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What’s that? You’ve always wanted to…

Make your own movie, cook food from a different country, go geocaching, sleep under the stars, write a book of short stories, plant a garden?

Invent something new, paint a masterpiece, star in a play, take amazing nature photographs, make your bedroom into a jungle, run a business, go on an adventure trip?

Become an awesome babysitter,  sew yourself a dress,  build a wooden bench,  learn to play a musical instrument, or design a website?

Great news! You can learn to do all these things and earn Girl Scout badges as you go. 

Want to earn a badge by learning something else entirely? We’ve got you covered with our Make Your Own badge option. Just figure out what you want to learn and who can help you, then go online to create a badge of your own design.

Read more about badges and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting








The GSUSA Make Your Own badge site, created in 2011, was meant to provide girls with the option of creating a badge that they did not see offered in the national badge program. Unfortunately, the number of girls making their own badges has been decreasing since 2013. Instead, the Girls’ Choice badge process, now in its third year, provides a more effective method of reaching a larger number of girls.

To that end, the Make Your Own badge site will close on June 30, 2017. The design tool for Make Your Own will shut down on June 1, 2017. All Make Your Own badges must be submitted by this date.