If your daughter is an explorer or a discoverer – or would like to be one – then she is all set to be a Brownie Girl Scout. As a Brownie Girl Scout she will participate in some of the following activities:
- Pack a healthy lunch and take a day hike or bike trip with her troop.
- Visit a neighborhood radio station.
- Sing new songs and play new games.
- Be a helper and friend maker.
Through these and many other activities and by following the national program outlined in the Girl Scout Journey Books, Brownie Girl Scouts will:
- Become better at making healthy choices and minimizing unhealthy behaviors
- Gain a better understanding of cooperative and team building skills
- Can communication their reasons for engaging in community service
- Be more open to learning or doing new and challenging things
- Be better able to show empathy toward others
- Learn and begin to apply basic advocacy skills
- Begin to apply values inherent in the Girl Scout Promise and Law in various contexts
What Brownies Wear
Girl Scouts at each level have one required element (tunic, sash, or vest) for the display of official pins and awards, that will be required when girls participate in ceremonies or when officially representing Girl Scouts. For girls ages 5 to 14, the unifying look includes wearing a choice of a tunic, vest, or sash combined with their own solid white shirts and khaki pants or skirts.
Many troops and groups also make their own “Troop shirts” to wear on field trips, group outings and overnights at camp. Parents should check with your troop leader for more information.
Click here to see a sample of the official Girl Scout Brownie vest and sash and how to place insignias, pins, patches and badges.
What Brownies Do and Earn
Girl Scout Brownies earn proficiency badges, participation patches and Journey Awards. They learn to connect with others in their troop and put these skills to use at camp. Brownies participate in the Cookie Sale program – setting goals and learning about customer service and financial literacy, and much more. They participate in community service projects to help their communities, improve neighborhoods and protect the planet. Click here to learn more about what Girl Scout Brownies do.
Whether in a troop or group or as an individual, the GSSEF Girl Scout program starts girls off on a Journey of their choice from the GSUSA National Leadership Journeys series. Girls will earn awards, have fun, discover more about themselves, and take on projects that change the world.
Girls then add The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting to their program portfolio. The Girl’s Guide offers girls national proficiency badges, traditions and history, an awards log, and much more.
How Brownies Learn
Using the GSUSA National Program materials and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience — a model that engages girls in discovering themselves, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place, girls learn leadership skills at all grade levels. Girls learn new skills from their adult leader and each other. They learn by doing hands on experiments, trying new things and teaching others.