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Girl Scouts at Home

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, activities and resources to keep your girl, your troop, and your community connected. 

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Resources for Virtual Girl Scouting

Below you'll find resources to bring Girl Scouting to the comfort of your own home.

Life Skills
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Life Skills

Be Prepared, Not Scared | Age Level: All Girl Scouts
Brought to you by: Girl Scouts Central California Coast

Girl Power Can't be Quarantined | Age Level: All Girl Scouts
Brought to you by: Girl Scouts Northern New Jersey

Global Action Award | Age Level: All Girl Scouts
Brought to you by: Girl Scouts of the United States of America

My Promise, My Faith | Age Level: All Girl Scouts
Brought to you by: Girl Scouts of the United States of America

Safety Awards | Age Level: All Girl Scouts *COMING SOON*
Brought to you by: Girl Scouts of the United States of America

Mental Health Awareness | Age Level: All Girl Scouts
Brought to you by: International Bipolar Foundation

EF Tours At-Home Culture Challenge | Age Level: J, C, S, A
Brought to you by: EF Tours

Free Being Me |  Age Level: B, J, C, S, A
Brought to you by: WAGGGS

GSUSA Badge / Award Charts
Daisies | Brownies | Juniors | Cadettes | Seniors | Ambassadors

Cooking with Care [English |  Spanish]
Brought to you by GSHNJ & Goya

Hearts of Service
Brought to you by GSHNJ

Pen Pal Network
Brought to you by GSHNJ

Stand and Be Counted [English |  Spanish]
Brought to you by GSHNJ

Outdoors
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Outdoors

Catskills Fire Tower Five Challenge | Age Level: All Girl Scouts
Brought to you by NY Department of Environmental Protection

Sourland Explorer Badge Program | Age Level: D, B, J, C
Brought to you by Gold Award Girl Scout Sarah C. / Sourlands Conservancy

Sun Safety | Age Level: D, B, J *COMING SOON*
Brought to you by Outrun the Sun

Girl Scout Ranger 19th Amendment Patch Program | Age Level: All Girl Scouts
Brought to you by National Park Service

GSUSA Badge / Award Charts
Daisies | Brownies | Juniors | Cadettes | Seniors | Ambassadors

Council's Own Badge: Newark
Brought to you by GSHNJ

2020 Summer Outdoor Challenge
Brought to you by GSHNJ

STEM
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STEM

GSUSA Badge / Award Charts
Daisies | Brownies | Juniors | Cadettes | Seniors | Ambassadors

Screen Smart
Brought to you by GSHNJ

Microsoft Virtual Workshops

Microsoft is offering virtual workshops, with new workshops being added weekly. Some workshops can be scheduled as private events for troops. To schedule, please reach out to Karen Lin (Microsoft.com/bridgewater)

They are offering virtual tours at The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, reading confidence and literacy skills training, MakeCode Arcade video game coding lessons, Start Your Own Business workshops for kids, and more! Register for a virtual workshop or training by visiting their website.

Entrepreneurship
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Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur Family Awards | Age Level: All Girl Scouts
Brought to you by Girl Scouts of the United States of America

GSUSA Badge / Award Charts
Daisies | Brownies | Juniors | Cadettes | Seniors | Ambassadors

Cookie Rookie
Brought to you by GSHNJ

One Smart Cookie
Brought to you by GSHNJ

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Resources for Adults

Here are at-home resources, live streams and more our sister Girl Scouts councils in New Jersey (and beyond!) are sharing.

Tools for Volunteers
Tools for Parents/Caregivers

While navigating these unchartered waters, below are some tools and resources to provide guidance and advice.

Racial Justice

At Girl Scouts, we seek to instill in girls the fundamental values of respect for all, inclusivity, equity, and the belief that injustice anywhere is a slight to justice everywhere. For more than 100 years, we have prepared girls to be leaders in our world, to speak up, speak out, and take action for fairness, equality, civility, and compassion for all people, and to arm them with the courage, confidence, and character they need to make our world a better place.

Read some personal thoughts from our CEO, Natasha Hemmings.

How to talk with your girls about racism:

Show your commitment to standing in solidarity with GSHNJ by displaying this printable image in your window. If you’re feeling creative, you have the option of coloring your own!

Use the Award and Badge Explorer to see all the current citizenship badges available for your Girl Scout’s level.

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Highest Awards

Earning your Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award is very exciting and we're here to help you achieve your goals. We offer various workshops and online tutorials to assist you in learning about the submission and approval process, so be sure to check out the events calendar to see what's on our schedule!

Highest Awards COVID-19 Guidelines
Keep Calm and Carry On with Bronze & Silver Award

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Video & Audio Conferencing Tools & 101s

While we cannot endorse or support specific online meeting tools, here are a few tools we having been utilizing in our new virtual-based climate.

Guidance on Using Zoom

See below Girl Scouts of the USA's guidelines all volunteers must adhere to when using the Zoom platform:

  • Make all conference meetings password protected.
  • Discourage sharing meeting links on public-facing platforms.
  • Enable/Assign a Co-Host that has the same administration duties while the administrator/host presents.
  • Disable the Allow Removed Participants to Rejoin option, which prevents those kicked off the call to come back.

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.
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Additional Opportunities
GSHNJ Facebook LIVE

All Girl Scouts, volunteers, parents, and families are invited to join us on Facebook LIVE for a variety of fun activities. View Facebook LIVE opportunities on our Event Calendar, or visit our Facebook page events listings for upcoming LIVE events.

GSUSA Virtual Events Calendar

Log on, tune in, take part!

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. Check out the calendar and register for upcoming events. Or register for a past event to get the recording.

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Find our latest council updates about COVID-19 at gshnj.org/covid.