(and their Leaders)
In addition to the following specific links, a number of
documents (such as Try-It checklists) are available as files on
egroups/yahoo and delphi.
Try these first -- straight from GSUSA
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES (not from GSUSA)
Warning -- many of the links on this page were compiled before "Journeys" became the official program.
- General Information on Lots of Try-Its
- Information on Specific Try-Its
Would your girls like to do something else outside the Try-It
Book? Many councils have created Try-Its in other areas. (Just call to
make sure you can still purchase them -- sometimes the programs
GSGLA Council's Own Try_its
- Marine Animal Try-It - mislabelled at that site as a "Marine Mammal Try-It"
- It's the Law Try-It (Although this is on the GSGLA web site, the link is dead -- call the council office and ask!
- Starry Skies Try-It
- Gabrielino Mission Council's Own Try-It -- bad link at the GSGLA site. Ask them about this one.
- Winter Wonderland Try-It
Other Council's Own Try-Its
The following appeared on the former On-Line Council Network for
staff employees at Girl Scout councils, but seemed too useful to let it
Bridging to Junior Girl Scouts
Every Brownie Girl Scout receives her "wings" at the end of
her Brownie Girl Scout years. Some girls also choose to earn their
Bridge to Junior Girl Scouts rainbow patch. At the Bridging Ceremonies,
each Brownie Girl Scout receives:
- Brownie Wings
- Bridge to Juniors patch
- A membership star with a green disc
Note: The Girl Scout pin is usually awarded at a special
"Investiture Ceremony" during the next troop/group year.
You will need to pick at least one activity from each of the
six steps to Junior Girl Scouting to learn what is at the end of your
- Find out about Junior Girl Scouting.
- Ask a Junior Girl Scout or an adult who works with
Junior Girl Scouts to tell you about Junior Girl Scouting.
- Find out about the awards (badges and signs) for Junior
Girl Scouts by looking at a Junior Girl Scout sash, vest, catalog
picture, or the Awards, Badges and Other Insignia section on Girl Scout
central at www.girlscouts.org. Look through the Junior Girl Scout
Handbook and Girl Scout Badges and Signs. Find out about the badges,
the signs, and the leadership pin. Look for differences between Brownie
and Junior Girl Scout activities.
- Take part in a special event put on by your community
service unit, council, or a Junior Girl Scout troop for Brownie Girl
Scouts bridging to the Junior Girl Scout level.
- Do a Junior Girl Scout Activity
- Do an activity from the Junior Girl Scout Handbook or
Junior Girl Scout Badgebook.
- Do an activity from a Junior Girl Scout Issues for Girl
Scouts booklet, such as Connections, Read to Lead, Girls Are Great, or
- Do a Junior Girl Scout online science or technology
activity from the "Awards, Badges and Other Insignia" section on Girl
Scout central at www.girlscouts.org
- Do something with a Junior Girl Scout or a Junior Girl
Scout troop or group.
- Attend a meeting or event as the guest of a Junior Girl
Scout troop or group.
- Do a service project with Junior Girl Scouts.
- Write to a Junior Girl Scout pen-pal (mail) or key pal
(e-mail) who lives in your area or another state.
- Share what you learn about Junior Girl Scouting with
Brownie or Daisy Girl Scouts.
- Make a poster or collage, or create a poster or flier
on the computer, to show others what Junior Girl Scouts is all about.
- Put on a skit or special program about a service
project or activity that you did with a Junior Girl Scout.
- Teach a song or game that you learned from a Junior
- Plan and do a summer Girl Scout activity. (If your Brownie
Girl Scout troop or group has its bridging ceremony before summer, you
can receive your Bridge to Junior Girl Scouts award before doing this
activity. However, you should do the activity before your first Junior
Girl Scout meeting in the fall.)
- Go to a Girl Scout day or resident (sleep away) camp.
- Plan and do an outdoor activity with other Girl Scouts
and their families.
- Have a cookout, swim or skate party, campfire, or
stargazing activity with other Girl Scouts.
- Participate in a GirlSports activity with other Girl
- Plan a get-acquainted activity for fall for your new
Junior Girl Scout troop buddies.
- Write a summer newsletter for your group.
- Do a summer project with other Girl Scouts.
- Help Plan your fly-up Ceremony
- Learn a new opening or closing that you can use in your
- Write a poem, song, or skit about going from Brownie to
Junior Girl Scouts that you can use in your ceremony.
- Design and make invitations for the ceremony.
- Make decorations that you can use at the ceremony.
Adapted and revised from the Brownie Girl Scout
Handbook (2000), September 2004
- Junior Girl Scout Handbook
- Junior Girl Scout Badge Book
- Issues for Girl Scouts series
A fantastic set of links similar in intent
to this one is available at The
Scouting Web. If what you want isn't here, try that site!