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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! Here are a few resources and ideas for Girl Scouts of all levels to help you get started. 

*As Girl Scouts, we live by the motto "be prepared" - and that includes when the unexpected happens. The safety and well-being of our members and their families are of paramount importance as we all navigate through the COVID-19 situation together. While we ask that all members continue to follow the guidance of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and their local health officials and cease in-person meetings, we want to deliver the opportunity for Girl Scouting to continue 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.

 

Trefoil TV - #VirtualGIRL2020

Girl Scout as a family! Visit our Facebook page or our YouTube channel, you can look forward to short clips of Girl Scout history, singing along to camp songs, or other ways we’re Girl Scouting at Home. Every video will highlight something new and spark conversation about your girl’s favorite activities in Girl Scouts. We can’t wait to see you there! 

At Home Girl Scouting for Girls and Their Families

Below you'll find activities, badge requirements and more that you can do with your Girl Scout.

Daisies (grades K-1)
Money Counts

Let's work on the Daisy Money Counts badge together! Watch this video to complete some of the requirements.

Outdoor Art Maker

Let's work on the Daisy Outdoor Art Maker badge together! Watch these videos and use the materials provided to complete some of the requirements.

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Brownies (grades 2-3)
Home Scientist

Let's work on the Brownie Home Scientist badge together! Watch these videos and use the materials provided to complete some of the requirements.

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Juniors (grades 4-5)
Animal Habitats

Let's work on the Junior Animal Habitats badge together! Watch these videos to complete some of the requirements.

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Cadettes (grades 6-8)
Woodworking

Let's work on the Cadette Woodworking badge together! Watch these videos to complete some of the requirements.

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Seniors (grades 9-10)

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Ambassadors (grades 11-12)

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Service Project Ideas for All Girl Scouts

head-idea_32The Girl Scout Guide to Helping Others During the COVID-19 Pandemic

It’s in our Girl Scout DNA to help in a time of crisis. For those that are healthy and want to help others, there are multiple ways to help those in need during the novel coronavirus outbreak. But how can we do so responsibly? In some cases, you don’t even need to step outside your home to help in a meaningful way.

This guide is a starting point for ideas you and your family can contribute to the community, whether it’s safely helping with COVID-19 outbreak efforts or taking action for community betterment.

Council Patches

Explore your interests and expand your horizons by working on patches and badges created just for you! Be creative at home by completing the required steps at home or virtually with your troop. Each patch program offers a curriculum for every age level. 

Please note: patch delivery may be delayed at this time.

Ongoing Council Patches

Explore patches, badges, and recognitions that are not listed in your program-level handbooks! You can check out all available patches through our Council Patch Program. We'll also be adding new patches below that are great to do as a family from home! 

Not So Bummer Summer 2020 (NEW!!!!) Available through June 15th - 30th ONLY.

STAY AT HOME Challenge (NEW!!!!)

MASKS for Medical Heros! (NEW!!!!)

Healthy at Home 

STRONG GIRLS Healthy Meeting Patch

GSGST Book Lovers' Club

 

Other Patch Programs

Badges

Mechanical Engineering Balloon Car
  • Girl Scout Level(s): Junior
  • With just a few materials you probably have at home, you girl can create a balloon-powered car with step-by-step instruction from GE Aviation Engineers. 
  • Watch on YouTube

Journey

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Earned Awards

Global Action Award

Girl Scouts are called to address global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 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.

Complete the award through GSUSA.

Community Service

Now's a great time for your girl to get creative on how she can give back to her community! 

Need some inspiration? Send 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. 

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.

Have a badge or patch she's proud of? Take a picture of the badge or patch and tell us the story behind it. She can send in her story here.

Working toward a new badge, patch, or award? Create a short 1-2 minute video of your girl's favorite Girl Scout activity that can be shared throughout Greater South Texas. We'd love to see how she's been Girl Scouting at Home! Email your videos to info@gsgst.org

 

Resources from Other 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

Many of our sister councils are offering Girl Scouting at Home ideas too. If your Girl Scout has already earned the badges or Journeys we are providing content for, consider checking out another council's information! 

Resources to Meet Virtually

Below is a list of free and low-cost tools troops and Communities 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 Community needs. 

Video and Audio-Conferencing Tools

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
Chat and Collaboration Tools

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

Additional Low-Cost Tools

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

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