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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.

Last updated 9/18/2020

Live Virtual Programming
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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.


Pre-Order Bundle

Order by September 30 | Boxes mailed mid-month.

Explore Girl Scouts at home in October, November and December and receive special pricing when you pre-order all three! Celebrate our founder, get gleeful, and wrap up the year all from the comfort and safety of your own home. 
$70 Includes: Adventure Box to be received in October, November and December


October: Salute to Juliette

Order by September 30 | Boxes mailed after closing date.

Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts over 100 years ago to give girls an opportunity to try new things and be today’s leaders. This month’s adventure takes us back in time to try new things as we explore who Juliette was and why the Girl Scout Movement was so important to her that she even sold her strand of pearls to progress it forward. Join us for sewing, string art, SWAPs, and a taffy pull. We’ll honor Juliette with a Veteran’s Community project, party poppers and cupcakes!
$25 Includes: Supplies, directions, shipping and four patches


November: All Things "G"

Order by October 30 | Boxes mailed after closing date.

This month’s box is brought to you by the letter G. Join us with Gusto as Girl Scouts galore Google games and gobble gastronomic, green geoids. Explore gravity, geometry, gratitude gestures and the gamut of geology. With G as the genre we are sure you will gush over this groovy gathering.
$25 Includes: Supplies, directions, shipping and four patches


December: That's a Wrap

Order by November 30 | Boxes mailed after closing date.

The calendar year is coming to a close with celebrations and an opportunity to plan the next one! Together we’ll make our own bows and share tips and tricks for wrapping decor, create our very own 2021 countdown calendar and look back on our memories of 2020. For fun we’ll SWAP – a Girl Scout Tradition and explore the crisp, clear winter night sky. Let’s wrap up this year together!
$25 Includes: Supplies, directions, shipping and four patches


Badge at Home Kits (All Grade Levels)
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

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


Sloth Patch ProgramSloth Patch
Sloths get to eat, sleep, and hang out in trees all day, going about their business without a care in the world...or at least that’s how it looks! As it turns out, there are plenty of reasons why sloths are so sluggish—and laziness isn’t one of them. This fun patch program will provide you with tons of fun activities and give you super, sensational information about this sassy animal friend and 2020 Fall Product Program mascot..
Requirements |  Order Patch


Outdoor Skills Patch Program
Order Today | Mailed within 2 weeks after order is placed.

Outdoor Skills PatchOutdoor 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.

The Outdoor Skills Patch Program is a progressive program to help Girl Scout Daisies - Ambassadors learn and become proficient in outdoor skills. Through this patch program, girls explore leadership, build skills, and develop a deep appreciation for nature.

Throughout this program, you’ll earn skills in the following categories: Camp Guidelines, Traditions, Leave No Trace, SWAPS, Knots, Outdoor Cooking, Water Usage, First Aid, and Outdoor Treats.
Girl Fee: $15 Includes: Instructions, patch and charms


Be Prepared, Not Scared Patch Series
Would you and your family know how toBe Prepared Not Scared Patch Set be safe in an emergency situation like a tornado? People are told to be ready for an emergency but how do we actually prepare? Watch this video to understand more what Be Prepared, Not Scared is and how to earn your patch!

Requirements
Video Series
Order Patch Set
First 1,000 Girl Scouts from Dakota Horizons will receive a free patch set.


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, 2020. Patches are limited so don’t wait! 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 |  Pre-Order Patch
Patches will be available and mailed in August.


Earth Hour PatchEarth Hour
Be the difference! GSDH is committed to making a difference by taking part in the worldwide Earth Hour movement to reduce energy usage. During this patch program, girls learn about Tree Kangaroos and how loss of their habitats are endangering these beautiful, tree-climbing kangaroos!
Requirements  Patch


More Days of Summer
Hosted by Moorhead/Sabin Service Unit
Earn the More Days of Summer Patch by participating in EIGHT of the following activities, at least one from each category. On the back of this page or a sheet of paper, indicate which activities you participated in and give specific details or send a picture for at least one of them. Some can be done with your troop, some with your friends and some with your family. 

Requirements & Patch Order Form


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


Limited-Edtion Ranger Patch
Hosted by GSUSA

BIG NEWS: Girl Scouts is continuing our exciting partnership with the National Park Service and the “Girl Scout Ranger Program,” a joint venture connecting girls with National Park Service sites throughout the United States, including monuments, seashores, and urban sites.

This year Girl Scouts will be awarded a limited-edition commemorative patch for participating in activities focusing on the significance of the 19th Amendment. This special program will offer pathways for Girl Scouts to learn about women’s history and the suffrage movement through discovering, connecting, and taking action to make the world a better place.
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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
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!

Fabric Gift Bag Kit
Shopping Bag Kit
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

Promote the Vote
Since Girl Scouts’ founding in 1912, our members have created lasting, positive change through advocacy and civic action. And though some girls may be too young to cast a ballot, they can still mobilize their communities to take action like a Girl Scout.
Learn More

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.