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GSCCC Girl Scouts At Home

Hours of online fun for girls by girls to continue learning about the four pillars at home! We will have several more activities and additional content available soon. Find even more resources to stay connected with Girl Scouts around the world by visiting GSUSA's new Girl Scouts at Home page.

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Badges & Patches

Did you know several components of our many awesome badges can be done while you're at home during this time? To discover your options, check out our Volunteer Tool Kit (VTK) to look through the badges. Not sure how to access the VTK? Contact your troop leader or email Customer Care for assistance.

Not a Girl Scout member yet? Contact Customer Care to register and get access to the VTK.

Explore the Pillars Certificates

Congratulations to each Girl Scout who participated in our Explore the Pillars Patch Program! You can now print your certificates here:

Explore the STEM Pillar Patch Programs
Explore the Outdoor Pillar Patch Programs
Explore the Entrepreneurship Pillar Patch Programs
Explore the Life Skills Pillar Patch Programs

Virtual Events (Hosted By GSCCC)
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Upcoming Events

Virtual Events (Hosted by GSUSA)
Check out the virtual event calendar for GSUSA and register for upcoming events. Or register for a past event to get the recording.
Virtual Programs

For girls in grades Pre-K (age 5) through 3rd, we have a eight-week virtual troop experience! Get more information during one our live webinars!

Earn Explore Patches From Home

Here are some Explore Patches you can discover and connect with at home! Then, when your troop comes back together, you’ll be already to take action! Remember to ask your caregiver before using the web.

Scavenger Hunt
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Enjoying the Outdoors

Scavenger Hunts for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors
Virtual Tours
Virtual Tours

Visit amazing places from your very own home!
Learn about history through art, study animals, explore a few national parks and more!

Leave No Trace for Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors
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Leave No Trace Online Course
Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors can work on their Environmental Stewardship badges by completing this course.

Instructions: Edible Campfire Activity

For this activity, use items that you already have at home for each part of the fire.

One essential skill in outdoor cooking is fire building. Before learning to cook or going on a cookout or troop camping experience, you should have practice in fire building and fire safety. A good fire can serve many uses: cooking, heat, light and protection. Remember, a fire that is improperly made or left unattended can quickly become a destructive force. Use this unique way to learn about fire building and think about fire safety.

Ingredients:

  • Large bread sticks – fuel
  • Shredded coconut – tinder
  • Small cup full of juice – water bucket
  • Paper towel or napkins to build fire on
  • Small pretzel sticks – kindling
  • Small marshmallows – stones for fire circle
  • Fire starters – Raisins or M&M’s
Girl Scouts can enjoy STEM activities at home!
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STEM on a Whim

NASA STEM @ Home for Students Grades K-4
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NASA STEM @ Home For Students Grades K-4
Explore dozens of space-related activties including craft projects, puzzles, engineering videos, coloring pages, games and more hosted by NASA.

Instructions: Solar S'Mores Activity

Make s’mores with the sun! Follow the instructions to make a solar oven.

What You’ll Need:

  • Cardboard pizza box (the kind delivered pizza comes in, or similar)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Clear tape
  • Plastic wrap
  • Black construction paper
  • Ruler, wooden spoon or stick
  • Graham crackers, chocolate bars, marshmallows

What You Do:

  • Cover the inner side of the top and bottom of the box with aluminum foil so that it will reflect rays from the sun. To do this, tightly wrap foil around it, then tape it to the back, or outer sides.
  • Line the bottom of the box with black construction paper where the s’mores will be placed— black absorbs heat.
  • Place the s’mores ingredients in the box as shown in the picture.
  • Use clear plastic wrap to create an airtight window for sunlight to enter into the box. Do this by opening the box and taping a double layer of plastic wrap over the inside of the box as seen in the picture above. Leave about an inch of plastic overlap around the sides and tape each side down securely, sealing out air.
  • The best hours to set up your solar oven are when the sun is high overhead - from 11 am to 3 pm. Take it outside to a sunny spot and adjust the flap until the most sunlight possible is reflecting off the aluminum foil and onto the plastic-covered window. Use a ruler, wooden spoon, or stick to prop the lid at the right angle.
  • Reposition your solar oven when needed, so that it faces direct sunlight. You should check periodically on your oven to make sure it is in the sun. Make sure that the foil-covered flap is reflecting light into the box through the plastic-covered window.
  • Wait until the chocolate gets soft and the marshmallows are warm and toasty. Then peel back the plastic, combine the s’mores together and enjoy your warm, tasty treat from the sun!

What Happened?

The heat from the sun was trapped inside your solar oven, and it got very hot in there. Ovens like this one are called collector boxes, because they collect sunlight. As it sat out in the sun, your oven eventually heated up enough to melt the chocolate and marshmallow!

How does it happen?

Rays of light are coming to the earth at an angle. The foil reflects the light ray and bounces it directly into the opening of the box. Once it has gone through the plastic wrap, it heats up the air that is trapped inside. The black paper absorbs the heat at the bottom of the oven, and the plastic wrap keeps it from escaping out the sides of the oven. Your solar oven will reach about 200° F on a sunny day, and it will take longer to heat things than a conventional oven. Although this method will take longer, it is very easy to use, and it is safe to leave alone while the energy from the sun cooks your food.

Girl Scouts are encouraged to spend valuable time with their families while stuck at home.
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Family Time

Mask Making for the Community

Here's a community service project that you can do that can benefit your family and friends in the community. Throughout our area and many places in the nation, there is currently a need for protective face masks. For those of us who sew - or want to learn to sew - this project can make a huge difference. Let's give a helping hand and follow best safety practices by making protective face masks. While doing it, you can earn a Girl Scout patch! 

Find out how you can help!

Fun with Pinterest

Did you know that GSUSA and GSCCC have their own Pinterest pages? You’ll find DIY projects, inspiration, SWAP fun and more!

Girl Scouts can earn several different awards for their participation and for taking action.
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Awards

Learn more about Global Action Award

Global Action Award
Girl Scouts’ Global Action award calls for girls to address the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, or SDGs for short, by discovering, connecting, and taking action in their communities and beyond. In 2020, girls will explore SDG 5 (Gender Equality) to earn their Global Action award.

Learn more about Highest Awards

Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors—now is the perfect time to start thinking about earning our Highest Awards! Visit our GoldSilver, and Bronze Award webpages to learn more about completing them.

Complete your Program Aide training online

Program Aide is a national mentoring award earned by Girl Scout Cadettes. A Program Aide is a girl who uses leadership skills to share her interests and experiences with younger girls in a troop, group or camp setting. Access the online training today!

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GSCCC Watch List

Enjoy these activity videos from our Camp Director and Outdoor Adventures Manager, Leigh Whaley!


Find more inspiring videos on our GSCCC YouTube page and the GSUSA YouTube page.

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From Our Community Partners

Just For GSCCC
For The Public
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Virginia Zoo Virtual Voyage
Here's your chance to connect with the wildlife! Our friends at the Virginia Zoo are offering virtual tours of the animal exhibits, activity sheets, and even a selfie station!

  • Read articles about adventuring in the outdoors and watch videos from our community partner, REI.

 

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