The girls have spoken and Outdoor Recreation has been chosen as the theme for the next set of Outdoor badges! Girls can now vote for their favorite set of badge activities: water activities like kayaking and swimming, outdoor exploration like tent camping and horseback riding, or challenge activities like rock climbing or zip lining. GSUSA plans to announce the final results on March 12.
The first phase of voting was held during November, when girls were given three choices of outdoor badge categories: Recreation, environment or survival. The new badges were announced during the National Council session at the Girl Scouts' National Convention in October in Salt Lake City. GSUSA CEO Anna Maria Chávez led a discussion about the importance of outdoor programming in Girl Scouting by announcing that new outdoor badges for Brownies, Cadettes, Juniors, Seniors and Ambassadors will be introduced in the fall of 2015 through a Girl’s Choice program.
Girls can vote as many times as they want--but no grown-ups allowed! When you vote, please share what you chose with us on social media using #gswpavotes. We'll be tracking that hashtag to see what programs girls in our council would like to see more of!