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. For more information on the badges listed, please see the 2011 Brownie Badge List.
It’s Your World – Change It!
Brownie Quest (Journey Set)
My Best Self
My Family Story
It’s Your Planet – Love It!
My Great Day
WOW! Wonders of Water (Journey Set)
It’s Your Story – Tell It!
A World of Girls (Journey Set)
Brownie First Aid
Brownie Girl Scout Way
Financial Literacy & Cookie Business Badges
Money Manger (Year 1 Financial Literacy) (Retiring in Summer of 2022)
Philanthropist (Year 2 Financial Literacy) (Retiring in Summer of 2022)
Meet My Customers (Year 1 Cookie Business) (Retired in 2021)
Give Back (Year 2 Cookie Business) (Retired in 2021)
International Friendship Pin
Brownie My Promise, My Faith Pin
Brownie Safety Pin
Brownie Journey Summit Award
Added in 2015:
Added in 2016:
Outdoor Art Creator
Added in 2017:
Brownie Robotics (3 Progressive Badges Set)
Brownie Think Like a Citizen Scientist (Journey Set)
Brownie Think Like an Engineer (Journey Set)
Brownie Think Like a Programmer (Journey Set)
Fling Flyer Design Challenge
Leap Bot Design Challenge
Outdoor Journey (Journey Set)
Race Car Design Challenge
Added in 2018:
Brownie Cybersecurity (3 Progressive Badges Set)
Space Science Adventurer
Added in 2019:
Brownie Coding for Good (3 Progressive Badges Set)
Brownie Snow or Climb Adventure (Climbing)
Brownie Snow or Climb Adventure (Snow)
Brownie Trail Adventure (Hike)
Brownie Trail Adventure (Runner)
Added in 2020:
Democracy for Brownies
Brownie Automotive (3 Progressive Badges Set)
Brownie Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin
Brownie STEM Career Exploration
Added in 2021:
Cookie Decision Maker (Year 2)
Brownie Design with Nature
Brownie Digital Leadership
Brownie Global Action Award – Year 1
Brownie Global Action Award – Year 2
Brownie Numbers in Nature
Brownie Shapes in Nature
My Cookie Customers (Year 1)