Welcome to Earn Brownie Badges and Try Its!

I have been my younger daughter’s Girl Scout leader since 2008, when I started my troop of six little Daisy Scouts. Like many leaders, I felt a bit overwhelmed when I first started, even though I had been an elementary school and preschool teacher since 1987. My leadership training was practically non-existent, and the internet did not have many resources available. Every time I had a meeting, I had to create my own lesson plan on how to go about it.

Being a teacher, I had been doing this for my entire career-long before you could do an online search on how to do something.  But when I attended my monthly Service Unit meetings, I spoke with other Daisy leaders who did not have my professional background. They felt a bit lost as to what to do and where to start.

That is why I started my original Girl Scout blog, Girl Scout Leader, in January of 2010. I wanted to reach out to other leaders and help them as we traveled on this wonderful leader journey together.Over time, my blog evolved as my troop grew older. It is like an online diary of what my girls have done since kindergarten!

Website with meeting plans on how to earn every Brownie Badge

A lot has changed in the Girl Scout program since my troop has been Brownie Girl Scouts. I used the old badge program since, at that time, the badges were still readily available and there were so many more Try It choices than the new program. Leaders are still using it, but the badges are becoming increasingly scarce.

Leaders still have a lot of the same questions on how to earn Brownie Try Its that they had years ago. Whether we are at home full time with our kids, work part time or full time outside the home and juggle our schedules accordingly, we are all busy women who have committed ourselves to our daughters having a wonderful Girl Scout experience.

The purpose of this blog is to make your life as a leader easier. Every single badge in the new program has its own page with a detailed lesson plan with the five steps necessary to earn that particular Brownie badge. With ideas and resources readily at hand,  I hope you bookmark this site as your “go to” place for earning your badges. Less time planning means more time for you to enjoy the meeting instead of stressing about what to do and how to do it.

Please note: If you are viewing this on a mobile devise, you will need to click the second arrow at the top right of the page to view the pages (which will appear as a scroll at the bottom for the badges) or you can click on "Web Version".