Girl Scout Badge Program

Are you part of the Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines?  Are you looking to fulfill the requirements of your Girl Scout badges?  We're here to help! Our exclusive Watershed Walkabout: Cape Fear program and our Explore Your Watershed: Adventure Guide have interactive and inquiry-based activities that correlate to badge requirements. We can work with your scout troop to come and present these activities to you.

Here's how it works:

Check out the list of activities and corresponding badges below.  Contact our Director of Education to schedule a day that's suitable for your troop, and we'll bring the science directly to you!

Cost is $75 (plus tax) for one troop.  Discounted rates apply when scheduling multiple activities throughout the year. We can only accept check or money order at this time. Registration must be made at least two weeks in advance and cancellations must be made within 24 hours of the scheduled date.

Our COVID-19 and CDC Updates:

We have altered our activities to the best of our ability. Because our activities are hands-on and interactive, girls will be working together in small groups with shared materials. Please go HERE to view our updates for each individual activity we offer.

Daisies:

  • ECO-LEARNER BADGE:

    • Sand Critters - Who lives under the sand when we go to the beach? Girls will identify these sand-dwelling organisms and their adaptations for living underground. They will then create their own sand critters. (craft/art component) FULL BADGE

  • JOURNEY: BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY BADGE:

    • Explore Your Watershed Adventure Guide - Utilize our Adventure Guide book to fulfill #1 on your badge requirements. Explore different coastal ecosystems and learn how to keep the Earth healthy. PARTIAL BADGE

  • JOURNEY: THINK LIKE A CITIZEN SCIENTIST BADGE:

    • Explore Your Watershed Adventure Guide - Utilize our Adventure Guide book to fulfill #2 on your badge requirements. Make observations and collect data to better understand the scientific method. PARTIAL BADGE

  • THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST PATCH PROGRAM:

    • Explore Your Watershed Adventure Guide - Utilize our Adventure Guide book to fulfill some of the requirements for this patch. Identify plants and animals unique to our local ecosystems, use your five senses to explore our coast, or perform a service to the environmental while you explore. PARTIAL PATCH

Brownies:

  • JOURNEY: THINK LIKE A CITIZEN SCIENTIST BADGE:

    • Explore Your Watershed Adventure Guide - Utilize our Adventure Guide book to fulfill #1 on your badge requirements. Make observations and collect data to better understand the scientific method. PARTIAL BADGE

  • JOURNEY: WOW! WONDERS OF WATER BADGE:

    • "Incredible Journey" - Become a water droplet and follow the water cycle through the Cape Fear River basin. Girls will visually demonstrate how pollution can affect the entire water cycle and discuss what they can do to keep it out, fulfilling both #1 and #2 of their requirements. (craft/art component) PARTIAL BADGE

  • AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES PATCH PROGRAM:

    • Turtles, Turtles, Everywhere - Box turtles, terrapins, and sea turtles are three species that represent different habitats along our coast. Based on clues about their nesting areas, food sources, predators, and home ranges, girls will determine which species belongs to which habitat. (craft/art component) FULL PATCH

  • THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST PATCH PROGRAM:

    • Explore Your Watershed Adventure Guide - Utilize our Adventure Guide book to fulfill some of the requirements for this patch. Identify plants and animals unique to our local ecosystems, use your five senses to explore our coast, or perform a service to the environmental while you explore. PARTIAL PATCH

Juniors:

  • ANIMAL HABITATS BADGE:

    • Sea Level is On the Rise - Sea level is rising and the diamondback terrapin is in danger. Girls will investigate the habitat of this turtle species and how tides and rising seas can have a lasting effect on its nesting area, food sources, and whole ecosystem. (water component) PARTIAL OR FULL BADGE

  • JOURNEY: THINK LIKE A CITIZEN SCIENTIST BADGE:

    • Explore Your Watershed Adventure Guide - Utilize our Adventure Guide book to fulfill #1 on your badge requirements. Make observations and collect data to better understand the scientific method. PARTIAL BADGE

  • JUNIOR STEM CAREER EXPLORATION BADGE:

    • Animal S.O.S. - Veterinarians don’t just take care of your cat or dog. They are called on during stranding rescues of much larger animals, such as marine mammals or sea turtles. In this role playing game, girls will "rescue" some sick and debilitated species to find out what it takes to be a marine veterinarian and fulfill #1 - 3 of their requirements. PARTIAL BADGE

  • SEA TURTLES PATCH PROGRAM:

    • Alternate Route - Sea turtles migrate all along the Atlantic coast, as well as far out to the middle of the ocean.  Students will follow each life stage of a loggerhead sea turtle from hatchling to adult, explore each habitat, and demonstrate what happens when humans impact their life cycle. PARTIAL PATCH

  • THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST PATCH PROGRAM:

    • Explore Your Watershed Adventure Guide - Utilize our Adventure Guide book to fulfill some of the requirements for this patch. Identify plants and animals unique to our local ecosystems, use your five senses to explore our coast, or perform a service to the environmental while you explore. PARTIAL PATCH

Cadette:

  • CADETTE STEM CAREER EXPLORATION BADGE:

    • Tragedy of the Commons - Commercial fishing takes place right off our coast, but who owns the sea and those fishing rights? In this game, girls examine what happens when fishing industries take advantage of these common waters and deplete whole fisheries. They can use this game to understand what a career as a commercial fisherwoman looks like and how scientists regulate these industries, fulfilling #1 - 3 of their requirements. (uses large play area) PARTIAL BADGE

  • ECO TREKKER BADGE:

    • Explore Your Watershed Adventure Guide - Utilize our Adventure Guide book to fulfill #1 - 4 on your badge requirements. Learn, plan, and perform an eco trek, while also making observations to better understand how we impact our local ecosystems. PARTIAL BADGE

  • FINDING COMMON GROUND BADGE:

    • A Diplomatic Island - Let’s have a debate! Girls will work in teams to decide the future of a barrier island when it comes under threat of being developed. They will have to fight for both sides to determine the best way to satisfy all stakeholders. FULL BADGE

  • JOURNEY: THINK LIKE A CITIZEN SCIENTIST BADGE:

    • Explore Your Watershed Adventure Guide - Utilize our Adventure Guide book to fulfill #1 on your badge requirements. Make observations and collect data to better understand the scientific method. PARTIAL BADGE

  • SPECIAL AGENT BADGE:

    • Marine CSI - This interactive investigation brings out the detective in each girl as they examine a mock crime scene. Girls will bring their best thinking skills forward as they work together to solve the mystery of who polluted a local waterway. PARTIAL OR FULL BADGE

  • AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES PATCH PROGRAM:

    • Terrapin Bingo - Learn everything there is to know about diamondback terrapin habitat, food sources, and predators in this fun bingo game. Girls will also discuss the human-related impacts on terrapin habitat, population, and reproduction. PARTIAL PATCH

  • THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST PATCH PROGRAM:

    • Explore Your Watershed Adventure Guide - Utilize our Adventure Guide book to fulfill some of the requirements for this patch. Identify plants and animals unique to our local ecosystems, use your five senses to explore our coast, or perform a service to the environmental while you explore. PARTIAL PATCH

Seniors:

  • ECO EXPLORER BADGE:

    • Sea Turtle Salvation - Sea turtles nest and feed along our coast, but sometimes they become sick and need to be rescued. Girls become rehabilitators for the day by identifying specific diseases and discussing how to treat their “patients" in order to fulfill #1 - 3 of their badge requirements. PARTIAL BADGE

  • JOURNEY: THINK LIKE A CITIZEN SCIENTIST BADGE:

    • Explore Your Watershed Adventure Guide - Utilize our Adventure Guide book to fulfill #1 on your badge requirements. Make observations and collect data to better understand the scientific method. PARTIAL BADGE

  • AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES PATCH PROGRAM:

    • It's Getting Hot in Here - Climate change is happening daily and with it comes an increase in temperature and altered weather patterns. These changes are affecting more than just humans. In this game, girls will determine how a slight change in temperature is modifying sea turtle nests and what that means for their species in the future. PARTIAL PATCH

  • THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST PATCH PROGRAM:

    • Explore Your Watershed Adventure Guide - Utilize our Adventure Guide book to fulfill some of the requirements for this patch. Identify plants and animals unique to our local ecosystems, use your five senses to explore our coast, or perform a service to the environmental while you explore. PARTIAL PATCH

Ambassadors:

  • ECOADVOCATE BADGE:

    • A Little Crab on a Big Decline - Blue crabs are a top fishery in NC, but what happens when their population suddenly plummets? Girls will play a game that shows how an increase in fishing or natural disasters could cause a major decline in the population, and fulfill #1 - 3 of their requirements. (non-allergy food component) PARTIAL BADGE

  • JOURNEY: THINK LIKE A CITIZEN SCIENTIST BADGE:

    • Explore Your Watershed Adventure Guide - Utilize our Adventure Guide book to fulfill #1 on your badge requirements. Make observations and collect data to better understand the scientific method. PARTIAL BADGE

  • WATER BADGE:

    • "Sum of the Parts"​ - Our waters flow from the mountains to the sea in the Cape Fear River basin. So what we put into our waterways affects everything down to the ocean. Girls will elaborate on people pollution by exploring what happens when someone else’s trash winds up in their backyard down-river, as well as fulfill #1 - 4 of their badge requirements. (craft/art component) PARTIAL BADGE

  • AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES PATCH PROGRAM:

    • Sea Turtle Salvation - Sea turtles nest and feed along our coast, but sometimes they become sick and need to be rescued. Girls become rehabilitators for the day by identifying specific diseases and discussing how to treat their “patients.” PARTIAL PATCH​​

    • ​​It's Getting Hot in Here - Climate change is happening daily and with it comes an increase in temperature and altered weather patterns. These changes are affecting more than just humans. In this game, girls will determine how a slight change in temperature is modifying sea turtle nests and what that means for their species in the future. PARTIAL PATCH

  • THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST PATCH PROGRAM:

    • Explore Your Watershed Adventure Guide - Utilize our Adventure Guide book to fulfill some of the requirements for this patch. Identify plants and animals unique to our local ecosystems, use your five senses to explore our coast, or perform a service to the environmental while you explore. PARTIAL PATCH

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