Behind the Ballot

In a democracy like ours, voting isn’t just a right—it’s a responsibility. It’s how you make your voice heard and make choices about how you think things should be done in government. In this badge, you’ll explore the importance of voting and find out about the electoral process in the United States and around the world.

1. Find out more about elections
2. Investigate the ins and outs of voting
3. Get out the vote
4. Plan a campaign
5. Explore voting in other countries

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know the importance of voting and how people get elected to office.

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Celebrating Community

Communities often celebrate what makes them special. A Brownie group is a community! Other communities—your town, state, and country—have celebrations, like ceremonies or parades. They might also celebrate by building statues or museums. In this badge, find out what your communities do to celebrate all the people in them.

1. Explore community symbols
2. Sing together
3. Follow the parade
4. Be a landmark detective
5. Join a ceremony or celebration

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how my community celebrates what makes us special.

Earned by Scouts.

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Finding Common Ground

Democratic governments exist to help citizens with differing opinions find common ground—the place where people’s thoughts, opinions, and beliefs intersect. Whether it’s Congress, your state, or the local town council, elected leaders often have to make trade-offs, giving up some things they favor to gain support for others. In this badge, investigate how our government does it—and how you can, too.

1. Get to know someone different from you
2. Make decisions in a group
3. Explore civil debate
4. Understand a compromise
5. Find common ground through mediation

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know strategies for bringing people together to find common ground.

Earned by Scouts.

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Good Neighbor

Groups of people are called communities. You’re part of lots of communities! Your Daisy troop is one, and so is your class at school. You can help your communities by being a good neighbor. Find out how in this badge.

  1. Explore your school
  2. Discover your city or town
  3. See what makes your state special

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know more about the communities I belong to – and how the people in my communities work together to be good neighbors to each other.

Earned by Scouts.

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Inside Government

Do you ever wonder exactly what government is and what it does? Active citizens should know the basics of government, so here’s your chance to go behind the scenes. In this badge, you’ll explore laws that affect you every day, meet people who work in government, and be active in government yourself!

1. Decide what being an active citizen means to you
2. Go inside government
3. Look into laws
4. Report on the issues
5. Get involved in government

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know more about how government is run.

Earned by Scouts.

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