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

Patch Programs

Cookie Rally PatchCookie Rally

Earn a fun patch to kick off your Girl Scout cookie season with the ultimate party for girls: a Girl Scout Cookie Rally! Different from Cookie University, service units and/or troops will host a rally full of fun and interactive activities for girls to learn about the skills needed to master the Cookie Program.

Requirements |   Patch


Koala-fied PatchKoala-fied Patch Program

Koalas! They’re cute, they’re furry, they’re NOT bears. Surely koalas are one of Australia’s most famous animals. It’s not hard to see why because these awwinducing marsupials can  make even the coldest hearts melt in a moment. Complete this patch program to learn all about the 2022 Cookie Program mascot.

Requirements |   Patch


Winter is Wonderful Patch Program
Hosted by Moorhead/Sabin Girl Scouts
Valid until March 31.

Earn the Winter Is Wonderful! patch, when you participate in EIGHT of the following activities, with at least 1 activity from each area. Please indicate which activities you participated in and give specific details or send a picture for at least one of them.

Requirements & Order Form


Money Matters PatchMoney Matters Patch Program

As a Girl Scout you are excited about your future and achieving your dreams but what do you know about managing finances? By completing this patch program, you’ll explore resources to help you set goals and become financially responsible when earning and managing money.

Requirements |   Patch


Make your Mark PatchMake your Mark Community Service

When you throw a rock in a pond…it makes ripples in the water that grow as they move outward into waves. How can you make these ripples in your community? When you complete this patch program you’ll make ripples and start making your mark on the world. Complete the required number of activities using this list below or think of your own ideas for making ripples in your community?

Requirements |   Patch


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!

Think Like a Programmer Journey (Virtual)
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


Great Plains Zoo - Sioux Falls, SD

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

Girl Scout Ranger in a National Park

Our Girl Scout Ranger Program is a partnership connecting girls with National Park Service sites across the United States, including monuments, seashores, and urban sites. 

To participate, girls and troops can visit the National Park Service website to find a park near their home and learn about its natural and cultural resources. Troop leaders and parents can arrange for activities like hiking, biking, wildlife watching, and guided tours. 

What’s more, Girl Scouts can design their own project that aligns with their Girl Scout Journey, various badges, or a Take Action project. Girls who successfully complete projects will be awarded Girl Scout patches and certificates from the National Park Service.

To learn more, check out this guide to the Girl Scout Ranger Program (PDF) or contact your local Girl Scout council.

Get started—and get outside!

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.