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Our Council's Own Badge


Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania has developed its first Council’s Own Badge! A Legacy of Conservation is a new badge for Girl Scout Cadettes that celebrates an important local, historical figure.

Rachel Carson was a prolific biologist, writer, and one of the founders of the modern environmental movement – and she was born and raised right here in western Pennsylvania!

The Legacy of Conservation badge encourages girls to get outside while teaching girls about environmental stewardship.

Through the work to earn the badge, girls can explore the outdoors, learn how to study environmental health through hands-on science, and discover ways to quantitatively find out their own environmental impact.

Download the badge requirements to get your Cadettes started on this unique program.

As part of our generous grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, the first 1,000 Cadettes who earn the badge will receive it for free. The free badges are now available in our council shops. If you are not near a council shop, badges can be shipped for a flat rate of $1.50 for the first 5 badges and $3.95 for 6 or more badges. 

After the first 1,000 badges are given away, badges will be available for purchase through our council shops.

Questions? Contact us at, subject line Council’s Own Badge.