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Hours of badges and online activities to continue the fun of Girl Scouting at home! If you have any ideas to share, please reach out to us at info@gsvsc.org

Daisies

BADGES
Eco Learner (here's how to earn at home)
Good Neighbor (here's how to earn at home)
Outdoor Art Maker (here's how to earn at home)
Robotics (here's how to earn at home)
Space Science Explorer (here's how to earn at home)

PETALS AND LEAVES
Clover Petal: Use Resources Wisely (here's how to earn at home)
Gloria Petal: Respect Myself and Others (here's how to earn at home)
Mari Petal: Responsible for What I Say and Do (here's how to earn at home)
Vi Petal: Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout (here's how to earn at home)
Courageous and Strong Petal
Friendly and Helpful Petal
Honest and Fair Petal
Respect Authority Petal
Respect Myself and Others Petal
Responsible for What I Say and Do Petal
Making Choices Leaf : Steps 1 & 2 (Video 1)
Making Choices Leaf: Steps 1 & 2 (Video 2)
Money Counts Leaf: Steps 1 & 2
Money Counts Leaf: Step 3

GOOD MORNING GIRL SCOUTS
Sunny's Story
Lupe's Story
Tula's Story
Mari's Story
Gloria's Story
Gerri's Story
Clover's Story

FUN PATCHES
Future STEMinist
Future Scientist
Slime Fun
Arts and Crafts
Sewing is Fun
Discover Space

BADGE VIDEOS
Eco Learner: Steps 1 & 2
Eco Learner: Step 3
Good Neighbor: Step 1
Good Neighbor: Step 2
Good Neighbor: Step 3
Mechanical Engineering: Steps 1 & 2 (video 1)
Mechanical Engineering: Steps 1 & 2 (video 2)
Mechanical Engineering: Step 3
Outdoor Art Maker (entire badge)
Outdoor Art Maker: Step 1
Outdoor Art Maker: Step 2
Outdoor Art Maker: Step 3
Space Science Explorer: Step 1
Space Science Explorer: Steps 2 & 3
Trail Adventurer: Steps 1-3

Just finished earning your Girl Scout badge at home? 
Congratulations! Next let your troop leader know and  your council know what you've accomplished . Then either your troop will purchase the badge for you or you will do so on your own:  Girl Scout Online Store   (free shipping right now).

Brownies

BADGES
Bugs (here's how to earn at home)
Computer Expert (here's how to earn at home)
Cybersecurity 2: Safeguards (here's how to earn at home)
Cybersecurity 3: Investigator (here's how to earn at home)
First Aid (here's how to earn at home)
Girl Scout Way (here's how to earn at home)
Home Scientist (here's how to earn at home)
Household Elf (here's how to earn at home)
My Best Self (here's how to earn at home)
My Family Story (here's how to earn at home)
My Great Day (here's how to earn at home)
Senses (here's how to earn at home)

FUN PATCHES
Arts and Crafts
GIRL Power
SWAPS
Future STEMinist

BADGE VIDEOS
Bugs: Steps 1 & 2
Bugs: Steps 3-5
Cabin Camper: Step 4
Eco Friend: Step 1
First Aid: Steps 1 & 3
First Aid: Steps 4 & 5
Give Back: Steps 1 & 2
Give Back: Steps 3 & 5
Give Back: Step 4
Home Scientist: Step 1
Home Scientist: Step 2
Home Scientist: Step 3
Home Scientist: Step 4
Home Scientist: Step 5
Household Elf
Inventor (entire badge)
Making Friends: Step 1
Making Friends: Steps 2 & 4
Making Friends: Steps 3 & 5
My Best Self: Step 1
My Best Self: Steps 2 & 3
Outdoor Art Creator: Steps 1, 2, & 5
Outdoor Art Creator: Step 3
Outdoor Art Creator: Step 4
Painting: Steps 1 & 2
Painting: Steps 3 & 4
Pets: Step 1
Pets: Step 2
Pets: Step 3
Pets: Step 4
Pets: Step 5
Potter: Steps 1, 3, & 5
Potter: Steps 2 & 4
Senses: Steps 1, 2, & 5
Senses: Steps 3 & 4
Trail Adventure: Steps 1, 2, & 3

Just finished earning your Girl Scout badge at home? 
Congratulations! Next let your troop leader know and your council know what you've accomplished. Then either your troop will purchase the badge for you or you will do so on your own:  Girl Scout Online Store  (free shipping right now).

Juniors

BADGES
Coding for Good Badge 1: Coding Basics (here's how to earn at home)
Coding for Good Badge 2: Digital Game Design (here's how to earn at home)
Coding for Good Badge 3: App Development (here's how to earn at home)
Cybersecurity 1: Basics (here's how to earn at home)
Cybersecurity 2: Safeguards (here's how to earn at home)
Cybersecurity 3: Investigator (here's how to earn at home)
First Aid (here's how to earn at home)
Gardener (here's how to earn at home)
Independence (here's how to earn at home)
Inside Government (here's how to earn at home)
Outdoor Art Explorer (here's how to earn at home)
Simple Meals (here's how to earn at home)
Staying Fit (here's how to earn at home)

FUN PATCHES
Future STEMinist

BADGE VIDEOS
Animal Habitats: Steps 1 & 2
Animal Habitats: Step 3
Animal Habitats: Step 4
Animal Habitats: Step 5
Camper: Steps 1 & 2
Camper: Step 2
Detective: Step 2
Detective: Step 3
Digital Photographer: Steps 1-3
Drawing: Steps 1 & 2
Drawing: Step 3
Drawing: Steps 4 & 5
Flowers: Steps 1 & 2
Flowers: Steps 3 & 4
Flowers: Step 4
Flowers: Step 5
Gardener: Steps 1-5
Geogacher: Steps 1 & 2
Geocacher: Step 3
Inside Government: Step 1
Jeweler: Steps 2 & 3
Jeweler: Step 4
Jeweler: Step 5
Outdoor Art Explorer: Steps 4 & 5
Scribe: Steps 1 & 3
Simple Meals: Steps 1 & 2
Simple Meals: Steps 3 & 4
Space Science Investigator: Step 1
Space Science Investigator: Step 2
Space Science Investigator: Step 3
Space Science Investigator: Step 4
Space Science Investigator: Step 5
Trail Adventurer: Steps 1-4

Just finished earning your Girl Scout badge at home? 
Congratulations! Next let your troop leader know and  your council know what you've accomplished . Then either your troop will purchase the badge for you or you will do so on your own:  Girl Scout Online Store  (free shipping right now).

Cadettes
Seniors
Ambassadors
Multilevel Fun Patches

FUN PATCHES
Click on the links below to visit the virtual program video on our YouTube channel. Links to purchase fun patches are in each video description.

STEM
Future Scientist
Slime Fun
I Love Pets Part I 
I Love Pets Part II
I Love to Bake
I Love STEM Part I
I Love STEM Part II
Arts and Crafts Part I 
Arts and Crafts Part II
We Love S'mores
Tie Dye Fun
Ice Cream Party!

Program Fun Online

Check out all these virtual/online resources that you and your kids can enjoy from the comfort of your couch. We've included virtual versions of book clubs, fav reads for kids, field trips, STEM experiments, food & fitness, and first aid. 

VIRTUAL BOOK CLUBS & FAVORITE READS

  • Mighty Girls & Women Books
    A Mighty Girl's collection of both fictional and biographical stories about remarkable girls and young women.
  • Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids
    Get ideas for activities, crafts and recipes based on popular themes and featured books straight to your inbox each week to inspire you to connect and create with your children.

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS

  • Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips
    Join us live for our new Virtual Field Trips or watch them on demand later. Each no-cost Virtual Field Trip comes with a companion guide packed with standards-aligned, hands-on learning activities!
  • Cincinnati Zoo
    Join us for a Home Safari Facebook Live each weekday at 3 p.m. EDT where we will highlight one of our amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home.
  • Georgia Aquarium
    Live views from the Georgia Aquarium for a variety of sealife.
  • National Parks
    Take a virtual tour from the comfort of your own home of dozens of national parks throughout the US.
  • Museums
    You can take a virtual tour through 12 famous museums in the world: Guggenheim Museum (New York City), British Museum (London), National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), Musée d’Orsay (Paris), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul), Pergamon Museum (Berlin), Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam), The J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles), Uffizi Gallery (Florence), MASP (São Paulo), and National Museum of Anthropology (Mexico City). 

HEALTH, FOOD, & FITNESS

  • Skills for Health Living (PBS)
    You will find here skills for healthy living that will help students take steps to live a healthier life, physically and mentally. The site offers a wide array of resources aimed at elementary, middle, and high school students.
  • The Human Body and Social Emotional Learning (BrainPOP)
    BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures.
  • Our Free Being Me & Action on Body Confidence (WAGGGS)
    Imagine a world where no-one is worried about the way they look. The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and Dove work towards this incredible vision. Our Free Being Me and Action on Body Confidence programs boost body confidence and support children and young people to advocate on body confidence issues in their community.

FIRST AID

STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, & MATH)

  • “From Mars to Stars” Space Exploration Event July 10
    This month, girls can learn how scientists are preparing for the launch of the Perseverance rover! Experts will provide an overview of the Mars mission and tips for viewing the launch, along with Mars activities girls can do at home to bring the experience to life. Details on how girls can participate in Girl Scouts’ Great Space Challenge will also be covered. Register for the July 10 event: 2 p.m. ET for grades K–5 and 4 p.m. ET for grades 6–12
  • SCIGIRLS
    PBS's SciGirls Stories are short, exciting videos of diverse young professionals sharing their experiences as STEM superstars. These role models offer real talk about their challenges and triumphs in the science workforce, encouraging girls to explore STEM study and career pathways. 
  • GirlCoders
    Learn serious coding while having fun. Create your own animations, games, websites, and more. 
  • GLEE
    Girls Learning Environment and Energy (GLEE) is a joint effort between Stanford University and the Girl Scouts of Northern California to teach Girl Scouts and their families about the environment and energy conservation.
  • Smart Girls DIY!
    Amy Poehler's Smart Girls organization is dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves. Here is a free collection of online DIY videos that explores STEM as well as lots of artsy and outdoors projects too!

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY

  • 19th Amendment Ranger Patch
    The National Park Service 19th Amendment Ranger Patch program, which helps girls learn about the removal of the gender restriction to voting in 1920 and why civic participation is important, launched June 30 and is available to girls and troops through March 31, 2021. Unlike the regular Ranger Patch program, this program can be done completely online, including in cases where local NPS parks/sites are closed to the public due to COVID-19.  This is a good addition to Girl Scouting at Home because it can be done completely online.

 

Service Projects to Help Out

Before we get to the specific things we can do, it’s important to note that public health officials say the best help people can offer right now, first and foremost, is to do their part to try to contain the spread of the virus. That means staying at home as much as possible, washing hands frequently and following the other guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control.

Create Fun Girl Scout Program Videos
Co-Leader Nicole R. along with her troop started a YouTube video series "Stuck At Home Series with Charlottesville Troop 944." Explains Nicole: "While realizing there are millions of kids everywhere stuck at home, my troop decided to start a YouTube channel this weekend, and are creating daily short videos of a wide-array of topics to help keep the boredom at bay. Safety and first aid, storytime, quick drawing lessons, simple recipes, games to play at home, ways to get outside, leave no trace, songs, knots, etc. Some will cover individual requirements for badges (eg. bike safety), while others are more for fun (eg. best knots to create a damage-free fort inside). Not only has this been an awesome way to keep them busy, they are researching topics, writing out scripts, planning their shots, and getting creative with finishing touches. Learning by doing at its finest!" Way to go Troop 944!

With our Moblie STEM Center planning out programs for this fall, help us out by creating creative, fun STEM demo videos. We'd love to add them to your council's YouTube Channel: communications@gsvsc.org

Donate Cookies to Local Hospital Workers, Soup Kitchens & Senior Communities
As a Girl Scout, if you still have cookies, please set up a digital cookie booth to donate boxes to local healthcare workers, those lacking food and the elderly. More details on how to do this are here

Scavenger Hunts & Holiday Lights
People in local neighborhoods throughout the U.S. are putting teddy bears in their windows to turn a walk into a "bear hunt" for children out walking their neighborhood with their families. Also you could cut out paper hearts and add them to your windows facing the streets for families to spot on their walks. And grab your chalk and decorate your driveway or sidewalk with fun pics and uplifting messages of good cheer. Plus another popular siting... holiday lights decorating houses in the springtime. All four of these displays are providing a bit of emotional and actual brightness for others to enjoy from a safe social distance. 

Mail Greeting Cards to Your Local Retirement Community 
No visitors allowed, but you can still send your greetings. Grab your markers or colored pencils and get to work on your masterpiece to brighten someone's day. Look online or call up that retirement care facility within your local neighborhood and get their address. No hand-deliveries; please mail out your greetings. 

Mail Letters of Encouragement to First Responders
Write a letter, color a card or just say thanks by postcard to your local police, fire, hospital, health center, grocery store, post office, etc. Send a note of encouragement and thanks to help these first responders keep going to this time of crisis. It may not seem like a lot, but a hand-written, hand-designed letter goes along way these days. 

Sew a Face Mask for Local Hospitals & Health Centers
Citing shortages nationwide, health systems are asking the public to sew face masks for staff fighting coronavirus. According to the  CDC, fabric masks are a crisis response option  when other supplies have been exhausted. Please reach out to your local hospital or doctor's office to find out if they have a similar need. You can find directions and patterns that follow CDC guidelines here. And now 

Sew Face Mask Headbands for Healthcare Workers
When wearing a face mask for extended periods of time, folks ears get sore ears so now people are getting crafty and sewing headbands with buttons on each side where the elastic bands of a face mask can attach to. 

Help Out Your Local Animal Rescue
Animal rescues and shelters are always in need of money and fosters, and now many are unable to employ their normal amount of staff, making the need even starker. You can donate, or contact animal rescues in your neighborhood and see if you can serve as a foster while you’re homebound.

Camp-In Camp-Out Event

Join GSVSC for a one-of-a-kind FREE virtual camping experience from the comfort of your home or the adventure of your backyard!

On June 26 GSVSC hosted an at-home camping experience like no other! Camp-In Camp-Out is an afternoon and evening full of roasting marshmallows, building indoor or outdoor forts, and singing songs around your very own rendition of a campfire. 

Click on the video links below to experience this virtual program!

Welcome and Tent Setup
Building an Indoor Fort
Oreo Moons
Observing Wildlife
Creating Constellations
Lean-to, City Style
Building a Fire
Making an Edible Campfire
Dutch Oven Cooking
Queen Latrine Skit
Making an Alternative Campfire
Armpit Fudge
Making S'mores
Making a Situpon
Making a Foil Packet Dessert (Campfire Cone)
Campfire Story
Camp-In Camp-Out Live Zoom Event

Infectious Disease Patch Program

INTRODUCING A NEW PATCH PROGRAM
A Collaboration Between Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

In the wake of COVID-19, Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline, in collaboration with Katherine L. Brown, Ph.D., an assistant professor at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, has created an Infectious Disease Patch Program. The overall purpose of this patch program is to educate Girl Scouts about infectious diseases, how they are spread, and treatment and prevention of global pandemics. We have thoughtfully assembled age-appropriate content for this virtual STEM program, not only to provide girls with knowledge in the face of this health crisis, but also to engage the natural-born scientist in each of them by utilizing a relevant, real-world situation. It is the council’s hope that this virtual program inspires girls to consider how they can build, invent, create, study, develop, cure and design their STEM futures to make the world a better place.

GRADE-LEVELS
This patch is for all Girl Scouts, Daisies to Ambassadors.

COST
When you've finished this patch program, please complete this evaluation, which includes the opportunity to order your program patch at $2 per patch.

Infectious Disease Planning Patch 2020 Round 2
Troop Meetings Online

Free Video Conference Platforms for Meetings
Check-out these Virtual Meetings Tips & Tricks to help you select which online meeting platform will work best with your troop or service unit. Also here's a guide to help out with the Safety Activity Checkpoints for Computer and Internet Use. And don't forget to have your girls sign the Internet Safety Pledge ( found on the last page of the Computer and Internet Use SAC ). 

Downloadable Zoom Backgrounds
Cookie Rocket
Cookie Patchwork 1
Cookie Patchwork 2
Daises through Ambassadors
Purple with Trefoils

Ice Breaker & Virtual Games
Check-out these ice breaker and fun games that you can do with your troop during your online meetings. 

Virtual Book Club
Start up a Virtual Book Club with your troop or other troops within your service unit. Check-out this great guide to creating your own troop book club. 

CEO Nikki's Strolls & Chats

Join CEO Nikki Williams as she goes for her afternoon walk and chats LIVE on Facebook with leaders, parents and our membership every Monday-Friday at 5 PM.

Got a question? Got an idea? Share it with CEO Nikki as she takes our Girl Scout council outside to take a moment to talk about new and innovative ways to deliver Girl Scouting. Take a stroll with her, chat and rejuvenate your Girl Scout-self! Dates and times are here on our Facebook events calendar

Note: This video series has ended but you can view all of CEO Nikki's previous Stroll and Chats on our Facebook playlist .

     

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