Business Etiquette

No matter what your career dreams—astronaut, CEO, neurobiologist, rock star, or author—basic business manners will come in handy. From whether you wear those sparkly purple flats to how you hold your shoulders when asking for a raise to how you present your profile online, it all adds up to your business image. How will you showcase just what you’re capable of?

1. Communicate with style and confidence
2. Ace an interview
3. Try your hand at negotiating
4. Explore how to act on the job
5. Network with flair

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know the kind of savvy I’ll need to be successful in the business world.

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Making Friends

Friends are another kind of family. They’re the people you have fun with and who help you when you need it. Try this badge to learn how to make new friends, keep old friends, and be the best Brownie friend you can be.

1. Make friendly introductions
2. Show friends you care
3. Share favorite activities
4. Learn how to disagree
5. Practice friendship!

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to be a good friend.

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Netiquette

Our digital world makes it easy to stay in touch and share friendships, memories, and ideas. But we’ve all heard embarrassing stories in which people wish they’d never hit the “send” button. Once you’ve put it out there, it never goes away. But you can use that to your benefit, too. This badge is all about knowing how to make positive choices in the online world.

1. Explore “oops!” and “wow!” moments
2. Dig into stories of “ouch” — and repair some hurt if necessary
3. Look at e-mail, commenting, or blogging
4. Decide what makes a great social media profile
5. Spread better practices

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to make — and keep — my online world a positive place.

Earned by Scouts.

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Social Butterfly

Have you ever found yourself in a group or place where you didn’t know how to act? It happens to everyone. In this badge, have fun practicing the social style and good manners that will make you comfortable in any situation!

1. Hold a conversation
2. Use table manners
3. Be prepared for special occasions
4. Say thank you
5. Practice being at ease

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to act at many types of events, from picnics to weddings to parties.

Earned by Scouts.

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