Truth Seeker

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.

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Vision Awareness

Girl Scouting offers a variety of opportunities and challenges. With this in mind, the Pennsylvania Paraoptometric Association (PPA) would like to offer the Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn a Vision Awareness Patch, which has been approved by the Girl Scout Council. PPA is an association committed to enhancing the quality of eye care. We believe the activities requires for the girls to earn the patch will make them more aware of the importance of vision and good vision care. The girl’s efforts may even spark an interest in Optometry or related fields.

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Voice for Animals

As consumers of beauty products, clothing, and chicken nuggets, and as pet owners, horseback riders, or circus spectators, our relationships with animals play a big role in our lives. What are the specifics of the complex relationship between animals and humans? If you want to know more so that you can make informed choices—and help others make them, too, this badge is for you.

1. Find out about domestic animals
2. Investigate animals used for science
3. Explore animals in husbandry
4. Take a look at animals used for sports and entertainment
5. Look into an animal issue

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll better understand animal issues worldwide and know what I can do to help.

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Website Designer

View the world with a web journalist’s eyes, and you’ll find the story in everything. Build yourself a safe space online, where you can show your readers what moves you and share stories and causes with friends. You might end up getting to know yourself a little better, too.

1. Find a worthwhile subject for your website or blog
2. Be the host with the most
3. Build a blueprint
4. Create must-see content
5. Go live — then drive!

When I’ve earned this badge. I’ll know how to design, build, and promote my own website.

For assistance with this badge feel free to email admin@statecollegegirlscouts.org. We would love to have more girls involved with building out, adding content, or general development of this site.

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Women’s Health

Nothing’s more important than good health—and, as a woman, we have unique health issues at every stage of our lives. How can you make the health decisions that are right for you, and what kinds of support are out there to guide you? Do this badge to find out! Identify health topics facing women in your community and across the globe, explore those that matter most to you, and—in the last step—reach out and raise awareness to spread good health to the women in your world.

1. Investigate the tests that help women stay healthy
2. Find out how fads and beauty practices impact health
3. Focus on techniques to help you stay emotionally healthy
4. Take a closer look at a women’s health issue
5. Get the word out on a women’s health topic

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how women can lead healthy lives.

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