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Girl Scouts At Home

Girl Scouts At Home

We know that this is a challenging time for Girl Scouts—staying home from school away from friends is a significant change in their routine that can make them feel disconnected. At Girl Scouts, we are fortunate to be able to continue offering the same quality programming to girls, volunteers, and families virtually for at-home enrichment experiences. The unique and far-reaching Girl Scout sisterhood experience will help us stay connected during these unprecedented times.

We will be sharing resources, tips, and activities on Facebook, In the Loop, and on this page. These are all available to the public – no Girl Scout membership necessary. Check back often for updates!

Earn Badges & Awards

Did you know we have free, downloadable activity plans for many of our awesome badges? Many of these activities can be done at home with supplies you may already have on hand. While these activity plans were written with a troop experience in mind, most activities can be adapted to do on your own or with the family. Check out these examples to get you started or learn how you can earn the exclusive Girl Scouts@Home Patch. Once you have completed the badge requirements, you can purchase the badge directly from our online shop. There is no need to submit proof of completion in order to place a badge order

Daisy (Grades K-1)
Brownie (Grades 2-3)
Junior (Grades 4-5)
Cadette (Grades 6-8)
Senior (Grades 9-10)
Ambassador (Grades 11-12)

 

Virtual Events with Girl Scouts River Valleys

Our program staff are excited to bring Girl Scout programming straight into your living room! Using digital tools like Facebook and Zoom, we are planning virtual events you can attend with your Girl Scout sisters across the council.

See Upcoming Virtual Events

Past Virtual Event Recordings & Resources

Daisies (Grades K-1)

Daisies/Brownies (Grades: K-3)

Brownies

Brownies/Juniors (Grades: 2-5)

Juniors (Grades: 4-5)

Cadettes (Grades 6-8)

Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors (Grades 6-12)

All Program Grade Levels

 

Virtual Troop Meetings

Many troops are choosing to meet virtually as a way to stay connected. Troop leaders should check out our recent post Apart, But Together: Staying Virtually Connected with Your Troop. This post goes over tips, best practices, real-life examples, and free digital tools. You can also check out additional resources for troop leaders from Girl Scouts of the USA.

Zoom Meeting Set Up

Check out this quick one-pager to get started:

Zoom Meeting Safety Settings

Remember to check your Zoom settings to ensure your meeting is only accessible to you and your troop!

Here’s how:

  • Change your screen sharing to “Host only.”
  • Disable “Join before host” so you have full control over who begins the meeting.
  • Disable “File transfer” to protect you from digital viruses.
  • Disable “Allow removed participants to rejoin” so that removed attendees can’t rejoin.
  • Enable “Co-host” as necessary so you can assign others to help you moderate the meeting.

Read more safety settings from Zoom

Virtual Troop Meeting Plans

These virtual meeting plans walk you through activities to complete all or most steps of a badge. In addition to helping you lead a meeting, we hope they inspire you with great ideas on how to adapt in-person badge activities to a virtual setting. Each plan includes a variety of interactive activities that you can do as a troop—including video, group conversations, hands-on activities, and more. Review the full slide deck and notes section prior to your meeting for tips and suggestions, and check out the Virtual Troop Meetings Safety Activity Checkpoint (PDF) for additional guidance.

Daisies (Grades K-1)

Brownies (Grades 2-3)

Junior (Grades 4-5)

Cadettes (Grades 6-8)

Seniors (Grades 9-10)

Ambassadors (Grades 11-12)

 

In-Person Adapted Troop Meetings

For troops who are meeting in-person, we are developing a few "in-person adapted" activity plans that could easily be completed outside and following our current COVID-19 guidance.

 

Tips, Resources & Activities from In the Loop

During this time of social distancing and school closures, we will continue to post a variety of tips, resources, and activities that families will find helpful while at home. You can catch up on all In the Loop blog posts or check them out below by focus area.

 

New Girl Scouts @ Home Patch Program

To encourage Girl Scouts to keep the fun going while at home, Girl Scouts River Valleys is offering a new patch program. Check out this “choose your adventure” program and learn how you can earn the Girl Scouts @ Home patch!

Girl Scouts@Home Patch 2020