Junior Badges

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While Girl Scouts have always earned badges, from 1980 to 2011 the term "badge" was reserved for just the Junior program.

Like the other age-level awards in the Worlds to Explore program, badges had colored borders indicating to which world they belonged:

Blue: People
Purple: Arts
Yellow: Out of Doors
Red: Well-Being
Orange: Today and Tomorrow

A blank, yellow-bordered "Our Own Council's Badge" was approved in 1980, along with a green-bordered "Our Own Troop''s Badge," launching a wave of colorful, imaginative local programs. Both blank badges had green backgrounds.

As the Worlds to Explore program phased out, badges began to be produced with green borders, but some Council's Owns still had yellow borders.