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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. 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. While our daily routines have changed, we want to deliver the opportunity for Girl Scouting to continue at home. There are many ways our Girl Scouts can participate in activities and earn awards.

Below you'll find a few more resources and ideas on how girls at all grade levels, 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.

Please note, these resources are not inclusive of every activity Girl Scouts can do at home. Check out the complete list of Girl Scout Badges and Journeys online and use the online Badge Explorer to understand basic requirements. There are also many patch programs available to Girl Scouts nationally and we have highlighted a few local patch programs in these resources.

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

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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.

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All Ages
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Mindfulness Techniques

Learn some breathing exercises and how to practice gratitude for a better day! 

Daisies (grades K-1)
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Virtual Program on Robotics for Daisies

Learn about how we can respect ourselves and others by learning about the importance of hand hygiene and how germs are spread when we don't wash our hands.

Brownies (grades 2-3)
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Virtual Program: Brownie Home Scientist

Find out where science has been hiding in your home.

Juniors (grades 4-5)
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How to: Make a Salt Dough

Salt dough is easy and inexpensive to make, versatile in its uses (meaning that you can do a lot with it), and you probably have the ingredients in your kitchen pantry right now.

Cadettes (grades 6-8)

Coming Soon!

Seniors (grades 9-10)

Coming Soon!

Ambassadors (grades 11-12)

Coming Soon!

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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 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.

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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: 40 minute limit on group meetings 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 girlscoutsem.org/covid19.