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.
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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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
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.
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