Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Have you heard?!? The NEW Outdoor Badges are here!!


The girls voted and as a result, Girl Scouts now has five brand new badges which focus on exploring the outdoors, going on an adventure, and getting active. Check out the new badges and their descriptions below.

  • NEW! GIRLS' CHOICE BROWNIE OUTDOOR ADVENTURER BADGE - What happens when you invite a friend to climb the tallest hill you can find, or buddy up to take a walk around your neighborhood at night? Who do you see? What do you hear? There as so many amazing adventures waiting for you. So hang on, jump in. and get ready to explore the great outdoors!
  • NEW! GIRLS' CHOICE JUNIOR HORSEBACK RIDING BADGE - Riding a horse is one of the most exciting things you can do. But ask any good horseback rider her secret to success and she'll say that understanding a horse is as important as learning to ride one. Get clued in to horses and get ready to ride!
  • NEW! GIRLS' CHOICE CADETTE ARCHERY BADGE - 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.
  • NEW! GIRLS' CHOICE SENIOR PADDLING BADGE - Paddling takes a mix of knowledge and skills, and a dash of daring. It also delivers one of the most unforgettable experiences you'll ever have on water. In this badge, there are three paddling activities to choose from: canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding.  Pick one and jump in!
  • NEW! GIRLS' CHOICE AMBASSADOR ULTIMATE RECREATION CHALLENGE BADGE - You're at the peak of your exciting Girl scouting career and ready to do something big. You're no stranger to the outdoors - you've been camping, hiking, canoeing - but the Ultimate Challenge is a chance to deepen your experiences. You'll go on five adventures where you can step up your outdoor skills and so awe-inspiring things you've never done. You decide what you'll do, where you'll go, and what your goals will be. And there's no race to earn this badge! Take time to savor each adventure - and to create the stories you'll be telling for a lifetime.

Now that the warm weather is here and the new Outdoor Badges are out, it’s time for us to explore the great outdoors, go on adventures and make some memories. Don’t forget to capture those memories and share some #gsoutdoors fun with us on Instagram (@girlscoutsnassaucounty), on Facebook, and on twitter (@gsnc).