aMAZE!

Developing healthy relationships, navigating cliques, and moving beyond stereotypes are major themes in aMAZE! The Twists and Turns of Getting Along. Cadettes team up on projects with younger girls, senior citizens, or classmates to share their new friendship-building skills.

Part of the sequence. Earned by Scouts.

Animal Helpers

Animals have always provided clothing, and transportation, but today they’re also trained to help people with disabilities, find people who are lost, and even discover tumors. And, of course, animals offer us companionship, love, and sheer joy. In this badge, look at how animals help humans. (Researchers say the love of an animal can improve our emotional health!)

1. Explore the connection between humans and animals
2. Find out how animals help keep people safe
3. Know how animals help people emotionally
4. Check out how animals help people with disabilities
5. Look at how animals might help us in the future

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how animals help humans, and how to help them keep it up.

Part of the sequence. Earned by Scouts.

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Archery

Picture this: You nock (or place) an arrow onto a bow, hook your fingers around the string, draw it back, eye your target, and release! Bull’s-eye! Archery is an exciting sport that takes strength, focus, good form, and practice. Get ready to challenge yourself as you build your archery skills and learn how to shoot on a range.

  1. Get to know archery equipment
  2. Learn about archery safety
  3. Practice archery before you go on a range
  4. Shoot on an archery range
  5. Create an archery challenge

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to take aim outdoors with my archery skills.

Part of the sequence. Earned by Scouts.

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Babysitter

The magic age for babysitting is 12. That’s when most girls say they began sitting—and it’s the youngest age at which most parents say they’ll allow someone to babysit for their children. Whether you’re getting ready to babysit in the future or have already started, this badge will help you become the best babysitter you can be.

1. Get to know how kids develop
2. Prepare for challenges
3. Focus on play
4. Find potential employers
5. Practice your babysitting skills

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll be prepared to babysit and will have tried out my skills on the job.

Part of the sequence. Earned by Scouts.

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Book Artist

For centuries, humans have been developing methods to create and bind paper in order to share ideas, knowledge, and inspiration with each other and with future generations. The craft of creating books has evolved over time, but the basic human need to share words and pictures has stayed the same. In this badge, try gluing, stitching, and folding your way to shaping your own book-artistry style—you’ll create some spectacular gifts and keepsakes.

1. Explore the art of bookbinding
2. Get familiar with the insides of a book
3. Try out book artist techniques
4. Focus on function
5. Focus on style

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to make different kinds of books.

Part of the sequence. Earned by Scouts.

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