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Rising Diamonds Theme Weeks

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.

Not a Girl Scout? Not a problem! We're making select Girl Scout program resources available to every girl, parent, caregiver, volunteer, and troop leader. It's our way of doing our part during these challenging times, and to do what Girl Scouts always do: make the world a better place. And of course, if you'd like to learn more about joining Girl Scouts, we're here for you!

Girl Scout Spirit

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

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

Girls are natural-born scientists! They look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes, experiment and push boundaries, and learn as they go. We introduce Girl Scouts of every age to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to help them see how they can actually improve the world—whether they're discovering how a car's engine runs, learning to manage finances, or caring for animals.

Join us for STEM activities each day this week, and don't forget our Virtual STEMapalooza!

Daily, 5 p.m.: Story time with Staff- Join Ms. Kayla every day this week on Facebook Live as she reads stories from Chicken Soup For The Soul.

April 6: Let's Make Oobleck! Let's get messy and have some FUN! Explore the many tricks you can create with your Oobleck. 

STEM Challenge! Practice your engineering skills by building a structure or tower that you can balance on one finger (or even your nose)! Use materials you already have at home, like pencils, plastic cups, paper, cotton swabs, or something else you find. Try out different strategies like building something tall, something wide, or even something that hangs down.

April 7: We all love a sunny day.  Sunny days are perfect days to take learning outdoors.  Join us as we have some STEM fun by making sun prints.

Shadow Art- Let’s enjoy this beautiful weather and explore our creative side under the sun with shadow art!

April 8: STEM Chain Challenge! Show us your creative side to see who can make the longest chain! Then, post it on social media tagging us @GSWCF and using the hashtag #GirlScoutsAtHome

April 9:  STEM on Ice- Use liquids around your house you can see how ice reacts and melts depending on its environment. 

STEM Challenge! Can you make a basket using just one paper plate and one piece of paper? Think about the different parts that make up a basket (like a handle, a part that can safely hold an object) and make sure to include those in your planning and design. 

April 10:  STEM Innovator- Show your engineering skills by designing and creating your own board game!  Head to our TikTok @gswfc to learn more and join Ms. Lina as she creates her own board game.  

STEM Challenge! Wear your favorite scientist, astronaut, or engineer outfit, or whatever you wear when you’re being an Innovator and Risk Taker while doing STEM. Show us your best STEM selfie on Instagram or Facebook and tag us so we can see! 


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!

Self-Care

Developing key life skills and fostering a healthy lifestyle has been a key part of Girl Scouts since its inception. Being healthy isn't just following good hygiene practies, watching what you eat and staying active, it's also about your outlook on the world, your empathy for others, how you share your gratitude and finding ways to be at peace with your amazing self.   

Join us for ways to stay healthy of mind and body each day this week.

Daily, 5 p.m.: Story time with Staff Join Ms. Kayla every day this week on Facebook Live as she reads stories from Chicken Soup For The Soul. **We are having some technical issues with Story Time with Staff this evening (4/13). We will be postponing the reading until 6:30 p.m..**

April 13: Self-care tips for good body hygiene

Personal Hygiene TipsGerms are all around us and spread quickly. Learn fun ways to keep germs away and ways to keep yourself clean. Share with us on Tik Tok if you have songs that you use when washing your hands. Be sure to tag us @gswcf and use hashtags #GirlScoutsAtHome and #GSwellness

April 14: Food is the fuel for your body

Make sure you’re giving your body the best foods possible to keep your energy levels up! The foods you feed your body help with your mental, emotional, and physical wellness! These activities are a great introduction to your badge requirements for your Snacks Brownie badge and your Staying Fit Junior badge.

Snack SmartLearn about the foods in your home and how you can make delicious and smart snacks! Explore the importance of listening to your body when you’re eating and how to keep your food choices balanced. Get creative and create your own fun, smart snacks. Show us your food skills on TikTok (@gswcf)! Be sure to use the hashtags #GirlScoutsAtHome and #GSWellness

Being at home leaves plenty of time for snacking. It’s important that we don’t forget to keep our bodies healthy. Here are some helpful tips on healthy snacking!

Taste Challenge - Who doesn’t love a good snack? Join us for a taste challenge. Find items in your home that are salty, spicy, sour, sweet, and bitter. Show us which items you come up with and head to our TikTok @gswcf to see the snacks that Ms. Juanita finds. Be sure to tag us @gswcf and use the hashtags #GirlScoutsAtHome and #GSwellness

April 15: Emotional wellness

Mindfulness for Kids - “Children of all ages can benefit from mindfulness, the simple practice of bringing a gentle, accepting attitude to the present moment. There are several activities that develop compassion, focus, curiosity, and empathy. Mindfulness can be fun.” (Gelles n.d.)

Gratitude JarOne way to increase your emotional wellness is to show gratitude! The benefits of showing gratitude are endless, so this week, we’re going to practice by making a gratitude jar! Use small pieces of paper to write down all of the things you’re grateful for and put them inside of a jar, bowl, mug, or whatever you have available. Write down as many things as you can think of and watch your jar fill up!

April 16: Physical wellness

Yoga: Let’s Get Physical - Physical wellness promotes self-care for our minds and bodies for optimal health and functioning. Come explore how yoga benefits your mind and body. Badge- Brownie-Healthy Living, Creativity & the Arts) Staying Fit-Junior Health Life Skills)

Pop Dance Time Warp - Have you seen how dances have changed through history? Join Ms. Juanita, Ms. Lina, Ms. Makia, Ms. Miracle, and Ms. Tiffany and her daughter Lexi on TikTok @gswcf as they take a trip through time and show you their favorite dances through the decades! Show us how you perform your favorite popular dance on TikTok using the hashtags #decadeschallenge #GirlScoutsAtHome #GSwellness

April 17: Social wellness

Meditative DrawingToday’s theme is social wellness. There are so many ways to express yourself, whether it be dance, art, singing, drawing, painting, or storytelling! Today we are going to focus on meditative drawing. Meditative drawing is a visual technique for training attention and awareness, putting the mind in a calm and stable state, and exercising your creative muscle. This is a great start to explore fun ways to develop and practice mindfulness.

Create Your Own GS Song Challenge - Hey Girl Scout! Show us how innovative you are by joining our create your own Girl Scouts song challenge! Curious to see what we came up with? Head to our TikTok @gswfc to see what song Ms. Juanita creates. Tag us at #GirlScoutsAtHome and #GSwellness. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.


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!

Arts

April 20 What does it mean to be you? Today, create a video of how you would introduce yourself to others. Experiment with different special effects and angles, use props or even add music. Share it with your family when you are done. Be sure to check the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida TikTok @gswcf to see some of our staff introduce themselves!

April 20 Introduction to Photography- Explore your passion in photography and see what art you can create. You can use a traditional camera and try your hand at the technical part of taking a photo, like the exposure and aperture. Or design a photoshoot and edit the pictures you take with your phone! With photography, the possibilities are endless, so try it out!

April 21 DIY Playwriting- When it thrills, makse you laugh, or has a fantastic twist, a play, movie, or TV show can seem like magic. And a great play starts with a great script! Playwriters write scripts meant to be performed on stage. Learn some playwriting skills from the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts or read our version, and be sure to check out our Tik Tok on Tuesday to see Ms. Justice plan out her own short story!

April 22 Tactile Art Self Portrait- When it comes to art, the possibilities are truly endless! One type of art you can easily make at home is tactile art, or in other words, art you can touch and feel. Tactile art opens up a whole new world of fun and creativity, and you can make it with anything! This week, try making a tactile self-portrait using materials you can find outside, like sticks and leaves. 

April 23 Distance Drawing- Who would have imagined drawing from a distance could be so much fun!?  Showcase your communication and artistic style and have the whole room laughing! Be sure to tag us in your final drawings @gswcf on Tik Tok, Instagram, or Facebook and use hashtags #GirlScoutsAtHome and #GSArtShow  

April 24 Charades Challenge- Charades is all about acting out words or phrases without speaking - A great game to play just for fun!  Tag your friends on your favorite social media platform and see if they can guess your ACT with a simple clue or gesture! Then, tag us @gswcf!


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!

Around the World

Learning about the world’s countries, people and cultures will foster a greater understanding on how to make the world a better place.  This week, join in the activities we have each day to explore our world, starting with Australia!

April 27  Talking around the World -  Every time we think about traveling and visiting different parts of the world, we should always "Be Prepared!" Here are a few ways of saying hello around the world! Did you know there are Girls Scouts all around the world ! They make our promise in their own language! Check out the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida TikTok @gswcf to see a few of these throughout the week. 

April 27 Let’s learn American Sign Language (ASL)- There are more than 6,500 spoken languages and 4,000 written languages around the world. But there's another way people communicate; there are more than 300 sign languages around the world! Just like with spoken languages, people use different sign languages to communicate with one another all over the world - there are even different accents and dialects!  Did you know: Our founder Juliette Low was deaf in one ear!

April 28 Games around the world- Children all over the world play games. Try playing these games from Philippines, England, and Japan. Gather your family together and make it a game night!

April 29 Virtual Travel- Explore Airpano and travel the world from your home! Show us your favorite spots and sites on Instagram using #GirlScoutsatHome and #GSAroundtheWorld. Be sure to tag @gswcf!

April 29 Travel From Your Couch – What part of the world can you discover today? Use Google Earth and its New Arts and Culture section to explore around the world and discover unique places you hadn’t thought  of. Visit them and make pictures of your own to show us your virtual travels. Tag us @gswcf #GSAroundtheWorld !

April 30 Food Around the World-  Cultures are very different around the world depending on where you are- particularly the food! This week, go on a journey and explore what the most popular foods are in the places you want to visit. See what’s out there and you may be able to try something new at home. Who knows, you might even find a new favorite!

May 1 - Explore art from different continents and countries. How do they dance in Africa? Are there any instruments used in China that you’ve never heard of? Is art linked to any traditions in these countries? While you’re exploring be sure to check the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida TikTok @gswcf to see staff display different forms of art from around the globe! 

For More Fun:

  • Daisy Between Earth and Sky Journey Sample- In the Between Earth and Sky Journey, girls in Kindergarten and First grade join the Daisy flower friends for an exciting road trip in a petal-powered car. Get a taste of adventure in this passage. To continue the fun, purchase the full Journey book
  • Map It: Girl Scouts Around the World- As a Girl Scout, she'll find her place in the world and make a real difference, whether she travels the globe or decides to participate in the local activities with worldwide impact. Where are Girl Scouts on the map? Map it and see how many councils you can find!

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!

All In The Family

Welcome to this week's topic: All in the Family! Let's use this extra time that we get to spend with our families to celebrate everything that makes them awesome. This week we have a bunch of activities that you can do with your family or about them that show how much you love and appreciate them. Make sure to check out our Tiktok at www.tiktok.com/@gswcf so you can see how we participate in this week's activities!

May 4 Family Portrait- All members of a family are different in their own special way. Use your family’s handprints to show your individuality. 

May 5 Family Traditions- Traditions are any activity you purposefully repeat together as a family which lens a magic and meaning  to our everyday life. What Traditions do you have with your family? Come celebrate Spring with us by making a kite!

May 5 Cultural Treasure Tiles- Today we’re going to make Cultural Treasure Tiles to show the kinds of gifts and experiences that have been passed on to us.  This is a great way to express more about our family heritage and have fun learning about our culture, too! 

May 6 Interview Roleplay- Do you know what your parent or guardian does for a living? Sit down with them and interview them. There are so many exciting professions that you can learn about.

May 6 How-To Hobbies- Being stuck at home doesn’t have to be boring. Check out some hobbies you can learn in the comfort and safety of your own home. Share with us what hobbies you enjoy at home.

May 7 Family ASL- Learn new ways to communicate with and about your family! Join Ms. Justice on Tik Tok this week to learn new ASL family signs!  

May 8 Dear Future Self- Do you ever think of what you will be like when you are older? What job you may have or if you still like the same things. Where will you live? If you could have a conversation with your future self what would you say or ask? Write an email to your future self and open it years from now. 

May 8 Family Time Capsule- Time capsules capture a point in time. Right now, we are in a unique time that will be interesting to look back on when we are all older. Check out how to store all these memories into your own Family Time Capsule.


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!

Eco G.I.R.L.

As Girl Scouts, we use our courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place! We are considerate and caring to our loving earth, and make decisions to protect our environment for many generations to come.

This week, we are focusing on how the ECO G.I.R.L can inspire the next generation to build a future where people and nature thrive together!  Check out our Tiktok to see how we participate in this week's activities!

May 11 Upcycling- One of the best things you can do with reusable materials is make art and crafts! You’ll find there are all sorts of things you can make using stuff around your house that you might normally throw away, like cardboard tubes or old t-shirts!  

May 12 FOODprint- Did you know that what you eat has an effect on the Earth? Have you ever heard of a “FOODprint”? Part of being an Eco-friendly G.I.R.L. is using your resources wisely. Including food resources! Click on the link and take this fun quiz to calculate your “FOODprint” and how it effects the Earth. 

May 12 Climate Change- By donating your time and brainpower to real-life experiments and studies, you’re doing your part for the community and TAKING ACTION! Learn how you can make a difference and be a part of the solution to Climate Change today!

May 13 Grow Your Own Groceries- Did you know you can regrow fresh food from your groceries?  Come on over to our Tiktok and Ms. Miracle will show you how!

May 13 Soda Bottle Composting- Wondering what to do with those bananas that are turning black? What about the old carrots in the refrigerator? Composting is a great way to use old produce, help the earth and be an Eco-friendly G.I.R.L. Learn about composting and its many benefits here, and if you feel inspired, try our Soda Bottle Compost project to create your very own compost pile!

May 14 Conservation Bingo- Join your fellow Girl Scouts and Leaders on a Water Conservation Challenge! Play Conservation Challenge Bingo to keep track of your conservation efforts! Show us your BINGO card on social media.

May 15 Endangered Wildlife PSA- Want to learn how to advocate for your favorite endangered animal and find out what your inner animal is? Discover how to advocate for a cause through a Public Service Announcement (PSA) and protect your favorite endangered species!

 

 

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to learn, understand, and control your own emotions in positive ways.  It is a key role in becoming a great leader and a successful adult.  “To lead others I need to lead myself and to lead myself I need to know myself”  -unknown

Join us in the activities we have each day this week and Tag us @gswcf on Instagram or Tiktok.

May 18 Spread Your Wings- Are you strong like an ox or fearless like a lion? The Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest region use totem poles to describe stories or special people from past generations. Make your own totem pole featuring you, your friends, and your family!

May 19 Emotions Scavenger Hunt- Feeling Silly, Excited, Amused or maybe Bored! Get in tune with your emotions through this fun EMOJI scavenger hunt, AND invite your family to play, too! 

May 20 Adaptability- Change can be challenging and that is why it is important to be flexible and learn how to adapt! 

May 20 Mobius Strip- test your problem solving skills by creating a Mobius strip!

May 21 Stress Management- We all feel stressed sometimes. It’s important to find the best way to help yourself relax when feeling stressed so you’re prepared when things get tough! 

May 22 General Mood Scale- Learning to keep a positive outlook during stressful situations helps us be more resilient and innovative. Join us today on TikTok as we exercise our positive and happy muscles in order to change our mood!

For More Fun:

  • Being Assertive- Learn to like yourself without hiding it or showing it off! As Girl Scouts, you understand what it means to respect other people, say what you want clearly and politely, and be confident in who you are. Here are some healthy tips to becoming the assertive speaker and put simply, being happy with being yourself.  
  • Emotional Intelligence- Learn more on how to recognize and name your emotions.

 

Cooking

No matter what we are making in the kitchen, we like to have FUN doing it!  This week we are going to show you how innovative you can be with the food you have in your own kitchen.  From Shelf cooking to our very own favorite………Camp Food!

Come along with us in the activities we have each day this week and Tag us @gswcf on Instagram & Tiktok.

May 25 Guidelines on food safety- A critical part of healthy eating is keeping foods safe. Being at home can reduce contaminants and keep food safe to eat by following these safe food handling practices every day! See if you can find the six mistakes hidden within this fun coloring activity!

May 25 Cullinary Careers- There are all kinds of careers in the Food and Food Safety industry. Many kinds of people in the industry are responsible for ensuring food is safely handled, processed and distributed to the public for consumption (eating). Learn more about a few careers in the food and safety industry here! 

May 26 Food Pantry Challenge Sure we love chips and candy!  Join us in a food pantry challenge. Find items on your shelves like oats, beans, and sunflower seeds! Ran out, no problem!  Next time you go to the store with your parents, surprise them with a list of these delicious and nutritious foods that you and your family will also enjoy! 

May 26 Shelf Cooking- Before you take that next trip to the grocery store, USE RESOURCES WISELY and make a masterpiece with what you discover in your house! Supercook.com is a website where you can type in the ingredients you have at home and it shows you recipes to make with them. Check out this clip for even more ideas!

May 27 No Bake Sweets- We all have a little bit of a sweet tooth, but don’t always have all the things we need to whip up our favorite desserts. Next time you want something sweet but don’t have the time or ingredients you need, try an easy no-bake option or a microwave mug cake!  

May 28 Dipping Trays- Finger foods are fun for parties and they make great snacks! Broccoli, carrots and peppers are great for dipping in ranch dressing, and if you have a sweet tooth, graham crackers and yogurt make a yummy healthy snack as well. 

May 29 Walking Tacos- We Girl Scouts love to camp for a lot of reasons, and one of them, is definitely the camp foods! We love a good walking taco and often make a healthier, meatless version! Have you tried them yet? If not, check out how! 

May 29 Banana Boats- Want to learn how to make the best sweet camp treat? Click here to learn how to make campfire banana boats, a traditional Girl Scout camp treat.

For more fun:

Vegan Receipes- Did you know there are easy ways to make vegan French toast or vegetable lo mein? Being a vegetarian or vegan can be really fun and allow you to become creative in the kitchen. 


Let the adventure continue! Renew now!