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Girl Scouts at Home

When girls take the lead, great things happen! Even though your girl’s daily routine may have changed, there are many ways she can still participate in Girl Scout activities and earn awards, even at home! Here are a few resources and ideas for Girl Scouts of all levels to help you get started.

Please note, this resource is not inclusive of every activity Girl Scouts can do at home. Check out the complete list of Girl Scout Badges and Journeys online at the Badge Explorer to understand basic requirements. There are also many patch programs available to Girl Scouts nationally and we have highlighted a few local patch programs in this resource.

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Badges & Journeys

Check back often as we're continuously adding new at-home badge content just for you!

Daisies (Grades K–1)

Badge/Petal Activity Plans

Between Earth and Sky Journey Jumpstart

via Girl Scouts of River Valleys

This Journey is all about feelings, special skills, and learning about the world around you. Watch the video to get started then continue the Journey on your own with suggested activities to do at home, in your backyard, or at a nearby park.


Buddy Camper (Steps 1-3)

The Daisy Camper badge is a great way to introduce the idea of going on a camping trip to your Daisies! The videos below will lead your Daisies through steps 1 through 3 of the badge. Daisies can follow along with the activities, or watch the videos and then do the activities on their own. Once done with all 3 videos, Daisies have earned the badge and are prepared to plan a campout together!

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Outdoor Art Maker

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Girl Scouts of the USA is partnering with councils across the United States to bring even more virtual badge and award programming to your home. Check out additional at-home Daisy badge and award options from GSUSA.

Brownies (Grades 2–3)

Outdoor Art Creator

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Think Like a Citizen Scientist

via Girl Scouts of River Valleys


Girl Scouts of the USA is partnering with councils across the United States to bring even more virtual badge and award programming to your home. Check out additional at-home Brownie badge and award options from GSUSA.

Juniors (Grades 4–5)

Gardener (Steps 1-5)


Outdoor Art Explorer

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Staying Fit (Step 3)

Find a place in your home or outside that you can go when you feel stressed.

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Think Like a Citizen Scientist

via Girl Scouts of River Valleys


Girl Scouts of the USA is partnering with councils across the United States to bring even more virtual badge and award programming to your home. Check out additional at-home Junior badge and award options from GSUSA.

Cadettes (Grades 6–8)

Girl Scouts of the USA is partnering with councils across the United States to bring even more virtual badge and award programming to your home. Check out additional at-home Cadette badge and award options from GSUSA.

Seniors (Grades 9–10)

Badge Activity Plans

Thanks to our sisters at Girl Scout River Valleys for these activity plans!


Girl Scouts of the USA is partnering with councils across the United States to bring even more virtual badge and award programming to your home. Check out additional at-home Senior badge and award options from GSUSA.

Ambassadors (Grades 11–12)

Badge Activity Plans

Thanks to our sisters at Girl Scout River Valleys for these activity plans!


Girl Scouts of the USA is partnering with councils across the United States to bring even more virtual badge and award programming to your home. Check out additional at-home Ambassadors badge and award options from GSUSA.


Earned Awards

Global Action Award

In 2015, leaders around the world agreed to work together to accomplish 17 goals by 2030—these are referred to as the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, or SDGs for short. They focus on things like taking care of the environment, making sure all people have enough to eat, and improving people’s health. They’re big goals, but Girl Scouts know a thing or two about changing the world! The Girl Scout Global Action award calls for girls to address the Global Goals by discovering, connecting, and taking action in their communities and the world. In 2020, the award focuses on SDG 5: Gender Equality.

World Thinking Day Award

In Girl Scouts, you are part of a special group of girls that stretches across the world. On February 22 of each year, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day. (That’s one big celebration!) World Thinking Day is a way to celebrate with girls all over the world by doing the same activities around a shared theme. The 2020 World Thinking Day theme is “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”

To earn your World Thinking Day award, you will explore the meaning of diversity, equity, and inclusion and carry out a Take Action project to address the theme in your community or beyond!

Use these resources to help you stand up and take action to advocate for positive change on global issues that are important to you!  

Highest Awards (Grades 6–12)

Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors—are you ready to start earning your Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award? Now is a great time to visit our GoldSilver, and Bronze Award webpages to learn more about these awards and get started on your project plan. It's also a great time for girls in progress to think creatively and use their resources wisely to overcome challenges—perhaps by creating virtual experiences for their programs and events.

For questions, or help getting started, please email the Highest Awards team at awards@gsnorcal.org.

Council Patch Programs

Did you know councils can create their own patches for girls to earn? Check out these patch programs from other councils:

Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin

Each Girl Scout grade level has its own set of requirements to help families guide their Girl Scout as she runs her own cookie business year after year. Girls can earn all 13 pins in the collection—one unique pin for every year they participate and meet the requirements. Guidelines for each program level are on the Volunteer Toolkit in the resources tab and linked below.


Community Service

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.

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Virtual Troop Meetings

While we can’t be in-person, keep your Girl Scout troop connected through online meetings to keep girls engaged with one another, while keeping safe. Here are some tips on how to run a productive, fun, and engaging online meeting.

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Meeting Safety Tips

Zoom has rich security controls to keep your Girl Scout meetings secure. For a detailed guide on how to secure your meetings, check out  Zoom's official security recommendations . Overall, the best practices for securing your meetings are as follows:

  • Make all conference meetings password protected
  • Change your screen sharing to “Host only.”
  • Disable “Join before host” so you have full control over who begins the meeting.
  • Disable “File transfer” to protect you from digital viruses.
  • Disable “Allow removed participants to rejoin” so that removed attendees can’t rejoin.
  • Don't share meeting links on public-facing platforms.

For even more meeting security, you can:

  • Disable all non-host screen sharing capabilities, making sure screen share capabilities remain host-only.
  • Enable the “Waiting Room” feature, which allows hosts of the meetings to see participants in a virtual staging area so they can be vetted before joining.

Just know that the second set of recommendations may make it more difficult for actual invited participants to share appropriate content in your meeting.

If you still have concerns on securing your meeting, you can contact  Zoom support directly for further assistance.