Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey (Daisy/Brownie/Junior)

Girls learn how scientists use observation to understand the world as they collect and analyze data as part of a citizen science project.

PURPOSE: 

When girls have earned this award, they will have sharpened their observation and data collection skills through three citizen science activities. Girls will also have put their skills into practice through a Take Action project. 

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Find out how citizen scientists make observations, collect data, and work with scientists to receive feedback on research
  2. Do three citizen science activities: sharpen observation skills through two observation games and a SciStarter project
  3. Plan a Take Action project that helps others

PLAN YOUR MEETING​

Watch a volunteer lead Part 1 of this Journey.

 
Trail Adventure Badges (Daisy/Brownie/Junior)

Girls choose their own trail adventure.

PURPOSE: 

When girls have earned this badge, they’ll know how to go on an adventurous jog or play outdoor hiking games. 

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore Tips and Resources

Learn the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace - Interested in working on an outdoor badge this summer? An important step found in nearly all outdoor badges is learning how to minimize your impact on nature. Learn the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace through this video. 

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Choose your outdoor adventure
  2. Prepare for your adventure
  3. Go on your outdoor adventure

PLAN YOUR MEETING​

Play a Fun Outdoor Game 


Ten Essential Things You Need for an Outdoor

 

 

Becoming Me Program Series

Who am I? Who do I want to become?

Welcome to the Becoming Me program series! Developed especially for Girl Scouts and inspired by former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama’s book Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers, this special program series takes 6 – 8 sessions to complete. Girls explore their own story as they participate in a National Service Project, read the interactive Becoming Me journal, earn three Girl Scout badges and receive the Becoming Me patch! Find all you need to complete this special program series, with items available individually or bundled by grade level for your convenience.

Becoming Me Digital Download Guide and Requirements

Becoming Me Journal Digital Download

Girl Scouts Give Back: Honoring our Everyday Changemakers – National Service Project

Purchase Becoming Me Patch and Badges

D.I.V.E.R.S.I.T.Y from GSMISTS Troop 4287

Created by GSMISTS Troop 4287 as part of their Silver Award. 

The purpose of this patch is to help girls to learn about D.I.V.E.R.S.I.T.Y.. D.I.V.E.R.S.I.T.Y. is the main theme of our patch, and it stands for Different Individuals Valuing Each other Regardless of Skin, Intellect, Talents, or Years. With this patch, girls will have the opportunity to learn about various cultures and interact with the diversity in their communities. They will be able to expand their circle by interacting with new people while learning to appreciate their distinct customs. The participants will become more understanding of other backgrounds and become more culturally sensitive. 

Visit their Silver Award website, https://sites.google.com/view/d-i-v-e-r-s-i-t-y-patch-forms/home, for details on earning the patch. Patches can also be ordered for $0.50 each plus $3 shipping per order through the website.


 

Find even more adapted activities in the Volunteer Toolkit—just look for the “Virtual” icon! Browse Award and Badge Explorer to see all of the badges, Journeys, and awards that will excite your troop!