New Handbooks and Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting Update
In order to make the Girl Scout program more customizable, Girl Scouts has made the decision to discontinue the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for the Daisy, Brownie and Junior levels. The materials inside the Girls Guide to Girl Scouting will be broken into a new Handbook and individual badge requirement packets. The content within the new materials will be primarily the same as the Girl’s Guide with minor content edits.
Here are the additional details by level:
Daisy – A new 156-page Daisy handbook will be available for $14.00. This handbook will include the flower stories, as well as the requirements for earning the Daisy Flower and Petals. The requirements for the financial literacy leaves will be sold separately as individual requirement pamphlets for $2.50 each.
Brownie – A new 48-page Brownie Handbook will be available for $8.00. The requirements for legacy, financial literacy and cookie business badges will be sold separately as individual requirement pamphlets for $2.50 each.
Junior – a new 40-page Junior Handbook will be available for $8.00. The requirements for legacy, financial literacy and cookie business badges will be sold separately as individual requirements pamphlets for $2.50 each.
Cadette/Senior/Amabassador – There will be no updated content for the 2021 year for these levels. The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting will still be available for the upcoming year.
TRANSITIONING OUT OF GIRL GUIDES – ARE THEY STILL USABLE?
Since the content of the handbook portion and badge requirements are not changing, the Girl Guides for each of the grade levels are still usable.
Girls and leaders who already have the Girl Guide and are continuing in year 2 or 3 of the grade level can still use the content in the Girl Guide.
New girls and leaders will have the option of purchasing the single handbook and individual requirements or purchase the Girl Guide – while supplies last at council stores.
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana will be reducing the cost of the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for all levels to $15.00 while supplies last.
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana will be replacing the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting with the new handbooks in our Daisy, Brownie and Junior level Starter Kits beginning Feb 1st, 2021.