Post date: Oct 30, 2014 8:57:39 PM
One of the highlights during the National Council Session was the announcement from GSUSA that there will be four Outdoor badges added to the Girl Scout program in fall 2015; one each at Brownie, Junior, Cadette and Senior levels.
Even more exciting is that girls will lead with their voices through a national voting process to select the badges they earn! GSUSA will use a "Girls' Choice" process that includes polling girl membership to determine what these badges are.
There will be two rounds of voting. First, girls will vote on which content area they're interested in within the Outdoor category (ie Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Environment or Outdoor Survival). Later in the year, once there is a majority vote on intent, girls will be asked to vote on the actual badge topic (ie Hiking, Camping, Trail Blazer, etc).
The "Girls' Choice" process begins tomorrow, October 31st. Click here for additional details and tell your girls to vote.