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Girl Scouts at Home

When girls take the lead, great things happen! Even though your girl’s daily routine may have changed, there are many ways she can still participate in Girl Scout activities and earn awards, even at home! Here are a few resources and ideas for Girl Scouts of all levels to help you get started.

How are you continuing the fun at home? Share your Girl Scouts at Home activities with us by tagging us on Facebook or Insta.

Know a Girl Scout or family who does not have internet at home currently? This printable resource from Arkansas Computer Science Initiative has information designed to help families bridge the digital gap.

Check out more fun activities:
 GSUSA's Girl Scouts at Home Resources
GSUSA Girl Scouts at Home en Español
Girl Scouts - Diamonds STEAM Center
Girl Scouts - Diamonds Camps

For Girls

Girl Scouts at Home - Social Media Challenges

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 online@girlscoutsdiamonds.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 programs@girlscoutsdiamonds.org 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

Resources:
Learn how to wash your hands with Girl Scout CEO, Sylvia Acevedo
Exploratorium COVID-19 Science
GirlsHealth.gov
Mental Health Awareness Patch Program
Health Career Exploration

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

Resources:
SciStarter Citizen Science
Project Learning Tree
Education.com Nature Activities
National Parks Virtual Tours
Leave No Trace Indoor Nature Activities for Kids

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

Resources:
GoNoodle
Cosmic Kids Yoga
YMCA 360: On-demand Videos

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

Resources:
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

Resources:
ABB Girls in STEM Patch at home activities 
ABB Mashmallow Puff Tube Activity video
Code.org
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!

Resources:
Draw a rainbow to spread the message “everything is going to be ok” GSSJC’s Girl Scout Guide to Helping Others during the Covid-19 Pandemic

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

Resources:
Art Hub for Kids
List of live streaming concerts
Google Arts & Culture

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

Badge and Journey category suggestions: Cook

Resources:
Spatulatta Cooking for Kids
Kids Cook Monday
Virtual Farm Tours

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!

Resources:
Girl Scouts Think Globally
Girl Scouts Travel
National Geographic Kids Countries
World Cultures Activities
Duolingo
EF Girl Scouts At-home Culture Challenges

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.

Resources:
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

Resources:
Learn how to tie knots like a Girl Scout!
Spatulatta Cooking for Kids
Adulting 101 resources

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

Resources:
Cookie Family Entrepreneur Pin
US Mint Girl Scout badge activities for kids
Practical Money Skills games
TeenBusiness.com

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

Resources:
GSUSA’s Girl Scouts at Home (Girl Scout Way badge activities can be found on each level’s page)
Learn about Girl Scout history

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!

Girl Scouts at Home - Earned Awards

Earned Awards

Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin
It’s never been easier to support your girl as she develops business skills, makes amazing memories, and earns a different pin for her uniform every cookie season. The simple, age-specific guidelines have been tailored for her developing skill set, making success a snap. Order your Cookie Family Entrepreneur Pin award now.

World Thinking Day Award
Backed by 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in locations worldwide, World Thinking Day 2020 celebrates the diversity, equity, and inclusion reflected in our global movement. Check out our activity guides to explore this theme—and celebrate being part of the diverse global sisterhood that is Girl Guides + Girl Scouts! Girls can earn this award at anytime throughout the year, not just around World Thinking Day! Order your World Thinking Day Award now.

Global Action Award
Girl Scouts’ Global Action award calls for girls to address the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, or SDGs for short, by discovering, connecting, and taking action in their communities and beyond. In 2020, girls will explore SDG 5 (Gender Equality) to earn their Global Action award. Order your Global Action Award now.

My Promise, My Faith
The Girl Scouts My Promise, My Faith pin invites girls in grades K-12 to experience a faith journey through exploration of the Girl Scout Law and teachings from their faith. Girls can earn this national pin each year. Order your My Promise, My Faith Award now.

Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (P.R.A.Y.) have developed resources to support youth in completing their religious emblems at home and fostering their faith formation during this time of social distancing including videos and other online resources. P.R.A.Y. Is also permitting students who are eligible for a program based on their current grade level in March 2020 to now be eligible to earn their award through December 31, 2020. GSUSA has approved these programs and allows the recognition to be worn on uniforms.

Program Aide
Become a Diamonds Program Aide! In this online course Cadettes learn how to work with younger Girl Scouts and explore your own talent as a leader. Upon completion of the training, girls will be awarded a certificate and T-shirt. You will then practice your Program Aide skills at six activity sessions and earn your Program Aide pin!

Complete your Highest Awards training online
Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors—are you ready to start earning your Bronze, Silver or Gold Award? Now is a great time to take our online training! Visit our GoldSilver and Bronze Award webpages to learn more about these awards, watch the training webinars, and get started on your highest awards.

How are you continuing the fun at home? Share your Girl Scouts at Home activities with us by tagging us on Facebook or Insta and using the hashtag #GirlScoutsatHome.

Girl Scouts at Home - Patch Programs

Patch Programs

Featured: ABB Girls in STEM Patch – NEW!
ABB, a global technology leader, is partnering with Girl Scouts to inspire girls in STEM. Girl Scouts in the Diamonds council can earn a new ABB Girls in STEM patch by participating in STEM activities at home! Check out this video demonstration of the Marshmallow Puff Tube Activity! Patches may be requested here.

Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors challenge
Getting outdoors isn’t just fun—it’s good for your overall well-being. Did you know that girls who participate in outdoor activities on a monthly basis are stronger challenge-seekers and problem-solvers than those who don’t? Enjoy nature, channel your creativity, and learn fun new things along the way. This project ends with Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend, September 12–13, 2020. This means you have plenty of time to select the activities you’re most interested in and complete them at your own pace. Social distancing approved! 

Free Being Me
A one-of-a-kind program! Through fun and interactive activities, children and young people learn that body confidence and self-esteem come from valuing their bodies, standing up to social pressures, and supporting others to be more body confident. By working together, leading others and speaking out, participants will be empowered to make a difference in their local and global communities. To request your patch, email programs@girlscoutsdiamonds.org.

"Smile Squad" Patch Program
Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation
Use your creativity and Girl Scouting skills to learn how your mouth links to your overall health and well-being. Review good dental habits, try an oral health experiment, discover how hidden sugars can damage your teeth, and learn about the importance of brushing twice a day. Master the topics to earn your patch and join Delta Dental’s Smile Squad!

Penny the Pig
Earn a special “Penny the Pig” patch for the whole troop while they learn what it really means to “be a sister to every Girl Scout.” Complete the Penny the Pig patch program, where girls become philanthropists, learn what that means and how they play a part in making a big difference at Girl Scouts – Diamonds. 

Texas Women Vote
This patch program packet is designed to encourage Girl Scouts of all levels to learn and develop knowledge about the history of voting rights and why it is important for everyone to vote.

How are you continuing the fun at home? Share your Girl Scouts at Home activities with us by tagging us on Facebook or Insta and using the hashtag #GirlScoutsatHome.

Girl Scouts at Home - Virtual Program Partners

Our Program Partners are missing you, too! Check out these high quality activities your girl can do on her own, or together as a troop.

Apple SeedsKid friendly recipes and nutrition

AR Conductor – STEM Challenges

ASU Museum – Video programs twice a week

Ballet Arkansas – “Encore” performances and classes

Fayetteville Public LibraryActivities and story times

Focus BankBanzai Financial Literacy

Girls in Politics Initiative – Civic Education programs

Museum of Discovery – At Home Discoveries

Scott Family AmazeumAmazeum YOU

Shiloh MuseumHistory Camp

Toe2Toe Martial Arts – Facebook Live on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon

Trike Theatre – Virtual activities

Trust Tree – free Summer Inspiration program

Girl Scouts at Home - Check In/Hangout Sessions

We can’t wait to hang out this summer!  In these level specific thirty-minute Zoom sessions, your girl will stay connected to the Girl Scout sisterhood all summer long.  Girls can participate in fun activities hosted by Diamonds staff members or community partners. Check out the events calendar page and follow us on social media for registration updates! Note: registration closes noon the day of the hangout.

Daisy and Family Hangouts: Most Wednesdays at 3:30
Brownie/Junior Hangouts: Most Wednesdays at 4:00
Cadette Hangouts: Most Mondays at 3:30
Senior/Ambassador Hangouts: Most Mondays at 4:00

NOTE: All events are Central Standard Time Zone.

 

Girl Scouts at Home - STEAM Fun!

NEW! Girl Scouts at Home STEAM Fun activities! - New ones added each week! Check out the STEAM Center page to get virtual STEAM Content

Girl Scouts at Home - Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness
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.

Badge and Journey category suggestions: First Aid, Healthy Living, Safety Award

Resources:

Troop 6754 PSA
Learn how to wash your hands with Girl Scout CEO, Sylvia Acevedo
Exploratorium COVID-19 Science
GirlsHealth.gov
Mental Health Awareness Patch Program
Health Career Exploration

Mental Health
What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is being aware of your thoughts, feelings, and muscle function. It has been shown that 13 minutes of mindfulness per day increases brain activity by 16%. Mindfulness teaches people how to stay consistent by keeping people present. It also helps in emotional control.

Picture this:
-        When your nose itches, what do you do? What body parts are used to scratch the itch?
-        When you hear a loud noise in the dark, what do you feel? What do you see?

Visualization Activities
Exercise 1: The box technique

-        Have child close their eyes
-        Have child take deep breaths while drawing the lines of a box. Example: Breathe in as you make a line. Breathe out as you make another line. Repeat steps to complete a box.
-        Debrief question: What did you see while drawing the box?
-        During the box activity, the child should have only seen the box as they were drawing it. If other things were seen, the child may need to work on their focus. Another activity to help with focus can be coloring.

Exercise 2: Tie your shoes
-        Have child close their eyes
-        Have them visualize tying their shoes
-        Instruct child to nod head when they are getting started
-        Timer begins at head nod
-        Instruct child to open eyes when done tying shoes
-        Record the time it took to complete the process
-        Now have child physically tie shoes
-        Use timer to track how long it takes
-        Compare time from visual shoe tying to physical shoe tying
-        Debrief question: Was it easier to tie your shoe after first visualizing it?-        The goal of the activity is to get the child to act without thinking. We are trying to improve the connection between mind and body.

Source: Jason Brooks, Mental Skills Trainer

Mindfulness resources:

25 Fun Mindfulness Activities for Children and Teens
Top 50 Mindfulness Resources for Children and Teens
18 Mindfulness Games, Worksheets and Activities for Kids
Mindfulness Activities for Children
10 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

Emotional Health Resources:

Staying healthy during this time is important, and that includes emotional health, too!

Understanding your emotions
Fighting Stress
First Aid for Feelings
Self-soothe box
Emotional Well-Being Activities

Physical Health Resources:
The CDC recommends that children and adolescents ages 6 to 17 years do 60 minutes or more of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily.  Physical activity can help children and adolescents improve cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, control weight, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduce the risk of developing health conditions such as heart disease and obesity.  Here are some avidities you can do virtually!

Movement videos for kids
Yoga app
YMCA on demand
Zumba Kids Youtube Playlist
P.E. with Joe
Just Dance videos for kids
Kidz Bop Dance along 
The Kids Coach
Karate for Kids!
Math physical activities
Boys & Girls Club of Saline Co. - Videos posted daily

Other physical activity ideas to do as a troop virtually: choreograph a dance routine, scavenger hunt, earn a physical activity badge like Athlete, Trail Adventure or Dancer. 

Girl Scouts at Home - Other Activities

Family and Troop Backyard Camping Toolkit
Camping is one of the most treasured Girl Scout traditions. Whether you’re in the wilderness, at Girl Scout camp or in your own backyard, camping is a great way to connect to nature and to your Girl Scout sisters. This toolkit is designed to help families bring the Girl Scout camping experience home and to help troops and service units build a virtual group campout experience.

National Virtual Events Calendar
The Virtual Events Calendar, part of Girl Scouts at Home, is live!  Participate in amazing Girl Scout events from across the country – online and in real time! Choose the “Awesome Girls” category for high quality, official Girl Scout activities and discussions on topics especially for girls. Or check out the “Raising Awesome Girls” category for advice from nationally recognized thought leaders to parents and caregivers on how to raise happy,  healthy and successful girls.  Log on, tune in and take part!

National Girl Scout Service Projects
Girl Scouts have always stepped up in times of need and our current COVID-19 crisis is no different. We are proud of all that our service units, troops and girls have done so far to support our community—and the world—during COVID-19. We are also proud to be a part of the larger Girl Scout Movement, which is serving our country and our world. Girl Scouts of the USA has launched National Service Projects so that girls can continue serving their communities during this time. 

Girl Scouts en su hogar

A pesar de que la rutina diaria de su niña puede haber cambiado, hay muchas maneras en que puede aprender y participar en las actividades de Girl Scouts, ¡incluso en casa! Siga el enlace a continuación para encontrar recursos e ideas para niñas de todos los niveles para ayudarla a comenzar.

Girl Scouts en su hogar

Girl Scouts at Home - Resources from Other Girl Scout Councils and WAGGGS Member Organiztions

Girl Scouts of Colorado 
Check out their Guide to Urban Hiking

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland –  Virtual Badge Workshops
Over the next several weeks, GSCM will be hosting virtual program activities and options for troops and girls to participate in during this program postponement period. Click the link above for weekly announcements of their schedule of activities and materials.

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont – Virtual Girl Scouts
Join GSCP2P for Virtual Girl Scouts at 10am, 3 and 6pm CST (11am, 4 and 7 pm EST) each weekday and at 11am on Saturdays on Facebook live.

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas – Virtual Multi-Level Troop Meetings
Join GSSWTX for a Virtual Multi-Level Troop Meeting (Facebook Live). These virtual troop meetings will start with the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey where girls will enhance their observation skills through activities that challenge them to notice changes in people's appearances and a group of items.

Girl Scouts of Western Washington – Girl Scouts at Home
Check out their Great Cascadia Zombie Survival Challenge: COVID-19 Edition and Activities by Category activity resources!

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio – Virtual Program Opportunities
The GSWO Program Team will be hosting virtual programming on Facebook. Check their Facebook Events list for all of the upcoming virtual programs. Seniors and Ambassadors, follow them on Instagram for daily content on Instagram Stories! https://instagram.com/girlscoutswoh.

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia – Virtual Programs
Tune in daily to the GSHG Facebook, Instagram and twitter for badge work, STEM projects, outdoor activities and more that you can do at home.

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois – Girl Scouts at Home
Check out their virtual programs and events!

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona – Virtual Girl Scouts
Virtual Girl Scouts is a fun, new way to continue to participate in Girl Scouts from home. Explore outside, experiment with coding, create beautiful art – your adventure starts now!  New programs will be added every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for you to enjoy.  Activities will be connected with a badge or fun patch.

Girl Scouts of Alaska – Virtual Programs
Girl Scouts of Alaska has created a virtual program page on with videos from past monthly virtual programs as well as links to public programs. They will continue to update it as they get more.

Girl Scouts of Central Texas – Girl Scouting at Home
Check out Trefoil TV and more from GSCTX

Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland – Girl Scouts at Home
Check out GSOH’s Facebook event live Girl Scout programs.

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan – Virtual Programming
Check out GSHM’s virtual program videos on their Facebook page.

Girl Scouts River Valleys – Girl Scouts at Home
Check out badge activities and virtual events from GSRV!

Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio – Virtual Events
Check out the schedule of Facebook live events on the GSSG Facebook page.

Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest
Visit their Facebook page for a series of live streams.

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Visit their Facebook page for at-home activities, virtual troop options and online interactions beginning Monday, March 23.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho – Girl Scouting at Home
Check out their Girl Scouting at Home YouTube channel for badge, journey and award videos.

Girl Scouts of Colonial Coast – Girl Scouting at Home
Check out badge earning resources and other fun activities!

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails – Girl Scouting at Home
Check out badge earning resources and other fun activities!

Girl Scouts of South Carolina Mountains to Midlands – Girl Scouts Connected
Check out their badgework videos and Facebook live activity sessions.

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana – Girl Scouts at Home
Check out their badge videos and instructions.

Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines – Girl Scouting at Home
Check out their Digital G.I.R.L. programming and Virtual Troop Experience videos.

Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania – Girl Scouts at Home
Check out their virtual patch programming and Pinterest page!

Malta Girl Guides Quarantine Challenge
Join Girl Guides from Malta and all over the world in the Quarantine Challenge! New challenges will be posted to their Facebook page every 2 days. Register your interest through the following link https://form.jotform.com/200733602458350 and stay tuned to their page for more challenges.

Girlguiding UK
Girlguiding UK will be sharing an activity a day on their facebook page to help keep kids happy, active and entertained.

Girl Scout First Headquarters
Check out the Girl Scout First Headquarters facebook page for regular posts and videos about Girl Scout history, badge activities and challenges.

Virtual Meetings and Activities Agreement
This agreement is required for all virtual meetings or activities that are recorded with girl participation. 

For Volunteers

Volunteer Information and Resources

Virtual Volunteer Coffee Breaks - Check the Event Calendar for virtual volunteer check-ins throughout April, May and June. Each week we offer three different times for volunteers to touch base with other volunteers and our staff.  Volunteer specialists host these meet ups, but look for other staff to pop in. This is a great time to get questions answered. Join us each week or just when you can. 

Girl Scouts - Diamonds Webinar - Hosting a Troop Meeting via Zoom

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Hosting a Virtual Girl Scout Meeting

Go & Get It - Girl Scouts at Home Troop Game

Article - Supporting Your Troop When You Can't Meet in Person

Virtual Troop Meeting Activities

Girl Scout Volunteer BINGO

Revised Troop Travel Guidelines

Safety Activity Checkpoints for Virtual Troop Meetings

Family and Troop Backyard Camping Toolkit
Camping is one of the most treasured Girl Scout traditions. Whether you’re in the wilderness, at Girl Scout camp or in your own backyard, camping is a great way to connect to nature and to your Girl Scout sisters. This toolkit is designed to help families bring the Girl Scout camping experience home and to help troops and service units build a virtual group campout experience.

Note: Adult Recognitions nomination deadline has been extended to April 30.

Free and Low-cost Tools for Virtual Meetings

Girl Scouts - Diamonds Webinar - Hosting a Troop Meeting via Zoom

Below is a list of free and low-cost tools troops and service units in other councils are using for virtual meetings. While we cannot endorse or support specific online meeting tools, we encourage you to look at these and alternative options and discuss with parents and girls to determine what the best solution is for your troop or service unit needs. 

Video and Audio-Conferencing Tools with free versions

While all of these options have a free version, please note you may be prompted to consider their upgraded versions for a subscription fee.

Chat and Collaboration Tools with free versions

Microsoft Teams - Support

Slack – Help Center

Facebook Groups – Help Center

Google Classroom – Help Center
    Getting Started
    Tips and Tricks
    How to create digital assignments
    Google Classroom for Parents

Additional low-cost tools for collaboration and conferencing to consider if the above options do not meet your group's needs.

 

For Parents
Supporting Girl Scout experiences at home can be empowering for both you and your girl! Here’s how to help her shine outside of her regular troop setting.

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