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Girl Scouting 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!

Below you'll find more information on how girls, their families and troop leaders can continue to participate in Girl Scouting at home or virtually until we are able to meet again in person.

Wondering how to talk to your kids about coronavirus? Read this Raising Awesome Girls article from GSUSA for tips.

Not a Girl Scout? If you enjoyed this taste of Girl Scouting and are not a member, we invite you to join Girl Scouts today!  

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At-Home Programs & Resources

Girl Scouts earn Girl Scout badges, awards and patches right from home with the guidance of an adult.

Badges

Please note, this resource is not inclusive of every activity Girl Scouts can do at home. Check out the the online Badge Explorer to understand basic badge requirements.

Daisy

  • Cyber Security (3 badges)
  • Mechanical Engineering (all 3)
  • Eco Learner
  • Space Science Explorer

Brownie

  • My Best Self
  • Painting
  • My Family Story
  • Snacks
  • My Great Day
  • Household Elf
  • Pets
  • Cyber Security (all 3)
  • Mechanical Engineering (all 3)

Junior

  • Animal Habitats
  • Drawing
  • Entertainment Technology
  • Flowers
  • Independence
  • Cyber Security (All 3)
  • Simple Meals
  • Mechanical Engineering (All 3)

Cadettes

  • Animal Helpers
  • Mechanical Engineering (All 3)
  • Cyber Security (All 3)
  • Comic Artist
  • Digital Movie Maker
  • Eating For You
  • Entrepreneur
  • Netiquette
  • New Cuisines

Senior

  • Behind The Ballot
  • Collage Artist
  • Game Visionary
  • Locavore
  • Novelist
  • Cybersecurity (All 3)
  • Sky

Ambassador

  • Cyber Security (All 3)
  • College Knowledge
  • Dinner Party
  • On My Own
  • Public Policy
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.

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!

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.

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.

Highest Awards - Bronze, Silver, & Gold
Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors—are you ready to start earning your Bronze, Silver or Gold Award? Visit our GoldSilver, and Bronze Award webpages to learn more about these awards and get started on your highest awards.

Council Patch Programs
GSNC Council Patch Programs

Council Patch Programs allow girls to explore a wide range of topics and have unique learning experiences that might not be available through the traditional badge work. Council Patches can be completed as an Individual Girl Scout. Simply download the activity booklet and evaluation form for the patch you wish to work on.

Girl Scouting at Home Patch Program. Looking for your first Patch Program to work on, try our new Girl Scouting at Home Patch Program, created to to commemorate our new
Girl Scouting at Home program!  

For a complete list of GSNC's Council patch programs, and details and requirements for programs, please visit GSNC's Council Patch Programs page.

Activities
Fling Into Spring Bucket List

Spring is here and we would be remiss if we didn't create the ever favorite seasonal bucket list!

Fling into Spring Bucket List Worksheet>>

Complete at least 20 activities on this list. Please adjust for current social distancing standards, CDC safety precautions and current NY PAUSE (or your states) requirements.

Once you have done so, fill out the form to order your patch(es). Once the shop is reopened and the patches will be available for purchase in the GSNC Shop for $1.00/patch. (Patches are available for in-person pickup only once the GSNC Shop has reopened.)

Soaring Into Spring Poster Contest
GSNC Soaring into Spring

Soar into spring 2020 with a poster contest! Look outside your window, sit on the porch, take a walk, or lay on the ground and look up at the sky to gather inspiration for your poster. Take note of the size and color of the birds you see. Can you identify them? What are they doing? Replicate or create a whole new kind of bird!

Follow these guidelines to create a masterpiece of your own, and submit it by email. Then hang your poster on your front door for other Girl Scouts and their families to see! Look for GSNC’s announcement about the Girl Scout Gallery of Posters. What better way to soar into spring than to share your artwork with your sister Girl Scouts and their families. Welcome spring!

Soaring into Spring Poster Contest Details>>

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Virtual Experiences

Virtual Troop Meetings

You want what’s best for your girls, and with the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you’ve probably made the tough decision to cancel upcoming troop meetings. But maintaining a sense of normalcy is so important right now for girls and their families; how do you keep the Girl Scout spirit going strong when your troop can’t actually meet face-to-face?

Tips for Staying Connected With Your Troop>>

Tips for Running a Virtual Girl Scout Meeting>>

During your frist virtual troop meeting, we recommend discussing the GSUSA's Internet Safety Pledge with your Girl Scouts and parents/caregivers.

Below is a list of free and low-cost tools troops and service units 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.

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

  • Zoom - FAQ
    • Note: Meetings durations maximum of 40 minutes in free version
  • Skype - Support
    • Note: Up to 10 participants free
  • Webex – Help Center
    • Note: Limited file and content sharing in free version
GSNC Virtual Programs

 

Date/Time Where        
Program
04/08/2020
3:30pm              
GSNC Facebook Live 

Story Time Live & Craft–
Have you filled a Bucket today?
 
(Read It!)   
                                         
04/10/2020 Recording Posted
to GSNC Youtube

Indoor Scavenger Hunt
(Find It!)
 
04/15/2020
3:30pm  
GSNC Facebook Live 

Simon Says
(Do It!)

04/17/2020 Recording Posted
to GSNC Youtube

Volunteer Appreciation - How to Write a Letter
(Share It!)

04/22/2020
3:30pm
GSNC Facebook Live
Upcycled Garden/Seed Starters
& Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
(Prepare It!)
 
04/24/2020 Recording Posted
to GSNC Youtube  
 
Upcycled Reusable Bag
Using an Old Shirt
(Create It!)

04/29/2020
3:30pm
GSNC Facebook Live 

Tentative Program (Planning Still in Process)

05/01/2020 Recording Posted
to GSNC Youtube

Tentative Program (Planning Still in Process)
 
05/06/2020

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Tentative Program (Planning Still in Process)

Virtual Tours and Field Trips

Check-out all these virtual/online resources that you and your kids can enjoy from the comfort of your couch. Included are virtual versions of book clubs,  virtual field trips, STEM experiments, food & fitness, and first aid. 

Virtual Book Clubs
Mighty Girls & Women Books
A Mighty Girl's collection of both fictional and biographical stories about remarkable girls and young women.

Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids
Get ideas for activities, crafts and recipes based on popular themes and featured books straight to your inbox each week to inspire you to connect and create with your children.

Virtual Field Trips
Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips
Join us live for our new Virtual Field Trips or watch them on demand later.
Each no-cost Virtual Field Trip comes with a companion guide packed with standards-aligned, hands-on learning activities!

Cincinnati Zoo
Join us for a Home Safari Facebook Live each weekday at 3 p.m. EDT where we will highlight one of our amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home.

Georgia Aquarium
Live views from the Georgia Aquarium for a variety of sealife.

National Parks
Take a virtual tour from the comfort of your own home of dozens of national parks throughout the US.

Museums
You can take a virtual tour through 12 famous museums in the world: Guggenheim Museum (New York City), British Museum (London), National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), Musée d’Orsay (Paris), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul), Pergamon Museum (Berlin), Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam), The J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles), Uffizi Gallery (Florence), MASP (São Paulo), and National Museum of Anthropology (Mexico City). 

Google Arts & Culture
Goodle Arts & Culture teamed up with over 2500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world. Google Arts & Culture’s collection includes the British Museum in London, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Guggenheim in New York City, and literally hundreds of more places where you can gain knowledge about art, history, and science.

Your Health, Food & Fitness
Skills for Health Living (PBS)
You will find here skills for healthy living that will help students take steps to live a healthier life, physically and mentally. The site offers a wide array of resources aimed at elementary, middle, and high school students.

The Human Body and Social Emotional Learning (BrainPOP)
BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures.

Our Free Being Me & Action on Body Confidence (WAGGGS)
Imagine a world where no-one is worried about the way they look. The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and Dove work towards this incredible vision. Our Free Being Me and Action on Body Confidence programs boost body confidence and support children and young people to advocate on body confidence issues in their community.

First Aid/To Be Prepared
Mickey & Friends Disaster Preparedness Activity Digital Book (Disney)
Fire Department Virtual Tours (Lake Oswego, OR)
Fire Station Field Trip Video (PBS)
Sheriff's Office Field Trip Video (PBS)

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
SCIGIRLS
PBS's SciGirls Stories are short, exciting videos of diverse young professionals sharing their experiences as STEM superstars. These role models offer real talk about their challenges and triumphs in the science workforce, encouraging girls to explore STEM study and career pathways. 

GirlCoders
Learn serious coding while having fun. Create your own animations, games, websites, and more. 

GLEE
Girls Learning Environment and Energy (GLEE) is a joint effort between Stanford University and the Girl Scouts of Northern California to teach Girl Scouts and their families about the environment and energy conservation.

Smart Girls DIY!
Amy Poehler's Smart Girls organization is dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves. Here is a free collection of online DIY videos that explores STEM as well as lots of artsy and outdoors projects too!

 

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Service Project Ideas

As Girl Scouts, we look for ways to serve our community. Now's a great time for your girl to get creative and give back to the community in different ways, while following the other guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and our state officials.

Connect with Seniors at Local Nursing Homes

Make some homemade cards and notes to nursing home residents who are seeing fewer visitors Some organizations may let you video call with residents to help them feel connected! Contact your local senior center to learn what works best for them.

 

Send Cards to Local Hospital Staff, Emergency Workers, First Responders, and Others
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Resources from Sister Girl Scout Councils

While you might not be able to meet with your local Girl Scout friends during this time, you CAN connect with other Girl Scouts across the country! Here are more at home resources, live streams and more our sister councils are sharing:

More At Home Resources
Live Streams

Girl Scouts of Alaska
Visit their website for virtual programs.

Girl Scouts Carolina's Peaks to Piedmont
Visit their Facebook page for a series of live streams.

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
Visit their Facebook page for a series of live streams.

Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Visit their Facebook page for daily live streams called Trefoil TV.

Girl Scouts of Colorado
Visit their Instagram page (@sky_high_ranch) for daily crafts, STEM projects, and more you can do at home.

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

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
Visit their Facebook page, Instagram and twitter for badge work, STEM projects, outdoor activities and more that you can do at home.

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 River Valleys
Check out their Self-Care for Kids During COVID-19 information.

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto
Visit their Youtube Channel for a series of videos.

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
Visit their website for virtual programs.

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
Visit their Facebook page for virtual troop meeting live streams.

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
Visit their Facebook page for daily live streams for Daisies through Cadettes. Seniors and Ambassadors can view daily Instagram stories for more.

Patch Programs
Patch Programs from Sister Councils

Did you know any council can create their own patches for girls to earn? Then check out these programs from other councils:

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Share Your Story

Girl Scouts have amazing adventures! We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home.

How are you continuing the fun at home? Caregivers, we invite you to share your Girl Scouting at Home activities with us by tagging us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #GirlScoutsAtHome, or by emailing us your photo and story to marketing@gsnc.org.  

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We appreciate your patience in understanding that this is a rapidly evolving situation. We are doing our best to monitor the situation and make decisions based on facts and recommendations from state and federal officials. As things evolve we will continue to communicate updates and necessary changes to our members. If you have specific questions/concerns, please email us and we will respond as quickly as we can.

Please check back regularly for COVID-19 related updates.