Girl Scouts USA changed its program entirely in 2011. They changed from a printed handbook to a binder with individual badge pamphlets. There is an official handbook included in the binder with minimal information on the Girl Scout program and the 4 additional award pins girls could earn in that level.
There are 7 legacy badges, 2 cookie business badges, and 2 financial badges included in the original binder of every level, except Daisies (who have the petals instead of legacy badges) and Cadettes (who have 3 cookie business and financial badges instead of 2).
Three Girl Scout Journeys (Now commonly called the traditional 3 Journeys) were released in 2011. Four new options as Journeys were released between 2017 and 2019 for all levels. All Journeys require a Take Action Plan. Three of the 7 Journeys need to be completed to earn a Journey Summit Award for any level.
2011 also had 3 sets of 5 additional skill base badges (15 total additional badges) for all levels except Daisy and Ambassador. Each set was associated with one of the 3 traditional Journeys but could be earned on their own without doing the Journey.
Additional badges have been released yearly from 2015 to current date.
This page shows the original 2011 Girl’s Guide, badge sets, and Journeys, and then the new badges by the year they were added.
Please see the Current Ambassador Girl Scout for an alphabetized list of badges and Journeys.
Please see Ambassador Badge Gallery for a list with images of the badges included.
It’s Your World – Change It!
Your Voice, Your World: The Power of Advocacy (Journey set)
It’s Your Planet – Love It!
Justice (Journey Set)
It’s Your Story – Tell It!
Bliss: Live it! Give it! (Journey Set)
Ambassador First Aid
Ambassador Girl Scout Way
Financial Literacy & Cookie Business Badges
On My Own (Year 1 Financial Literacy)
Good Credit (Year 2 Financial Literacy)
Research and Development (Year 1 Cookie Business)
P and L (Year 2 Cookie Business)
International Friendship Pin
Ambassador My Promise, My Faith Pin
Ambassador Safety Pin
Ambassador Journey Summit Award
Added in 2015:
Ultimate Recreation Challenge
Added in 2016:
Outdoor Art Master
Added in 2017
Outdoor Journey (Journey Set)
Added in 2018:
Ambassador Robotics (3 Progressive Badges Set)|
Ambassador Think Like an Engineer (Journey Set)
Ambassador Think Like a Programmer (Journey Set)
Added in 2019:
Ambassador Coding for Good (3 Progressive Badges Set)
Ambassador Cybersecurity (3 Progressive Badges Set)
Ambassador Snow or Climb Adventure (Climbing)
Ambassador Snow or Climb Adventure (Snow)
Ambassador Think Like a Citizen Scientist (Journey Set)
Ambassador Trail Adventure (Hike)
Ambassador Trail Adventure (Runner)
Space Science Master
Added in 2020:
Democracy for Ambassadors
Ambassador Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin
Added in 2021:
Cookie Influencer (Year 2)
My Cookie Business (Year 1)
Ambassador Digital Leadership
Ambassador Global in Action Award – Year 1
Ambassador Global in Action Award – Year 2
Added in 2022:
Ambassador STEM Career Exploration
Financial Planner (Year 1 – New Financial Literacy)
My Financial Independence (Year 2 – New Financial Literacy)