Skills builders

Innovate stage 1

Express myself

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Think differently

Unlock your creative side with ideas, experiments and problem solving. Stage 1 is recommended for Rainbows.

Here's a taste of the activities you can look forward to trying at this stage. Ask your leader about all the things you'll need to do to earn this badge.

Exciting experiments - Science is everywhere – in your kitchen cupboards, in the bath, and even in your birthday cake! 

Clap, tap, pat - You don’t need a drum to make a musical rhythm. Use your body to make all sorts of claps, taps, pats and much more…

Puppet pals - Become a toymaker! Design a puppet, then bring it to life by giving it real moving parts.

Slippery slopes - Become the fastest slider at the park. Explore materials to see which are super slippery and which are super sticky.

Go gobots!  - Have a go at controlling a gobot. But you’ll need to think hard to make sure your gobot doesn’t go the wrong way…

Leaders - you can pick up a copy of innovate stage 1 on our online shop.

Completing your skills builders

There are 12 skills builders to work towards with your unit. Each skills builder has 6 stages to complete during your time at Girlguiding, from Rainbows to Rangers. You’ll get a badge for every stage you complete. To complete stages 1-5, your unit will do 4 out 5 fun activities.

Earn this badge

Ask your leader about the activities you need to do to complete this stage, and record your progress in your badge book.

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