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 Cadette Girl Scout for an alphabetized list of badges and Journeys.
Please see Cadette Badge Gallery for a list with images of the badges included.
It’s Your World – Change It!
aMAZE! (Journey set)
Digital Movie Maker
Eating for You (Originally called Eating for Beauty)
LiA (Leader in Action) Award – It’s Your World
Science of Happiness
It’s Your Planet – Love It!
Breathe (Journey Set)
LiA (Leader in Action) Award – It’s Your Planet
It’s Your Story – Tell It!
LiA (Leader in Action) Award – It’s Your Story
MEdia (Journey Set)
Cadette First Aid
Cadette Girl Scout Way
Finding Common Ground
Financial Literacy & Cookie Business Badges
Budgeting (Year 1 Original Financial Literacy)
Comparison Shopping (Year 2 Original Financial Literacy)
Financing My Dreams (Year 3 Original Financial Literacy)
Business Plan (Year 1 Original Cookie Business – Retired 2021)
Marketing (Year 2 Original Cookie Business – Retired 2021)
Think Big (Year 3 Original Cookie Business – Retired 2021)
Cadette Community Service Bar
Cadette Journey Summit Award
Cadette My Promise, My Faith Pin
Cadette Program Aid (CPA)
Cadette Safety Award Pin
Global Action Award (Yearly Theme)
International Friendship Pin
Silver Torch Award
World Thinking Day (Yearly Theme)
Added in 2015:
Added in 2016:
Outdoor Art Apprentice
Added in 2017:
Outdoor Journey (Journey Set)
Take Action badge
Added in 2018:
Cadette Robotics (3 Progressive Badges Set)|
Cadette Think Like a Programmer (Journey Set)
Cadette Think Like an Engineer (Journey Set)
LiA (Leader in Action) Award – four 4 Newer Journeys – 3 “Think Like a” and 1 Outdoor
Added in 2019:
Cadette Coding for Good (3 Progressive Badges Set)
Cadette Cybersecurity (3 Progressive Badges Set)
Cadette Snow or Climb Adventure (Climbing)
Cadette Snow or Climb Adventure (Snow)
Cadette Think Like a Citizen Scientist (Journey Set)
Cadette Trail Adventure (Hike)
Cadette Trail Adventure (Runner)
Space Science Researcher
Added in 2020:
Cadette Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin
Cadette STEM Career Exploration
Democracy for Cadettes
Added in 2021:
Cadette Digital Leadership
Cadette Global Action Award – Year 1
Cadette Global Action Award – Year 2
Cadette Global Action Award – Year 3
Cookie Innovator (Year 3 – New Cookie Business Badge)
Cookie Market Researcher (Year 2 – New Cookie Business Badge)
My Cookie Venture (Year 1 – New Cookie Business Badge)