Girl Scout Backpack Programs

Backpack badge programs are available for Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior Girl Scouts. Backpack experiences may be scheduled at the troop's convenience. Backpacks include all materials necessary for leaders to guide scouts through specific badge requirements. Activities are completed in museum exhibit spaces.

Full-day general museum admission is included in the backpack experience fee so groups can explore the exhibits before or after their project.

Programs listed below meet new GSUSA program requirements found in GSUSA publications.

Call 585-263-2700 to register for your Girl Scout experience. (Badges are not included.)

Daisy

Lupe’s Story (Honest and Fair Petal)
Practice being honest and fair through role-play! Listen to Lupe’s story and then pretend to be Lupe and her friends. Try on costumes and act out Lupe’s story on the Kid to Kid stage. Do as the Flower Friends do by taking turns choosing which museum exhibits to explore as a group.
Cost: $10 per scout; minimum 120 minutes recommended
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Rosie’s Story (Make the World a Better Place)
Discover how to make the world a better place through role-play! Listen to Rosie's story and then pretend to be Rosie and her friends. Try on costumes and act out Rosie's story in the Tent of a Thousand Tales. Brainstorm ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle at home.
Cost: $10 per scout; minimum 120 minutes recommended
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Brownie

Senses Badge 
Earn the Senses badge, one of the skill-building badges associated with the WOW! Wonders of Water journey. Scouts use hearing, sight, smell, and touch to learn about the world around them. Search for tiny objects in dollhouses from the museum’s renowned collections, listen to and identify sounds, follow someone using only the sense of smell, use a magnifying glass to examine taste buds, and more.
Cost: $10 per scout; minimum 150 minutes recommended
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Letterboxer Badge
Earn the Letterboxer badge, one of the skill-building badges associated with the A World of Girls journey. Find out what letterboxing is and practice puzzle-solving skills in museum exhibits. Make a personalized stamp to take home. Troops make a letterbox together and decide where to hide it in their neighborhood.
Cost: $10 per scout; minimum 150 minutes recommended
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Junior

Detective Badge
Earn the Detective badge, one of the skill-building badges associated with the Get Moving! journey. Scouts practice their powers of observation, communicate in code, fingerprint for fun, and explore the Mystery Mansion section of the Reading Adventureland exhibit.
Cost: $10 per scout; minimum 180 minutes recommended
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Drawing Badge
Earn the Drawing badge, a Junior Legacy badge. Visit museum exhibits to gather inspiration for art. Experiment with materials, shading, and perspective. Create a portfolio to carry home art pieces.
Cost: $10 per scout; minimum 180 minutes recommended
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Cadette

Comic Artist Badge 
Earn the Cadette Legacy’s Comic Artist badge. Delve into the world of comic books by exploring the American Comic Book Heroes exhibit. Participate in a series of creative exercises including story outlining, and discover drawing techniques such as rough sketches, showing motion, and adding speech bubbles to create one-of-a-kind comics.
Cost: $10 per scout; minimum 180 minutes recommended
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Book Artist Badge
Earn the Book Artist badge, one of the skill-building badges associated with the Breathe journey. Learn bookbinding terminology and examine books in the museum's library and archives. Take an old book apart to discover how it was made. Create journals from craft supplies.
Cost: $10 per scout; minimum 180 minutes recommended
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Senior

Collage Artist Badge 
Earn the Collage badge, a Senior Legacy badge. Learn about collage artists from other cultures. Try creating a cubomania collage, using color as a theme, making a 3D piece, and crafting a self-portrait collage.
Cost: $10 per scout; minimum 180 minutes recommended
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