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Links for

Brownie Girl Scouts and their leaders
(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


Warning -- many of the links on this page were compiled before "Journeys" became the official program.


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 disappear...)

GSGLA Council's Own Try_its

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 languish there!

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:

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 bridging rainbow.

  1. 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 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.
  2. 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 Media Know-How.
    • Do a Junior Girl Scout online science or technology activity from the "Awards, Badges and Other Insignia" section on Girl Scout central at
  3. 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.
  4. 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 Girl Scout.
  5. 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 Scouts.
    • 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.
  6. Help Plan your fly-up Ceremony
    • Learn a new opening or closing that you can use in your flying-up ceremony.
    • 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


Links on Girl Scout Central:

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!