(Part of Junior Outdoor Journey Set)
Released in 2017 but is considered part of the 2011 Girl’s Guide. Can be earned as a single badge or as part of the Junior Outdoor Journey set.
The Junior Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting page has the information on when all badges were released.
Five steps are needed to complete this badge:
- Learn the Leave No Trace Seven Principles
- Plan meals with the environment in mind
- Prepare a minimal impact campsite
- Have fun with Leave No Trace
- Take a conservation hike
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- Leader Guide available in Girl Scout Shop online
- Official badge is available in Girl Scout Shop online
or look for your local shop to save on shipping
- PDF Online Booklet from GSUSA Council
Troop Meeting Ideas
- Webpage at Bluehouse School
- Slideshow on Google Docs from GSCI
- PDF Meeting Plan (Mtg 1 and Mtg 2) from GSRV (River Valley)
- Blueprints for Troop Leaders from GSUSA
- GSUSA VTK – No links
Only Accessible through MyGS log-in on Council’s website
- PDF Meeting Plan from Jerseyshore GS
At Home Individual Girls
- Instructions under “Outdoor” from GSEOK
- Google Classroom link under “Virtual Badges for Juniors” from GSHS
- PDF from GSKSMO at Home (Archived Original At Home Program)
- PDF from GSKSMO Virtual (New At Home Program)
- Walkthrough steps w/Google Forms (No registration needed) from GSMidTN
- Instructions under “Juniors” from GSSI
Check out other badges that might work well with this badge when doing activities with multiple levels. These are simply suggestions and may take some creativity and extra steps to earn all the badges in various levels.
A Multi-Level Troop will need to do extra steps when earning different badges across levels. It depends on how many requirements overlap. Some will only have one or two matching requirements.
If there is no badge in a level, we suggest that a level earns a Fun Patch related to the rest of the badges instead of an official badge.
- Daisy – Fun Patch (Eco Learner does not correlate)
- Brownie – Hiker (Eco Friend does not correlate)
- Junior – Eco Camper
- Cadette – Eco Trekker
- Senior – Fun Patch (Eco Explorer does not correlate)
- Ambassador – Fun Patch (Eco Advocate does not correlate)
It is an option to put this badge where #13 is stated on the GSUSA Uniform Guide, when not intending to earn the Junior Outdoor Journey, at all in the 2 years as a Junior Girl Scout. However, placing it where #22 is often preferred to free up space for other skill-based badges where #13 is as well as to allow the option of earning the full Journey later on without having to move the badge later.
The Junior Outdoor Journey does not have to be in a specific order, or placement. Just place all 4 badges in the same area together. You can place badges as you earn them, you do not have to wait until all 4 badges are earned. If you never earn all 4 badges, these can still be placed on the Journey side of the vest.
(Note – Badges and pins on a sash simply go in order (top of sash to bottom of sash) of Identification badges, bridging badge, pins, journeys, and other badges. Anything that does not fit on the front can be placed on the back of the sash. Sashes will not hold a lot of badges and vests are recommended if you plan to earn badges.)
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