GSCSNJ is excited to share a special announcement from GSUSA: Four Outdoor Badges are being added to Program in fall 2015, and starting Oct. 31, girls can vote on the badges they will earn!
GSUSA just announced this new, annual national voting process during the National Council Session at Girl Scout Convention. The four Outdoor Badges added to program in fall 2015 will include one each at the Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior levels. To determine which badges will be added, GSUSA is using a “Girls’ Choice” process, meaning girls will take the lead on deciding which new badges will be created!
This year, there will be two rounds of polling:
- First, between Oct. 31 and Nov. 30, girls can vote on which content area they’re interested in within the Outdoor category (i.e.: Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Environment, or Outdoor Survival).
- Once GSUSA receives a majority vote on the content area, girls will vote Dec. 1 through 31 on the actual badge topic (for example, Hiking, Camping, Trail Blazing, etc.), based on their grade level in the coming year.
Then, the fall 2015 Girls’ Choice badges will be announced March 12, 2015
Ready to take action? Girls, follow this link to cast your vote starting Oct. 31! http://bit.ly/1sS9nBA