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Virtual Girl Scouting

Girl Scouts At Home

There is nothing we take more seriously than the safety and wellbeing of our girls, volunteers and council staff. To ensure girls continue to have a safe, fun, one-of-a-kind experience at Girl Scouts, we've curated tons of virtual Girl Scouting resources. Be sure to check back frequently as we will update this page often. And for even more ideas and resources, check out GSUSA's Girl Scouts at Home page.

Below you can find Journey and Badge Programing, resources from our program partners, our Virtual STEMapalooza, and more! We've organized them into categories to help you find what you're looking for faster.

As always, read our blog for the most up-to-date information about GSWCF and COVID-19 (coronavirus). 

Understanding Girl Scout Grade Levels

Any girl in grades K–12 can join the fun at Girl Scouts. Girls participate in the appropriate Girl Scout program level according to what grade they’re in at school, as shown below.

  • Daisies (D)- Grades K-1
  • Brownies (B)- Grades 2-3
  • Juniors (J)- Grades 4-5
  • Cadettes (C)- Grades 6-8
  • Seniors (S)- Grades 9-10
  • Ambassadors (A)- Grades 11-12

Some of our badges and Journeys have requirements for each age level. To indicate this, we've marked them with multiple level initials. For example:

Auburn Squirrel Project- Badge Link: Citizen Scientist (DBJ)

 Girl Scouts at Home

About

Since we have to spend some time apart right now because our outreach troop meetings are held in schools and after-school centers, we're hard at work preparing some innovative ways for you to participate in Girl Scouting.

Each week we'll have videos, activities, challenges and more for you to do at home that will keep you connected with your Girl Scout sisters. 

Get the full scoop from Juanita and LinaVer el video en espanol.

 

Girl Scout Spirit: March 23 - 27

March 23-27 Story Time with Staff- Tune into Facebook Live at 5 p.m. to hear Ms. Tiffany read one of the Daisy Petal Stories.

March 25 - 29 Digital Art Showcase- Create a work of art inspired by our Girl Scout Spirit week theme! With help from an adult, post it on social media with the hashtag #GSArtShow or #GirlScoutsAtHome and tagging GSWCF!

March 25 - 29 Journaling Prompt: Soak Up The Sun- Sit outside with no distrations for 10 minutes and then write about your experince. With help from an adult, post it on social media with the hashtag #GSSoakUpTheSun

March 25 Sisterhood Day- make a sisterhood bracelet with Ms. Lina and write encouraging messages to your Girl Scout sisters with sidewalk chalk!

March 26 Show and Tell: Conservation and Sustainability- Show us what you do to make the world a better place while practicing social distancing.

March 27 Girl Scout Spirit Day- It's Girl Scout Spirit Day! Whether you wear your Girl Scout uniform or design your own Girl Scout t-shirt, let everyone know you’re a G.I.R.L. at heart! Make sure you tag us on Facebook and Instagram so we can share your style!


We’ve created guided PowerPoint activities and resources for girls to experience. Inside she’ll find activities, crafts and games that all tie into the PowerPoint’s theme!

Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors can use these independently, while younger girls (Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors) should ask an adult to help. We’ll be adding new PowerPoints weekly, so check back often to try something new!

Nature & Outdoors: March 30 - April 3

It’s in our DNA. Our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, was a famous lover of nature. This week, join us as we honor her legacy by promoting respect and love of the great outdoors far and wide.

Join us for special nature-centered activities each day this week. 

Daily, 5 p.m.: Story time with Staff- Join Ms. Tiffany every day this week on Facebook Live as she reads one of the Daisy Petal Stories in your Girls Guide to Girl Scouting.

March 30: Outdoor Bingo! See how many outdoor activities you can accomplish this week! When you get Bingo, post it on social media tagging GSWCF and using the hashtag #GSOutdoorBingo!

March 31: Nature Scavenger Hunt- spend some time outside and discover something new! Try your best to find the objects on the list, and more importantly: HAVE FUN!

April 1: Make art with nature! Collect different colored leaves, rocks, sticks and other nature items. Then, create a mandala-like design on the ground or grass. Or, make art in nature another way and share with us your creation! 

April 2: Low Impact Living & Leave No Trace- As Girl Scouts, we leave a place the same (or even better) than we found it. One way to practice our low impact living is by observing a spot in nature without touching or disturbing it. Any girl anywhere can observe nature by going on a “hike” in a circle. And you only need a few materials to do it!

April 3: Camp is a great way to get out in nature. Campfire songs are not only fun but they are part of Girl Scout traditions! On Friday, look out for a video of some of our staff singing some of their favorite camp songs and see how many you know!


We’ve created guided PowerPoint activities and resources for girls to experience. Inside she’ll find activities, crafts and games that all tie into the PowerPoint’s theme!

Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors can use these independently, while younger girls (Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors) should ask an adult to help. We’ll be adding new PowerPoints weekly, so check back often to try something new!

STEM 

Virtual STEMapalooza

Join Girl Scouts of West Central Florida in a three-day long Virtual STEMapalooza April 7 - 9.

Virtual STEMapalooza is jam-packed with virtual STEM experiences, outdoor STEM experiments, and a Q&A with STEM professionals from Tech Data, our presenting sponsor.

All girls, regardless if they are currently a Girl Scout, are welcome and to participate earn the FREE 2020 STEMapalooza patch*!

To earn your patch, you must:

  • Be a girl in grades K-12
  • Participate in two activities each day (six activities total)
  • Complete the post-event survey 

*While supplies last. Girls in grades K-12 only. Patches will be mailed. 

Get full details here. 

Badge and Journey Activities for girls in grades K-5

The resources below are easy ways to continue your Girl Scout Leadership Experience while social-distancing. They contain instructions, videos, virtual fieldtrips and more that will enable you to complete Badges and Journeys. And don't forget you can always use the Volunteer Toolkit or our Council Patch Programs to add to the fun!

Badge and Journey Activities for girls in grades 6-12

The resources below are easy ways to continue your Girl Scout Leadership Experience while social-distancing. They contain instructions, videos, virtual fieldtrips and more that will enable you to complete Badges and Journeys. And don't forget you can always use the Volunteer Toolkit or our Council Patch Programs to add to the fun!

Resources for girls in grades K-5

Below are some resources that aren't Girl Scout focused, but that can enhance your Girl Scout experience and even count towards some Badge or Journey requirements. We've done our best to indicate which badges requirements may be met by the resource. 

CODING RESOURCES

The coding resources below are a great way to enhance the Coding For Good Journey (DBJ), The Cybersecurity Journey (DBJ), Think Like A Programmer (DBJ) Robotics Badges (DBJ), Brownie Making Games, Brownie Inventor, Brownie Computer Expert, and Junior Entertainment Technology.

FREE STEM-THEMED VIRTUAL TOURS

ZOO AND AQUARIUM HABITAT CAMS AND PROGRAMS

These habitat cams are a great way to enhance the following Journeys and badges from home: Daisy Three Cheers For Animals Journey, Daisy Eco Learner, Brownie Bugs, Brownie Eco Friend, Junior Animal Habitats, and Think Like A Citizen Scientist (DBJ). 

OTHER RESOURCES

 

Resources for girls in grades 6-12

Below are some resources that aren't Girl Scout focused, but that can enhance your Girl Scout experience and even count towards some Badge or Journey requirements. We've done our best to indicate which badges requirements may be met by the resource. 

CODING RESOURCES

The coding resources below are a great way to enhance the Coding For Good Journey (CSA), The Cybersecurity Journey (CSA), Think Like A Programmer (CSA) Robotics Badges (CSA), Cadette Netiquette, Senior Game Visionary, Senior Website Designer, and Senior Social Innovator.

ZOO AND AQUARIUM HABITAT CAMS AND PROGRAMS

These habitat cams are a great way to enhance the following Journeys and badges from home:  Cadette Animal Helpers, Cadette Night Owl, Senior Voice For Animals, Ambassador Justice Journey, Ambassador Eco Advocate, Ambassador Water, and Think Like A Citizen Scientist (DBJCSA). 

FREE STEM-THEMED VIRTUAL TOURS

OTHER RESOURCES

Outdoors

Badge and Journey Activities for girls in grades K-5

The resources below are easy ways to continue your Girl Scout Leadership Experience while social-distancing. They contain instructions, videos, virtual fieldtrips and more that will enable you to complete Badges and Journeys. And don't forget you can always use the Volunteer Toolkit or our Council Patch Programs to add to the fun!

Badge and Journey Activities for girls in grades 6-12

The resources below are easy ways to continue your Girl Scout Leadership Experience while social-distancing. They contain instructions, videos, virtual fieldtrips and more that will enable you to complete Badges and Journeys. And don't forget you can always use the Volunteer Toolkit or our Council Patch Programs to add to the fun!

Resources for girls in grades K-5

Below are some resources that aren't Girl Scout focused, but that can enhance your Girl Scout experience and even count towards some Badge or Journey requirements. We've done our best to indicate which badges requirements may be met by the resource. 

FREE VIRTUAL TOURS

ZOO AND AQUARIUM HABITAT CAMS AND PROGRAMS

These habitat cams are a great way to enhance the following Journeys and badges from home: Daisy Three Cheers For Animals Journey, Daisy Eco Learner, Brownie Bugs, Brownie Eco Friend, Junior Animal Habitats, and Think Like A Citizen Scientist (DBJ). 

NATIONAL PARKS VIRTUAL TOURS AND JUNIOR RANGER PATCH PROGRAM

The Junior Ranger Patch Programs and the National Parks Virtual tours below are a great way to supplement these Journeys and Badges: Daisy Eco Learner, Daisy Between Earth and Sky Journey,  Daisy Three Cheers For Animals Journey, Brownie Bugs, Brownie Eco Friend, Brownie Hiker, Brownie Outdoor Adventurer, Junior Animal Habitats, Junior Eco Camper, Junior Flowers, Outdoor Journey (DBJ), Snow or Climbing Adventure (DBJCSA), Trail Adventure (DBJ) and Think Like A Citizen Scientist (DBJ). 

Resources for girls in grades 6-12

Below are some resources that aren't Girl Scout focused, but that can enhance your Girl Scout experience and even count towards some Badge or Journey requirements. We've done our best to indicate which badges requirements may be met by the resource. 

FREE VIRTUAL TOURS

 

ZOO AND AQUARIUM HABITAT CAMS AND PROGRAMS

These habitat cams are a great way to enhance the following Journeys and badges from home: Cadette Animal Helpers, Cadette Night Owl, Senior Voice For Animals, Ambassador Justice Journey, Ambassador Eco Advocate, Ambassador Water, and Think Like A Citizen Scientist (DBJCSA). 

NATIONAL PARKS VIRTUAL TOURS AND JUNIOR RANGER PATCHPROGRAMS

The Junior Ranger Patch Programs and the National Parks Virtual tours below are a great way to supplement these Journeys and Badges: Cadette Animal Helpers, Cadette Night Owl, Cadette Eco Trekker, Cadette Breathe Journey, Cadetter Trailblazing, Cadette Trees, Senior Adventure Camper, Senior Adventurer, Senior Eco Explorer, Senior Sky, Senior Voice For Animals, Ambassador Justice Journey, Ambassador Eco Advocate, Ambassador Water, Ambasssador Survival Camper, Ambassador Ultimate Recreation Challenge, Outdoor Journey (CSA), Snow or Climbing Adventure (CSA), Trail Adventure (CSA) and Think Like A Citizen Scientist (CSA). 

Virtual Teen Leadership Mentoring Training

The Virtual Teen Leadership Mentoring Training is the first step in becoming a CIT Volunteer at our camps, and for the CIT Awards. The program (for girls in 8th grade or above) focuses on helping girls to identify themselves as leaders. They'll learn what it means to be a leader, develop skills to work with peers and youth in programming, learn how to plan and lead activities for groups, and more.

This training is the very first of its kind – a blend of virtual meetings and at-home assignments. Girls must attend all three sessions and turn in all at-home assignments in order to complete the training and have it count towards their volunteering and CIT Award requirements. 

Cost: $20
Dates: April 13, 15, & 16
Time: 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. (choose one). Sessions last an hour and a half. 

Register for the 6 p.m. training

Register for the 8 p.m. training

Life Skills

Badge and Journey Activities for girls in grades K-5

The resources below are easy ways to continue your Girl Scout Leadership Experience while social-distancing. They contain instructions, videos, virtual fieldtrips and more that will enable you to complete Badges and Journeys. And don't forget you can always use the Volunteer Toolkit or our Council Patch Programs to add to the fun!

Badge and Journey Activities for girls in grades 6-12

The resources below are easy ways to continue your Girl Scout Leadership Experience while social-distancing. They contain instructions, videos, virtual fieldtrips and more that will enable you to complete Badges and Journeys. And don't forget you can always use the Volunteer Toolkit or our Council Patch Programs to add to the fun!

Resources for girls in grades K-5

Below are some resources that aren't Girl Scout focused, but that can enhance your Girl Scout experience and even count towards some Badge or Journey requirements. We've done our best to indicate which badges requirements may be met by the resource. 

FREE VIRTUAL TOURS

Resources for girls in grades 6-12

Below are some resources that aren't Girl Scout focused, but that can enhance your Girl Scout experience and even count towards some Badge or Journey requirements. We've done our best to indicate which badges requirements may be met by the resource. 

FREE VIRTUAL TOURS

 Entrepreneurship

Badge and Journey Activities for girls in grades K-5

The resources below are easy ways to continue your Girl Scout Leadership Experience while social-distancing. They contain instructions, videos, virtual fieldtrips and more that will enable you to complete Badges and Journeys. And don't forget you can always use the Volunteer Toolkit or our Council Patch Programs to add to the fun!

Badge and Journey Activities for girls in grades 6-12

The resources below are easy ways to continue your Girl Scout Leadership Experience while social-distancing. They contain instructions, videos, virtual fieldtrips and more that will enable you to complete Badges and Journeys. And don't forget you can always use the Volunteer Toolkit or our Council Patch Programs to add to the fun!

Resources for girls in grades K-5

Below are some resources that aren't Girl Scout focused, but that can enhance your Girl Scout experience and even count towards some Badge or Journey requirements.

We think they'll help you earn the following badges: Daisy Count it up, Daisy Making Choices, Daisy Money Counts, Daisy Talk It Up, Brownie Give Back, Brownie Meet My Customers, Brownie Money Manager, Brownie Philanthropist, Junior Business Owner, Junior Cookie CEO, Junior Customer Insights. 

Resources for girls in grades 6-12

Below are some resources that aren't Girl Scout focused, but that can enhance your Girl Scout experience and even count towards some Badge or Journey requirements.

We think they'll help you earn the following badges: Cadette Budgeting, Cadette Business Plan, Cadette Comparison Shopping, Cadette Entrepreneur, Cadette Financing My Dreams, Cadette Marketing, Cadette Think Big, Senior Business Ettiquette, Senior Buying Power, Senior Customer Loyalty, Senior My Portfolio, Ambassador Good Credit, Ambassador On My Own, Ambassador P&L, Ambassador Research and Development. 

  Service & Take Action Projects

Project Ideas

Giving back to the community is a longstanding Girl Scout tradition, and in current times of crisis that is no different. Here are some great ways to give back while practicing social distancing.

  • Create videos to help other kids keep bordom away, like Troop 944
  • Build and/or stock some Little Free Pantries
  • Take a trash clean up hike with your family
  • Use sidewalk chalk to spread messages of kindness and hope
  • Send greeting cards and homemade art to seniors in nursing homes
  • Build a bathouse and put it up in your backyard
  • Go Plogging (jogging while picking up trash)
  • Clean out your closet and donate unwanted items
  • Make upcycled pet toys for an animal shelter
  • Make a Bee Hotel
  • Create Care Packages for the Homeless
  • Create and donate craft kits to a children's hospital
  • Build a Little Free Library
  • Donate food to Feeding Tampa Bay (they're collecting donations at their Tampa Warehouse)
  • Do yardwork for a neighbor in need
  • Plant a tree
  • Plan your Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award

 

 Parent Resources

Resources

We've collected the following list of community resources availble to families in west central Florida regarding the COVID-19 Crisis:

Food Resources:

Utility Resources:

  • TECO- Tampa Electric has suspended disconnections for non-payment at least through the end of March.
  • Duke Energy- Waiving certain fees and discontinuing service disconnnections for unpaid bills. 
  • Comcast- Comcast is increasing access to and speeds of internet essentials to support Americans through Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Spectrum- Spectrum is offering a host of services including free WiFi hotspots, two months of free internet for households with students, not terminating service or charging late fees for non-payment, and more.

COVID-19 Informational Resources:

Other Resources:

  • United Way 211- United Way’s 2-1-1 is the most comprehensive source of human and social services information in the country. Our teams of compassionate, highly trained specialists are available 24/7 to connect you with the best services available in Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties.
  • Microsoft Teams- Microsoft Teams is now free to the public.

 Leader Resources

Resources

Even though you can't meet with your troop in-person, there are many ways you can stay connected with your troop and keep them engaged in the Girl Scout experience. Below are some resources that can help you do just that!