Stories, movies, and television are full of amazing detectives solving mysteries and bringing criminals to justice. Their jobs are important, exciting, and take serious skills—skills you can try in this badge. Grab your magnifying glass and dive into the science of detecting.
1. Practice the power of observation
2. Communicate in code
3. Fingerprint for fun
4. Try out detective science
5. Follow the clues to solve a real mystery!
When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to follow clues and discover facts like a real detective.
Earned by Junior Scouts. Download Additional Resources.
You have five senses that work together to let you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch the world around you. Try all five in this badge!
1. Look around
2. Listen to the world
3. Put your nose to work
4. Take a taste test
5. Touch and feel
When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how I use my five senses to explore the world.
Earned by Brownie Scouts. Download Additional Resources.
A special agent wears many hats—detective, scientist, psychologist, enforcer of the law. No wonder novels and shows about their work are so popular! In this badge, grab your magnifying glass and your microscope, and uncover your skills in one of the most exciting—and demanding—jobs for investigative minds.
1. Investigate investigation
2. Reveal reality
3. Try the science
4. Key in to body language
5. Practice the art of detection
When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know secrets from the worlds of forensic science and criminal psychology.
Earned by Cadette Scouts. Download Additional Resources.
We’re often told that we live in the age of information. It’s true that we’re surrounded by data—from TV, the Internet, and our friends. But not all information is created equal. Some is misleading, and some is downright wrong. It’s important to know how to uncover the truth in what we see and hear, to judge sources on credibility, accuracy, reasonableness, and support for their claims. In this badge, you’ll find out how to separate fact from fiction.
1. Evaluate your sources
2. Investigate what the experts say
3. Be a wise consumer
4. Find truth in your everyday life
5. Become a citizen journalist
When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll be able to figure out what is true in the media, online, and what I hear in my daily life.
Earned by Senior Scouts.