It’s bridging season at Girl Scouts, and your Brownies are ready to “fly up” to Junior Girl Scouts. Do they have their wings yet?
What are Brownie Wings?
When girls fly up to Girl Scout Juniors, they get to take on even more new adventures - like going on overnights at the Frost Science museum, visiting wildlife preserves or making (even more) robots. As Juniors, they build upon their adventures and experiences as Brownies, and Brownie Girl Scout Wings show the world that she completed her years as a Brownie.
Why is it called “Flying Up”?
Brownie leaders used to be called Brown Owls. When Brownie Girl Scouts moved up to the next level, their Brown Owl would give them one of her feathers so they could "fly” up. Brownie Wings were first used as a symbol of bridging in 1927 and they are still a sign of bridging to this day.
Where to place your Brownie Wings on your Girl Scout uniform
The wings are worn on the Junior sash or vest, centered horizontally directly under the Junior Aide Award. If she doesn’t have that, then she places her wings directly under the Bridge to Junior Award. The Brownie Wings are worn on the girls’ 11-17 vest or sash directly under the Bridging Awards. You can learn more about where to place Girl Scout insignia here.
Who can place Brownie Wings on their uniforms?
Any Girl Scout that was a Brownie can wear Brownie Wings on their sash or vest. Girls can transition them from an existing sash or vest, or get new ones if they choose to preserve their uniforms.
When do girls get their Brownie Wings?
The Brownie Girl Scout Wings are often given at year-end award ceremonies. You can pick up your girls’ wings at the GSTF shop. For questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.