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Girl Scouts at Home is our way to deliver programming to girls, volunteers, and families virtually at-home. These unique Girl Scout sisterhood experiences will help us stay connected during these unprecedented times. Check-in daily as we will add badge activities, programs, and more resources.

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Girl Scout Activities and Programs

HPE Cybersecurity Patch Program

GSCNC Girl Scout Juniors

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital Juniors can participate in our HPE Cybersecurity Patch program! Juniors can earn the patch and a gift (while supplies last). 
HPE Cybersecurity Patch

The Gift of Trees


The Gift of Trees

This program commemorates the gift of 3,020 cherry blossom trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, D.C. in 1912 – the same year Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scout movement in Savannah, Georgia! The Gift of Trees Patch Program focuses on three key themes—international friendship, arts and culture, and the environment.

Gift of Trees Patch Program

Gift of Trees Patch Program Virtual Addendum

Trefoil Scavenger Hunt

Trefoil Scavenger Hunt 
Display this Trefoil in your window and post a picture to Facebook!

Downloadable Print

Women's Suffrage Virtual Scavenger Hunt


Women’s Suffrage VIRTUAL Scavenger Hunt 

Get your favorite snack and flex your fingers for this virtual scavenger hunt! Explore the Women’s Suffrage Movement by solving clues to learn about the 19th Amendment and the people who helped bring women the right to vote. PowerPoint version is available on Rallyhood.


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Camping at Home

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Virtual Camp - Weekly Live Sessions

Join the Camping Department every week through August 14 for free live virtual events! Every Tuesday at 11 AM we'll hold a live virtual event for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, & Juniors. Every Thursday at 4 PM we'll hold a live virtual event for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. 

Girl Scouts Go the Distance Challenge
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Get moving with our NEW Girl Scouts Go the Distance Challenge! Pick from a variety of distance/step challenges to complete with a team of your choosing. Your team can be your family, your troop, or anyone else, and there is no maximum team size. You don’t need to live in the same house as your teammates or be physically together to complete the challenge. Use the tracking sheets to record your team’s progress!

On October 1, share photos of your team completing the challenge with us on Facebook!

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100,000 Steps 1 Week   15 Miles 1 Week
200,000 Steps 1 Week   25 Miles 1 Week
500,000 Steps 1 Week   50 Miles 1 Week
250,000 Steps 2 Weeks   40 Miles 2 Weeks
500,000 Steps 2 Weeks   75 Miles 2 Weeks
1,000,000 Steps 2 Weeks    100 Miles 2 Weeks

 

Activities
Try out one of these self-paced outdoor-themed activities!

Try your hand at making a firestarter while also completing one of the activities in the Explore Camp Main Patch.

A favorite camp craft is paracord survival bracelets! Make your own using this guide.

Print out these fortune tellers to learn more about first aid and Leave No Trace. First Aid Fortune Teller and Leave No Trace Fortune Teller

Want to learn more about hiking? Check out this Hiking Safety Video and Activities made by a Silver Award Girl Scout.

Looking to get out and about outdoors in your neighborhood or at a local park? Try the Urban Scavenger Hunt or the Nature Scavenger Hunt.

Discover what’s in the sky this summer with the June 2020 Star Map, July 2020 Star Map, and August Sky Map.

Need help looking for your favorite constellation? Make Your Own Planisphere with this template! 

Feeling hungry? Make some nut-free granola bars, ice cream in a bag, or Camp Staff’s Recipes from Around the World.

Challenge yourself to get outdoors and explore with the GSUSA: Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors CHALLENGE!

Looking for some high adventure at home? Try this guide to Make Your Own Slingshot.

Did you miss our Council-Wide Virtual Campout? Use the Guide and Activities to design your own campout.

Love nature and journaling, try creating a Camp Journal.

Too hot outside? Try out one of these water-themed activities Cloud in a Bottle Project, Pythagoras Cup Activity Video | Instructions, How Melting Ice Causes Sea Level Rise Project, Bleach Tie-Dye, Make Your Own Water Filter, or a Wow! Wonders of Water Escape Room created by a Girl Scout Brownie!

Experience a little bit of summer camp with these activities DIY Fairy Wings, Camp May Flather Plants, or Camp Home Sweet Home Created by Bronze Award Girl Scouts.

Love Bugs? Us Too! Use this Bug Bingo to identify bugs in your yard, or make a Bee Hotel, Bug Bath, or Bug Box to help out our local pollinators.

How about flowers? Learn more about how flowers grow with these activities Color-Changing Celery and Flower Dissection.

 

Videos

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Service Opportunities

As we learn of additional service opportunities we will add them to this section. Make sure you check the Community Service Rallyhood too!

Face Masks

Girl Scouts can support their communities’ by making face masks. The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies)

Girl Scouts can contact local nursing homes, hospitals, food banks, homeless shelters, and essential workers and offer to make face masks. Make sure you get their requirements and quantity needed. If you are having difficulty finding somewhere to donate masks, click here to search by state to find where masks are needed. Additionally, Montgomery County Mask Makers is coordinating how to get masks into a supply chain where the need is greatest. . GSUSA is working with Feeding America to distribute masks to support local food banks and the communities they serve. Visit www.feedingamerica.org and enter your zip code to identify a local FA food bank.

Helpful resources to get started on making a face mask:

CDC face covering information

Joann Fabrics- make to give

GSUSA has put together additional resources to get you started on your face masks. Check out Girl Scouts Give Back: Face Mask Making Project to see: Face Masking Making Instructions for Troop Leaders, How to Donate Face Masks for Troop Leaders, and a sample letter to include when sending masks.

Disclaimer about masks: Fabric face masks are not medical-grade and not a replacement for medical-grade personal protective equipment

Girl Scouts Give Back: Citizen Science

Girl Scouts USA is encouraging girls and troops to contribute to important scientific research from home! By becoming citizen scientists, Girl Scouts can help scientists solve some of the big problems facing our planet. Check out GSUSA’s website to learn how to participate in the citizen science projects listed below through our partnership with SciStarter. By participating in one of our Girl Scouts Give Back citizen science projects, girls will contribute to scientific research and make the world a better place.   

Troop Leader Instructions

The Great Sunflower Project (All ages): Some bee populations have experienced severe declines that may affect food production. However, there’s little information about how a decline in the bee population can influence gardens. The Great Sunflower Project makes it easy to gather this information. Find a plant in your yard or neighborhood, observe it for 5+ minutes, record all the pollinators that visit, and share your data online.

Globe at Night (Cadettes, Seniors, and Cadettes): Light pollution not only affects our view of the stars, but it also wastes energy and money, causes sleep disorders in people, and disrupts the sleeping and breeding habits of animals like newly hatched sea turtles. In this project, you’ll go outside and compare how many stars you can see in a constellation to how many stars you should be able to see. You’ll mark your location, share if it’s cloudy, and tell the project if you were or were not able to see the stars.

Girl Scouts Give Back: Letter Writing Service Project

Girl Scouts Give Back: Letter Writing Service Project

The idea is simple: girls write letters to people in nursing homes, senior residences, and assisted living facilities, including dedicated staff and caregivers. This long-distance hug is a way to share your good thoughts with these vulnerable and loved community members.

GSUSA has put together some helpful resources to get you started on your letters. Click on the title above to see:

Letter Writing Tips for Girls

Letter Writing Instructions for Troop Leaders

List of Senior and Assisted Living Facilities

Instructions/Cover Letter to Facilities

Sunrise PenPal Program

Sunrise PenPal Program 
Sunrise Senior Living is introducing the PenPal Program to build meaningful relationships, connect with the outside community while practicing social distancing and provide opportunities to share positive messages, pictures and stories between Sunrise residents and local community Girl Scouts. For more information and to be connected with a local community Click on the title above.

In addition to service hours, the Pen Pal program can help meet badge requirements! You can apply this activity to "Making Friends" for Brownies, or "Social Butterfly" for Juniors.

Girl Scouts Give Back: Promote the Vote

Since our founding in 1912, Girl Scouts have created lasting, positive change through advocacy and civic action. Civic engagement is just one way Girl Scouts advocate for positive change and make the world a better place. Although some girls may be too young to cast a ballot, they can still mobilize their communities to take action like a Girl Scout! We all have a role in helping people exercise their right to participate in the democratic process, including in this challenging time of COVID-19.

As we mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, Girl Scouts is launching a national Promote the Vote initiative to engage Girl Scout troops in the democratic process. Promote the Vote aligns with Girl Scouts’ recently launched civics badges and GSUSA’s Suffrage Toolkit supporting the Centennial celebration of the right to vote for women.

Resources for Troop Leaders & Girls:

Learn more about Promote the Vote and how you can equip your troop for civic action. Don’t forget to submit your service project to Girl Scouts USA!

 


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Environmental Activities (Earth Day 2020)


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A Girl Scout Message for Those in Isolation


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Virtual Troop Meetings

 


Thanks to our volunteers and staff, our council is offering girls Virtual Troop meetings that are interactive learning experiences. And they are fun! Connect with your troop leader and offer assistance today in creating your troop’s virtual community. 


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Program Partner Resources

General Resources

Career Girls -- A free, non-commercial, online platform that features the largest library of 13,000+ short video clips of 600+ diverse women across every career imaginable with an emphasis on STEM. The women serve as virtual role models, sharing career and educational advice to inspire young girls to reach for the stars professionally and in life.

Empowerment Lessons -- What skills and abilities will you need for success in any career you choose? The role models in these short videos provide valuable insights and guidance to help you on your way. Watch the videos and then use the Independent Learning Guide to jumpstart a valuable discussion on what it takes to succeed in life and in your career.
Examples:
Importance of Diversity
Importance of Extracurricular Activities
Developing Communication Skills

Empowerment Activities -- Use these activities to reinforce the corresponding video topic or theme and build teamwork and community within your group.
Examples:
Giving Back Poster
Write And Pass
Cup Tower Challenge


Gandhi Memorial Center
 -- The Gandhi Memorial Center offers a variety of educational programs to elementary, and high school students to highlight the life and message of Mahatma Gandhi and the cultural heritage that nourished his life.

Explore the Ghandi Memorial Center website for educational resources and check out the Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds Activity.

Motivational Mini-Posters -- Download these free mini-posters with inspiring quotes from Career Girls Role Models!

Smithsonian Learning Lab has assembled Distance Learning Educational Resources that can be widely shared. The Smithsonian is committed to supporting teachers and their students around the globe as they face unprecedented new learning challenges. Here, on the Learning Lab, teachers have access to millions of digital resources from across the Smithsonian's museums, research centers, libraries, archives, and more. You will also find pre-packaged collections that contain lessons, activities, and recommended resources made by Smithsonian museum educators as well as thousands of classroom teachers like you. Use the search bar below to search for Smithsonian Learning Lab Collections. Additional Smithsonian educational resources can be found here.

STEM Resources

STEM for Scouts- A principle of the Girl Scouts of the USA is to break down barriers. This includes not letting COVID-19 be an obstacle for progress! Our “Earn your Badge from Home” program utilizes online tools such as Google Classroom, to provide a simple step-by-step process your scouts can complete earning their Coding for Good Badges, all on their own! We work with troop leaders, one-on-one, to schedule a convenient time for scouts to log in as a group or individually.

Our pre-recorded online sessions are structured around badge curriculum and include:
- A fun coding project tutorial on Scratch (an online block-based programming website for kids)
- Discussion about computer science principles
- Breaks to watch attached videos to learn about amazing female leaders in the tech space
Videos are carefully designed to be extremely similar to an in-person experience and students can learn at their own pace. A teacher will be available for immediate online assistance for pre-booked programs.
We strongly encourage you to watch a brief video explanation of our program and see just how easy the whole process is! Please visit this link.
Check out https://www.facebook.com/STEM4Scouts or email for more information.

Boolean GirlFull STEM Ahead is a series of FREE, online events with a live instructor teaching kids to Code, Build, Invent, and Animate. Join us each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3 PM eastern for a new episode and a new project. Each day we will lead you through a project where we code, or build something new and fun.  Girl Scouts can use these porjects to complete coding badges. 

Career Girls -- A free, non-commercial, online platform that features the largest library of 13,000+ short video clips of 600+ diverse women across every career imaginable with an emphasis on STEM. The women serve as virtual role models, sharing career and educational advice to inspire young girls to reach for the stars professionally and in life.

The program is designed for girls who are interested in a Full Code Immersion experience. You will code like a Programmer while overcoming obstacles, building problem-solving skills, and developing confidence as an independent coder. Sign up at any time and experience the latest in online learning. You are free to come and go as your schedule permits picking up where you left off. Optional live support classes are available daily to help you. All you need to participate is a modern browser, high-speed Wi-Fi, and a computer with audio capability. You will have as long as you need to complete your Journey. We host the pages for free with no expiration date.

Challenger CenterSTEM at Home is a collection of Challenger Center lessons and activities that can be modified and completed at home. Each STEM at Home category includes at least one at-home lesson. These activities require common household items or products that are readily available online. All STEM at Home lessons are marked with an asterisk * on the lesson page.

CodeCampKidz- Complete Think Like A Programmer Journey Online and learn to code all from the comfort of your own home on your schedule. CodeCampKidz will guide you step by step as you work through your projects. No experience or previous knowledge is required. When you finish your Journey, you will have coded a Final Project of your choosing and completed your Journey.

Empowerment Lessons  -- Are you interested in a career in STEM? The role models in these short videos provide valuable insights and guidance to help you on your way. Watch the videos and then use the Independent Learning Guide to jumpstart a valuable discussion on STEM careers.
Examples:
Why Consider AI
Why Choose STEM
Science Careers

Empowerment Activities -- Use these activities to reinforce the corresponding video topic or theme and build teamwork and community within your group.
Examples:
Inflate a Balloon - Science
Marshmallow Structures - Architecture and Construction
Four Wheel Balloon Car - Engineering
Motivational Mini-Posters -- Download these free mini-posters with inspiring quotes from Career Girls Role Models!

ILITE Robotics- Welcome astronauts! You have a very important mission today...You will be preparing your team for a trip to Mars!

Mission details:

  • Construct a rocket
  • Design and build a landing rover
  • Build a comet

Click here for the program guide.

Welcome meteorologists and geologists! Today we are going to do experiments to study the Earth and weather

Mission details:

  • Cloud in a Jar
  • Layers of the Earth
  • Rainbow in a Glass
  • Weather Fronts

Click here for the program guide.

Welcome engineers!

Mission details:

  • Snack Pulley
  • Rubber Band Car
  • Leap Bot
  • Paper Tower Challenge

Click here for the program guide.

Maryland Science Center- has two places where we have been sharing Science activities for people to do at home. The first is on their Website  Let's Science Together. Additionally, the Maryland Science Center Facebook is posting challenges and live videos of activities that kids and families can do at home.

Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center Spark!Lab- Spark!Lab is a hands-on invention studio in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Spark!Lab activities communicate that invention is a process, rather than a single “Aha!” moment; provide visitors with opportunities to explore the invention process and their own inventiveness; and demonstrate the central role that invention plays in American history—and today.

Virtual Invention Challenges:
Users pick their challenge and are guided through the steps of the invention process - in a style similar to the facilitation approach used in the Spark!Lab. At the "Create it" step, users link over to a related Tinkercard portal where they can build and tweak their virtual inventions using parts provided or by creating their own elements. The five challenges are: Help Clean Up the Ocean, Invent a Musical Instrument, Reinvent the Shopping Cart, Design a Spacecraft, and Design a Stadium.

Spark!Lab's Now What? Invention Game
Unexpected problems often call for inventive solutions. Users create inventions based on random prompts, leading to unpredictable and fun outcomes.

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden- Step into the shoes of architect William Thornton and design your own houses. Imagine new ways to use everyday items that are normally thrown away. Create designs for a brand new house. List the things that a person needs in a home. Solve a problem for housing needs. Share with someone how you would use your new idea. Brownies will be able to complete all activities needed for the Inventor badge.
Questions? Contact education@tudorplace.org.

Vidcode- Free Unlimited Vidcode Access for troops until June 30th! The 300+ hours of additional tutorials** are creative, including things like filmmaking and off-computer activities, so they are a great supplement during closed summer camps.

** The unlimited Vidcode access is in addition to our GSUSA Coding for Good Badge tutorials, which are always free and can be accessed here anytime.

Here are the steps to get started:

  1. Sign up for a free educator/guardian account here (which will give troops access to our 10+ hours of free introductory content and the Coding for Good Badge activities).
  2. Fill out this form to request full unlimited access to the rest of our platform activities (over 300 hours of additional tutorials!).
  3. Attend our weekly Vidcode 101 Webinar (every Wed. @ 4pm EST) to get started fast and learn more.

Washington Architectural Foundation- remains committed to providing young people in the Washington area with early design education. Whether home from school trying to stay busy or seeking a fun and creative activity as a positive distraction, these challenges will encourage the discovery of the local built environment. Click here to learn more (suggested age group: 10-14, but this activity is for all ages and skill levels). Post your drawings on Instagram and tag us @DistrictArchCenter.

Life Skills Resources

Arena Stage- Get a backstage look at Arena Stage right from your couch! Experience a virtual singing lesson from acclaimed music director Laura Bergquist, see playwright Craig Lucas read a sneak peek from his upcoming world-premiere Change Agent, check out animated set designs from Disney’s Newsies, listen to actors perform monologues and sing show tunes, print coloring pages of past shows’ costume designs – and much more! Check out Arena’s Facebook page and the Arena Stage website for an at-home afternoon at the theater!

Virtual Camp Arena Stage-
July 6 – July 17, July 20 – July 31

The creativity and community of Camp Arena Stage are coming to your home this summer! In this half-day, multi-arts program, campers choose their own schedules from a list of classes in theater, music, dance, media, visual art, and writing. Learning from an all-star team of professional artists and educators, campers will be immersed in interactive arts activities. With a daily show and time built in to connect with friends old and new, Virtual Camp Arena Stage will provide campers with an unforgettable summer experience at home. Visit the Arena Stage website to learn more or register your camper.

To register, visit their website or call the Sales Office at 202-488-3300.

Bach to Rock- Lean and instrument or sing together from the comfort of your home. Bach to Rock is proud to over online private and group lessons! Price varies depending on the program. Please contact the Bach to Rock nearest you to set up your private or group lesson.

Career Exploration Group- CXG is proud to offer free webinars that help Girl Scouts use their time at home to get a jump on career planning. Learn how to decide on a major, write a resume, or find an internship. At CXG, we believe that every young person has the potential to find a career that honors who they are and what they care about.  We work with high school students to help them explore their strengths and passions and define how they want to contribute their talents to the world.

For more information: careerexplorationgroup.com

Career Girls -- A free, non-commercial, online platform that features the largest library of 13,000+ short video clips of 600+ diverse women across every career imaginable with an emphasis on STEM. The women serve as virtual role models, sharing career and educational advice to inspire young girls to reach for the stars professionally and in life.

iCivics- iCivics works to ensure every student in America receives a quality and engaging civic education through interactive games that transform abstract concepts into real-life problems.

Interactive Civics Games!
iCivics' growing collection of free online video games offers students and parents the opportunity to "play" with civic skills and knowledge. Argue a Supreme Court case, command the executive branch, help clients understand their constitutional rights. At iCivics, students are placed in the driver's seat and immersed in an interactive experience without ever leaving their location. Each game takes approximately 30+ minutes to play and is recommended for students in grades 5-12. Looking for more fun ways to play? Check out our Game Odyssey

Civics Projects 
iCivics County Solutions unit is a free lesson-based civics project that students can complete at their own pace. Students select a community issue, problem, or concern that they'd like to solve or improve, examine the broad context of their issue—including the role of county and other levels of government—and focus on bringing about local change using strategies tailored to their individual issues. We've broken down the project into nine manageable steps for students in grades 6-8 and ten more research-intensive steps for high school students, with one lesson per step. This project-based unit is perfect for troops and girls working to earn their Bronze, Silver, or Gold Awards. Sign up for a free iCivics Parent or Educator account to access the resources.

Impact Challenge-
Caring for others, bridging differences, and taking collective action to address challenges have been important themes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Are you looking for a meaningful way to engage and contribute right now? Play iCivics games and earn Impact Points. Donate your points to charities working every day to support the common good. Donations will be made to organizations that earn the most Impact Points. Learn how you can help now through August 20th.

Claster Educational Services- Claster Educational Services is offering a virtual workshop series to help the Class of 2021 get started on the college application process and college essays. Details and registration are available here. Customized events for Senior and Ambassador Troops are also available; contact becky@clastereducation.com to schedule.

Cupcakes and Lace is a year round sewing and art studio just for kiddos and Girl Scouts that provides small group classes, private sewing lessons, birthday parties and camps! During COVID-19 they are offering craft and sewing kits as well as patch kit programs! These make great virtual birthday party alternatives, gift for a neighbor’s birthday, virtual Girl Scout activities or just for a rainy day stuck inside! You can choose from a variety of fun themes such as AG Doll Tea party crafting, junk food plushies sewing, paper dolls, whimsical fairy gardens with real succulent plants, groovy doghouse plushie crafting and tons more! Each kit comes with written instructions, photos, and all supplies. All hand sewing kits come with video instructions upon request. We offer free delivery locally and can also ship to you!

All of our patch kits come with all the instructions, research, easy and inexpensive supply list for craft/snack segment etc. all completed…basically we save leaders all the time and research and you can have a virtual troop meeting with minimal prep time! Depending on the troop level these kits should take 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. We have 4 patch kit themes to choose from. Each patch kit consists of a craft, snack, and learning segment/game! It also comes with necessary patterns (when needed for the craft portion) and an easy supply list. Each supply list is easy to get and inexpensive. Just a few supplies needed for snack or craft portion of kit. You only need ONE patch kit per troop and each patch kit comes with ONE fun patch. You can then purchase additional patches based on how many you need. NOTE: if you are out of our delivery range (see top of page for list of delivery towns) just contact us and we can mail to you or you can pick up on our studio porch for free.

eGirl Power- Distance learning is part of our initiative to educate and support the youth and we've aligned many of our program offerings with Girl Scout badge requirements and Take Action projects to help girls achieve their goals online. The eGirl Power Distance Learning platform offers the following:
- Leadership and Life Skills activities to support girls on their journeys and "Take Action" projects;
- Online Safety and Cybersecurity Basics learning activities that are also aligned with badge requirements.
Please complete the eGirl Power Distance Learning Interest Form for further consideration.

Empowerment Lessons -- What are the skills, character traits, and personal habits you should be developing right now? The role models in these short videos provide valuable insights and guidance to help you on your way. Watch the videos and then use the Independent Learning Guide to jumpstart a valuable discussion on developing life skills.
Examples:
Resilience
Importance of Teamwork
Importance of Mentors

Empowerment Activities -- Use these activities to reinforce the corresponding video topic or theme and build teamwork and community within your group.
Examples:
Integrity Bingo
DIY Bank
Confidence Collage
Motivational Mini-Posters -- Download these free mini-posters with inspiring quotes from Career Girls Role Models!

Fancy Girl Tea Parties, Crafts & Bling LLC- offers a variety of virtual Girl Scout Themed/Badge/Patch Work, Life Skill, Strong Women Centered, Holiday, and Arts & Craft Programs.  Including a full slate of summer opportunities. Keep checking the website and Facebook page for new free craft ideas and programs.
Questions to Jamal Frangie Rubeiz, at jf.rubeiz@yahoo.com

Available now:

  • Virtual Girls in Space Video/PDF Program- explore all things space and learn about famous female astronauts through crafts and activities. 
  • Virtual Women’s Right to Vote/GSCNC Women’s Suffrage Centennial Patch* Video/PDF Program- learn all about the Women AND Symbols of the Suffrage Movement through crafts and activities.
  • Virtual GLAMOUR Girl Video/PDF Program- be glamorous by taking care of yourself, crafting, and making at-home body scrubs- hours of fun for the girls. 
  • Virtual America the Beautiful Flag Program and Girl Scout Flag Ceremony Video/PDF Program- Learn all about the US Flag and Songs, the Girl Scout Flag Ceremony, and Flag inspired Crafts and Activities.
  • GSCNC Cherry Blossom Gift of Trees PDF Program– learn all about Japan, Philanthropy, and the Beautiful Cherry Blossom Tress. Crafts and Activities embedded.
  • Meet Daisy! Explore the Childhood of Girl Scout Founder-Juliette Gordon Low- You’ll have hours of fun learning all about Daisy’s life up to age 13, family and upbringing, what life was like for kids, and her favorite games, crafts, and activities. 
  • Hello Juliette! Experience the Young Adulthood of Juliette Gordon Low- You’ll have hours of fun learning all about Daisy’s life preparing her for society life. Learn important skills for women of the time and "Finishing School Lessons" like fashion, how to curtsy, manners, parlor games, crafts, and activities. 
  • Here Comes the Bride! Learn about Juliette's life as Mrs. Low- You’ll have hours of fun learning all about Juliette's marriage, the expectations of a young wife, rules of society, ballroom and flower etiquette, and lots of crafts and activities. 
  • Meet the Leader of Troop One! Juliette starts the Girl Scouts- You’ll have hours of fun learning all about   how Juliette turned tragedy into purpose and founded a movement that would empower millions of girls around the globe plus lots of crafts and activities.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Hosting a Fancy Tea or Party - You will learn critical life skills to demonstrate how to plan successful events. A Combination of Video, PDF printable's and optional Zoom meeting to demonstrate crafts; this program can be completed at your daughter or troops convenience. Earn all or part of Brownie Making Friends or Snacks; Junior Social Butterfly or Simple Meals; Cadette New Cuisines; Senior Locavore; Ambassadors Dinner Party.
  • Juliette Low Birthday Celebration & Girl Scout Induction/Rededication Program- Available at All Levels! Daisies, Brownies, Juniors , CSA- Experienced Girl Scout Leader and Gold Award Girl Scout Team Up To Bring You an information and fun packed Virtual Program specifically for each Girl Scout level. A combination of Video/PDF of Printable Materials this can be completed at your daughter or troops' convenience. Optional Zoom meeting to demo crafts and answer questons on Nov 8. Makes an excellent first or first few meetings. 
  • Girl Scouts are S'more Fun! Program with Crafts- Let's have fun with Girl Scouts traditions- Crafting and Making Edible Treats! Makes a Fun Meeting or Meetings. Combination Video/PDF and Optional Zoom Meeting of Live Craft Demonstration Nov 21.
  • Virtual Gingerbread Girl Crafts and Activities Fun Program- Celebrate the holiday season with this fun program-and great Troop Holiday Party. Combination Video /PDF- Girls can complete at their convenience or with the Troop. Optional Zoom meeting to watch craft demonstrations Dec 5
  • Virtual Fancy Girl Mini Manners and Etiquette Program- In this one to one and a half hour program you will have fun while you: Learn how to set a proper table, Learn which fork and spoon to use for each course, Learns the rules of etiquette when dinning, Learn how to introduce yourself, Learn important restaurant skills,
  • Travel Abroad- Visit Jasmine’s Middle East! Video/PDF Program- Makes a great individual, troop or Thinking Day activity. This program will be available for viewing in mid January in the form of Video and PDF and is only available through March. Must register before Jan 5 so we can order enough patches and favors. Visit the  “Real” Agrabah, Did  Disney create the Jasmine and  Aladdin story?, Do women really walk around dressed like Jasmine?, Meet Scheherazade – a heroine of Arabic literature,  Try Arabic/Belly Dance, Learn what the Hamsa and Eye symbols mean, Themed Crafts, Activities, Color Sheets, Make your own Passport, Travel Abroad Program Patch
  • K is for Kamala Video/PDF Program for Girls- Available at your convenience. Makes a great individual or troop activity. This Video/PDF program introduces girls to Kamala Harris the historic vice presidential nominee. You'll learn how her life experiences shaped her through Facts, Crafts, Games, Songs, Coloring Sheets and Patch. Optional Black Girl Magic Patch available for extra fee.
  • VOTE - US Elections & Women in Government Video/PDF Program- Available at your convenience. Makes a great individual or troop activity. This Video/PDF program introduces girls to the U.S. voting process, major political parties, electoral college and takes a look at women's firsts in government.  Will satisfy parts of Election Connection and other Government related badges all levels. 
  • Girls on the Go- Visit New York City and Lady Liberty ! Video/PDF Program- Available at your convenience from January-March. This program will be available for viewing in mid January through June in the form of Video and PDF.  There is no live program. Troops of 10+ can join a date for a live question and answer session. Girls and Troops can complete at their convenience. Will satisfy most of Brownie Celebrating Community and  Senior Traveler Badge.
  • Girls on the Go- Visit Washington DC and Meet Freedom! Video/PDF Program- Available at your convenience from January-June in the form of Video and PDF.  There is no live program. Girls and Troops can complete at their convenience-makes a great individual activity, troop meeting and troop travel starting point. Troops of 10+ can join a date for a live question and answer session. Will satisfy most of Brownie Celebrating Community and Senior Traveler Badge.


Free Offerings:

  • Strong Women of the World Program Series with Information, Crafts, and Activities
  • Free Cherry Blossom Crafts
  • Free Recycled and Other Craft Ideas
  • We Demand Women’s Suffrage Booklet
  • American Girl Color Sheets

Coming Soon Virtual Programs:

  • Virtual Holiday Presents to Craft Program
  • Virtual Girl Scout's Cookie CEO Event
  • Virtual VALENTINE CRAFT Program

Franklin Park Arts Center- Every day at noon we provide a bit of cultural nourishing with a 15-20 minute virtual program in the visual or performing arts.  Monday -Sunday we introduce you to artists and performers who spend some time sharing their art with you -- demonstrating their creative process, performing a comedic monologue, showing you their studio, leading you in dance, playing a mini-concert even sharing a short film.  Most of the performances are LIVE on our Facebook page and captured on our website as well.  Sometimes we post a video for you to watch.  Every day is something new and different, keeping you connected to the arts by connecting you virtually with the artists.  We look forward to brightening your day with a little bit of the Arts!

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens- Hillwood invites Girl Scouts to Explore Hillwood from Home with coloring pages, art projects, games, and a variety of other ways to enjoy the museum and gardens through our comprehensive digital offerings.

Hillwood's most popular Girl Scout program goes virtual! Our virtual version of In Fabergé's Workshop brings a dynamic and engaging experience directly to your Girl Scouts through live video chat, led by a trained museum educator. 

Girl Scouts actively participate in playful games and create their own drawings, as they explore Hillwood's sumptuous jewelry, glittering treasures, and magnificent art from the comfort of their own homes. This program meets most of the requirements for the Junior Jeweler badge and the program activities are age appropriate and engaging for Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette girls.

For more information, or to schedule a virtual program for your troop, visit our website or email info@hillwoodmuseum.org.

InGenius Prep- InGenius Prep offers educational resources to help Girl Scouts prepare for the college application process. We host free webinars with Former Admissions Officers and provide individualized counseling to assist with extracurricular enhancement and the application process. They recorded a webinar about college admissions, COVID-19, and what students can be doing right now: How the Coronavirus will Impact College Admissions.

Free Personal Safety Workshop for Girl Scouts K-5th Grade from KidsSmartz-D, B, J, C

Available through 2020

Created by KidSmartz, an educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC}, this Video and PowerPoint teaches kids about being safe and following the 4 Rules of Personal Safety. This program is free but Think/Act patches are $3 each. Narrated and recorded by Jamal Rubeiz, this is a great program for younger Girl Scout troops and parents to watch together, pause and discuss.

KidSmartz is a child safety program that educates families about preventing abduction and empowers kids in grades K-5 to practice safer behaviors. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing services to families, private industry, law enforcement, victims, and the general public to assist in preventing child abductions, recovering missing children, and supporting services to reduce child sexual exploitation.

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden- We have set the scene for you to recreate life at Tudor Place in 1911! Junior Girl Scouts will be able to complete all activities needed for the Playing the Past badge.
Questions? Contact education@tudorplace.org.

Women's Suffrage Movement-
Are you looking to explore the Women's Suffrage Movement with your Girl Scouts? Check out these resources from iCivics. Sign up for a FREE educator or parent account. Access our infographic and accompanying WebQuest.

 

 

Entrepreneurship Resources

Career Girls -- A free, non-commercial, online platform that features the largest library of 13,000+ short video clips of 600+ diverse women across every career imaginable with an emphasis on STEM. The women serve as virtual role models, sharing career and educational advice to inspire young girls to reach for the stars professionally and in life.

Empowerment Lessons -- What are the skills and abilities that you need to be a successful entrepreneur? The role models in these short videos provide valuable insights and guidance to help you on your way. Watch the videos and then use the Independent Learning Guide to jumpstart a valuable discussion on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
Examples:
Financial Literacy
Become a Leader
Importance of Work Experience

Empowerment Activities -- Use these activities to reinforce the corresponding video topic or theme and build teamwork and community within your group.
Examples:
DIY Bank
Improv Night
Confidence Collage
Motivational Mini-Posters
-- Download these free mini-posters with inspiring quotes from Career Girls Role Models!

SheEO Academy - SheEO™ Academy empowers the CEO in every girl! We help Girl Scouts earn business, financial literacy, and innovation badges in person and online. Earn all 5 badge steps with our interactive, hands-on program. Receive a take-away and a FREE Briefcase FUN PATCH! Register and get ready to BE a SheEO™!

SPARK Business Academy - is offering live, fully interactive online classes for grades 3-11, as well as online financial literacy badge workshops.  Class topics include entrepreneurship, personal finance, investing, leadership, sports management, debate, international diplomacy, and more!  For more details, visit www.sparkbusinessacademy.com or call 703.371.3155. 

Financial Literacy Empowerment

Outdoor Resources

Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC - All About Sled Dogs:  Virtual Meet and Greet! It's All About the Dogs!  Sled dogs that is.  Come out, virtually via Zoom, and meet Catherine Benson, owner of Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC and her crew of happy sled dogs.  During this Zoom program, we may include the following:  virtual meet and greet with six to eight of the Maryland Sled Dog Adventures sled dogs; types of harnesses used for dog sledding and how to harness a sled dog; equipment used in dog sledding including our wheeled carts and our traditional dog sleds; commands used in dogsledding; our dog truck and how we transport our dogs; and what the dogs eat.  Watch live as we feed the dogs their dinner!  After, we'll hold a short question and answer session for all of your burning dogsledding questions.  Each session is live and content may vary. 

Visit www.marylanddogsledding.com for more information.


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Community Resources 

General Resources

National Museum of African American History and Culture: 
NMAAHC Smithsonian Learning Lab

Women's History Museum:
Five Ways to Get Involved from Home this Women’s History Month
#BecauseOfHerStory
Creating Icons: How We Remember Woman Suffrage
Dr. Elizabeth Harmon Uncovers the Histories of Smithsonian Women in Science

National Gallery of Art:
Ten Digital Education Resources from the National Gallery of Art

EF Tours for Girls:
EF Tour Home Culture Challenge

Smithsonian's National Zoo:
Animal Webcams/Livestreams

National Mall: 
Cherry Blossom Livestream

Smithsonian Gardens: 
Cherry Blossoms

Smithsonian Institution:
Smithsonian Open Access 
Smithsonian Podcasts

Smithsonian Virtual Museum Tours: 

National Air and Space Museum: 
Space Shuttle Discovery 

National Museum of Asian Art:
Peacock Room

National Museum of Natural History:
David H. Koch Hall of Fossils - Deep Time 

National Portrait Gallery:
Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence 

STEM Resources

Honoring Educators
Educators around the country are working hard to provide families and students with home-based education, and as a nation, we are grateful to them. Over the years, we have been fortunate to partner with some amazing speakers who are also wonderful teachers. In this next video segment, hear from STEM Educator and Scientist Dr. Serena McCalla, be amazed by on-stage demonstrations with TV Host and Teacher Steve Spangler and learn from Author and Educator Dr. Chris Emdin.

Duquesne University Resources

Woods Hole Sea Grant Resources

NOAA Live! Series of webinars for children

The Washington Architectural Foundation

Makerspace.com 25 Projects for kids

Best Free Online Virtual Summer Camps 2020

Life Skills Resources
Entrepreneurship Resources