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
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
Girl Scout Week Extended!
We know it hasn’t been the best week for birthday celebrations and in light of that, we want to extend the chance for everyone to participate in a Girl Scout Week activity and be entered in to win some cool prizes! For the rest of the week, we challenge you to do something Green! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and Girl Scout’s Birthday, we are going green! Be creative! Cook a green dish, wear all green, make a green piece of art. We can’t wait to see what all you come up with! Please submit photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 20 at noon. We will announce winners after noon on Friday. Feel free to submit multiple activities for additional entries!
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 suggestion: 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
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
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
Badge and Journey category suggestions: Cook
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
Resources: check out the free and low-cost tools for virtual meetings listed on our website.
Girl Scout Volunteer Appreciation Challenge: coming soon! Mark
your calendars, April 22 is volunteer appreciation day!
Girl Scout Way Challenge: coming
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!
Life-skills Challenge: coming
Entrepreneurship Challenge: Brush
up on your business and money management skills with this next
challenge! You might earn your Cookie Family Entrepreneur pin, learn
about saving and investing, come up with a plan to earn extra money at
home or in your neighborhood or make plans to start your own business!
Share pictures or videos of your new-found entrepreneurial skills with
us using the hashtag #GirlScoutsatHome.
Badge and Journey category suggestions: Cookie Business, Financial Literacy, Innovation
Do a Good Turn Challenge: coming
Leadership Challenge: coming