Skills builders

Live smart stage 2

Skills for my future

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Cooking, money management, careers and DIY – all a part of living smart

Develop your resilience and independence as you complete the live smart skills builder. Stage 2 is recommended for Rainbows and Brownies.

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.

Fajita fun - Get your chef’s hat on! Create your own delicious snack using different techniques and tools in the kitchen.

Indicator navigator - Why do cars flash their lights before they turn? Find out about road codes and how to stay safe when crossing the road.

Shop 'til you drop - If shops didn’t use price tags, would you know how much you could buy with £5? Does a banana usually cost 20p or 80p? Practise playing shop to find out how much things usually cost.

Girls can do anything! - Ever thought about joining a circus? Or maybe you want to be a world class artist? Or fight fires? Try out different jobs and think about what you’d like to do when you’re older.

Tool school - Discover new tools, figure out what they’re for, and practise using them to become a DIY expert.

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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