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Girl Scouts at Home

Engaging Girls at Home with the Girl Scout Experience


Kids at home? You can bring the exploration and learning of Girl Scouts to your family even when circumstances are keeping Girl Scouts from meeting in person. Afterall, Girl Scouts isn't somewhere girls go or something they do--it's who they are day in, day out. Use these self-guided, free activities to keep your girl, your troop, and your community connected.

Not a registered Girl Scout?  No problem!  Get a taste of what Girl Scouts has to offer through these home-based activities. Ready to get started? Start the join process today.

Council Resources

Below you'll find activities, badge requirements, and more that you can do at home. 

Virtual Programs

We are hosting virtual programs and sharing activities on our social media channels, so you can continue the Girl Scout Leadership Experience at home. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram


Virtual Programs

Join us on Facebook every week to watch our awesome council staff, community partners, and alumni share their career stories, deomonstrate badge steps, and more.

July 9 - Financial Basics for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors
Join Cally Weight, a First Command Financial Advisor with First Command Educational Foundation (FCEF), as she shares her advice for understanding the importance of being smart with money, breaking bad habits, and establishing good habits to build a positive financial future.

July 8 - Brownie Snacks
Make a veggie face and a snack in disguise, as you work to complete steps 1-3 of the Brownie Snacks badge.

July 1 - Brownie Celebrating Community
Earn the Celebrating Community badge, while learning how communities celebrate what makes them special.

June 26 - Career Advice from a Young Female Engineer
Brooke Bodine, a research and development engineer at Medtronic in Fort Worth, shares her story of how she got interested in STEM—specifically, engineering and the medical device field.

June 24 - Daisy Making Choices
Learn how to make choices and use money and the difference between needs and wants.

June 17 - Junior DNA of a Strawberry
Extract the DNA from a strawberry! In order to study DNA, scientists have to extract it from cells. This experiment will allow you to practice almost in the same sort of way a scientist would.

June 12 - Basic Self Defense
Bradley Ellis, head instructor at E's World Class Karate & Fitness Academy, will demonstrate some basic self-defense moves that are easy for girls to catch onto.

June 10 - Daisy Story Time with Lacy
We'll be reading "The Story About Juliette Low" as well as the story "Who Is a Daisy Girl Scout."

May 14 - Virtual Grad Fest
Don't miss this second round of Q&As with influential female CEOs, including GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo, and celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of graduating Girl Scouts!

May 7 - Anyone Can Meditate 
Learn how to use meditation to reduce stress and increase the ability to focus from Maricela Helm, Pricipal of Wylie ISD in Abilene, TX.

April 30 - The Science of Happiness
Sit in on a virtual Girl Scout Cadette troop meeting where GS-TOP Community Partner Specialist Lacy Henniger walks through the Science of Happiness badge.

April 23 - Virtual Take Your Daughter to Work Day
Join Diana Kapp (the author of Girls Who Run the World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business and host of the event) as she virtually interviews 11 of today's most powerful female founders and businesswomen and they share their CEO wisdom and advice. 

April 15 - Simple Meals with Latoya Polk
Learn how to fix a healthy meal right from your pantry with Latoya Polk, owner of Toffee Culinary Inc. & Catering in Fort Worth, and her daughters. 

April 8 - CEO Becky Burton
Hear our beloved Becky Burton share her Girl Scout story and the twists and turns that led her to her role as GS-TOP's Chief Executive Officer


Printables

Download Girl Scout coloring and activity sheets for some relaxing, creative fun!

Self-Guided Badge Activities

We are reimagining badge activities, so you can do them on your own or with help from your family, using items you likely already have at home. Each Monday morning, we'll add a new set of badge activities to help you complete badge requirements for Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette badges!

Council Patch Programs

Celebrate Diversity

Make the world a better place by exploring and celebrating diversity!

Download patch steps


"Adventure Out" Challenge

Celebrate Great Outdoors Month, by accepting the annual Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains Adventure Out Challenge!

Download patch steps 
(Submission Deadline: July 15)


Stand Up & Be Counted

Every 10 years, the United States Census Bureau counts every person living in the country to make sure people have the things that they need—like schools, fire stations, and parks. An accurate census count is incredibly important.

Take part in this patch program to learn about the 2020 Census that's currently underway, practice civic engagement, and work with your family to complete the census for your household. It’s up to all of us to make sure we are all counted!

Download Patch Steps


Girl Power Virtual Patch Challenge

While social distancing, we can still stay connected! Join us for this virtual patch challenge to enjoy some fun family time, and stay in touch with friends, faraway relatives, and the rest of your community. 

Download Patch Steps

Highest Award Webinars

Going for the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award gives girls the chance to do big things and make their community better in the process. We will be hosting live online training in April and May for these awards to help girls and troop leaders understand each award’s guidelines and allow you to ask questions. 

Register for a Virtual Award Training
Go For Gold: Tips from Gold Award Girl Scouts


We want to make sure we're giving your Girl Scout the virtual opportunities she needs right now! Have her tell us so we can keep her request in mind as we continue to create virtual programs and training for girls.

Request Girl Program or Training

GSUSA Resources

GSUSA is making select Girl Scout program resources available to every girl, parent, caregiver, volunteer, and troop leader. 

Free Access to Girl Scout Activities
Event Calendar listing nationally produced virtual events

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 activities, live streams and other resources 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 we are providing content for, consider checking out another council's offerings! 

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

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Visit their Facebook page for at-home activities, virtual troop options and online interactions.

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

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

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.

Council Patch Programs

Did you know councils can create their own patches for girls to earn? GSSJC has a series of patches right here with some requirements that can be done at home. Then check out these programs from other councils:


Resources for Meeting at a Distance

How do you keep the Girl Scout spirit going strong when your troop can’t actually meet face-to-face? Here are some resources for supporting your troop when you can't meet in person.

Tips for Virtual Troop Meetings
  • Hold a digital parent meeting before meeting with the girls to work out technology roadblocks
  • Plan well in advance with a wide variety of activities • Include videos that are not reliant on video or slide decks is possible
  • Engage the girls equally and by name so they are acknowledged and so they know you can see them
  • Create a group agreement with ground rules in your first meeting
  • Incorporate traditions- even if it feels awkward
  • If leader is also a parent/caregiver, encourage them to log on separately from their girl if technology allows

Safety Wise: Virtual Troop Meetings

Online Conferencing Tools

While we cannot endorse or support specific online meeting tools for your use, we are aware of several tools troops and service units are using for virtual meetings. See below for a list of free and low-cost tools that could be useful to you. We encourage troop leaders to look at these and alternative options and discuss with parents and girls to determine what the best solution is for your troop’s needs. 

Video and Audio-Conferencing Tools with free versions 

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 with free versions

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