Creating a bright bouquet of fresh flowers, making a dish with garden-fresh herbs, growing a little green cheer inside with houseplants—these are all things a gardener gets to do. In this badge, dig your hands into the earth and spend time with soil, water, and sunlight to find out how to help life grow from a tiny seed. You can make your own garden—no matter where you live.
1. Visit a garden
2. Explore garden design
3. Learn how to choose garden plants
4. Experiment with seeds
5. Grow your own garden
When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to help plants and flowers grow.
Earned by Junior Scouts. Download Additional Resources.
It’s great to have a clean home, and even better if it’s a clean, green home! In this badge, pick up some new household habits to help your family save energy, save water, and save the planet.
1. Save energy
2. Save water
3. Go natural
4. Reuse or recycle
5. Clear the air
When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to make my home clean and green.
Earned by Brownie Scouts. Download Additional Resources.
Combine color, texture, glue, and paint to develop some serious DIY flair! Look around for a room that inspires you (a bedroom, study nook, corner of a family room) and use this badge to discover the design concepts and fix-it tactics needed to turn a simple space into a creative statement.
1. Gather ideas and inspiration
2. Paint something
3. Sew or glue something
4. Redo something
5. Build something
When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to do a fast, fun, and thrifty room makeover.
Earned by Senior Scouts.
Woodworking gives you a great feeling of accomplishment—you can make stylish, useful things for yourself and others. Plus, it’s fun! In this badge, add to your talents with a skill Girl Scouts has been refining for 100 years—the ability to do it yourself.
1. Swing a hammer
2. Keep it level
3. Use a screwdriver
4. Saw some wood
5. Build something yourself
When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to use some basic tools to make simple woodworking projects.
Earned by Cadette Scouts. Download Additional Resources.