The Girl Scouts have introduced their first badge dedicated to college exploration.
The College Knowledge Badge — launched in July —is for scouts in grades 11 and 12.
“By showing girls how to research the admission process, financial aid, and other key factors, our College Knowledge Badge meets a specific need and addresses the life skills girls have told us they’re interested in—and that many don’t find support for outside of Girl Scouts,” according to a recent post on the organization’s blog.
The badge is one of 30 new offerings introduced last month by the Girl Scouts. Other new badges encourage students in grades six through 12 to explore programming, robotics, and environmental stewardship.
To earn the College Knowledge Badge, girls must show that they’ve explored their postsecondary options, started the admission process, made a financial plan, learned success skills, and started to build healthy habits.
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