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Girl Scout Cadette Book Artist Badge Workshop


This workshop is specifically designed in conjunction with the badge requirements. Each scout will have a packet to work from throughout the workshop. Depending on age level, the packet provides corresponding readings, graphics, note taking space, and questions.


Part One: Delve into the world of comics

The workshop opens with a presentation of comics and graphic novels. Scouts will learn about the artists, materials, techniques, creation process, and more.


Part Two: Choose a story to tell

Scouts will brainstorm and get a simple plan going for their own comic strips.


Part Three: Draw it out

Scouts will start drawing their comic. SPLAT's collection of drawing books will be available to help everyone through this process.


Part Four: Frame it in panels

Everyone will continue the process by creating at least four panels in their comic.


Part Five: Add the words

The scouts will add dialogue, thought bubbles, and narrative panels. 

Girl Scout Cadette Book Artist Badge


1. Explore the art of


2. Get familiar with the

    insides of a book

3. Try out book artist techniques

4. Focus on function

5. Focus on style

When I've earned this badge, I'll know how to make different kinds of books.

-—Girl Scouts of America


Book your workshop whenever works best for your troop. This workshop takes 2 hours.



Generally, this workshop takes place in the SPLAT Studio [3128 Main St. Caledonia]. It may be possible to bring SPLAT to you, contact to figure out the details.



The cost is $8 per participant and includes all materials for the described workshop.

The studio gets crowded with more than 12 participants. There is a maximum of 16 participants. If you have a large troop, it may be best to split into 2 groups and come separately.


What Else?

- You will need to coordinate transportation to and from SPLAT.

- You will need to provide the actual badges for your scouts.

- You may want to bring a small snack or drink.

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