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Girl Scouts 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.

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Girls and their Families

Below you'll find activities, patch programs and more that you can do with your Girl Scout. These resources are quickly becoming more available. Check back on this page often!

Don't forget, you can find information on the below activities and all other programming opportunities on our Event Listing.

Badge at Home Kits (All Grade Levels)
Guardians of the Ecosystems

All Girls | Register by November 1

Working to help the world is just something we Girl Scouts do…join the elite team of humans working to protect our ecosystem and earn your Eco badge.

Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts will discover wildlife and outdoor adventures, while Cadette Girl Scouts will understand how to minimize their impact on the environment and Junior Girl Scouts will learn how to protect the environment while camping . Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts will equip themselves with skills to advocate for the wildlife and environment, and create solutions they can be a part of!

Important: All you need to participate is a modern browser, high speed Wi-Fi, and a computer with audio capability. Girls will need to submit proof of their completed Take Action Project to receive their badge.

Important: Kits will be mailed approximately two weeks after the registration deadline.

Girl Price: $15.00 Includes: Supplies and badge

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Think Like a Programmer Journey

Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors

Complete your Think Like A Programmer Journey online and learn to code all from the comfort of your own home on your own schedule! CodeCampKidz will guide you step by step as you work through your projects.

Sign up at any time and experience the latest in online learning. You are free to participate as your schedule permits picking up where you left off. Optional live support classes are available daily to help you.

Important: All you need to participate is a modern browser, high speed Wi-Fi, and a computer with audio capability. Girls will need to submit proof of their completed Take Action Project to receive their badge.

Girl Fee: $20.00 Includes: Virtual classes and workbook

Date: Ongoing. Classes are held daily through CodeCampKidz.

FlyerRegister | Order Badges


Patch Programs

Playful Penguins PatchPlayful Penguins
Do you think penguins are “cool”? Penguins are said to “fly” underwater because they move so smoothly, they are known to be great parents, and live in some pretty interesting places. Finish this patch program

Requirements |   Patch


Girl Scouts Love State Parks PatchGirl Scouts Love State Parks
Head out with your troop or your family to earn the Girl Scouts Love State Parks patch now thru December 31, 2021. Along the way, you’ll want to snap photos of your journey so you can show everyone what you discovered on your adventure and build your outdoor scrapbook! 

Requirements |   Patch


More Days of Summer Patch Program
Available until September 30

Earn the More Days of Summer Patch by participating in EIGHT activities, at least one from each category. Some can be done with your troop, some with your friends and some with your family.

Requirements & Order Form


Outdoor Skills

Outdoor Skills Patch Program
Order Today | Instructions included in confirmation email and patch will be mailed within 2 weeks after order is placed.

Outdoor skills are not only fun to learn, but also are necessary to keep safe when outside. There’s so much to do and enjoy outside. But keeping safe and knowing proper skills can open up a whole new world when on an adventure.

Girl Fee: $15 Includes: Instructions, patch, and charms


Be Prepared Patch Set Be Prepared Not Scared
Would you and your family know how to be safe in an emergency situation like a tornado? People are told to be ready for an emergency but how do we actually prepare?

Through this patch program, it is our hope to encourage Girl Scouts to engage in building resilience at the neighborhood level. Once completed, Girl Scouts will not only have taken charge of their learning but will be prepared and capable of taking a leadership role in their families and communities about preparedness.

Requirements | Order Patches


Earth Hour PatchEarth Hour 2021
The Whooping Crane is just one of the many migratory birds on the Federal Endangered Species list and also the State Endangered Lists of North & South Dakota. GSDH is committed to making a difference by taking part in the worldwide Earth Hour movement to reduce energy use. During this patch program, girls learn about the Whooping Crane and how conservation efforts have increased population of this species and other threatened and endangered migratory birds worldwide.

Requirements |  Patch (limited quantity available)


Tree Promise Patch
Order Today

With the Elliott Wildlife Values Project and American Forests we are launching a bold tree planting and conservation initiative. Girl Scouts is setting out to plant five million trees across the country in five years, and to protect and honor new and existing trees. Not only is this great for wildlife, it will also help ease the effects of climate change.

Register your tree information to unlock access to purchase the patch.


World Thinking Day PinWorld Thinking Day
Order World Thinking Day Patch

On February 22, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day—that’s one big celebration!

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), along with Girl Scouts of the USA and the other WAGGGS member organizations, have celebrated World Thinking Day since 1926. That’s when delegates from around the globe met at Camp Edith Macy—now called Edith Macy Conference Center—in New York and agreed that February 22 would now be known as a special day for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide.

Observed by 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide, World Thinking Day 2021 celebrates what it means to be a peacebuilder, an important component of our global Movement. Check out our activity guides below to explore this theme—and celebrate being part of the diverse global sisterhood that is Girl Guides and Girl Scouts!

Activity Guide for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors (PDF)
Activity Guide for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (PDF)


Becoming Me Program Series

Watch your Girl Scout become stronger, kinder, and braver—all while sharing what makes her unique! Through our new Becoming Me program series, your girl will earn three badges to help her unlock the power of her story and take part in a national service project that will have her paying it forward to the people who’ve inspired her to be her best self. Learn more about the program and get ready to watch her shine!

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Not part of a troop? Find becoming me programs starting fall 2021.
Interested in leading an event? Contact Member Services to get started.

 

Schedule Your Own Programming

We've got more fun activities that you can schedule for your troop or group of Girl Scout friends when it is convenient for you. Check 'em out!

Great Plains Zoo

If your troop is meeting in person, bring them to the Zoo to complete a badge! We have several badge programs available. The programs are 2.5 hours long and can be scheduled for any date, during Zoo hours (pending educator availability). Groups must have at least 5 Girl Scouts to reserve a program. Call (605) 367-8313 ext 233 or email education@gpzoo.org to schedule your badge program.

Daisy Clover & Rosie Petals
Work towards your Clover and Rosie Petal at the Great Plains Zoo! Discover how you can use resources wisely and make the world a better place for wildlife as we meet an animal up close, visit the Zoo and make a fun collage!

Girl Fee: $18.00 Includes: Petal activities and zoo admission
Adult Fee: $10.00 Includes: Zoo admission


Daisy Eco Learner Badge
Explore ways to protect nature and all its living things, including yourself, while meeting an animal up-close and  discovering animals at the Zoo.

Girl Fee: $21.00 Includes: Activities, zoo admission & badge
Adult Fee: $10.00 Includes: Zoo admission


Brownie Pets Badge
Work towards your Brownie Pets Badge at the Great Plains Zoo! Explore how to care for different kinds of pets, meet an animal friend up close and visit a few Zoo animals.

Girl Fee: $21.00 Includes: Activities, zoo admission & badge
Adult Fee: $10.00 Includes: Zoo admission


Brownie Bugs Badge
Discover what bugs have, do, and make as you meet some bugs (and animals that eat them) up close. You’ll also have the chance to make your own insect project to take home!

Girl Fee: $21.00 Includes: Activities, zoo admission & badge
Adult Fee: $10.00 Includes: Zoo admission


Brownie Outdoor Adventurer Badge
Explore the great outdoors, learn about how humans and animals survive outside, and meet an animal friend up close that you might only get a glimpse of in the wilderness.

Girl Fee: $21.00 Includes: Activities, zoo admission & badge
Adult Fee: $10.00 Includes: Zoo admission


Junior Animal Habitats Badge
Work towards your Junior Animals Habitat Badge at the Great Plains Zoo! Explore different animal habitats, meet an animal friend up close and visit a few Zoo animals. You’ll also have a chance to make your own animal “house” to take home!

Girl Fee: $21.00 Includes: Activities, zoo admission & badge
Adult Fee: $10.00 Includes: Zoo admission


Cadette Night Owl Badge
Discover the world at night, meet nocturnal animals up close, and tour the Zoo after dark!

Girl Fee: $25.00 Includes: Activities, after hours zoo admission & badge
Adult Fee: $15.00 Includes: Zoo admission

Community Service

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.

Honoring Changemakers Service Project
Small acts of kindness and gratitude can have an incredible impact on your community. And through Girl Scouts’ latest national service project, inspired by our Becoming Me program, girls can pay it forward by recognizing the people who have supported them in uncovering their unique paths. Keep the gratitude attitude strong and spread the love across your community—learn more about how you can take part in the project. 

National Service Projects from GSUSA
Girl Scouts Give Back PatchFrom educating communities about food production and selling Treasury Bonds during WWI and the Spanish flu pandemic to planting victory gardens and training in first aid during WWII, Girl Scouts have always stepped up in times of need, and our current COVID-19 crisis is no different. All across our country and our world, Girl Scouts have leapt to the aid of others by engaging in wonderful acts of service and kindness. Now your troop can get involved too! Projects | Patch

Dear Doris and Arnold
Become a pen pal to a resident of a senior citizen or assisted living center through the Dear Doris and Arnold project. The organization has several communities lined up to receive letters but need more writers.

GSUSA Resources

Girl Scouts At Home
Stay connected to Girl Scouts across the nation and around the world. Use these self-guided, free activities to keep your girl, your troop, and your community connected. Website  | Virtual Events Calendar


Girls Get STEM
Girls Get STEM: Unleash Your Inner Scientist provides educators, Girl Scout Troop Co-Leaders and parents with curriculum that aims to address gender equity in STEM education across the country through a series of girl-led, girl-tested, and girl-approved resources for students in grades 2-5.
Student and Family Activities
Unleash Your Citizen Scientist Virtual Field Trip

 

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.