How to Earn the Brownie Girl Scout Way Badge

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The Girls Scouts is an organization that is steeped in tradition. There are things that we do simply because we are part of the movement, and if we encounter a sister scout from another part of the country or even the world, we can instantly connect with her.

This badge is really easy to earn and is perfect for one of your first meetings of the year. New girls can learn about the traditions of scouting and experienced scouts can help teach them and will also benefit from this review.

How to Earn the Girl Scout Way Try It

Step 1 Sing Everywhere

Singing is a Girl Scout tradition. We sing during meetings, around the campfire and at special events. Of course, there is the magical Brownie Song that, if your girls do not know it, this would be the perfect time to teach them! 

Here is a group of Brownies singing it!

Another song you can sing is "Make New Friends".

There is a wonderful Brownie Songbook on Amazon for less than a dollar, and you can use it for your two years as a leader.

Brownie Girl Scout Songs to learn for Girl Scout Ways Try It

You can also purchase individual Brownie songs for 99 cents on Amazon. 

Here are additional song resources for you to check out:

Scout Songs 

Girl Scouts of America PDF Brownie Songs

Step 2 Celebrate Juliette Gordon Low's Birthday

The founder of the Girl Scouts of America was born on October 31, 1860. You can have an entire meeting celebrating who she is and what she accomplished. You can tie in Step 3 Share Sisterhood by creating a Swap to give to a sister troop. Since this is a Girl Scout tradition, you are also completing Step 5, Enjoying Girl Scout Traditions.

Here are some resources for you to use in planning a celebration.

Activities to Celebrate Girl Scout Founder's Day for All Levels

Celebrating Juliette Gordon Low and Girl Scout Founder's Day

My Girl Scout Founder's Day Pinterest Board

Girl Scout Traditions

To make a birthday Swap, you can follow these directions from Making Friends on how to do a slice of cake or these directions for making a cupcake Swap.

You can also make your own Swap with these cupcake charms, safety pins and pony beads.

Activity 3 Share Sisterhood

Do something as a troop (like in Step 2, making a SWAP for another troop). Or you can make a troop banner or poster for meetings or do a quick Girl Scout skit.

Step 4 Leave a Place Better Than How You Found It

This is an easy step to complete. Leave the place where you meet even neater than how you found it. Maybe wipe off the tables, not just take your belongings off of it. Sweep the floor or leave a note signed by all the girls thanking the person for letting them use the room for their meetings.

Finally, close your meeting with the Friendship Circle, Friendship Squeeze and sing "Make New Friends".

Here is Junior Troop showing how it should be done.


  1. As a 1st year leader of a BRAND NEW troop, THANK YOU!!!! Your blog has help me and my co-leader with ideas...You have saved us! We were so stressed out until we discovered your site! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! You are an AWESOME leader!!!
    Jamie Troop 277, Southern Indiana

    1. I appreciate your comment, Jamie! Leaders like you are the reason I created my websites and blogs...I wanted to help others. I started out with an educator's skill set, while many volunteers do not have that experience with children or creating lesson plans. So glad that I can help you out!

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    1. Thanks for finding that! It was added!

  3. what Daisy petal would be a good choice to do with this badge in a multi-level troop?

    1. How about the rose petal, Make the World a Better Place? That is covered in steps 2 and 4.

  4. Hi Hannah!
    I found you on Pinterest, but how can I find your blog? This is the first year for me and my co-leader with a brand new troop as well. We can use all the help we can find. Thanks so much.

  5. Hi Hannah!
    I found you on Pinterest. How can I find your blog? This is the first year for me and my co-leader, with a brand new troop as well. We can use all the help we can get. Thanks so much!

    1. Hi found this website for Brownies! In the upper right corner of this site are links to my other Girl Scout websites. On, just use the search bar to find posts about any topic you need. My blog is almost eight years old and my girls are Senior Girl Scouts, so I am sure there is information there you need as well. Please let me know if I can help you in any other way!


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