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Girl Scouts At Home


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As a Girl Scout, you’re part of your troop, council, and the nationwide Movement. We can’t be together in-person, but we can be together in spirit and stay connected to our sisterhood online. Troop meetings are amazing, but being a Girl Scout doesn’t stop there. You have a promise and a law in your heart—so, no. You #CantStopGirlScouts! 

Check out our Pinterest board full of activities, and stay tuned to this page for more Girl Scouts At-Home activities and suggestions!

At-Home Activities & Contest

All girls—even if you’re not a Girl Scout yet!—are invited to participate in these We’re Still Girl Scouts activities! Share this page with a friend and invite them to join in on the virtual fun. Show us how you’re continuing Girl Scouts while you’re at home. With the help of an adult, complete activities below. Then, send us pictures and videos of yourself working on it to be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card. And, the more pictures and videos that you send, the more chances you’ll be entered to win! 

  1. Kindness Challenge: Record a video with an encouraging message, get-well message, or ways we can support each other during this time. 
  2. GSWPA Patch Challenge: Complete one of our Patch Programs with your family, then share a photo or video with socialmedia@gswpa.org or on Facebook messenger. A list of all our patches can be found here. 10 girls will be selected at random to receive their patch for free! 
  3. 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.
  4. Participate in a GSWPA Virtual Event. Let us know you attended by sharing a photo with us on Facebook.
  5. Celebrate your Girl Scout volunteers with these new printable thank you cards for older and younger girls. Take a picture with your card to send to us!
  6. Submit a short thank you message to your volunteer to help us recognize them for Volunteer Appreciation Month.
  7. Record your own skit or favorite camp song, Then share it with us socialmedia@gswpa.org or on Facebook messenger. 
  8. Write, draw, or send a message to a Girl Scout sister to share something you like about her.
  9. Work on completing badge work.
  10. Design and create Girl Scout-themed greeting cards. Send your card artwork to us, too! Ideas for topics include:
    • Thank you
    • Get well soon 
    • Birthday
    • Holiday greetings
    • Girl Scout sisterhood
  11. Create a game (word search, scavenger hunt, board game, etc.) and share it with a Girl Scout sister.
  12. Keep a gratitude journal for seven days. Each day, write down three different things you’re grateful for.

Send your pictures and videos 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.

Programs and Other Resources:

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! To help you get started, here are resources and ideas for Girl Scouts of all levels.

Virtual Patch Programming

New! Join us live on our Facebook page as we complete patch programs together or join us on your own time from our YouTube channel!

Knife Safety 
Weird Science 
Duct Tape Fashion 
Knot Fun 
Keep Calm 
Sewing Fun - April 9, 6:30 p.m.

Online Patch Programs

Patch programs provide Girl Scouts of all grade levels an opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities while earning a fun patch. Our council features a new patch each month on our Patch Program page. Here are several that you can work on from home. Note: Many organizations throughout the country offer patch programs for Girl Scouts. A quick search online may return many patch programs that interest your girl!

Scrapbooking
Knot Fun (We have videos to help!)
Duct Tape Fun
Sewing Fun
Knife Safety (Complete alongside our staff with this video!)
Cast Iron Cooking
Bird Conservation
Weird Science

Our GSWPA Shops are closed, but you can still order the patches, badges, and awards you’ve earned at home by phone or email. Contact customer care at customercare@gswpa.org or 800-248-3355 to place an order or call the Pittsburgh shop directly at 412-594-2235.
 

GSUSA's Girl Scouts at Home resources

Stay connected to Girl Scouts across the nation and around the world. Use these self-guided, free activities sorted by topic and grade level to keep your girl, your troop, and your community connected.
 

Awards & Journeys

Highest 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. 

Think Like a Programmer Journey: Thanks to our Partner, CodeCampKids, Cadette’s Seniors, and Ambassadors can complete their entire Think Like a Programmer Journey, including the Take Action Project, from home and on their own schedule! Check out this Virtual Think Like a Programmer Journey.

Other Awards

World Thinking Day AwardBacked 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 any time throughout the year!

Helpful Hit: The step-by-step meeting plan to earn this award is available on the VTK!

Global Action AwardGirl 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.

Helpful Hit: The step-by-step meeting plan to earn this award is available on the VTK!

Cookie Program

Cookie Academy: Run your cookie business from home by working on your cookie business badges. Follow the activities on our Cookie Academy Guide for your level.

Daisy Cookie Academy Guide
Brownie Cookie Academy Guide
Junior Cookie Academy  Guide
Cadette Cookie Academy Guide
Senior Cookie Academy Guide
Ambassador Cookie Academy Guide

Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin: It’s never been easier to support your girl as she develops business skills. These simple, age-specific guidelines have been tailored for her developing skill set, making success a snap. And, she can earn a different pin for her uniform every cookie season.