Three Surprising Girl Scout Badges by Leafcutter Designs


Three Surprising Girl Scout Badges

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I love the range and sheer variety of Girl Scout badges. There are so many wonderful activities and accomplishments to choose from. Then there’s also the fun of seeing how each is represented on such a small artistic canvas.

Here we have the “agribusiness” badge, the “oil up” badge and the “stress less” badge. I didn’t know these even existed! I wonder how you earn the “oil up” badge?

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Lea Redmond is always looking for the poem hiding inside things: a salt shaker, a clothes tag, a hand gesture, a cloud. She is infinitely intrigued by the way experiences can slip from the ordinary to the extraordinary and she endeavors to design things that hold this possibility. Leafcutter Designs, her creative studio in Berkeley, CA, makes the world more playful and peaceful one little experience at a time.


  1. momvelox

    October 10, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    I think that agribusiness badge might be a Boy Scout Merit Badge. That lighter green is standard for Merit Badges. There might be another badge with the same name that’s an old GS badge, though. Or that might be a very unusual GS badge.

  2. Gail

    May 3, 2010 at 7:38 am

    For the record, Junior Scouts are to select 6 activities of the 10 in order to earn the badge. Having more choices actually makes it easier, since the kids can decide which would be easiest/most interesting for them.

    I suspect the Agribusiness badge is from an old badge book and is no longer offered. Note that the outline of the badge is a different green than the newer badges.

  3. Melanie

    April 27, 2010 at 4:27 pm

  4. Melanie

    October 29, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I found requirements for the Oil and Stress badges from the Junior Scout badgebook. Sadly, I could not find specific projects for the Agribusiness badge. Only this description: Learn how to produce, market and distribute farm products.

    Oil Up Badge Requirements
    1. A Day's Work. What do rescuers do fo animals after an oil spill?
    2. Fossil Facts. Create a display.
    3. Where in the World? Design map of major oil deposits around the world.
    4. Around the World. Study country that supplies world with oil.
    5. Make and Clean Up an Oil Spill.
    6. How Does an Oil Spill Affect a Beach?
    7. Ten? Twenty? Learn about jobs related to oil.
    8. Oil Drop. Pretend you are a drop of oil.
    9. Come Clean. Learn how service stations clean oil & gas spills.
    10. It's in What? Keep log for week of petroleum products you use.

    Stress Less Badge Requirements
    1. Create a Personal Stress Kit.
    2. Stress Less Writing. Start a stress less journal.
    3. What Are You Feeling? Keep a feelings diary for a day.
    4. Do for Others. Help someone with a project or problem.
    5. Move That Stress Away. Make list of 10 actions to reduce stress. Do one.
    6. Listen to Music. Learn what music you and your friends find soothing.
    7. Pass It On. Learn stress reduction techniques from friends.
    8. Read and Relax. Make a list of especially relaxing books.
    9. One at a Time. Learn about time management.
    10. Practice Elevator Breathing.

    Ummm- 10 things to do to get the Stress-less badge. Seems kind of "Stress-Full" to me!

  5. Lea Redmond

    July 23, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    I found the badges on eBay. I wish I knew what the activities were to earn these. I tried to find some info online, but didn't turn up much. Let me know if you find anything please!

  6. Genevieve

    July 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Hi Lea, I LOVE girl scout badges. These are intriguing. Where did you find? And what do you suppose they do to earn these interesting badges? Genevieve

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