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There are many ways girls can take part in Girl Scouts! Depending on their free time and interests, they can register individually, for camp, as part of an interest group, or join a troop. If a girl registers individually, she may want to take part in one or two group events, like camp or a council-wide event. The flexibility is a perfect fit for families that homeschool. Plus, the content of all Girl Scout national proficiency badges and journeys have been correlated by grade level to national Common Core Standards, 21st Century Skills Standards, Financial Literacy Education Standards, and curriculum such as Health and PE, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies learning objectives for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. You can “mix and match” Girl Scout badges with the curriculum you are using!

If you have questions, don't hesitate to call 757-547-4405.


Meet Cindy Weaver, Girl Scout Volunteer and Homeschool Parent

Cindy Weaver

"For the past eight years, I’ve homeschooled my children. I’ve learned over the years that the badge work in Girl Scouts goes quite nicely with homeschool lessons! For example, lessons that include topics such as eating the right foods and the importance of exercising fits into a homeschool health curriculum. My daughter and her homeschool friends have also loved working on their robotics and cybersecurity badges this past year – new badges that also fit within a homeschool curriculum!

My homeschool group has taken advantage of Council Explore patches. It’s a wonderful way to learn about local areas and history through field trips. Lastly, but not least, the events hosted by Girl Scouts enhance the badge work that are incorporated into homeschool lessons. One that was super fun and full of learning opportunities was the Cybersecurity event held at Norfolk State University. The professors and current students opened the girls’ eyes to the exciting cyber world. It was amazing! If your girl is interested in learning more about robotics, art, digital arts (computers, digital photography, digital movie maker, web designer), owning a company, being an inventor- then look no further, Girl Scouts has it all."

What other caregivers have to say about Girl Scouts and homeschooling:

U. Winston - We've used a lot of Girl Scout badges to complete [study] requirements. No more complaining about "homework!"


GSCCC offers a Homeschool patch for those who help spread the word about Girl Scouts within their homeschool community! How to earn the patch:

1. Review our Educators Webpage
2. Review our Educator Guide Booklet
3. Go to http://www.girlsleadstem.com/ to learn about Virtual Field Trips
4. Share these Educator Resources with any Homeschooler Group
5. Recruit a new Homeschooler to Girl Scouts (Every Girl that recruits a new Homeschooler will also get a patch)
6. Once you have completed these steps (or your Girl has recruited a new Homeschooler), email anneb@gsccc.org to get your patch


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Adult Volunteers Needed

Interested in helping GSCCC? As a troop leader, group guide or facilitator, you will work with a group of girls and mentor them as they have fun, make new friensd, and develop connections that will last a lifetime!

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