Girl Scouts Announce New Badges for a New Era

Some of the 136 badges sound more like topics trending on Twitter than something a fresh-faced girl would pin on her sash.

There's a Good Credit badge and a Money Manager badge, Locavore, Website Designer, and Netiquette badges, a Science of Happiness badge, and, as a component of a cookie-badge program that has been expanded, a Customer Loyalty badge.

At a time when girls have many extracurricular options, the wide-ranging revamp - the first in 25 years - is an attempt to stay relevant.

"The girls said, 'We love the camping, we love the cookies, but we want the Girl Scouts to be more about what we're about,' '' Bramson said.

Some badges have been updated, such as the badge previously called "Hostess" that is now called simply "Dinner Party."


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