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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.


February: Take a Trip

Order by January 28 | Boxes mailed after closing date.

All aboard! Get ready to journey to far away places and uncover nearby secrets. In this adventure you’ll learn to use tools that can help you explore the world- or your backyard - as you discover different cultures and amazing places.
$25 Includes: Supplies, directions, shipping and four patches


March: It's Great to be a Girl Scout

Order by February 28 | Boxes mailed after closing date.

Let’s celebrate! It’s great to be a Girl Scout and this is the month to have fun with all the traditions and things we do as Girl Scouts. Outdoor skills, STEM, Life Skills, Entrepreneurship...we do it ALL! Learn the special Girl Scout handshake, make a para-cord survival water bottle holder, play Girl Scout games, and explore fashion design. This box is filled with hands-on activities and even a service project you can do to help others!
$25 Includes: Supplies, directions, shipping and four patches


Badge at Home Kits (All Grade Levels)
Livin' in a Digital World

Order by March 15 | Boxes mailed after closing date.

Girls of all levels will explore computers and the internet through hands-on activities and FUN! While livin’ in a digital world, girls will harness the power of the world wide web and enter into virtual worlds of their own creation.
$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

Winter is Wonderful
Experience the magic of winter by getting outside with your troop, friends or family. Participate in eight activities between January and March 31 to claim your patch.

Requirements and Order Form


Horsing Around with CookiesHorsing Around with Cookies
Hold your horses! Want to learn more about this years Cookie Mascot Hope and the Cookie program? Then you have come to the right place. REIN in your creativity and STIRRUP some cookie excitement. Are you ready for the fun, yay or NEIGH?

Requirements |  Patch

 


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


Celebrating Community Patch SetCelebrating Community Patch Program
Order Today | Mailed within 2 weeks after order is placed.

A community is a group of people living or working together in the same area. People in communities might go to the same schools, shop in the same stores and do the same things. They also help each other and solve problems together. Sometimes people in communities share values or believe in the same things. There are many communities all around you. In fact, you are probably a part of at least a few communities.

Through this patch program, you’ll learn to engage, support and inspire others as you:

  • Explore your communities and learn how you fit into them.
  • Find examples of how people in your communities work together.
  • Learn about places and people that help and provide services to your communities.
  • Understand how different communities fit together.
  • Learn about the history and culture that has shaped your communities.

Girl Fee: $10 Includes: Instructions and patch set


Great Space Challenge
Hosted by GSUSA

Greetings, Girl Scouts! You're invited to join the national Girl Scout Great Space Challenge. There's no need for special equipment—just a love of the stars and a view of the sky from the great outdoors or your own bedroom window.
Requirements | Patch


Girls are Superheroes PatchGirls are Superheroes!
Hosted by GSUSA

Over the past century our country has faced difficult times, and Girl Scouts have always taken the lead with courage, confidence, and character.  Now it’s time for you to show off your own Superhero Spirit! 

The three activities that make up this patch are Girl Scout favorites that showcase how badges increase a girl’s competency and readiness to face any challenge that comes her way. Find your age group below and complete all three activities to show off your superhero skills.
Requirements | Patch


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.