Thursday, October 2, 2014

Spotlight on Badges: Brownies in the Outdoors!

Outdoor experiences are an integral part of the Girl Scouts. Outdoor activities are woven into every aspect of Girl Scouts in such a way that girls feel comfortable trying new things and testing their limits, and gain confidence and acquire new skills in a safe and supportive all-girl environment. From a relaxed swim in the lake to teaming up on a wildlife conservation project to high-adventure rock-climbing, Girl Scouts offers girls a variety of opportunities to learn and grow inside and out. Let’s take a look at some fun outdoor badge opportunities for Brownies!

First up is Bugs! Bugs help us in lots of cool ways. Explore the world of bugs and learn more about these little creatures that do so much. Some fun bug activities:

Draw a bug poster
Try a bug craft
See bugs in action
Explore bug homes
Take a bug field trip

Next, let’s look at Hiker. Girl Scouts love to sing hiking songs, pack fun and tasty snacks, and hunt for sounds of animals and birds. Here's what you need to know to become a Brownie hiker—get ready for adventure! Some hiking tips:

Decide where to go
Try out a hiking skill
Pick the right gear
Pack a snack for energy
Go on your hike!

Last but not least is Letterboxer!  Letterboxing is an amazing adventure game played by people all over the world. Use your curiosity and join in. To play, you follow clues to find a hidden box with special items inside. In North America, there are thousands of letterboxes. Maybe there's one hidden near you right now! Let's get started:

Get started with letterboxing
Find your own stamp
Practice solving clues
Search for a letterbox
Make a letterbox

Check out our entire Badge portfolio at our Badge Explorer!