This month’s theme is Citizenship, which is perfect for celebrating Independence Day, participating in a march or protest, organizing for a cause you support, or learning about your local or national government. Girls will earn their citizenship badge and be prepared to get involved, help others, and make the world a better place through earning these official, front-wearable retired badges.
about the badge of the month series
Each month, I put together a customized activity plan around a theme, based on the official requirements for retired badges. (see more of them here) Where possible, I try to maximize the ways you can customize to your troop, especially if you have a mixed level troop. And, I choose badges that are plentiful in the shop, so there’s enough for your whole troop (while supplies last, so shop early!).
about the citizenship badges
Girls have the opportunity to make the changes they want to see in their communities, but it can be overwhelming to even know how to start. These badges give girls practice in seeing problems and taking action. I’ve selected Junior – Active Citizen/Model Citizen (it’s been renamed over the years, but the subject is the same) and Brownie – Citizen Near and Far to represent this important theme. I’ve also included a separate guide from Badge Explorer for all levels to participate.
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get the activity plan
The attached activity plan (click Download button below) is a free activity guide for the Brownie and Junior badges for this month. Scroll down for options for more levels. These activities are based on or adapted from the official requirements written and published by GSUSA. Badges should be earned in the spirit of the topic, and with an emphasis on being prepared to serve others. You are free to adapt the requirements to your needs, budget, supplies, and so on. Your troop leader has the final say on determining if/when a badge has been earned.
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share your ideas
I want to hear from you, too! Please join our facebook group or leave a comment below to share your ideas about the theme of citizenship and civic participation.
get the badges
sign up for BOTM coupons
The Badge of the Month is always 10% off with coupon code during the month of its release – while supplies last! When you sign up for emails, you’ll get the new code delivered straight to your inbox at the beginning of every month. (So, if you sign up now you’ll get your first one next month) And when you sign up, you’ll also get a 10% off coupon you can use on your first order of anything in the shop. Sign up here.
for all levels
The Badge Explorer is a great tool for finding badges that go together for multi level troops. You can mix-and-match the activities you want to do. I curated this list of badges for this month’s theme (click Download button below) – but I also want to hear your ideas! Please join our facebook group to share with other leaders, and leave a comment below.
Here’s some other badges that might go nicely with this theme. (The BOTM coupon doesn’t apply)
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