How to Earn the Brownie Girl Scout Way Badge

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.

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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