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WORKSHEETS

As your Girl Scout completes an activity, note the date on the badge worksheet. When the required number of activities have been completed, sign the worksheet, and give it to the Troop Leader. It would be good idea to keep a copy of the worksheet in the badge journal. The Troop Leader will probably ask your Girl Scout to demonstrate an activity or bring something that she has made in order to share her experiences with the rest of the troop. The troop leader will also probably ask to review the journal to see how the badge was earned. Information in the journal may help another Girl Scout, who wishes to work on the same badge, organize her work. This type of sharing helps to build self-confidence and cooperation.

Your Girl Scout should not be pressured to complete a badge that she really does not wish to finish. Also, she should not feel that having more badges than someone else is a measure of who has done better. She is, however, encouraged to try a variety of activities. Unlike Brownie Try-Its, where the emphasis is on new experiences, Junior badges are more complex and require more work and thought by the Girl Scout. Juniors gain a modest level of proficiency through earning badges, but are, by no means, experts on a subject. They are primarily designed to challenge the Junior Girl Scout to think for herself, to create a plan of action, carry it out and to have fun. Junior Girl Scouts are also learning to take more responsibility for their actions - and inactions.

Planning and working badges at home is a step in that direction. Parents/guardians should offer encouragement and advice, rather than direction and leadership.

CHAPTER 3
SIGNS AND OTHER RECOGNITIONS

SIGNS

Junior Signs are special recognitions which require more planning and work than a badge. There are currently four Sign recognitions. They are: Sign of the Rainbow, Sign of the Sun, Sign of the Satellite and Sign of the World. The Signs of the Rainbow, Sun, and Satellite are described in the Junior Badges and Signs book. The Sign of the World is described in the Junior Girl Scout Handbook. Care should be taken when planning the activities required for a Sign. All Signs require that certain badges be completed as part of the completion process. However, there is some overlap in the particular badges which will satisfy the requirements.

For example, the badge "Sky Search" from the World of Today and Tomorrow will satisfy a requirement for the Sign of the Satellite or the Sign of the Rainbow. However, the badge can be used to satisfy requirements for only a SINGLE Sign. If it used to satisfy a requirement for the Sign of the Satellite, then it cannot be used for the Sign of the Rainbow. Therefore, care should be taken in deciding upon which Sign is applicable to any particular badge.

To assist you in avoiding such problems, the Reference table in Chapter 4 lists the Signs to which each badge is applicable. If a badge is applicable to more than one Sign, the recommended Sign is listed first.

The Sign of the Satellite requires performing some activities from a badge, but not the entire badge. You may complete an entire badge and count some of the activities toward a Sign (e.g., do all of Eco-Action instead of just the required activities for the Sign) but you may not apply the completed badge toward another Sign.

JUNIOR AIDE PATCH

The Junior Aide Patch can be earned while helping a Brownie Troop or individually registered Brownie Girl Scout perform bridging activities. The activities for this patch are simple, yet require coordination with Brownie troop leaders. Your Junior Girl Scout leader may know of a Brownie troop that needs some bridging help. There may even be a sister troop that your Junior can work with.

If she is interested in earning this recognition, the first thing to do is to notify her Troop Leader and ask her for advice and assistance in locating a Brownie Troop to work with. If the Troop Leader cannot help, then ask for the name and number of a higher authority to whom you can go for help. This would be at the neighborhood or service unit level. You may even have to go to a field director at the local Girl Scout Council for assistance.

JUNIOR LEADERSHIP PIN

The Junior Leadership Pin is a recognition which is described in the Junior Girl Scout Handbook. To earn this recognition, your Girl Scout needs to complete four activities which need to be done in sequence. Your Girl Scout should consult with her Troop Leader for some of the activities. For individually registered Girl Scouts, contact the local Girl Scout council for assistance. Your Girl Scout may be able to work with a local Junior troop.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION WORKSHEETS

The following worksheets will help you to plan and document your Girl Scouts progress in earning these special recognitions. They are much more detailed than the generic badge worksheets, and should help you and your Girl Scout plan the activities needed for each recognition.

Please remember that these are brief summary worksheets that allow you to help track your daughter's progress. You MUST read the badge requirements in the appropriate book to know exactly what is required.

Sign of the Rainbow Worksheet

The Sign of the Rainbow recognition is described on pages 232 and 233 of the Badges and Signs book. There are eight activities which must be completed for the Sign.

1. World of Well-Being Badge.

Badge Name: _______________________________________

Date: ________________

2. World of Today and Tomorrow Badge.

Badge Name: _______________________________________

Date: ________________

3. World of Out-of-Doors Badge.

Badge Name: _______________________________________

Date: ________________

4. Junior Aide Patch.

Date: _______________

5. Girl Scouting in the U.S.A. Badge.

Date: ________________

6. Girl Scouting around the World Badge.

Date: _______________

7. World of the Arts Badge.

Badge Name: _______________________________________

Date: _______________

8. Introduce the five worlds of Girl Scouting to others.

Activity: __________________________________________

Date: _______________

This certifies that ________________________________________ has completed the requirements of the Sign of the Rainbow.

SCOUT'S SIGNATURE: ________________________________________

PARENT'S SIGNATURE: ________________________________________

FOR LEADERS USE:

DATE RECEIVED:________________________

DATE BADGE AWARDED:___________________

 

Sign of the Sun Worksheet

The Sign of the Sun recognition is described on pages 234 and 235 of the Badges and Signs book. There are Eight activities which must be completed for the Sign.

1. Develop a personal exercise plan. Record participation for one month.

Date plan was developed: _______________

Date plan and participation were reviewed: ______________

2. Complete one of the following badges:

- Health and Fitness badge
- Exploring Healthy Eating badge
- Outdoor Cook badge

Badge Selected: __________________________

Date: _______________

3. Complete one of the following badges:

- Doing Hobbies badge
- Sports badge
- Sports Sampler badge

Badge Selected: __________________________

Date: _______________

4. Complete one of the following badges:

- Horse Lover
- Outdoor Creativity
- Outdoor Fun in the City
- Swimming
- Water Fun

Badge Selected: __________________________

Date: _______________

5. Complete one of the following badges:

- First Aid
- Safety Sense

Badge Selected: __________________________

Date: _______________

6. Complete an activity from one of the following:

- Girls are Great: Growing Up Female
-
Tune into Well-Being, Say No to Drugs: Substance Abuse
- Decision for Your Life: Preventing Teenage Pregnancy
OR
- Participate in a fitness event

Activity Selected: ________________________

Date: _______________

7. Complete one of the following badges:

- Walking for Fitness
- Hiker
- Finding Your Way

Badge Selected: ___________________________

Date: _______________

8. Organize a fitness event.

Event Organized: __________________________

Date: _______________

This certifies that ________________________________________ has completed the requirements for the Sign of the Sun.

SCOUT'S SIGNATURE: ________________________________________

PARENT'S SIGNATURE: ________________________________________

FOR LEADERS USE:

DATE RECEIVED:________________________

DATE BADGE AWARDED:___________________

Sign of the Satellite Worksheet

The Sign of the Satellite recognition is described on pages 236 and 237 of the Badges and Signs book. There are seven activities which must be completed for the Sign.

1. Complete three activities from Ecology or Eco-Action badges. (Note: if this badge were earned for the Sign of the Rainbow, different activities must be chosen for Sign of the Satellite.)

Activity 1 Selected: ________________________________

Date: _______________

Activity 2 Selected: ________________________________

Date: _______________

Activity 3 Selected: ________________________________

Date: _______________

2. Complete one of the following badges:

- Celebrating People
- World Neighbors
- Geography Fun

Badge Selected: _____________________________________

Date: _______________

3. Complete the Ready for Tomorrow badge.

Date: _______________

4. Complete one of the following badges:

- Sky Search
- Aerospace
- Weather Watch

Badge Selected: _____________________________________

Date: _______________

5. Participate in an Ecology oriented service project.

Project: ____________________________________________

Date: _______________

6. Government, Science or Technology Career shadow.

Person Shadowed: ____________________________________

Career: _____________________________________________

Date: _______________

7. Interviews.

40s Interviewee: ____________________________________

Date: ________________

60s Interviewee: ____________________________________

Date: _______________

This certifies that ________________________________________ has completed the requirements of the Sign of the Satellite.

SCOUT'S SIGNATURE: __________________________________________

PARENT'S SIGNATURE: _________________________________________

FOR LEADERS USE:

DATE RECEIVED:________________________

DATE BADGE AWARDED:___________________

 

Sign of the World Worksheet

The Sign of the World recognition is described on page 204 of the Junior Girl Scout Handbook. There are Five activities which must be completed for the Sign.

1. Complete TWO Handbook badges AND ONE badge from the World of People.

Badge 1 Selected: ______________________________

Date: _______________

Badge 2 Selected: ______________________________

Date: _______________

Badge 3 Selected: ______________________________

Date: _______________

2. Complete FIVE activities from Chapter Two of the handbook.

Activity 1: ___________________________________

Date: _______________

Activity 2: ___________________________________

Date: _______________

Activity 3: ___________________________________

Date: _______________

Activity 4: ___________________________________

Date: _______________

Activity 5: ___________________________________

Date: _______________

3. Complete THREE activities from Chapter Five of the handbook.

Activity 1: ___________________________________

Date: _______________

Activity 2: ___________________________________

Date: _______________

Activity 3: ___________________________________

Date: _______________

4. Complete FOUR activities from Chapters Three or Four of the handbook.

Activity 1: ___________________________________

Date: _______________

Activity 2: ___________________________________

Date: _______________

Activity 3: ___________________________________

Date: _______________

Activity 4: ___________________________________

Date: _______________

5. Read about Leadership in Chapter Six of the handbook.

Carry out a service project.

Service Project: _______________________________

Date: _______________

This certifies that ________________________________________ has completed the requirements of the Sign of the World.

SCOUT'S SIGNATURE: ________________________________________

PARENT'S SIGNATURE: ________________________________________

FOR LEADERS USE:

DATE RECEIVED:________________________

DATE RECOGNITION AWARDED:___________________

 

Junior Aide Patch Worksheet

The Junior Aide Patch is described on page 230 of the Badges and Signs Book. Complete four activities, including the two starred.

* 1. Visit at least 2 different Brownie meetings.

Brownie Troop Number: ______

Brownie Leader Signature: _________________________

Date: _______________

Brownie Troop Number: ______

Brownie Leader Signature: _________________________

Date: _______________

* 2. Invite Brownies to your troop meeting.

Brownie Troop Number: __________

Your Troop Leader's Signature: _____________________

Date: ________________

3. Help Brownies complete a Junior badge activity.

Brownie Troop Number: __________

Badge: ____________________ Activity Number: _______

Date: _______________

4. Plan an event with Brownies.

Brownie Troop Number: ______

Brownie Leader Signature: _________________________

Date: _______________

5. Overnight Camping Trip with Brownies.

Brownie Troop Number: ______

Brownie Leader Signature: _________________________

Date: _______________

6. Include Brownies in your troop Service Project.

Brownie Troop Number: ______

Brownie Leader Signature: _________________________

Date: _______________

7. Help a Brownie do a Junior Dabbler badge.

Brownie Troop Number: ______

Brownie Leader Signature: _________________________

Date: _______________

8. Assist a Brownie Leader at a Council event.

Brownie Troop Number: ______

Brownie Leader Signature: _________________________

Date: _______________

9. Demonstrate to Brownies how Try-Its relate to Junior badges.

Brownie Troop Number: ______

Brownie Leader Signature: _________________________

Date: _______________

10. Plan a special ceremony with Brownies.

Brownie Troop Number: ______

Brownie Leader Signature: _________________________

Date: _______________

This certifies that ________________________________________ has completed the requirements of the Junior Aide patch.

SCOUT'S SIGNATURE: ________________________________________

PARENT'S SIGNATURE: ________________________________________

FOR LEADERS USE:

DATE RECEIVED:________________________

DATE PATCH AWARDED:___________________

 

Leadership Pin Worksheet

The Leadership Pin recognition is described on page 204 of the Junior Girl Scout Handbook. There are Four activities which must be completed for the pin. Activities for this recognition should be coordinated with the Troop Leader. It would be a good idea to keep a special notebook which would document the plans and notes for each of the activities.

Step 1. Learn about Leadership.

DATE: _______________

Step 2. Earn the Leadership badge in the Handbook.

DATE: _______________

Step 3. Earn ONE of the Junior Girl Scout Signs.

Sign earned: ______________________________

DATE: _______________

Step 4. Do a project.

Project: __________________________________

DATE: _______________

This certifies that ________________________________________ has completed the requirements of the Junior Girl Scout Leadership Pin.

SCOUT'S SIGNATURE: ________________________________________

PARENT'S SIGNATURE: ________________________________________

FOR LEADERS USE:

DATE RECEIVED:________________________

DATE RECOGNITION AWARDED:___________________

CHAPTER 4
REFERENCE TABLE AND WORKSHEETS

TABLE

This table lists all of the Junior badges found in the Badges and Signs book (1990 edition) and all of the Junior badges found the Junior Girl Scout Handbook (1994 edition). It lists the page number where the badge description can be found, which world the badge is related to, the number of required activities and the Signs to which the badge can be applied.

Page numbers which are followed by an asterisk (*) refer to pages in the Junior Girl Scout Handbook. All other page numbers refer to the Badges and Signs book.

In the World column, the entries have the following meanings:

W = World of Well-Being
T = World of Today and Tomorrow
A = World of the Arts
P = World of People
O = World of the Out-of-Doors
H = Badges found the Junior Girls Scout Handbook

If the badge can be applied to more than one Sign, then the first one listed is the recommended choice.

When your Girl Scout earns a badge she may check it off on the list to keep track of the recognitions that she has earned.

 

JUNIOR GIRL SCOUT BADGES
REFERENCE TABLE

Badge name

Page

World

Activities

May apply to...

Across Generations

 

W

4

Rainbow

Active Citizen

 

P

6

World

Aerospace

 

T

6

Satellite or Rainbow

Architecture

 

A

4

Rainbow

Art in the Home

 

A

6

Rainbow

Art in the Round

 

A

6

Rainbow

Art to Wear

 

A

6

Rainbow

Arts and Media

 

H

4

World

Becoming a Teen

 

W

6

Rainbow

Books

 

A

6

Rainbow

Business-wise

 

T

5

Rainbow

Car Care

 

T

6

Rainbow

Caring for Children

 

W

6

Rainbow

Careers

 

H

5

World

Celebrating People

 

P

6

World or Satellite

Ceramics and Clay

 

A

6

Rainbow

"Collecting" Hobbies

 

W

5

Rainbow

Communication Arts

 

A

6

Rainbow

Computer Fun

 

T

6

Rainbow

Consumer Power

 

H

4

World

Creative Solutions

 

P

5

World

Dance

 

A

6

Rainbow

Discovering Technology

 

H

6

World

"Doing" Hobbies

 

W

5

Sun or Rainbow

Do-It-Yourself

 

T

6

Rainbow

Drawing and Painting

 

A

5

Rainbow

Eco-Action

 

O

5

Satellite or Rainbow

Ecology

 

O

6

Satellite or Rainbow

Exploring Healthy Eating

 

W

6

Sun or Rainbow

Family Living Skills

 

W

6

Rainbow

Finding Your Way

 

O

8

Sun or Rainbow

First Aid

 

W

5

Sun or Rainbow

Folk Arts

 

A

4

Rainbow

Foods, Fibers, and Farming

 

T

6

Rainbow

Frosty Fun

 

O

6

Rainbow

Geography Fun

 

T

6

Satellite or World

Geology

 

T

6

Rainbow

Girl Scouting Around the World

 

P

6

Rainbow

Girl Scouting in the USA

 

P

5

Rainbow

Girls are Great

 

H

5

World

Health and Fitness

 

W

5

Sun or Rainbow

Healthy Living

 

H

5

World

Healthy Relationships

 

W

6

Rainbow

Hiker

 

O

8

Sun or Rainbow

Horse Lover

 

O

6

Sun or Rainbow

Horseback Rider

 

O

7

Rainbow

Jeweler

 

A

5

Rainbow

Junior Citizen

 

P

4

World

Leadership

 

H

5

Leadership Pin

Local Lore

 

P

6

World

Looking Your Best

 

H

5

World

Making Decisions

 

W

6

Rainbow

"Making" Hobbies

 

W

5

Rainbow

Math Whiz

 

T

6

Rainbow

Money Sense

 

T

5

Rainbow

Ms. Fix-It

 

T

6

Rainbow

Musician

 

A

7

Rainbow

Music Lover

 

A

5

Rainbow

My Community

 

P

6

World

My Heritage

 

P

5

World

My Self-Esteem

 

W

6

Rainbow

Now and Then:
Stories from Around the World

 

P

6

World

On My Way

 

P

4

World

Our Own Council's Badge

 

varies

varies

May apply to Rainbow

Our Own Troop's Badge

 

varies

varies

May apply to Rainbow

Outdoor Cook

 

O

8

Sun or Rainbow

Outdoor Creativity

 

O

6

Sun or Rainbow

Outdoor Fun

 

O

5

Rainbow

Outdoor Fun in the City

 

O

6

Sun or Rainbow

Pet Care

 

W

5

Rainbow

Photography

 

A

6

Rainbow

Plants and Animals

 

T

6

Rainbow

Popular Arts

 

A

6

Rainbow

Prints and Graphics

 

A

6

Rainbow

Puzzlers

 

T

6

Rainbow

Ready for Tomorrow

 

T

7

Satellite

Safety Sense

 

W

5

Sun or Rainbow

Science Discovery

 

H

6

World

Science in Action

 

T

4

Rainbow

Science Sleuth

 

T

7

Rainbow

Science in the Worlds

 

T

5

Rainbow

Sky Search

 

T

6

Satellite or Rainbow

Small Craft

 

O

6

Rainbow

Sports

 

W

6

Sun or Rainbow

Sports Sampler

 

W

5

Sun or Rainbow

Swimming

 

O

6

Sun or Rainbow

Talk!

 

H

5

World

Technology (found at http://www.gsusa.org/
girls/GS/recognitions/Badges/tech.htm)

 

T

6

Rainbow

Textiles and Fibers

 

A

5

Rainbow

Theater

 

A

5

Rainbow

Toymaker

 

A

6

Rainbow

Traveler

 

P

6

World

Troop Camper

 

O

8

Rainbow

Video Production

 

A

7

Rainbow

Visual Arts

 

A

5

Rainbow

Walking for Fitness

 

O

6

Sun or Rainbow

Water Fun

 

O

6

Sun or Rainbow

Water Wonders

 

T

6

Rainbow

Weather Watch

 

T

6

Satellite or Rainbow

Wider Opportunities

 

H

5

World

Wildlife

 

O

5

Rainbow

Women Today

 

P

5

World

Women's Stories

 

P

4

World

The World in My Community

 

P

4

World

World Neighbors

 

P

4

Satellite

World of the Arts Dabbler

 

A

6

Rainbow

World of People Dabbler

 

P

5

World

World of the Out-of-doors Dabbler

 

O

5

Rainbow

World of Today and Tomorrow Dabbler

 

T

5

Rainbow

World of Well-Being Dabbler

 

W

5

Rainbow

You and Your Community

 

H

5

World

Your Outdoor Surroundings

 

H

5

World