How to participate: Complete the activities below and take a picture or video of yourself in action (in your Girl Scout uniform or t-shirt, if you can)! Then post your pictures or video to Facebook or Instagram, tag us (@girlscoutsdiamonds) and use the hashtag listed in each challenge below and #GirlScoutsatHome, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All girls can participate, even if you’re not a Girl Scout, so share this with a friend and invite them to join in on the virtual fun. We will be highlighting these challenges periodically, but girls may participate in these challenges at any time.
Each challenge comes with a list of suggested badges and Journeys that can accompany this challenge. A list of all badges and awards can be found on the Badge Explorer and Level Badge Charts here (badge categories can be found in the left column of the badge chart). Badge requirements can be found in the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, downloaded or ordered with free shipping from the GSUSA online shop.
Note: The requirements for many of the new STEM badges and Journeys can only be found on the online Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) and are not in the online shop (badge booklets on the online shop only contain general information, not activity instructions). Talk to your troop leader or email email@example.com for more information about these badges. These badges include Coding for Good, Cybersecurity, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Think Like a Programmer, Think Like an Engineer and Think Like a Citizen Scientist.
Health and Wellness Challenge: Learn about and practice ways to keep your mind, body and community healthy! Boost your nutrition, learn how to reduce the spread of germs, explore medical professions, learn about mental health and more. Then share a photo or video of your new skills and knowledge with us using the hashtag #GirlScoutsatHome.
Badge and Journey category suggestions: First Aid, Healthy Living, Safety Award
Outdoor Challenge: Staying home doesn’t have to mean staying inside—there’s a whole world out there to explore! You might campout in your backyard, go for a nature walk, brush up on your survival skills or tackle a citizen science project. Or bring the outdoors inside and craft some nature art, virtually explore a national park, and more! Share a photo or video of your adventures using the hashtag #GirlScoutsatHome.
Badge and Journey category suggestions: Adventure, Art in the Outdoors, Environmental Stewardship, Trail Adventure, Naturalist, It’s Your Planet—Love It!, Think Like a Citizen Scientist
Get Moving Challenge: Going stir-crazy? Get moving! You might go for a walk, stretch or do yoga at home, lead an exercise class for your family, play outside, practice your sport in your back yard or find an online video or class that gets you moving. Share the fun with us by tagging your get moving photos or videos with the hashtag #GirlScoutsatHome.
Badge and Journey category suggestions: Athlete, Trail Adventure
Emergency Preparedness Challenge: True to our motto, Girl Scouts are prepared! Take time to learn how to prepare yourself and your family for an emergency. Develop a family safety plan, build your emergency kit, brush up on your first aid skills, learn how to take cover in dangerous weather or learn about your city or county’s emergency preparedness plans. Show us how you prepare like a Girl Scout using the hashtag #GirlScoutsatHome.
Badge and award suggestions: First Aid, Safety Award
Ready.gov for kids
Girl Scouts of Western Washington - The Great Cascadia Zombie Survival Challenge – COVID-19 Edition Patch Program
Red Cross Monster Guard app for kids
Ready.gov – how teens can get involved
Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast - Be Prepared Not Scared
STEM Challenge: Girl Scouts are the thinkers, doers and dreamers this world needs. Did you know that Girl Scouts has promised to engage 2.5 million girls in STEM by 2025? Join the movement today with a hands-on science, technology, engineering or math activity. Tackle an engineering design challenge, conduct some kitchen chemistry, learn to code or explore the ecosystem in your own backyard. Share a photo or video of your STEM challenge with us using the hashtag #GirlScoutsatHome.
Badge and Journey category suggestions: Coding for Good, Cybersecurity, Digital Arts, Investigation, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Science and Technology, Space Science, Think Like a Citizen Scientist, Think Like an Engineer, Think Like a Programmer
ABB Girls in STEM Patch at home activities
ABB Mashmallow Puff Tube Activity video
Design Squad Global Engineering
Girlsleadstem.com virtual field trip and family activities
NASA Kids Club
Kindness Challenge: In hard times, Girl Scouts pull together to support each other and their community. Practice kindness by reaching out to friends and family, medical professionals, those who may be sick or others with an encouraging message. You might record a video, send a card, make a sign to hang in your window or make a phone call. Share a photo or video of your kindness in action with us using the hashtag #GirlScoutsatHome.
Journey category suggestions: It’s Your World—Change It!, It’s Your Story—Tell It!
Art Challenge: Get creative with today’s challenge! Learn or choreograph a dance, have a karaoke party, paint or draw a picture, practice or make an instrument, write a short play or a skit, build or make something, tune into an online concert or take a virtual walk through an art museum. Share your pictures or videos of your creativity with us using the hashtag #GirlScoutsatHome.
Badge and Journey category suggestions: Artist, Creative Play, Performance, Storytelling, Art in the Outdoors
Culinary Challenge: Feeling hungry? Join us for today’s culinary challenge! You might go for a backyard picnic, cook a meal for your family, make a snack, learn about where your food comes from or learn about issues of food justice. Share your tasty treats with us using the hashtag #GirlScoutsatHome
Get-together Challenge: Missing your Girl Scout sisters? We are too! We know that troops across our council and our country are meeting in creative virtual ways. What is your troop doing? Show us how you get together and do something creative and collaborative together! You might do a collective art project, have a camp song sing-along, work on your highest awards or earn a badge! Show us your crew using the hashtag #GirlScoutsatHome.
Resources: check out the free and low-cost tools for virtual meetings listed on our website.
Global Challenge: Explore the world from the comfort of your own home! Learn about the global and travel opportunities Girl Scouts offers, start learning another language, do an activity from a different culture or watch a documentary about a world issue you care about. Share your global activities with us using the hashtag #GirlScoutsatHome.
Award and Journey category suggestions: Global Action Award, World Thinking Day Award; It’s Your World—Change It!
Girl Scout Volunteer Appreciation Challenge: This week is Girl Scout Volunteer Appreciation Week, so let your troop leaders or other amazing volunteers in your life know just how much you appreciate them. You might write them a letter, draw them a picture, record a “thank you” video for them, or send a Girl Scout Kudoboard! Share a photo or video of your appreciation in action in the comments.
Card template for younger girls
Card template for older girls
Kudoboard: Looking to get everyone in on the fun? Consider sending a digital group thank-you via Kudoboard! Each troop member and her family can share a message, photo, or video on your volunteer’s thank-you board. Kudoboard has been officially licensed for a limited time by Girl Scouts of the USA. Use promo code girlscouts2020 to unlock unique Girl Scout backgrounds—like this one! —and get the following discounts:
*Mini board (up to 10 signers, FREE)
*Premium board (up to 100 signers, $4.99
*Milestone board (unlimited signers, can play as slide show, $6.99)
Follow our easy instructions to get started!
Singalong Challenge: Join your Girl Scout and Girl Guide sisters from around the world in the #SingalongChallenge! Girls from around the world came together recently to sing their favorite songs, and now they’re challenging you to join the fun! Record a video of your singalong and share with us, tagging @wagggsworld and use #ShareTheLight. Check out the global singalong and order your WAGGGS #SharetheLight patch.
Life-skills Challenge: Ready to take your learning into the real world? Brush up on those adulting skills with today’s challenge! Team up with a family member (or do some research online) to learn or teach a new skill. You might learn how to change a tire, cook a new dish, tie a new knot or learn a new household skill. Share a photo or video of your life-skills in action. For activity resources check out this challenge on http://bit.ly/2TLGVEZ.
Badge and Journey category suggestions: Artist, Athlete, College Preparation, Cook, Craft, Do it Yourself, First Aid, Manners, Performance, Practical Life Skills, Financial Literacy, Safety Award
Mother’s Day Challenge: Mother’s Day is May 10, so what better time to show your mom, grandma or favorite female role model a little love? She supports your Girl Scout journey year-round, and now it’s time to say thank you! You might draw a picture of your favorite Girl Scout adventure with her, create a custom Girl Scout patch for her, or write her a letter about your favorite Girl Scout memories together. Share a photo or video of your appreciation in action.
Entrepreneurship Challenge: Brush up on your financial literacy skills with this next challenge! Get started by learning how to count money, talking about the differences between wants and needs, learning the basics of investing, or making plans to start your own business this summer! Share pictures or videos of your new-found entrepreneurial skills. For activity resources check out this challenge on http://bit.ly/2TLGVEZ.
Badge and Journey category suggestions: Cookie Business, Financial Literacy, Innovation
Girl Scout Way Challenge: This challenge is all about Girl Scouts! Show your Girl Scout pride by wearing your uniform, earning your Girl Scout Way badge, learning about Girl Scout history or sharing #GirlScoutsatHome activities with a friend. Share pictures or videos of your Girl Scout pride. For Girl Scout Way badge videos and more, check out this challenge on http://bit.ly/2TLGVEZ
Badge and Journey category suggestions: Girl Scout Way
Court of Awards challenge: We’ve made it, Girl Scouts! With the school year drawing to a close, it’s time to celebrate all you’ve accomplished this year with a virtual Court of Awards celebration. For this challenge, drop a picture of your Girl Scout in the comments section when this challenge is posted and celebrate her accomplishments. Is she bridging this year? Did she earn a badge, pin or award she’s extra proud of? Is she a cookie selling champ? Give her a shout out!
Girl Scout Grads Challenge: While graduations may look a bit different this year, we are proud of our Girl Scout graduates all the same! For this challenge, share a picture of your Girl Scout grad and tell us why you’re proud of her. All grads welcome—college, high school, middle school, kindergarten, and even those pre-K girls who are excited to be Girl Scouts next year! Your Girl Scout sisterhood is so proud of you and all that you accomplished. We can’t wait to see how you make the world a better place!
Thanks for participating in our spring challenge series! We’ve loved seeing your #GirlScoutsatHome activities this spring, and we can’t wait to have you join us for all of the fun virtual programs and events we’ll have this summer!