Girl Scout Badges Align with the Common Core

girl-scouts-logoYes, you read that headline right.  From the Girl Scout website as reported by Answer Sheet:

The Web site says:

The Common Core Standards, developed and approved in 2010 by a bipartisan group of governors and educators, provide a shared framework for learning and teaching objectives specifically for English Language Arts and Mathematics for most US students. The 21st Century Skills standards focus on blending subject-skills with life and career skills; information, media, and technology skills; and other key skills necessary to develop multidimensional abilities to succeed in the new century. Financial Literacystandards correlate to national personal finance education.

If you select Girl Scout Badges, Brownies Level, and  Common Core Standards, the Web site gives this summary:

BROWNIE: Legacy Badges

Summary: As a Brownie, girls can earn seven Legacy badges: Painting, Fair Play, Celebrating Community, Snacks, Brownie First Aid, Brownie Girl Scout Way, and Bugs. The following Standards are applied when girls earn these badges:

Then it lists the standards that apply to the badges. For example:

STANDARD L.2.6. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).

Oy vey…

4 thoughts on “Girl Scout Badges Align with the Common Core

  1. I’m not sure I understand the point of Girl Scouts aligning with Common Core. Are they hoping to give the girls an edge in standardized testing? Did they just think it would look good? We are looking into American Heritage Girls because they align with the Bible, not with the latest educational initiative.

  2. That clearly explains why they had to sell us new books and new badges that don’t match the old ones…clearly United Way must have gotten huge donation from someone…so very sad.

    1. Also the books are no longer complete. We must buy a binder type of book with only the legacy patches covered, and everything else must be purchased in packets….what a shame they sold our girl out!

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