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Girl Scouts at Home

Girl Scouts at Home is here to keep you connected to your Girl Scout sisterhood no matter where you are. Below you’ll find events, activities and more that you can do at home with your family or on your own. Plus, for our volunteers, we have a whole list of resources to help you host successful virtual troop meetings.

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

Getting Started

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.

Parent FAQs

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 info@girlscoutsdiamonds.org or give us a call at 800-632-6894.

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. 

Finding Girl Scout Materials and Information

Here’s a quick guide to finding Girl Scout program materials and information:

Badges and Journeys: Use the badge explorer to learn what different badges and Journeys are all about. Once you decide which ones to do, head over to the shop to purchase program requirements and the badge or Journey awards. Or borrow from a friend!

Note: Requirements for the new 3-part badges including Automotive Engineering, Coding for Good, Cybersecurity, Mechanical Engineering and Robotics as well as the Outdoor STEM, Engineering and Computer Science Journey can only be found in the Volunteer Toolkit. Parents may email info@girlscoutsdiamonds.org to request a copy.

Awards: Check out the awards chart to see what your girl is eligible to earn. Award requirements can be found in the “Earned Awards” section below or in the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting or Handbooks. Awards can be purchased from the shop.

Patch programs can be found on our Patch Program page. 

Events can be found on our event calendar or GSUSA’s virtual event calendar.

Prefer to shop in person? Come visit our Little Rock and Rogers locations during retail hours.

Staying Connected

Staying connected to what’s going on at Girl Scouts is one of the best ways to support your girl! Here are a few tips:


 

Virtual Events

Virtual Girl Scout events are a great way to make new friends and learn new skills!

Council: Check out our event calendar or search for events in the “virtual” region for a list of upcoming events with our community program partners. Stay tuned—new events are added regularly!

National:
Check out the GSUSA Girl Scouts at Home event calendar for virtual events hosted by GSUSA and councils across the country!

Earned Awards

Earned Awards
Now is the perfect time to add some new bling to the front of your vest! Check out these awards below and be sure to visit the Girl Scout shop to order your pin or badge. Want to earn a badge? Check out the badge explorer to see what’s available then order your badge and badge requirements through the online shop.

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 2021 celebrates what it means to be a peacebuilder, an important component of our global Movement. Check out the activity guides below 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.

2021 Activity Guide For Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors
2021 Activity Guide For Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

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 2021, girls will explore SDG #13 (climate action) to earn their Global Action award. Check out the activity guides below and order your Global Action Award now.

2021 Global Action Award Activity Guide For Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors
2021 Global Action Award Activity Guide For Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

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.

Patch Programs

Patch Programs

National patch programs are available from GSUSA as well!

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.

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.

Okay to Say
Girls will learn about mental health issues and how it affects our community. This patch program is held in partnership with Okay to Say™. Complete this patch anytime this year. 

FARE Food Allergy Awareness Patch
Girl Scouts – Diamonds is partnering with Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) to spread awareness about food allergies. Through this program, girls will learn about food allergies and the people who live with them. Check out the requirements here. To request your patch, email programs@girlscoutsdiamonds.org

Science and Art Activities

STEAM Center at Home
Want to learn how to make your own bath bomb? What about slime, butter or rain clouds? Our STEAM Coordinator Brooke Bland has you covered! Check out the STEAM Center page for at-home science and art activity videos and instructions.

Girl Scouts + Discovery Education Family Science Activities (Grades K-5)
As more and more women enter STEM careers, increasing STEM interest and engagement among girls continues to be a significant focus. Use the resources here to empower your girl to see herself changing the world in new ways with at-home resources from Girls Get STEM.

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 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. 

WAGGGS #PositivityPatrol: 10-Week Leadership Challenge
In these difficult times, we want to make sure that every and any girl can still feel empowered, and have learning and development opportunities. For that we want to make sure they still have opportunities to practice leadership and collaborate with each other to make a positive change in the world. Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world can be a #PositivityPatrol, to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. Join the Positivity Patrol Challenge today!

Virtual Camp Marketplace—opening soon!

Ready for Girl Scout camp but not so ready for in-person experiences? Checkout this listing of virtual Girl Scout summer camps from across the country. With themes like STEM, outdoors, life skills and more, you’re bound to learn new things and make new friends!

Ready for in-person summer camp? Sign up here!

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

También, hay recursos para la Girl Scout Cookie Program (Programa de Galletas Girl Scouts) de Little Brownie Bakers para su familia!

Virtual Fun with our Program Partners

Girl Scouts – Diamonds partners with businesses and organizations to bring in-person and virtual events to girls across our council. Right now, several of our partners are sharing great activities that girls can do at home. Here are a few we love:

Apple SeedsKid friendly recipes and nutrition

AR Conductor – STEM Challenges

Arkansas Game and Fish Virtual Nature Center

ASU Museum – Video programs twice a week

Ballet Arkansas – “Encore” performances and classes

Crystal Bridges - Studio at Home and My Museum Kit

Esse Purse Museum – Virtual Exhibits

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

Trike Theatre – Virtual activities

Trust Tree – free Summer Inspiration program

Twists N Turns - Immersive Murder Mystery Experiences

VicTreeFi - Complete financial literacy badges online with VicTreeFi