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Girl Scouting from Home

As Girl Scouts, we live by the motto "be prepared" - and that includes when the unexpected happens. The safety and well-being of our members and their families are of paramount importance as we all navigate through the COVID-19 situation together. While we ask that all members continue to follow the guidance of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and their local health officials and cease in-person meetings, we want to deliver the opportunity for Girl Scouting to continue at home.

Below you'll find more information on how girls, their families and troop leaders can continue to participate in Girl Scouting at home or virtually until we are able to meet again in person.

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

At Home Girl Scouting for Girls and Their Families

Below you'll find activities, badge requirements and more that you can do with your Girl Scout.

Daisies (grades K-1)
Money Counts

Let's work on the Daisy Money Counts badge together! Watch this video to complete some of the requirements.

Outdoor Art Maker

Let's work on the Daisy Outdoor Art Maker badge together! Watch these videos and use the materials provided to complete some of the requirements.

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Brownies (grades 2-3)
Home Scientist

Let's work on the Brownie Home Scientist badge together! Watch these videos and use the materials provided to complete some of the requirements.

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Juniors (grades 4-5)
Animal Habitats

Let's work on the Junior Animal Habitats badge together! Watch these videos to complete some of the requirements.

Cadettes (grades 6-8)
Woodworking

Let's work on the Cadette Woodworking badge together! Watch these videos to complete some of the requirements.

Seniors (grades 9-10)

Content coming soon!

Ambassadors (grades 11-12)

Content coming soon!

Service Project Ideas for All Girl Scouts
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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.

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.


Resources from Other Girl Scout Councils

While you might not be able to meet with your local Girl Scout friends during this time, you CAN connect with other Girl Scouts across the country! Here are more at home resources, live streams and more our sister councils are sharing:

More At Home Resources

Many of our sister councils are offering Girl Scouting at Home ideas too. If your Girl Scout has already earned the badges or Journeys we are providing content for, consider checking out another council's information! 

 

Live Streams

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
Visit their Facebook page for a series of live streams.

Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Visit their Facebook page for daily live streams called Trefoil TV.

Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest
Visit their Facebook page for a series of live streams.

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Visit their Facebook page for at-home activities, virtual troop options and online interactions beginning Monday, March 23.

Girl Scouts Carolina's Peaks to Piedmont
Visit their Facebook page for a series of live streams.

Girl Scouts River Valleys
Check out their Self-Care for Kids During COVID-19 information.

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
Visit their Facebook page for virtual troop meeting live streams.

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
Visit their Facebook page for daily live streams for Daisies through Cadettes. Seniors and Ambassadors can view daily Instagram stories for more.

Council Patch Programs

Did you know councils can create their own patches for girls to earn? GSSJC has a series of patches right here with some requirements that can be done at home. Then check out these programs from other councils:

 


Resources to Meet Virtually

Below is a list of free and low-cost tools troops and Communities in other councils are using for virtual meetings. While we cannot endorse or support specific online meeting tools, we encourage you to look at these and alternative options and discuss with parents and girls to determine what the best solution is for your troop or Community needs. 

Video and Audio-Conferencing Tools

While all of these options have a free version, please note you may be prompted to consider their upgraded versions for a subscription fee.

  • Zoom - FAQ
    • Note: Meetings durations maximum of 40 minutes in free version
  • Skype - Support
    • Note: Up to 10 participants free
  • Webex – Help Center
    • Note: Limited file and content sharing in free version
Chat and Collaboration Tools

While all of these options have a free version, please note you may be prompted to consider their upgraded versions for a subscription fee.

Additional Low-Cost Tools

Additional low-cost tools for collaboration and conferencing to consider if the above options do not meet your group's needs.


Find our latest council updates about COVID-19 at gssjc.org/covid19.