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Girl Scouting at Home

Welcome to a fun, new way to continue to participate in Girl Scouts from home.  Explore outside, experiment with coding, create beautiful art – your adventure starts now!  Many of the activities here are connected with a badge or fun patch that you may  purchase online or from our shop, La Tienda, when we reopen to the public. Questions about a particular badge or patch? Contact  La Tienda for additional shop questions. 

We will continue to grow this list of activities for girls to participate in from home, so check back often. In the meantime, if you have any recommendations about how to improve this page, please  contact us with your ideas!

Not a registered Girl Scout?  No problem!  Get a taste of what Girl Scouts has to offer through these home-based activities and considering joining a troop once we begin meeting again!

We love to see your pictures and videos of girls working on these activities at home, so please share what you are learning and the fun you are having by using #nmgirlscouts or email us at [email protected]

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Girl Scout Activities for Home

Below you'll find activities, badge requirements and more that you can do at home. 

Daisies (Kindergarten & 1st Grade)

Life Skills

D - Good Neighbor

Good Neighbor

When girls earn this badge, they will know more about the communities they belong to—and how the people in their communities work together to be good neighbors to each other.

  1. Find out how you can help your community by being a good neighbor.  Help someone in your neighborhood get food or supplies or by helping them around their yard.
  2. Explore your school by writing down your favorite 
  3. Discover something new about your city or town by researching it's history online
  4. Draw a picture of what makes your state special 

 

Outdoors

D_Outdoor Art Maker

Outdoor Art Maker

When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to look at nature like an artist and make your own outdoor art.

What’s needed: art supplies, lemon juice, optional video of the outdoors

  1. See the Colors of Nature – Go or look outside (or find a photograph of the outdoors) and paint a picture of an outdoor scene. When your painting dries, add several drops of lemon juice. Notice how the look of your painting changes.
  2. Hear the sounds of nature – Go outdoors and listen. Then, write down the types of sounds and what you think is making them. If you can’t go outside, ask a parent to find a video you can watch and listen to complete this step. Then, make up a silly song or poem about one of the sounds you heard.
  3. Share your outdoor art - Make a “Leave No Trace” picture. “Leave No Trace” means that you are helping to protect nature. Draw or paint a picture of yourself helping the environment in a way you choose. Share your picture with your family and tell them why you think it’s important.
Brownies (2nd & 3rd Grade)

Life Skills

B_Senses

Senses

When you've earned this badge, you'll know how you use your five senses to explore the world.

What’s needed: 10 small items*, a tray, cloth, paper and pencils or crayons, three types of cheese, fruit or other food that is similar*, paper, glue, a few assorted small textured items (sandpaper, glitter, etc.), and several food items from the kitchen that your Girl Scout can taste (at least one each of salty, sweet, sour and bitter) *Items should be collected by an adult or older sibling so your Girl Scout doesn’t see them. Read through the steps for more information.

Steps:

  1. Look around – Have an adult or sibling put 10 items on a tray and cover them with a cloth. Take the cloth off the tray and look at the items for 10 seconds. List as many items as you can remember. Check yourself. This game has been popular with Girl Scouts for nearly 100 years! 
  2. Listen to the world – Listen for sounds outside (no peeking out a window). Draw pictures of what might be making the sounds. Look outside and see if you are right. 
  3. Put your nose to work - Put on a blindfold and smell the three foods your parent has collected. Guess-- and if you want, taste the food two times – once regularly and once while holding your nose to see if the food tastes the same as when you could smell.
  4. Take a taste test – Go in the kitchen with your parent or another adult and find one food that is salty, one that is sweet, one that is bitter, and one that is sour. 
  5. Touch and feel – Make a poster of textures using a variety of household items like sandpaper, fabric, yarn, etc. Try to get as many textures on your poster as possible (rough, smooth, soft, hard, squishy, hairy, bumpy, etc.) Blindfold your family members and ask them to identify the textures.

Outdoors

B - Bugs

Bugs

Explore the world of bugs and learn more about these little creatures that do so much.

  1. Draw a bug poster
  2. Try a bug craft
  3. See bugs in action
  4. Explore bug homes 
  5. 5. Take a bug field trip
Juniors (4th & 5th Grade)

Life Skills

Junior Staying Fit Badge

Staying Fit

Girls will figure out what fitness, food, and fun they need to stay strong for life.    

  1. Start moving!
  2. Keep their fit bodies fueled
  3. Know how to stress less
  4. Get the truth about health
  5. Help their families stay fit 
Cadettes (6th, 7th, & 8th Grade)

Life Skills

C - New Cuisines

New Cuisines

Cook up four dishes from across time and distance, and find out where your taste buds want to travel.   

  1. Make a dish from another country 
  2. Create a dish from another region of the United States  
  3. Whip up a dish from another time period  
  4. Cook a dish that makes a statement 
  5. Share your dishes on a virtual culinary "tour"!
Seniors (9th & 10th Grade)

Life Skills

S - Womens' Health

Women's Health

Find out how to make the health decisions that are right for you and what kinds of support exist to guide you.     

  1. Investigate the tests that help women stay healthy
  2. Find out how fads and beauty practices impact health
  3. Focus on techniques to help you stay emotionally healthy
  4. Take a closer look at a women's health issue 
  5. Get the word out on a women's health topic
Ambassadors (11th & 12th Grade)
A - Photographer

Photographer

Hone your artistic skills and find out how to use different types of cameras to present the world through your eyes.

  1. Explore the power of photography
  2. Focus on composition--shoot five landscapes
  3. Focus on light--shoot five portraits or still lifes
  4. Focus on motion--shoot five action shots
  5. Tell a story with photography - share it with us!
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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:

Girl Scouting at Home: Other Girl Scout Councils

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! 

Council 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? Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails has a series of patches right here with some requirements that can be done at home. Then check out these programs from other councils:

 


 

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Public Online Activities for Home