New outdoor badges are here!


New outdoor badges for Girl Scouts have finally arrived. I know leaders have anxiously awaited details of these new outdoor adventure badges since the Girls Choice winners were announced earlier this year.

The badges are now available at the Girl Scout Shop and with free downloads for the directions. Here’s a quick overview of each.New outdoor adventure Girl Scout badges for Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors.

New Brownie Outdoor Adventurer Badge

Purpose: “When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll have tried a lot of new things outdoors and learned which activities I want to do again.”

Key Steps: Each requirement has three proposed options. Download the full badge requirements. 

  1. Play outdoors in a new way
  2. Explore nature
  3. Buddy up and play outdoor games
  4. Learn a camp skill
  5. Care for the outdoors

New Junior Horseback Riding Badge

Purpose: “When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know what it takes to be a good rider—from understanding horse body language to controlling the horse’s speed while I’m riding.”

Key Steps: Each requirement has three proposed options. Download the full badge requirements. 

  1. Know the basics of horseback riding
  2. Take care of a horse and learn about safety
  3. Prepare for your ride
  4. Practice your ride
  5. Go for a ride

New Cadette Archery Badge

Purpose: “When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to take aim outdoors with my archery skills.”

Key Steps: Each requirement has three proposed options. Download the full badge requirements. 

  1. Get to know archery equipment
  2. Learn about archery safety
  3. Practice archery before you go on a range
  4. Shoot on an archery range
  5. Create an archery challenge

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New Senior Paddling Badge

More than just canoeing, this badge focuses on kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) as well.

Purpose: “When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll have paddling skills and know how to be safe—and have fun—on the water.”

Key Steps: Each requirement has three proposed options. Download the full badge requirements. 

  1. Explore the three paddling sports
  2. Learn paddling safety
  3. Practice paddling techniques
  4. Go on a short paddling adventure
  5. Take your paddling skills to the next level

New Ambassador Ultimate Recreation Challenge Badge

Ambassadors will go on five adventures to step up your outdoor skills.

Purpose: “When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll have planned and taken five adventures that transformed and challenged me.”

Key Steps: Each requirement has three proposed options. Download the full badge requirements. 

  1. Experience an ultimate adventure on a trail
  2. Take the ultimate camping trip
  3. Dive into an ultimate water adventure
  4. Go on the ultimate offbeat adventure
  5. Do an ultimate recreation challenge unique to your area

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What do you think about the new outdoor adventure badges? Will your girls be trying them out this scouting year?


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