2011 – Junior Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting

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 Junior Girl Scout for an alphabetized list of badges and Journeys.
Please see Junior Badge Gallery for a list with images of the badges included.

It’s Your World – Change It!

Agent of Change (Journey set)
Digital Photographer
Entertainment Technology
Staying Fit

It’s Your Planet – Love It!

Get Moving (Journey Set)

It’s Your Story – Tell It!

aMUSE (Journey Set)
Animal Habitats
Playing the Past
Product Designer
Social Butterfly

Legacy Badges

Inside Government
Junior First Aid
Junior Girl Scout Way
Practice with Purpose
Simple Meals

Financial Literacy & Cookie Business Badges

Business Owner (Year 1 Financial Literacy)
Savvy Shopper (Year 2 Financial Literacy)
Cookie CEO (Year 1 Original Cookie Business – Retired 2021)
Customer Insights (Year 2 Original Cookie Business – Retired 2021)

Additional Awards

Bronze Award
Global Action Award (Annual Theme Release – Retired in 2021)
International Friendship Pin
Junior Aide Award
Junior My Promise, My Faith Pin
Junior Safety Pin
Junior Journey Summit Award
World Thinking Day (Annual Theme Release)

Added in 2015:

Horseback Riding

Added in 2016:

Outdoor Art Explorer

Added in 2017:

Eco Camper
Junior Robotics (3 Progressive Badges Set)|
Junior Think Like a Citizen Scientist (Journey Set)
Junior Think Like an Engineer (Journey Set)
Junior Think Like a Programmer (Journey Set)
Outdoor Journey (Journey Set)

Added in 2018:

Balloon Car Design Challenge
Crane Design Challenge
Junior Cybersecurity (3 Progressive Badges Set)|
Paddle Boat Design Challenge
Space Science Investigator

Added in 2019:

Junior Coding for Good (3 Progressive Badges Set)
Junior Snow or Climb Adventure (Climbing)
Junior Snow or Climb Adventure (Snow)
Junior Trail Adventure (Hike)
Junior Trail Adventure (Runner)

Added in 2020:

Business Jumpstart
Democracy for Juniors
Junior Automotive (3 Progressive Badges Set)
Junior Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin
Junior STEM Career Exploration

Added in 2021:

Junior Digital Leadership
Junior Design with Nature
Junior Global Action Award – Year 1
Junior Global Action Award – Year 2
Junior Numbers in Nature
Junior Shapes in Nature
Cookie Collaborator (Year 2 New Cookie Business Badge)
My Cookie Team (Year 1 New Cookie Business Badge)

Added in 2022:

Budget Maker (Year 1 – New Financial Literacy)
My Money Plan (Year 2 – New Financial Literacy)