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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.

Wondering how to talk to your kids about coronavirus? Read this Raising Awesome Girls article from GSUSA for tips.

Thinking about joining Girl Scouts? There’s so much for your girl to explore, experience, and learn at Girl Scouts! Start this exciting new journey together today you’ll be set through September 2021!

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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.

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Upcoming Virtual Events

View the full list of in-person and virtual events on our Event List.

Adventure Box

It’s undeniable that our Girl Scouts love the fun and excitement of adventures! Our Adventure Box series allow girls to learn, lead and discover in the comfort of their own home or neighborhood. Designed for four people, Girl Scouts can embark on a newly themed adventure each month with their troop or family. Adventure is out there – what will your next one be?

Important: Boxes are built for four people. For additional supplies, please order additional boxes.


May: Hobbies

Order by April 30 | Boxes mailed after closing date.

Everyone has favorite activities that they like to do. Some people play sports while others read books. With this box, you’ll explore a variety of hobbies from discovering constellations, the art of magic, hone up your drawing skills, and enhance your meals with new recipes. Spend hours with family and friends playing new games, getting outside, cross-stitch and creating art with clay and fabric flowers. This Adventure Box was created by Girl Scouts, for Girl Scouts.

$25 Includes: Supplies, directions, shipping and four patches


Summer: Anchors Away

The summer Adventure Box can be ordered throughout the summer with 3 different closing dates avaialble. Box contents will not change between mailings. | Boxes mailed after closing date.

Order June Box by May 15
Order July Box by June 15
Order August Box July 15

Ahoy, land lovers! With all hands on deck you will survey the lands and earn your sea legs as you discover the secrets of the deep. You’ll be sure to enjoy assembling your boat, knot tying, and navigating the stars or you will have to walk the plank!

$25 Includes: Supplies, directions, shipping and four patches


Badge at Home Kits (All Grade Levels)
Clover & Rosie Petals

Order by April 19 | Boxes mailed after closing date.

Join flower friends, Clover and Rosie as they learn to make the world a better place by using resources wisely. Learn ways to practice conservation right in your home and try out some creative ways to upcylce things that might have been thrown out into fun useful things that everyone can use.$15 Includes: Activity guide, some supplies and badge


Brownie: Household Elf

Order by April 19 | Boxes mailed after closing date.

It’s great to have a clean home, and even better if it’s a clean, green home. Complete the Household Elf badge to learn healthy habits and save water, create an environmentally safe cleanning spray and make the air smell fresh with nature.

$15 Includes: Activity guide, some supplies and badge


Junior: Independence

Order by April 19 | Boxes mailed after closing date.

As a Girl Scout Junior, you’re learning to do more things on your own. This badge kit will help you get to know yourself and what you’re capable of so you can feel confident and knowledgeable doing things independently. Along the way, you’ll learn hand sewing basics like sewing on a button and construct items with felt. You’ll also explore safe transportation, breaking bad habits, and new ways to help around the house. When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll feel more confident doing things on your own—and know how to help others be confident in you.

$15 Includes: Activity guide, some supplies and badge


Cadette: Woodworker

Order by April 15 | Boxes mailed after closing date.

Woodworking gives you a feeling of accomplishment when you make stylish, useful things for yourself and others. Plus, it’s fun! By completing this badge, you’ll develop or refine your skills with a hammer, saw, and level, and by creating a fantastic and unique wooden piece of your own design.

$15 Includes: Activity guide, some supplies and badge


Senior/Ambassador: Room Makeover

Order by April 19 | Boxes mailed after closing date.

Have you ever wanted to be an interior designer? Here’s your chance to learn what it takes to mix colors, patterns and prints together to create the room of your dreams by building a model of your dream room.

$15 Includes: Activity guide, some supplies and badge


Fireflies, Flowers, & Fairy

All Grade Levels
This Badge at Home Kit can be ordered throughout the summer with 3 different closing dates avaialble. Kit contents will not change between mailings. | Boxes mailed after closing date. 

Order June Kit by May 15
Order July Kit by June 16
Order August Kit by July 15

Have you ever wanted to be an interior designer? Here’s your chance to learn what it takes to mix colors, patterns and prints together to create the room of your dreams by building a model of your dream room.

$15 Includes: Activity guide, some supplies and badge


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

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
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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)


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

This patch program will have you trying new things and exploring your interests from the comfort of your home. There’s so much to do: learn how dinosaurs are excavated, see how electricity can make music, build your own DNA strand out of candy, learn about migration and conservation of wild animals and more!

Each Girl Scout chooses what activities, and how many, she wants to complete. When you complete 4 squares in a row you'll earn the BIG Event patch!  

Girl Fee: $3 Includes: Instructions and patch set


Global Action Award
In 2015, leaders around the world agreed to work together to accomplish 17 goals by 2030—these are referred to as the  Global Goals for Sustainable Development , or SDGs for short. They focus on things like taking care of the environment, making sure all people have enough to eat, and improving people’s health. They’re big goals, but Girl Scouts know a thing or two about changing the world! The Girl Scout Global Action award calls for girls to address the Global Goals by discovering, connecting, and taking action in their communities and the world. In 2020, the award focuses on SDG 5: Gender Equality.

The Global Action award is an official national award, so Girl Scouts can wear it on their vest or sash, just like a badge.
Requirements - Daisy / Brownie / Junior
Requirements - Cadette / Senior / Ambassador
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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.

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

The Girl Scout Guide to Helping Others During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This guide is a starting point for ideas you and your family can contribute to the community, whether it’s safely helping with COVID-19 outbreak efforts or taking action for community betterment. via Girl Scouts of San Jacinto

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.

Face Masks
As hospitals and medical facilities run low on supplies, they are asking for homemade masks to help their staff stay safe. If you are interested in donating masks to a facility near you, please be sure to check their specifications as it will vary depending on the intended use.

For more information about the use of homemade masks please check cdc.govFor steps to make masks, visit this post from JoAnn Fabrics.

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.