As we find ourselves navigating challenging times related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve compiled some easy-to-complete badge options for Girl Scouts of all ages (K-12 grades) that are perfect for you and your Girl Scout to do at home.
Girl Scouts at Home
We know that this is a challenging time for Girl Scouts—staying home from school and away from friends is a significant change in her routine that can make her feel disconnected. At Girl Scouts, we are fortunate to be able to continue offering the same quality programming to girls, volunteers, and families virtually for at-home enrichment experiences. Our Girl Scout sisterhood will help us stay connected during these unprecedented times. We are in this together!
Check this page often, as we will continue to add virtual badge activities, programs, and resources for girls and families to engage with from home. These are all available to the public—no Girl Scout membership necessary.
For the latest updates and guidance from Girl Scouts of Orange County regarding COVID-19 please visit girlscoutsoc.org/covid19.
A special message for Girl Scouts from GSOC's CEO Vikki Shepp.
View a video message from Vikki to our volunteers here.
GSUSA Girl Scouts at Home
Stay connected to Girl Scouts across the nation and around the world.
Bring the exploration, fun and learning of Girl Scouts to your family even when circumstances are keeping Girl Scouts from meeting up in person. Afterall, Girl Scouts isn’t somewhere girls go or something they do—it’s who they are day in, day out. Use these self-guided, free activities to keep your girl, your troop, and your community connected.
GSUSA Virtual Events
Girl Scouts may not be able to meet in person, but thanks to Girl Scouts at Home, we can all participate in amazing Girl Scout events—online and in real time. Explore events for current and prospective Girl Scouts, parents and caregivers, and volunteers. New virtual events are added weekly.
Ways to Serve Your Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic
From educating communities about food production and selling Treasury Bonds during WWI and the Spanish flu pandemic to planting victory gardens and training in first aid during WWII, Girl Scouts have always stepped up in times of need, and our current COVID-19 crisis is no different. All across our country and our world, Girl Scouts have leapt to the aid of others by engaging in wonderful acts of service and kindness. Now your troop can get involved too!
NEW - Girl Scouts Give Back: Citizen Science!
This summer, your troop can contribute to important scientific research by participating in one of our Girl Scouts Give Back citizen science projects. We’ve partnered with SciStarter, an online citizen science community, to help get you going!
GSOC Girl Scouts at Home
At Home Badges and Activities
When girls take the lead, great things happen! Even though your girl’s daily routine may have temporarily changed, there are many ways she can still participate in Girl Scout activities and earn awards!
K-12 Badge Activities
Patches and Awards
Virtual Events & Activities
Girl Scout's Highest Awards
Global Action Award
Camp Family & Troop Resources, Sing-a-longs and Activities
Now's a great time for your girl to get creative on how she can give back to her community!
Need some inspiration? Send cards and notes to nursing home residents who are seeing fewer visitors. Some organizations may let you video call with residents to help them feel connected! Contact your local senior center to learn what works best for them.
Our mission truly would not be possible without volunteers like you who are providing girls stability in uncertain times and the encouragement and safe space they need to continue dreaming big, taking on the tough challenges, and growing into strong, confident leaders.
Below are is are resources to support your delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience while at home.
Volunteer Resources during COVID-19
Resources for Other Councils
Virtual Meeting Tools
Below is a list of free and low-cost tools that troops and communities in other councils are using for virtual meetings. While we cannot endorse or support specific online meeting tools, we encourage you to look at these and alternative options and discuss the pros and cons with parents and girls to determine the best solution for your troop or community needs.
Video and Audio-Conferencing Tools
Chat and Collaboration Tools
Additional Low-Cost Tools
Share Her Story!
Girl Scouts have amazing adventures! We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills at this time by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. Share her story with us here and please tag us in your stories on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @girlscoutsoc #GirlScoutsAtHome