Last chance for original Girl Scout badges at The Henry Ford!

Girl Scouts on Living Roof

This year at The Henry Ford, Girl Scouts will have a chance to make history while learning about history!


Last fall, in anticipation of its 100th anniversary, Girl Scouts of the USA unveiled their new scouting framework, which includes new badges for all levels of scouts – and as a result, all of the old badges are being realigned and many will no longer be available after this year.


Girl Scout working on Model T


We want to give Girl Scouts one last chance to earn many of these badges before they no longer exist. In 2012, on most Saturdays in February through May, Girl Scouts can come to The Henry Ford and earn eight of these historic badges:


  • Listening to the Past (for Brownies)
  • Earth Connections (for Juniors)
  • United We Stand (for Juniors)
  • Architecture (for Juniors)
  • Local Lore (for Juniors)
  • Careers (for Juniors)
  • Heritage Hunt (for Cadettes/Seniors)
  • Invention and Inquiry (for Cadettes/Seniors)


For the past two years, we have offered unique experiences for scouts who come to Greenfield Village, Henry Ford Museum and the Ford Rouge Factory Tour. With eight different full-badge programs – plus the opportunity for scouts to take their badge home with them the same day they earn them – The Henry Ford has become one of the most popular destinations for girls to earn their badges. Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors can complete every badge requirement in one day and leave with their new badge (no need for troop leaders to call around, looking for them!), all while experiencing America’s Greatest History Attraction.


Girl Scouts - group photo


Whether they’re exploring careers for women at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, discovering landmark inventions at Henry Ford Museum, or learning about stories from Henry Ford’s past in Greenfield Village, Girl Scouts will love these one-of-a-kind experiences. For the complete schedule of badge programs and registration information, visit our Girl Scout Badge Program page.


Don’t miss this opportunity to earn these badges before it’s too late!


Christopher Hemler is the Curator of Education for Youth, Adult and Digital Programs at The Henry Ford. He also heads up the Scouting at The Henry Ford group page on Facebook – stop by the page to ask him your questions, or tell us about your troop’s visit to The Henry Ford!

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