Detective Badge -- Junior Girl Scout Badge Ideas
Requirements for earning the Detective Junior Badge-- Step 1: Practice the power of observation. Step 2: Communicate in code. Step 3: Fingerprint for fun. Step 4: Try out detective science. Step 5: Follow the clues to solve a real mystery.
Step-by-Step for a Light-up Stoplight -- So much less expensive than trying to find one (and I couldn't find one that all three lights worked!)
First, let every student make a fingerprint onto white paper. Next, blow up their fingerprints using the photocopier (8×10 or larger). Then, Have your kids write words and phrases about themselves along the lines and whorls of their fingerprints, and sign. Could be an introduction to writing an autobiography?
Investigate your own fingerprints and then turn them into art! (Exploring Fingerprints~ Science Activities for Kids)
Some Amazing ideas on How To Teach Cub Scouts and Kids About Fingerprinting. "Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?" Use a magnifying glass to check the fingerprints and figure it out. Also a cute idea for a craft to make fingerprints into cute animals and other things.
Fancy Nancy (Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth) and a fingerprint matching game Junior Detective badge
invisible ink using grape juice and baking soda (so you don't have to use heat/lemon juice) Junior Detective badge
if we did the Secret Service/Secret Servants (totally girl-a-fied) what if they each got their own card. It would be cool if they could sign it, like a library or debit card has that strip you can sign on the plastic card...
This page links to both the printable and online versions of the The Giggling Ghost Girl Scout Mystery Troop Leader Activity Guide. It's Free!