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Programs for Juniors

New Summer Programs are here!

LOOK OUT: Brand-new GCNWI programs for summer are now LIVE! Start registering today.

We have so many fun programs for Juniors in the Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana area!

These programs are for Girl Scouts who are in fourth or fifth grade. For many of our programs, girls can participate on their own, or in a troop or group.

Not yet a Girl Scout? Learn how to become one!

The 2022 Cookie Season is here!

The GCNWI Cookie Program gives Girl Scouts the opportunity to raise proceeds that help fund their troop's next big adventure. By participating in the program, girls also learn important life skills and they can earn fun rewards, too!

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Staying Fit Badge

Eating clean, keeping your stress levels low, and setting aside time for rest can provide healthy benefits to not only yourself, but others in your family as well.

JUNIOR STAYING FIT BADGE HOW-TO [DOWNLOAD PDF]

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Backyard Outdoor Art Adventures

Learn to do different outdoor art projects to complete the Outdoor Art badge for your level!

JUNIOR OUTDOOR ART BADGE HOW-TO [DOWNLOAD PDF]

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Simple Meals Badge

Learn how to make simple, yet balanced, meals for breakfast, lunch and snack time using the recipes highlighted in this badge how-to guide.

JUNIOR SIMPLE MEALS BADGE HOW-TO [DOWNLOAD PDF]

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Inside Government Badge


In this activity, you’ll help your Girl Scout set up some laws for their own faux country.

JUNIOR INSIDE GOVERNMENT BADGE HOW-TO [DOWNLOAD PDF]

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Scribe Badge

Learn how to make simple, yet balanced, meals for breakfast, lunch and snack time using the recipes highlighted in this badge how-to guide.

JUNIOR SCRIBE BADGE HOW-TO [DOWNLOAD PDF]

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Additional Resources for Juniors

Backyard Fun Challenge

Explore the Outdoors in Your Own Backyard

Cross off 30 outdoorsy tasks from this list—like fort building, learning about springtime flowers, playing with a pet outside, and so much more—to earn the BackyardFunChallenge! Make sure to always follow the Safety Activity Checkpoints when doing the challenges, and remember to wash or sanitize your hands after being outside.

Download the activity checklist! [PDF]

Purchase the Backyard Challenge Base patch »
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Girl Scout Memory Book
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A fun resource for girls, parents, troops, and leaders, the Girl Scout Memory Book available at the GCNWI shop lists all badges, Journeys, and highest awards currently available in a fun journal! The book also includes space for Girl Scouts of all ages to write or draw about their favorite Girl Scout memories and to set goals for the year.

Junior Memory Book

Hosting a Virtual Troop Meeting

Hosting Virtual Girl Scout Troop Meetings

Keep your Girl Scout troop connected through online meetings to keep girls engaged with one another, while keeping safe. Read our Safety Activity Checkpoints for Virtual Troop Meetings.

Access the Safety in Girls Scouting course in gsLearn »

Our blog is full of Virtual Meeting Tips! Read our tips and tricks and about Girl Scouts from around GCNWI who have met virtually.

Conservation Bingo & Earth Day Fun

Looking for green activities to do by yourself, with your troop, or with your family? Look no further!

Play this Conservation Bingo game with your family or troop and challenge yourselves to change some daily habits and better care for our planet!

Download the Worksheet! [PDF]

Also make sure to check out this Earth Day Bingo card!

Download the Earth Day Bingo card! [PDF]

Earth Day can be celebrated all year! Check out our Earth Day 2020 Activity Packet full of fun activities including making leaf rubbings, shadow art, and more!

Download the Earth Day Activity Packet! [PDF]

Common Supply Girl Scout Activities

Looking for Girl Scout activities to do by yourself, with your troop, or with your family? Look no further!

Here are a few activities that you can do with common materials you can find around your house. 

Low Supply or Common Supply Girl Scout Activities [PDF]

Virtual Troop Meeting: Plan a Trip!

Exercise their travel brain by planning a trip – even if it means you can’t go on it quite yet OR have girls plan a field trip you are able to take. Use this as a guide at your next virtual meeting!

Virtual Troop Meeting: Plan a Trip Guide [PDF]

Digital Resource Wall

 Check out our digital program flyers on the Digital Resource Wall!



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