Brownie Girl Scout Inventors Badge

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inventorKids are always trying to discover and understand how things work, what they do, who made them. Wouldn’t it be fun to invent something fun themselves.

After struggling with this badge with my Brownie girls, finding a activity that they enjoyed and making it fun I came up with the idea to put together a booklet where they could earn all 5 parts, get up and get moving a bit and learn something new all at the same time.

 

“Do you ever wonder what it takes to come up with a new kind of phone or a new way to power a light bulb? Would you like an invention that would help you tie your shoes faster or one to make elevators record your singing while you ride? In this badge, find out how inventors make stuff—and become an inventor yourself!”  Brownie Inventor Badge

Earning the Brownie Inventor Badge with your girls, no planning ahead of time just print and your ready to go. Print one booklet for each girl and work through the activities. Save and use again and again if you continue to have new girls join your troop. The booklet also includes two great get up and get moving activities. Then when they are all done they can take their booklets home with them and share what they learned with their parents.

inventorcoverGirls will complete all 5 steps of badge with this booklet:

  1. Warm up your inventor’s mind with a brainstorming activity and a get up and get moving activity.
  2. Find lots of ways to solve the same problem
  3. Make a needs list of things you need at your meeting place.
  4. Girls will come up with a number of ways to solve the same problem, and sketch out inventions that they could make
  5. They will be able to make and share their invention

Earn the Inventor badge with the complete booklet now!

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My name is Jodi Carlson, I was a leader of a Girl Scout Troop and a Girl Scout for Total of 25 years. I was blessed with a Son in March of 2015 and stepped down as leader. I decided after 25 years I have so much to share with other leaders I choose to continue building this blog and its a way for me to stay connected to scouts. If you need a specific idea feel free to email me or leave a comment I bet in 25 years I did something that I can share.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Ho Jodi,

    I like the picture(“Fun Ideas to Earn the Brownie Inventor badge”) you use for this article. I was trying to create a Google sign up sheet for our troop’s Inventor badge field trip. It would look great with the image. Can I have your permission to use it?

    Thank you,
    Helen

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