Family Camping Club
Grab your tents, your sleeping bags or your blanket forts, and let’s go camping! In this at-home program, families can participate in the time-honored tradition of Girl Scout camping in their living room, backyard or local campground! We’ll send you an unplugged version of our Family and Troop Family Camping Toolkit, a simple camping journal and a patch to show your membership in the family camping club.
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There are so many great ways to bring Girl Scouts to life at home for your girl! When she does Girl Scouts at home, she’ll develop the skills, curiosity and confidence she needs to take on the world’s biggest challenges.
Here are a few tips to help you get started:
- Read Keep Girl Scouts Going. This primer introduces parents and caregivers to the Girl Scout program and helps you learn how to do activities “the Girl Scout way.”
- Connect with your troop leader or service unit volunteers and let them know you want to support your girl’s Girl Scout experience at home. They may have tips or materials you can borrow!
- Check out the resources on this page and let your girl take the lead! Does she want to do a science experiment? Go backyard camping? Earn an award? We’ve got you covered! Let her know what’s available then follow her lead.
Are troops meeting right now? If so, how?
Yes, Girl Scout troops across our council are meeting right now! Our troops have come up with safe and creative ways to meet during this time to keep Girl Scouts going. Some troops are meeting in person and some are meeting virtually using tools like Zoom. Some are also choosing to work on common activities at home on their own time, perhaps choosing to earn the same badge at home with their families while keeping in touch with each other via phone, email, etc.
To find a troop near you, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 800-632-6894.
Is there a virtual troop my daughter can join?
For girls in grades K-5, yes! We are offering short-term, staff-supported virtual troops. These troops offer the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to families looking to become more involved with Girl Scouts and will allow parents to learn what it’s like to be a part of a troop leadership team. Join Girl Scouts today and select Virtual Troops from our online opportunity catalog to join!
Are Girl Scout events still happening?
Yes! Safe in-person and virtual events are happening. Check with your troop leader or service unit volunteers to see what local events they are hosting this year. You can also check out our events calendar to register for our upcoming council events and visit GSUSA’s virtual event calendar.
How can I help my troop right now?
Troop leaders, like many of us, have experienced many rapid changes over this past year. Some may be able to continue to hold troop meetings and others may need more support. Consider reaching out to your troop leader and offering to lead a meeting or activity, bring snacks, plan a safe outdoor field trip or help with cookie sales. Or simply ask how you can help! Troop leadership is a team sport and the more adults you have on your team, the stronger your troop will be.
Can I be a Girl Scout without a troop?
Yes! We call girls who participate independently Juliettes (named after our founder, Juliette Gordon Low). Visit our Juliettes page to learn more.