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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

Windows to the Past PatchWindows to the Past: 1980-1989
Girl Scouts was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low. In 1911, Juliette met Sir Robert Baden-Powell, who introduced her to the Boy Scout and Girl Guide movement. Juliette brough the movement back ot the United Stated and started the first troop on March 12, 1912. Complete this patch program to experience some of the activities that Girl Scouts did during 1980-1989.

Patch Requirements | Order Patch

 


Sweet Treats
Sweet Treats PatchEveryone loves candy…you know, those delicious, sugary treats that you shouldn’t eat too much! Dive into the world of candy as you explore candy history, discover your inner scientist by creating candy or potions, and explore your inner designer to construct a catapult or create your own wrapper.

Patch Requirements | Order Patch

 


Girl Socuts Love the Outdoors PatchGirl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge
Summer is the perfect time to celebrate our love of the great outdoors. You have so many options for how to explore—from your window, a campsite, the sidewalk, or an open trail. Based on your grade level, complete the required number of activities to earn an awesome new patch.

Patch Requirements | Order Patch


Earth Hour PatchEarth Hour
Switching off the lights for Earth Hour 2022 means showing your commitment to the planet—and switching on the fun at home or with your troop.

Patch Requirements | Order Patch

 


We Are All in This Together PatchWe Are All in This Together
Created by Grace from Rapid City, SD for her Gold Award project.

We Are All in This Together is a patch program that teaches Girl Scouts about the different aspects of mental health. From coping  mechanisms to finding your network, girls will learn that it really is okay to not be okay.

Daisy/Brownie Requirements
Junior/Cadette Requirements
Senior/Ambassador Requirements
Patch 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


110th Anniversary Patch Creating Our Future: 110th Anniversary Challenge
For 110 years, Girl Scouts have found a way to dream big and do good. From climbing mountains to stocking the local food pantry, you help make our world a better place.

Celebrate 110 years of Girl Scouts and get your limited-edition anniversary patch by completing activities from this list. Choose what sounds like the most fun or interesting activities to accomplish and invite your troop to participate with you!

Girl Requirements | Adult Requirements | Order Patch


World Thinking Day


Making the world a better place is Girl Scout Law, so it’s no surprise we have a holiday dedicated to doing just that. Each February 22, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day. It’s a day of international friendship and a time to stand up for causes that could improve the lives of girls around the globe. And while the holiday itself comes in February, the World Thinking Day Award can be earned at any time of year.

Activity Guide for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors (PDF) 
Activity Guide for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (PDF)
Purchase 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.