Badge Essentials - Find Badges and Journeys Easily by Grade Level!

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to plan your Girl Scout year! We’ve put together Badge Essentials guides for each grade level, to help you see a full list of badges and Journeys and where you can find their requirements. If you’ve joined us for one of our Troop Leader Academy - Foundations training sessions, you’ve already seen this great resource!

The easy chart for each grade level shows you if they can be found in the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, in individual badge requirement booklets or five-badge activity sets available in the shop, as a purchased digital download, in a Journey book or Journey adult guide, or free in the Volunteer Toolkit!

The Badge Essentials guides are also available under Forms & Documents at!

Download your troop’s Badge Essentials for your grade level below:

Have any questions? Email us at, or give us a call at 800-342-8389!

Daisy Low