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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.

Every day, we will add virtual badge activities, programs, and resources for girls and families to engage with from home. Many of these are available to the public—no Girl Scout membership necessary. Check back often!

Support for GSEMA's Girl Scouts at Home programming is provided by: Intel; P&G Gillette; People's United Bank

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Earn a Badge

Follow our tutorials and workshops to earn a Girl Scout badge!

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Daisy (grades K-1)

Space Science Explorer
Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what’s out there? We will explore the sun and shadows and observe how the moon changes each evening. Join us for a virtual tour of the stars.

Coding for Good 1: Coding Basics and Coding for Good 2: Digital Game Design
Want to learn how a computer works? Discover what an algorithm is, how to use it, and how they are used in the real world. Dive a little deeper to explore tools used to develop digital games. You will plan your own maze game, then build, test, and improve it to get it just right.

Outdoor Art Maker
Go outside and get inspired by what you see and hear! Learn why it's important to "leave no trace," and create a final artwork to educate others.

Mechanical Engineering: Roller Coaster
Learn all about roller coasters in this fun workshop. Design and build yourown roller coaster car, then build a roller coaster and send your car for a ride!

Mechanical Engineering: Board Game Design
In this badge workshop, Girl Scout Daisies will explore engineering through inventing a board game. Participants will invent a game, design a spinner, and test it and make it better with their family. 

Mechanical Engineering:  Model Car Design
In this badge workshop, Girl Scout Daisies learn how to design and test new inventions. Participants will design and build a model car, explore friction on different surfaces, and race their car against the clock!

Eco Learner
Start your journey to becoming an environmental superhero! You''ll learn how to be prepared when going outside, and how to keep living things safe.

Brownie (grades 2-3)

Household Elf
Become a Household Elf! Practice new ways to make your home and the planet a little cleaner and greener. As you earn this badge, you will clean the air, save water, and more.

Coding for Good 1: Coding Basics Badge
Learn what an algorithm is, use loops to improve it, and test out your skills by making your own code. Discover famous women who use code just like you!

Dancer
Learn how to dance from professional dance instructors! You'll explore the basics, practice your moves, and create your own movement masterpiece.

Cabin Camper
Practice your camping skills and get ready for your next outdoor adventure! After completing steps 1-4 online, complete step 5 (a camping trip in a cabin or tent) with your troop or family to earn the badge.

Snacks
Dive into the world of snack! Learn about what’s in your favorite snack and if it’s good for you. Try your hand at making savory, sweet, energy boosting, and drinkable snacks. Join us for this fun food adventure!

Eco Friend
Learn what it takes to be a friend to the environment! Take a closer look at what lives outside, learn campfire safety from the comfort of your living room, and improve an outdoor space along the way.

Space Science Adventurer
Head to the stars! Explore the solar system and the different planets that share our sun. Observe and make art with the moon. Learn about the stars and the different stories they tell, and bring your favorite constellation down to earth!

Outdoor Art Creator
Find art, music, and dance in the world around you! Practice looking for art everywhere, and make crafts using natural materials.

Junior (grades 4-5)

Detective
Meet detective Jen and help her figure out who stole the cookie from the cookie jar. Identify fingerprints, decode messages, and solve clues to figure out who committed the crime.

Scribe
Explore different ways to use your words in achieving the Scribe badge. Practice with a story, a poem, and an article. Use your words to share who you are and tell the world what you think. Meet an author and ask your questions about writing.

Coding for Good 1: Coding Basics
Find out how computer programmers use programs to solve problems with computers. Work with algorithms, loops, and conditionals to either launch or continue your coding quest!

Mechanical Engineering: Paddle Boat
Discover how a paddleboat works!  Design and build your own rubber-band powered paddleboat, and test your boat to see how it performs in the water.

Mechanical Engineering: Balloon Car
Learn about potential and kinetic energy, then design and build your own balloon powered car. Test out your car, analyze how it performs, and share your results with others!

Mechanical Engineering: Crane
Explore the power of simple and compound machines, then design and build a crane. Put your crane to the test to see how much weight it can move, and share results with family and friends!

Gardener
Springtime is the right time to grow your own food and flowers. In this badge workshop, Junior Girl Scouts will learn about different garden styles, and food and flowers that will grow well in our New England climate, then design and plant their own garden. Get ready to dig in, get dirty, and have some fun! 

Space Science Investigator
Take to the sky! Learn about our solar system, what makes the planets different, and how they move. Explore the stars and bring them down to earth. Practice exploring space and learn about other space scientists!

Outdoor Art Explorer
Explore new ways to view the world around you! Learn about artists who are inspired by nature, and get outdoors to create your own nature-inspired artwork.

Cadette (grades 6-8)

Space Science Researcher
When we study the universe, we are actually looking at the light from objects in space, including stars. Explore the amazing properties of light, including the color spectrum and "invisible" light such as x-rays and infrared. Classify the stars as we explore how your night sky may look different from someone else's. Brainstorm how to conserve the night sky and prevent light pollution, which blocks out our view of the stars.

Comic Artist
Does creating a world where people can fly and cats can talk sound like fun to you? Join the world of comics and become a comic book artist! Not the best at drawing? Not to worry—even comic creators agree that there are many ways to make a comic successful; some use simple stick figures to get their point across! Come discover your story, draw it out, and let your imagination soar.

Coding for Good 1, 2, and 3
The Cadette Coding for Good series will take you through all three Coding for Good badges: Coding Basics, Digital Game Design, and App Development. Take on cool coding projects, learn about awesome women in STEM, and explore how these new skills can be used to do good!

Outdoor Art Apprentice
Use the world around you to create art! Explore other artists who are inspired by nature, and take a turn creating art that interacts with nature and weather.

Senior (grades 9-10)

Space Science Expert
Have you ever heard the phrase "we are stardust?" Explore the truth behind this statement including how many of the objects in our home come from supernovas. Watch the life-cycle of a star unfold before your eyes, discover the power of telescopes, and become a citizen space scientist.

Novelist
Join a community of other Girl Scout writers to earn your Novelist badge. Deconstruct plots and novel structure, create dynamic characters, and get to work on your own novel. You’ll also talk to an author about their books and the craft of writing.

Coding for Good 1, 2 and 3
In this series, Girl Scout Seniors will earn all three Coding for Good Badges: Coding Basics, Digital Game Design, and App Development. Participants will explore computer programming and video game design,  visualize data and write code, develop an app prototype, and learn how coding can make a positive difference in the world through discovering amazing women in different fields of STEM.

Ambassador (grades 11-12)

Space Science Master
Do you dream of studying the stars and discovering the secrets of the universe? We will explore the multitude of career possibilities in space science. Explore new worlds, become a citizen scientist, operate a telescope remotely, and share your interests. The universe is yours!

Public Policy
Be a global citizen and earn your Public Policy badge. Learn about advocacy and the change you can create in your government. Take a deep dive into policies, both local and national.

 

Earn a Journey Award

Daisy (grades K-1)

Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden
Meet the flower friends and learn what it takes to take care of a garden in this fun, interactive, and hands-on program!

Brownie (grades 2-3)

A World of Girls Journey Series
In this journey, Girl Scout Brownies will have fun learning that stories contain clues that can be used to make the world a better place, and will explore different stories and girls around the world. Participants will earn three of the four awards at their own pace—Girl Scouts will complete the Take Action project on their own.

Junior (grades 4-5)

Think Like a Programmer (Self-Directed Experience)
In this five week online Journey, log on to learn about how a computer communicates and responds. Learn coding basics as you are led through your Think Like a Programmer Journey, ending with the creation of your Take Action plan. 

Junior Outdoor Journey (May 27, 2020-July 1, 2020)
Get outside and explore nature while earning three badges to complete your Junior Outdoor Journey! Through six meetings and some self-guided effort, you'll engage in fun activities ranging from backyard camping to high-adventure exploration to build essential outdoor skills and become an environmental steward. Learn more about wild animals and habitats, explore different ways to plan a great overnight camping trip, identify the seven Leave No Trace principles, and practice what you need to do protect the environment when you go outdoors—all facilitated by a GSEMA program specialist.

Cadette (grades 6-8)

MEdia (Self-Directed Experience)
Explore how we consume, interpret, and create media in this online Journey!  Earn your Monitor and Cultivate awards, and work to create your Take Action plan. 

Senior/Ambassador (grades 9-12)

Think Like a Programmer (Self-Directed Experience)
In this five week online Journey, log on to learn about how a computer communicates and responds. Learn coding basics as you are led through your Think Like a Programmer Journey, ending with the creation of your Take Action plan. 

Upcoming Live Events

Playing the Past Badge with Lexington Historical Society (September 13 and September 27, 2020)
Girl Scout Juniors are invited to travel back in time and experience life during the Revolutionary period in Lexington! Through hands-on crafts and activities, participants will gain an understanding of the differences and similarities between life in 1775 and today.

Lift Your Voice: Herstory of Black Girl Scouts (October 3, 2020)
Black Girl Scouts have a long herstory of making an impact in Girl Scouting and in the world beyond. Join us in a safe online space to learn about the legacy of Black Girl Scouts that continues today. Through age-appropriate stories, activities, and discussions, we will learn the stories of strong women throughout our Movement. All sessions are free and open to the public.

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For Volunteers

Virtual Girl Scout Troop Meeting Resources

Guidelines and resources for running virtual troop activities are detailed on our Volunteer Resources page


For All

Make New Friends: For Girls Entering Kindergarten

Make New Friends is a four-part virtual series for non-member families and girls entering kindergarten in Fall, 2020. These online gatherings provide opportunities for girls to strengthen four competencies as they enter kindergarten. Girls will connect with the same friends each week, as well as with Girl Scout staff and volunteers who will lead them through fun and engaging activities to strengthen language and literacy, cognition, approaches to learning, and social and emotional learning. Register today to help her get ready for kindergarten! For additional sessions and more information, visit Girl Scouts of the USA's Ready, Set, Kindergarten! page.

Animal Dance Party

Imagine you’re a grasshopper or a ladybug. How do bugs like those see the world? Do little rocks seem big? Do blades of grass seem super tall? Now put on some music. How do you move or dance differently now that you’re a bug? 

We’ll learn about lots of animals and find fun new ways to dance together at this virtual party! These events are free and open to all local girls in  kindergarten through third grade and their families—the more the merrier!  Register.

Robot Building Party

Imagine you could build any kind of robot you wanted. Would it be a robot that could make your life more fun, easier, or both? What would it do and how would it work? 

At this virtual party, we’ll learn a lot about robots—and build one too! These events are free and open to all local girls in kindergarten through third grade and their families—the more the merrier!  Register.

Try a Badge

Follow our tutorials to earn a Girl Scout badge!

Grades K-1

Space Science Explorer
Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what’s out there? We will explore the sun and shadows and observe how the moon changes each evening. Join us for a virtual tour of the stars.

Grades 2-3

Household Elf
Become a Household Elf! Practice new ways to make your home and the planet a little cleaner and greener. As you earn this badge, you will clean the air, save water, and more.

Grades 4-5

Detective
Meet detective Jen and help her figure out who stole the cookie from the cookie jar. Identify fingerprints, decode messages, and solve clues to figure out who committed the crime.

Grades 6-8

Space Science Researcher
When we study the universe, we are actually looking at the light from objects in space, including stars. Explore the amazing properties of light, including the color spectrum and "invisible" light such as x-rays and infrared. Classify the stars as we explore how your night sky may look different from someone else's. Brainstorm how to conserve the night sky and prevent light pollution, which blocks out our view of the stars.

Grades 9-10

Space Science Expert
Have you ever heard the phrase "we are stardust?" Explore the truth behind this statement including how many of the objects in our home come from supernovas. Watch the life-cycle of a star unfold before your eyes, discover the power of telescopes, and become a citizen space scientist.

Grades 11-12

Space Science Master
Do you dream of studying the stars and discovering the secrets of the universe? We will explore the multitude of career possibilities in space science. Explore new worlds, become a citizen scientist, operate a telescope remotely, and share your interests. The universe is yours!

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