Outdoor Badges & Awards

Whether you're looking to explore your backyard or the backcountry, Girl Scouts outdoor journeys and badges will strengthen outdoor skills and ignite interest in environmental stewardship. Girl Scouts has a long, successful history of getting girls outdoors to create adventure and develop a lifelong appreciation for nature.

Daisy_BuddyCamper Daisy Buddy Camper
Camping is an adventure! You play in nature, eat outside, and sleep under the stars with your family or buddies - your buddies could be the girls in your troop, or other friends. Are you ready to go camping?

Daisy_OutdoorArt Daisy Outdoor Art Maker
From a blue sky to a bird’s song, nature can give you lots of ideas for art! Get ready to explore the outdoors and use what you see and hear to make different kinds of art projects.

Daisy_EcoLearner Daisy Eco Learner
Nature gives us many gifts—now learn some ways to give back by protecting nature.

Daisy_Outdoor Journey Daisy Outdoor Journey
Earn the Buddy Camper badge, the Outdoor Art Maker badge, and complete your first Take Action project to earn this Outdoor Journey.

Brownie_CabinCamper Brownie Cabin Camper
There’s nothing quite like camping—it’s a chance to spend time in nature and have fun with your friends or family. Every camping trip is a new adventure. Get ready to plan a camping adventure with your Girl Scout friends or family members!

Brownie_FirstAid Brownie First Aid
Find out what to do in an emergency so you can be prepared if the unexpected happens.

Brownie_Hiker Brownie 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!

Brownie_Bugs Brownie 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.

Brownie_Outdoor_Adventurer Brownie Outdoor Adventurer
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? What do you see? What do you hear? There are so many amazing adventures waiting for you. So hang on, jump in, and get ready to explore the great outdoors!

Brownie_Outdoor_Art_CreatorBrownie Outdoor Art Creator
As an artist, you can walk outside and see colors, shapes, and ideas for things you want to create. Find out how you can make your own art outdoors and have fun doing it!

Brownie_Eco_FriendBrownie Eco Friend
Find out how to treat outdoor spaces with kindness and teach others how they can, too.

Brownie_Outdoor_JourneyBrownie Outdoor Journey
Complete the First Aid badge, Cabin Camper badge, Hiker badge, and a Take Action Project.

Junior_Animal Habitat Junior Animal Habitats
Imagine meeting a monkey or kicking up dust with a kangaroo. These animals live in the wild, so we don't get to spend time with them in their natural homes—their habitats. But that doesn't mean we can't find out more about where they live, how they play, and how we can help them!

Junior_Camper Junior Camper
An overnight trip in the great outdoors brings you closer to nature—and to your Girl Scout sisters. In this badge, plan a camping adventure! You might watch a sky full of stars, cook a meal on a stick, or share silly stories around the campfire. And you'll definitely learn some new outdoor skills as you take part in this favorite Girl Scout tradition.

Junior_Eco_Camper Junior Eco-Camper
Whenever you step outdoors, you are a guest in nature’s home. This is especially true when it comes to camping. Whether or not you’ve been camping before, you will earn this badge by learning how to protect the environment on your trip. It will shape the way you camp forever!

Junior_First Aid Junior First Aid
Find out how to help people when they’re ill or injured and learn how to respond during an emergency.

Junior_Flowers Junior Flowers
Discover that there’s more to flowers than just good looks.

Junior_Gardener Junior Gardener
Creating a bright bouquet of fresh flowers, making a dish with garden-fresh herbs, growing a little green cheer inside with houseplants—these are all things a gardener gets to do. In this badge, dig your hands into the earth and spend time with soil, water, and sunlight to find out how to help life grow from a tiny seed. You can make your own garden—no matter where you live.
Junior_Horseback_Riding Junior Horseback Riding
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!

Junior_Outdoor_Art_Explorer Junior Outdoor Art Explorer
From murals on buildings to oil paintings of landscapes, art and the outdoors go hand in hand. Let nature be your inspiration as you explore, create, and design different kinds of art.

Junior_Outdoor_Journey Junior Outdoor Journey
Complete the Animal Habitats badge, Camper badge, Eco Camper badge, and a Take Action Project.

Cadette_Archery Cadette Archery
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.

Cadette_NightOwl Cadette Night Owl
Night has captured the imagination since the dawn of time. But with modern-day electricity, it's easy to overlook the mysteries and beauty of the world after the sun goes down. So grow your imagination and expand what you know (or think you know!). Turn out the lights, tune in your senses, and step out in to the night.

Cadette_EcoTrekker Cadette Eco Trekker
Plan and take an outdoor trek—with minimal environmental impact.

Cadette_First_Aid Cadette First Aid
Find out how to deal with minor injuries and illnesses and how to tell when the problem is more serious.

Cadette_Primitive_Camper Cadette Primitive Camper
Primitive camping can be a challenge, even for experienced campers. Get ready to step up your outdoor skills, get out into nature, and make extra-special memories on a primitive camping trip.

Cadette_Outdoor_Art_Apprentice Cadette Outdoor Art Apprentice
Being outside in nature is a great way to spark your creativity. Some of our greatest works of art are inspired by nature—from early on, cave people drew pictures of sunsets, the sky, animals, and trees. Get ready to observe and collect things outdoors that will drive your art and creativity—from colors and patterns to landscapes and wildlife.

Cadette_Trailblazing Cadette Trailblazing
Join in a favorite Girl Scout adventure! Head for the back-country, where you'll explore nature and challenge your body on a trailblazing trek. In this badge, you'll stay at least one night at a backwoods or primitive site, so get ready to learn some new outdoor skills while you share fresh-air fun and games with your Girl Scout sisters.

Cadette_Trees Cadette Trees
Grab your naturalist hat and get ready to get to know trees—from the shade to the science, the fruit to the forest, and the legends to the lumber. To know trees is to love them.

Cadette_Outdoor_Journey Cadette Outdoor Journey
Complete the Night Owl badge, Outdoor Primitive Camper badge, Trailblazing badge, and a Take Action Project.

Senior_Adventurer_Camper Senior Adventurer 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!

Senior_Adventurer Senior Adventurer
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.

Senior_Eco_Explorer Senior Eco Explorer
Become an eco explorer as you get hands-on experience with environmental issues and help make positive changes to the environment.

Senior_First_Aid Senior First Aid
Find out how to differentiate between minor and major injuries, provide emergency treatment in some life-threatening situations, and share important information about injuries or illness.

Senior_Outdoor_Art_Expert Senior Outdoor Art Expert
Get ready to become an outdoor artist as you connect with nature and create something helpful to the environment. You’ll learn how to see nature with an artist’s eye and find ways to express yourself—from photography and painting to music, jewelry design, and architecture. Go outside to find art—it doesn’t just exist within the four walls of a museum.

Senior_Paddling Senior Paddling
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!

Senior_Sky Senior Sky
The sky is a masterpiece. Every day it graces us with living art, whether through a glorious sunset, shifting cloud formations, or the stunning display of night stars. No wonder we take every opportunity to spend time outdoors. Our world is a stage, and the sky performs with beauty, wonder, and mystery.

Senior_Outdoor_Journey Senior Outdoor Journey
Complete the First Aid badge, Adventure Camper badge, Sky badge, and a Take Action Project.

Ambassador_EcoAdvocate Ambassador Eco Advocate
Discover a nature issue that’s important to you, find solutions, and make a difference.

Ambassador_Outdoor_Art_Master Ambassador Outdoor Art Master
Whether you’re new to Girl Scouts or have been in it forever, you’ve probably spent a lot of time exploring the outdoors and a lot of time making art. This is your chance to bring art and the outdoors together—to get inspired by the beauty in nature and use that inspiration to get creative. Roll up your sleeves and dive in!

Ambassador_Survival_Camper Ambassador Survival Camper
If you've ever imagined going off the grid and going back to the land, this is your chance! Survival camping is the ultimate camping adventure. Are you ready to test your skills with limited supplies—and have an unforgettable experience with your camping crew? Let’s go!

Ambassador_Ultimate_Recreation_Challenge Ambassador Ultimate Recreation Challenge
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 Recreation Challenge is a chance to deepen your experiences. You’ll go on five adventures where you can step up your outdoor skills and do 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.

Ambassador_Water Ambassador Water
Water surrounds us, sometimes in such quantities that we forget how precious it is. Water is familiar and it’s mysterious. It exists as a liquid, solid, or gas. It falls from the sky and exists deep within the earth. Water can nourish us and challenge us. In this badge, experience the bliss of a clear liquid solution known scientifically as H2O.

Ambassador_Outdoor_Journey Ambassador Outdoor Journey
Complete the Outdoor Art Master badge, Survival Camper badge, Water badge, and a Take Action Project.