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Digital Leadership: New Girl Scout Badges To Adapt for Digital Literacy Training

Jayne Cravens
Posted August 4, 2021 from United States
Expires on December 31, 2022
Girl Scouts of the USA image for its new digital badges
Girl Scouts of the USA image for its new digital badges

The Girl Scouts of the USA regularly launches new badges. 28 new Girl Scout badges have just been introduced, focused on entrepreneurship, math in nature, and digital leadership! Here's the official announcement: https://www.girlscouts.org/en/girl-scouts-at-home/activities-for-girls/f...

Here’s how Girl Scouts of the USA describes its Digital Leadership badges:

"Digital Leadership (grades K–12): The world is digital! With these new badges, Girl Scouts explore what a digital leader is and how to become one in their everyday lives. They learn how to be online in a responsible, safe, and positive way, and dive into topics like managing well-being, how to balance time, and how to navigate online misinformation, clickbait, and biases in advertising. Girl Scouts discover how people use technology to connect, build community, and lead, then use those skills to create impact and become digital leaders themselves. These forward-thinking badges are designed to prepare, support, and motivate girls as they explore the digital world. Sponsored by Instagram. Explore digital literacy and wellness and use what’s learned to raise awareness on a topic or cause girls care about."

I am a really touch audience... and I am super impressed with these activities they have girls doing. They have samples available so you can see for yourself - a sample activity for each digital leadership badge level.

Daisy https://www.girlscouts.org/en/girl-scouts-at-home/activities-for-girls/d...

Brownie https://www.girlscouts.org/en/girl-scouts-at-home/activities-for-girls/b...

Junior https://www.girlscouts.org/en/girl-scouts-at-home/activities-for-girls/j...

Cadette https://www.girlscouts.org/en/girl-scouts-at-home/activities-for-girls/c...

Senior https://www.girlscouts.org/en/girl-scouts-at-home/activities-for-girls/s...

Ambassador https://www.girlscouts.org/en/girl-scouts-at-home/activities-for-girls/a...

I ended up buying digital versions of the full booklet for four levels, for 99 cents each. I thinks so many of these activities would be great for ANY age group - I can see teaching these to elderly folks, to university students, on and on.

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You can see a sample activity for each of the age groups for free, and that alone may be helpful to you in your digital literacy training. You can also purchase digital versions of the booklets (super cheap) so you can see the full set of activities. If you teach digital literacy to any age group, but particularly girls, these are fantastic resources.

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Jill Langhus
Aug 06
Aug 06

Hi Jayne,

Thanks for sharing this resource. It's nice to see that they're growing with the times.

Adanna
Aug 11
Aug 11

Nice one Jayne.

Well done to the girls :-).

Thank you for sharing.