side menu icon
GS-athome-fall

You Can't Stop Girl Scouts!

No one wants to “press pause” on Girl Scouts, and we’re here to help your girl continue to learn, build skills, and make new friends through virtual programming. Because no, you #CantStopGirlScouts. Be unstoppable. Be a Girl Scout.

GSWPA At-Home Activities for Girls

We've been so excited to see how you're continuing Girl Scouts while you’re at home. Send pictures and videos of your girls working on virtual activities to socialmedia@gswpa.org or on Facebook messenger. We’ll be sharing your pictures and videos on our social media channels, and you can, too! Use #CantStopGirlScouts.

Patch Programs

Bring the exploration, fun, and learning of Girl Scouts to your family or troop even when circumstances are keeping Girl Scouts from meeting in person. Use our self-guided PDFs or virtual patch program videos to keep your girl, your troop, and your community connected. 

Upcoming Virtual Patch Programs on Facebook Live:
Fall Fun 
Disability Awareness - Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 p.m.

View all patch programs (PDFs and video) >>

GSWPA Spirit Celebration - September

We love being Girl Scouts, and we’re proud, too! Share it with the world around you by participating in the GSWPA Girl Scout Spirit Celebration from Sept. 1-30. 

Snap photos as you complete activities from the 2020 GSWPA Spirit Celebration Make New Friends Challenge! The first 200 GSWPA Girl Scouts who share their photos and complete the form will receive the 2020 Girl Scout Spirit patch—for FREE!

Virtual Patch Programs

Join us live on our Facebook page as we complete patch programs together or join us on your own time from our Virtual Patch Programming playlist on YouTube!

Suitable for all grade levels
Open to Girl Scout members and nonmembers

At Home Challenge Patch Program

Take the At-Home Challenge to discover, connect, and take action virtually!
Discover—Discover virtual programming within our Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania council.
Connect—Connect with community and global partners.
Take Action—Take action with a service project.

Suitable for all grade levels
Open to Girl Scout members and nonmembers


Spring/Summer Get Outdoors Challenge

Download the spring/summer activity checklist. Complete the required number of activities for your level between April 15 and September 30, 2020. After completing the activities for your level, girls and adults can register to purchase their Get Outdoors Challenge main patch or unique spring/summer patch for $4 from September 15-September 30, 2020. 

Suitable for all grade levels
Open to GSWPA members and out-of-council participants

 

Badges & Journeys

Virtual Think Like a Programmer Journey - spring, summer, and fall sessions

For Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors
Exclusive to GSWPA members 

Adventure Squad

Adventure Squad is about exploring, and our new Squad Series is a unique way for Girl Scouts to discover more than ever before—and earn badges! 

Squad Series

From new friends and interests to the world around them, girls will enjoy hands-on learning led by our expert staff throughout a series of get-togethers. Squad series begin Fall 2020 and include topics such as:

Each series will meet virtually once a week for 4-6 weeks. 

Open to GSWPA members and out-of-council participants

Camp Creepy

Camp Creepy

A council fall-favorite goes virtual! Join us on Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24 for some fa-boo-lous fun that includes caramel apples, crafts, campfire meals, and a costume contest! Our annual Camp Creepy events are being recreated as an online experience with the safety of our members and staff in mind and out of an abundance of caution. Fear not, this will be a fun-filled weekend with our Girl Scout sisters! 

Suitable for all grade levels
Open to GSWPA members and out-of-council participants

No Man's Land Film Festival

Join us on an ultimate virtual adventure on Oct. 10 – the No Man’s Land Film Festival

This festival is all about how girls and women carry a tremendous intensity, passion, grit, genius, and drive in the outdoors and beyond. This event will include:

  • topics such as inclusion, diversity, equality, power dynamics, race, gender, and more in the outdoors
  • a panel from women in adventure who are doing incredible things to answer questions submitted by Girl Scouts,
  • interactive activities with our camp directors Rosie and Zelda,
  • trivia,
  • and so much more!

Suitable for all grade levels
Open to GSWPA members and out-of-council participants

Community Service

GSWPA Service Day, September 26:
As part of our month-long Girl Scout spirit celebration in September, Saturday, September 26 will be GSWPA Service Day. Girl Scouts of all ages can make an impact in a big way by coming together as a council to benefit our local communities across western Pennsylvania. Plan a project with your troop, friends, and family; gather needed supplies; and share your plans with us! Check out some ideas for your project.
 

Hometown Heroes:
Send a sweet thank you by donating Girl Scout Cookies to the people in your community helping to keep us safe! 
 

Spread Kindness:
Kindness Challenge: Record a video with an encouraging message, get-well message, or ways we can support each other during this time. 

Make a thank you video for frontline workers who are serving your community during this time. Submit to us via Facebook Messenger or by emailing socialmedia@gswpa.org.

Write, draw, or send a message to a Girl Scout sister to share something you like about her.
 

National Service Projects
From mask-making to letter-writing, here are a few national service projects featured as ways to serve your community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards

Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors—are you ready to start earning your Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award? Now is a great time to take your online training! Visit our GoldSilver and Bronze Award webpages to learn more about these awards, watch the training webinars, and get started on your highest awards. We've also added workshop webinars and FAQ sessions for girls working on their Gold and Silver Awards.     

 

GSUSA At-Home Resources

Her Girl Scout experience doesn't need to be perfect—it just needs you!  Keep Girl Scouts Going: Activity Guide for Parents and Caregivers from GSUSA is a helpful resource for parents supporting girls through their Girl Scout experience. 

Activities by Grade Level
Activities by Topic
Raising Awesome Girls - tips for parents and caregivers

Check out GSUSA's latest tips and advice on how to raise her to be the kind of leader your family, her school, and your whole community can look up to. 

Tips for Troop Leaders - advice from volunteer experts

With Tips for Troop Leaders, you'll be ready to meet any challenge that comes your way! By providing accessible advice and inspiring ideas from our panel of Volunteer Experts, Tips for Troop Leaders supports both new and returning troop leaders as they encourage their girls to grow into the leaders they were born to be.