Adventure Camper

When you plan an adventure, like kayaking, mountain biking, or rock climbing, you can combine it with overnight camping to make the most of your outdoor experience. Adventure camping requires minimal equipment and gear because you’ll be active during the day and possibly moving campsites. Some adventure campers bring nothing but a sleeping bag, lightweight stove, some food, and a backpack. Whatever spells adventure for you, start by listing the things you want to do – then make your camping trip happen!

  1. Plan your adventure camping trip.
  2. Gather your camping gear.
  3. Plan and prepare your trip meals.
  4. Use a camping skill on your trip.
  5. Go adventure camping.

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll have planned and gone on a camping trip with a group of Girl Scouts or family members that includes adventure activities.

Part of the sequence. Earned by Scouts.

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What kind of adventure speaks to you? In this badge, you’ll go on a multiday high-adventure challenge. You could go rock climbing, spelunking, ice caving, skiing, canoeing, kayaking, biking, rafting—or a combination! Put your outdoor skills to the test—and gain some new ones—as you become a Girl Scout Senior Adventurer.

1. Enhance your adventure
2. Get in the team spirit — and refine your teamwork
3. Know your gear
4. Plan your service to the great outdoors
5. Capture the adventure

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to go on a multiday outdoor adventure trip with friends and Girl Scout sisters.

Part of the sequence. Earned by Scouts.

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.

Part of the sequence. Earned by Scouts.

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.

Part of the sequence. Earned by Scouts.

Buying Power

It might be tomorrow. It might be a year from now. Or it could be 10 years away. Someday, you will want to make a big purchase that you’ll end up paying for over time. It could be a cell phone with a monthly service plan; a new car, which comes with loan payments; or even a new home, which includes a monthly mortgage payment. By earning this badge, you’ll understand the long-term impact of making a big purchase, and how you need to be prepared to keep paying for it long after you’ve started to use it.

1. Compare costs and options
2. Conduct consumer research
3. Calculate the long-term costs
4. Investigate ways to find better deals
5. Create a savings plan for a big purchase you’d like to make

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to research and budget for a big purchase for myself or my family.

Part of the sequence. Earned by Scouts.