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As Girl Scouts, we live by the motto "be prepared" and that includes when the unexpected happens. The safety and well-being of our members and their families are of paramount importance as we all navigate through the COVID-19 situation together. While we ask that all members continue to follow the guidance of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and their local health officials and cease in-person meetings, we want to deliver the opportunity for Girl Scouting to continue at home.

Here you will find more information on how girls, their families, and troop leaders can continue to participate in Girl Scouting at home or virtually until we are able to meet again in person.

These are all available to the public—no Girl Scout membership necessary. Check back often!

Wondering how to talk to your kids about coronavirus? Read this Raising Awesome Girls article from GSUSA for tips.


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Daisies (Grade K-1)

 

Daisies (Grades K-1)

Girl Scout Daisies is the first level in Girl Scouts and is open to girls in grades K-1.

Everything they do—from planting an indoor garden to helping their community to proudly adding that first petal to their vest—sparkles with that "first time ever" newness!

The activities below have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming and optimized for use at home during a period of social distancing.

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Activities

Activity: Girl Scout Promise

Grab your markers, paper, this printable and scissors for a fun Girl Scout Promise activity.

Not to worry parents we are leading this activity with your girls. Your Daisy Girl Scout may need some help with the scissors.


Activity: Honest & Fair

This week, each program level has its own badge to work on connected to being honest and fair. The below videos cover parts of the steps needed to complete the badge.

Once your Girl Scout has completed her badge requirements, work with her troop leader to order the badge or purchase on your own. During this challenging time, our focus is to serve the Girl Scout community in any way we can, so we’re offering free standard shipping on all online orders—no minimum.


Activity: Friendly & Helpful

This week each Program level has their own badge to work on connected to being friendly and helpful. These will cover parts of the steps needed to complete the badge.


Activity: Considerate & Caring

This week we are focusing on the third part of the Girl Scout Law about being considerate and caring. What does being considerate and caring look like at your home this week?

Learn the story of Zinni the Zinnia and how she learned to be considerate and caring. This is the third of 10 daisy flower petals. Then watch our video to learn the three steps you need to take in earning your Considerate and Caring petal.


Activity: Courageous & Strong

This week we are focusing on the fourth part of the Girl Scout Law about being courageous and strong. What does being courageous and strong look like at your home this week?

Tula Courageous & Strong Petal
Talk about “Tula’s Story” and then make an art gallery celebrating women who are courageous and strong.


Activity: Responsible for What I Say and Do

This week we are focusing on the fifth part of the Girl Scout Law about being responsible for what you say and do. What does being responsible for what you say and do look like at your home this week?

Mari’s Responsible for what I Say and Do Petal
Talk about “Mari’s Story” and practice being responsible for what you say and do.


Activity: Respect Myself & Others

This week we are focusing on the sixth part of the Girl Scout Law about respecting myself and others. What does respecting yourself and others look like at your home this week?

Gloria’s respect myself and others
Talk about “Gloria’s Story” and learn how to respect yourself and others.


Activity: Respect Authority

This week we are focusing on the seventh part of the Girl Scout Law about respecting authority. What does respecting authority look like at your home this week?

Daisy - Gerri’s Respect Petal
Talk about “Gerri’s Story” and learn about respecting authority.


Activity: Use Resources Wisely

This week we are focusing on the eighth part of the Girl Scout Law about using resources wisely. What does using resources wisely look like at your home this week?

Daisy - Gerri’s Respect Petal
Talk about "Clover’s Story" and learn about using resources wisely.


Activity: Make the World a Better Place

Rosie’s Make the World a Better Place Petal
Talk about Rosie's Story and make the world a better place.


Activity: Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout

This week we are focusing on the tenth part of the Girl Scout Law about being a sister to every Girl Scout. What does being a sister to every Girl Scout look like at your home this week?

Vi’s Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout Petal
Talk about "Vi's Story” and be a sister to every Girl Scout.

 

Challenges

Challenge Week 1:

This week we challenge all Girl Scouts to showcase the Girl Scout Promise in a special way.

  • Create a song
  • Make a sculpture
  • Learn the promise in sign language
  • Or any way you can imagine

Share with us your challenge by tagging us on social media and using the hashtag #GirlScoutStrong.


Challenge Week 2:

This week we challenge all Girl Scouts to share the new game you made with others.

  • Play over a video call
  • Share with your family
  • Post it online with the help of an adult

Share your challenge with by tagging us on social media @GirlScoutsATL and using the hashtag #GirlScoutStrong.


Daisy Girl Scouts Live Badge Opportunity:

Join us live on for an opportunity to earn the Daisy Good Neighbor Badge in a webcast with Girl Scouts USA tomorrow (Friday, April 3) at 3:45pm to complete all 3 steps of the Good Neighbor Badge. Register here.


Challenge Week 3:

Create your Own Mask at home!
Girl Scouts are always prepared to help! This week we challenge you to learn how to prevent the spread of germs by creating face masks for you and your family. To create your face mask, you will need two common household items:

  • One (1) Bandanna or Large Square Cloth
  • Two (2) Hair Ties

Step 1: Lay your bandana flat on the table.

Step 2: Fold the bandanna hamburger style.

Step 3: Take the bottom portion of the bandanna and fold it towards the middle.

Step 4: Take the top portion of the bandanna and overlap it onto the folded portion from step 3.

Step 5: Take one hair tie and put the left side of the bandanna inside the hair tie.

Step 6: Slide the hair tie to the middle of the bandana.

Step 7: Take the second hair tie and repeat steps 5 and 6 on the right side of the bandana.

Step 8: There are now two holes on each side, with the hair ties in the middle. Lift up the left side and slightly open the hole to place the right side into it.

Step 9: Make sure to place the left side into the right opening, and the right side into the left opening. The pieces should overlap into the middle to create the face mask.

Step 10: Adjust the hair ties on each side of the bandana. One hair tie should be on the left and one hair tie should be on the right

Step 11: Place bandana over face to cover mouth and nose by attaching the bandana behind your ears using both hair ties.

Covering your face using low cost materials from home can be used as a voluntary public measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other germs.


Challenge Week 4:

Show you are considerate and caring to someone else.

Write a letter to a friend, grandparent, or relative. Maybe draw them a picture, write a story, or share an update with them. Everyone loves getting some sunshine in their mailbox. This is a great way to practice writing and learning how to address an envelope.


Challenge Week 5:

This week we challenge everyone to be courageous and strong. There are some ideas on how to do that in each of your badges this week. Who are people in your life that are courageous and strong? Try something new this week and share with us what your learned. Maybe learn a new dance, try to ride your bike without training wheels, or something else that makes you feel courageous and strong. Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Challenge Week 6:

This week we challenge everyone to be responsible for what you say and do. How can you be responsible for what you say in your everyday life? Let’s share positive messages this week and post them where neighbors can see. Maybe using sidewalk chalk or a poster in your window. Create a time capsule. Let us know what you put in it and share photos with us. Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Challenge Week 7:

This week we challenge you to respect yourself by learning a new healthy habit. Maybe that is a new trick on your bike, learning a new dance, or playing outside in creative way. Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Challenge Week 7:

This week we challenge you to respect yourself by learning a new healthy habit. Maybe that is a new trick on your bike, learning a new dance, or playing outside in creative way. Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Challenge Week 8:

This week to help respect authority at home we are going to thank front line workers. You can make cards, put a sign in your yard, write a note to your mail carrier, drop off coloring pages at the grocery store or post a thank you online with the help of a parent (Emory, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, or check with your local healthcare facility).

Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Challenge Week 9:

This week to use resources wisely by making trash into treasure. Find something in your house that is "trash" and think of creative ways make it something new.

Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Challenges Week 10:

Girl Scouts are always challenged to make the world a better place as part of the Girl Scout Law. This week your challenge is to share joy in some way to others in your neighborhood. Ideas: Paint rocks with inspirational sayings and place them around your neighborhood, use sidewalk chalk to share messages, or other creative ways to share joy with the world around you.

Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Challenges Week 11:

This week your challenge is to connect with at least three of your Girl Scouts Sisters in some way. Maybe that is mailing them a SWAP, having a virtual game night, or dropping off a surprise on their porch.

Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.

 

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Brownies (Grades 2-3)

 

Brownies (Grades 2-3)

Girl Scout Brownies is the second level in Girl Scouts and is open to girls in grades 2-3.

Girl Scouts in the Brownie® program are ready to take on the world, and Girl Scouts lets them do just that! They want to learn new things and show off what they know. They want to explore the world and make it a better place!

The activities below have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming and optimized for use at home during a period of social distancing.

Get More from Activities & Challenges at
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Badge in the Box

Does your troop want to design a historical costume, dance like a ballerina, or create healthy snacks for family and friends? Then check out our new Badge in the Box series! Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta and our creative program partners have gotten together to make earning badges during virtual meetings hassle free and fun for Brownies. Badge in the Box has done all the planning for you and your troop. There are two options available: free downloadable PDFs or ordering a pre-packaged box with printouts and material supplies. Boxes cost $12.00 - $15.00. For more information, please contact Michelle Sager, New Leader Support Specialist, at msager@gsgatl.org.

Badge in the Box: Dancer Badge -PDF

 

Activities

Activity: Girl Scout Promise

Grab your markers, paper, this printable and scissors for a fun Girl Scout Promise activity.

Not to worry parents we are leading this activity with your girls. Your Daisy Girl Scout may need some help with the scissors.


Activity: Honest & Fair

This week, each program level has its own badge to work on connected to being honest and fair. The below videos cover parts of the steps needed to complete the badge.

Once your Girl Scout has completed her badge requirements, work with her troop leader to order the badge or purchase on your own. During this challenging time, our focus is to serve the Girl Scout community in any way we can, so we’re offering free standard shipping on all online orders—no minimum.


Activity: Friendly & Helpful

This week each Program level has their own badge to work on connected to being friendly and helpful. These will cover parts of the steps needed to complete the badge.


Activity: Considerate & Caring

This week we are focusing on the third part of the Girl Scout Law about being considerate and caring. What does being considerate and caring look like at your home this week?

You are earning your Brownie House Elf badge this week. Watch our video about completing steps four and five in that process.


Activity: Courageous & Strong

This week we are focusing on the fourth part of the Girl Scout Law about being courageous and strong. What does being courageous and strong look like at your home this week?

Brownie - Space Science Adventurer
Investigate the complexities of the sky as you learn to see things in a new way.


Activity: Responsible for What I Say and Do

This week we are focusing on the fifth part of the Girl Scout Law about being responsible for what you say and do. What does being responsible for what you say and do look like at your home this week?

My Family Story
Learn how to tell your special family story.

Head over to our Camp Meriwether Facebook or Instagram pages tomorrow to earn your painting badge.


Activity: Respect Myself & Others

This week we are focusing on the sixth part of the Girl Scout Law about respecting myself and others. What does respecting yourself and others look like at your home this week?

My Best Self Badge
Learn to pay attention to what your body needs and ask for health help if you need it.


Activity: Respect Authority

This week we are focusing on the seventh part of the Girl Scout Law about respecting authority. What does respecting authority look like at your home this week?

Brownie - Computer Expert Badge
Learn about your computer and how to have fun and stay safe using the computer.


Activity: Use Resources Wisely

This week we are focusing on the eighth part of the Girl Scout Law about using resources wisely. What does using resources wisely look like at your home this week?

Brownie - Eco Friend Badge
Learn about being an Eco Adventurer.


Activity: Make the World a Better Place

Outdoor Art Creator Badge
Find out how you can make your own art outdoors and have fun doing it.

Summer Chapter Book Club for Juniors & Brownies: If you are interested let us know by complete this form.


Activity: Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout

This week we are focusing on the tenth part of the Girl Scout Law about being a sister to every Girl Scout. What does being a sister to every Girl Scout look like at your home this week?

Girl Scout Ways Badge
Find out how you can share the Girl Scout legacy.

Summer Chapter Book Club for Juniors & Brownies: If you are interested let us know by complete this form.


 

Challenges

Challenge Week 1:

This week we challenge all Girl Scouts to showcase the Girl Scout Promise in a special way.

  • Create a song
  • Make a sculpture
  • Learn the promise in sign language
  • Or any way you can imagine

Share with us your challenge by tagging us on social media and using the hashtag #GirlScoutStrong.


Challenge Week 2:

This week we challenge all Girl Scouts to share the new game you made with others.

  • Play over a video call
  • Share with your family
  • Post it online with the help of an adult

Share your challenge with by tagging us on social media @GirlScoutsATL and using the hashtag #GirlScoutStrong.


Challenge Week 3:

Create your Own Mask at home!
Girl Scouts are always prepared to help! This week we challenge you to learn how to prevent the spread of germs by creating face masks for you and your family. To create your face mask, you will need two common household items:

  • One (1) Bandanna or Large Square Cloth
  • Two (2) Hair Ties

Step 1: Lay your bandana flat on the table.

Step 2: Fold the bandanna hamburger style.

Step 3: Take the bottom portion of the bandanna and fold it towards the middle.

Step 4: Take the top portion of the bandanna and overlap it onto the folded portion from step 3.

Step 5: Take one hair tie and put the left side of the bandanna inside the hair tie.

Step 6: Slide the hair tie to the middle of the bandana.

Step 7: Take the second hair tie and repeat steps 5 and 6 on the right side of the bandana.

Step 8: There are now two holes on each side, with the hair ties in the middle. Lift up the left side and slightly open the hole to place the right side into it.

Step 9: Make sure to place the left side into the right opening, and the right side into the left opening. The pieces should overlap into the middle to create the face mask.

Step 10: Adjust the hair ties on each side of the bandana. One hair tie should be on the left and one hair tie should be on the right

Step 11: Place bandana over face to cover mouth and nose by attaching the bandana behind your ears using both hair ties.

Covering your face using low cost materials from home can be used as a voluntary public measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other germs.


Challenge Week 4:

Show you are considerate and caring to someone else.

Write a letter to a friend, grandparent, or relative. Maybe draw them a picture, write a story, or share an update with them. Everyone loves getting some sunshine in their mailbox. This is a great way to practice writing and learning how to address an envelope.


Challenge Week 5:

This week we challenge everyone to be courageous and strong. There are some ideas on how to do that in each of your badges this week. Who are people in your life that are courageous and strong? Try something new this week and share with us what your learned. Maybe learn a new dance, try to ride your bike without training wheels, or something else that makes you feel courageous and strong. Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Challenge Week 6:

This week we challenge everyone to be responsible for what you say and do. How can you be responsible for what you say in your everyday life? Let’s share positive messages this week and post them where neighbors can see. Maybe using sidewalk chalk or a poster in your window. Create a time capsule. Let us know what you put in it and share photos with us. Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Challenge Week 7:

This week we challenge you to respect yourself by learning a new healthy habit. Maybe that is a new trick on your bike, learning a new dance, or playing outside in creative way. Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Challenge Week 8:

This week to help respect authority at home we are going to thank front line workers. You can make cards, put a sign in your yard, write a note to your mail carrier, drop off coloring pages at the grocery store or post a thank you online with the help of a parent (Emory, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, or check with your local healthcare facility).

Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Challenge Week 9:

This week to use resources wisely by making trash into treasure. Find something in your house that is "trash" and think of creative ways make it something new.

Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Challenges Week 10:

Girl Scouts are always challenged to make the world a better place as part of the Girl Scout Law. This week your challenge is to share joy in some way to others in your neighborhood. Ideas: Paint rocks with inspirational sayings and place them around your neighborhood, use sidewalk chalk to share messages, or other creative ways to share joy with the world around you.

Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Challenges Week 11:

This week your challenge is to connect with at least three of your Girl Scouts Sisters in some way. Maybe that is mailing them a SWAP, having a virtual game night, or dropping off a surprise on their porch.

Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.

 

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Juniors (Grades 4-5)

 

Juniors (Grades 4-5)

Girl Scout Juniors is the third level in Girl Scouts and is open to girls in grades 4-5.

Juniors are explorers, entrepreneurs, and scientists. They’re change-makers, big-idea thinkers, and future leaders. A Girl Scout Junior wakes up every day ready to play a new role and change the world for the better!

The activities below have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming and optimized for use at home during a period of social distancing.

Get More from Activities & Challenges at
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Activities | Challenges | Videos

Badge in the Box

Does your troop want to design a historical costume, dance like a ballerina, or create healthy snacks for family and friends? Then check out our new Badge in the Box series! Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta and our creative program partners have gotten together to make earning badges during virtual meetings hassle free and fun for Juniors. Badge in the Box has done all the planning for you and your troop. There are two options available: free downloadable PDFs or ordering a pre-packaged box with printouts and material supplies. Boxes cost $12.00 - $15.00. For more information, please contact Michelle Sager, New Leader Support Specialist, at msager@gsgatl.org.

Badge in the Box: Staying Fit Badge -PDF
Badge in the Box: Playing the Past Badge -PDF

 

Activities

Activity: Girl Scout Promise

Grab your markers, paper, this printable and scissors for a fun Girl Scout Promise activity.

Not to worry parents we are leading this activity with your girls. Your Daisy Girl Scout may need some help with the scissors.


Activity: Honest & Fair

This week, each program level has its own badge to work on connected to being honest and fair. The below videos cover parts of the steps needed to complete the badge.

Once your Girl Scout has completed her badge requirements, work with her troop leader to order the badge or purchase on your own. During this challenging time, our focus is to serve the Girl Scout community in any way we can, so we’re offering free standard shipping on all online orders—no minimum.


Activity: Friendly & Helpful

This week each Program level has their own badge to work on connected to being friendly and helpful. These will cover parts of the steps needed to complete the badge.


Activity: Considerate & Caring

This week we are focusing on the third part of the Girl Scout Law about being considerate and caring. What does being considerate and caring look like at your home this week?

Get to know yourself and what you’re capable of so you can feel confident on your own. Watch our video which will walk you through steps one through four in earning your Independence badge.


Activity: Courageous & Strong

This week we are focusing on the fourth part of the Girl Scout Law about being courageous and strong. What does being courageous and strong look like at your home this week?

Junior - Space Science Investigator
Venture through the Solar System and beyond, and see that space is even bigger than you may have imagined


Activity: Responsible for What I Say and Do

This week we are focusing on the fifth part of the Girl Scout Law about being responsible for what you say and do. What does being responsible for what you say and do look like at your home this week?

Eco Camper
Learn more about how to “Leave No Trace” while camping and exploring the world as you work on Step Four of this badge.


Activity: Respect Myself & Others

This week we are focusing on the sixth part of the Girl Scout Law about respecting myself and others. What does respecting yourself and others look like at your home this week?

Staying Fit
Learn more about simple stretches and have a family check in night from one of our Gold Award Girl Scouts.

Juniors! Are you interested in earning your Journey? Sign-up to attend our Journey Series program, starting the week of June 1! Registration will open up Friday, May 15 at 1 p.m.


Activity: Respect Authority

This week we are focusing on the seventh part of the Girl Scout Law about respecting authority. What does respecting authority look like at your home this week?

Junior - Detective Badge
Learn to investigate by taking fingerprints and other skills.


Activity: Use Resources Wisely

This week we are focusing on the eighth part of the Girl Scout Law about using resources wisely. What does using resources wisely look like at your home this week?

Junior - Gardener Badge
Find out how to make your own garden, no matter where you live.


Activity: Make the World a Better Place

Outdoor Art Explorer Badge
Let nature be your inspiration as you explore, create, and design different kinds of art.

Summer Chapter Book Club for Juniors & Brownies: If you are interested let us know by complete this form.


Activity: Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout

This week we are focusing on the tenth part of the Girl Scout Law about being a sister to every Girl Scout. What does being a sister to every Girl Scout look like at your home this week?

Girl Scout Ways Badge
Find out about Girl Scout traditions and share activities and spirit that are a century strong.

Summer Chapter Book Club for Juniors & Brownies: If you are interested let us know by complete this form.

 

Challenges

Challenge Week 1:

This week we challenge all Girl Scouts to showcase the Girl Scout Promise in a special way.

  • Create a song
  • Make a sculpture
  • Learn the promise in sign language
  • Or any way you can imagine

Share with us your challenge by tagging us on social media and using the hashtag #GirlScoutStrong.


Challenge Week 2:

Sign up to complete one of your journeys online with a group. This is a great step in your Bronze or Journey Summit Award.

  1. aMuse, Wednesdays at 7pm (Four sessions starting April 15). In this Journey, you will explore roles you play in your life and try on new ones—play a role-playing game, invite actors to talk about the characters they’ve played, or learn to spot stereotypes on TV, in movies, or in ads. Plan a Take Action Project and earn three Awards.
  2. Agent of Change, Tuesdays at 4pm (Four sessions starting April 14). In this Journey, you will explore how powerful individual women have been throughout history, how your own individual powers can be linked together to create a powerful team, and how your team power can become community power. Plan a Take Action Project and earn three Awards.

Scholarships are available. Here is more information.


Challenge Week 3:

Create your Own Mask at home!
Girl Scouts are always prepared to help! This week we challenge you to learn how to prevent the spread of germs by creating face masks for you and your family. To create your face mask, you will need two common household items:

  • One (1) Bandanna or Large Square Cloth
  • Two (2) Hair Ties

Step 1: Lay your bandana flat on the table.

Step 2: Fold the bandanna hamburger style.

Step 3: Take the bottom portion of the bandanna and fold it towards the middle.

Step 4: Take the top portion of the bandanna and overlap it onto the folded portion from step 3.

Step 5: Take one hair tie and put the left side of the bandanna inside the hair tie.

Step 6: Slide the hair tie to the middle of the bandana.

Step 7: Take the second hair tie and repeat steps 5 and 6 on the right side of the bandana.

Step 8: There are now two holes on each side, with the hair ties in the middle. Lift up the left side and slightly open the hole to place the right side into it.

Step 9: Make sure to place the left side into the right opening, and the right side into the left opening. The pieces should overlap into the middle to create the face mask.

Step 10: Adjust the hair ties on each side of the bandana. One hair tie should be on the left and one hair tie should be on the right

Step 11: Place bandana over face to cover mouth and nose by attaching the bandana behind your ears using both hair ties.

Covering your face using low cost materials from home can be used as a voluntary public measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other germs.


Challenge Week 4:

Show you are considerate and caring to someone else.

Write a letter to a friend, grandparent, or relative. Maybe draw them a picture, write a story, or share an update with them. Everyone loves getting some sunshine in their mailbox. This is a great way to practice writing and learning how to address an envelope.


Challenge Week 5:

This week we challenge everyone to be courageous and strong. There are some ideas on how to do that in each of your badges this week. Who are people in your life that are courageous and strong? Try something new this week and share with us what your learned. Maybe learn a new dance, try to ride your bike without training wheels, or something else that makes you feel courageous and strong. Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Challenge Week 6:

This week we challenge everyone to be responsible for what you say and do. How can you be responsible for what you say in your everyday life? Let’s share positive messages this week and post them where neighbors can see. Maybe using sidewalk chalk or a poster in your window. Create a time capsule. Let us know what you put in it and share photos with us. Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Challenge Week 7:

This week we challenge you to respect yourself by learning a new healthy habit. Maybe that is a new trick on your bike, learning a new dance, or playing outside in creative way. Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Challenge Week 8:

This week to help respect authority at home we are going to thank front line workers. You can make cards, put a sign in your yard, write a note to your mail carrier, drop off coloring pages at the grocery store or post a thank you online with the help of a parent (Emory, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, or check with your local healthcare facility).

Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Challenge Week 9:

This week to use resources wisely by making trash into treasure. Find something in your house that is "trash" and think of creative ways make it something new.

Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Challenges Week 10:

Girl Scouts are always challenged to make the world a better place as part of the Girl Scout Law. This week your challenge is to share joy in some way to others in your neighborhood. Ideas: Paint rocks with inspirational sayings and place them around your neighborhood, use sidewalk chalk to share messages, or other creative ways to share joy with the world around you.

Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Challenges Week 11:

This week your challenge is to connect with at least three of your Girl Scouts Sisters in some way. Maybe that is mailing them a SWAP, having a virtual game night, or dropping off a surprise on their porch.

Tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.

 

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Cadettes (Grades 6-8)

 

Cadettes (Grades 6-8)

Girl Scout Cadettes is the fourth level in Girl Scouts and is open to girls in grades 6-8.

Making forever friends, saving the planet, standing up against stereotypes, using their powers for the greater good—that’s what being a Girl Scout Cadette is all about.

The activities below have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming and optimized for use at home during a period of social distancing.

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Activities

Activity: Girl Scout Promise

Have you thought about earning your Community Service Bar? Check out these immediate needs where you can help NOW locally! Challenge yourself to be a change-maker.

  • Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia is in crisis. They are using 3,000 disposable masks a day and are asking volunteers to sew masks for health care providers.
  • A.G. Rhodes a non-profit nursing home with 3 locations in Metro Atlanta would love your words of encouragement.

Activity: Honest & Fair

Are you interested in earning your Journey? Sign up to attend our Journey Series program, starting the week of April 13:

Cadettes

  • MEdia, Wednesdays at 4:15pm (4 Session starting April 15). In this Journey, you will explore media and find out how to reshape negative media messages into more positive ones—invite a TV show producer to talk about what influences her work, organize a movie night and discuss the film’s messages, or write a rap song or TV script. Plan a Take Action Project and earn three Awards.
  • aMuse, Wednesdays at 7pm (Four sessions starting April 15). In this Journey, you will explore roles you play in your life and try on new ones—play a role-playing game, invite actors to talk about the characters they’ve played, or learn to spot stereotypes on TV, in movies, or in ads. Plan a Take Action Project and earn three Awards.

Scholarships are available click here!


Activity: Friendly & Helpful

This week we are focusing on the second part of the Girl Scout Law about being friendly and helpful. Everyone is looking for ways to help out and as young women you have the opportunity to be a part of the solution! Take a look at the First Aid badge for your program level and make a plan to get First Aid certified!


Activity: Considerate & Caring

This week we are focusing on the third part of the Girl Scout Law about being considerate and caring. With Earth Day around the corner, we want you to explore your inner naturalist as you explore how COVID 19 has made an impact on everything in our lives! Cadettes will focus on trees! Take a look at the badge for your level and join us in the challenges below!

041620-GS-frHome-CSA-EarthDay

Take action from home, and let our community and neighbors know we support Earth Day and they can too.

Make a window sign to advocate and support our environment. Take a piece of cardboard, poster board or a piece of paper and share your phrase of support.

See below a few ideas by category:

Sustainable Food:

  • Fight climate change with diet change
  • Food waste isn’t in good taste
  • Be a winner and eat a plant-based dinner
  • Soy to the world

Plastic:

  • Less plastic would be fantastic
  • Mother Earth doesn’t like quitters. Pick up your litter
  • Don’t be trashy! Buy less plastic
  • Dump bad habits, not your trash

Art:

  • There’s no eARTh without ART

Climate Change:

  • The climate’s changing. Why aren’t we?
  • Don’t be a fossil fool
  • Let’s rise up before the seas do

Conservation:

  • Biodiversity or bust!
  • Respect existence or expect resistance
  • No Nature, no future

Make sure you include these hashtags on the bottom of your window sign, #GirlScoutEarthDay2020 and #GirlScoutStrong and tag us @GirlScoutsATL.


Activity: Courageous & Strong

This week we are focusing on the fourth part of the Girl Scout Law about being courageous and strong. We’re taking our courage into the STEM industry, as we explore the Space Science badges. Did you know that only 24% of aerospace employees are women? As you explore the badges this week, gain some inspiration from women at NASA and think about if a career in aerospace might be for you!

Go LIVE with Claire Raftery at the National Solar Observatory! Learn about the Inouye Solar Telescope, life as a solar astronomer and how telescopes work! To join, click “Register to attend,” then have a parent sign-up for an account to complete registration. Nepris is currently being offered for free through the end of May.


Activity: Responsible for What I Say and Do

This week we're challenging you based on your personality’s true color!

First, take the quiz to figure out your true color.

Take our poll to share your results.


Activity: Respect Myself & Others

This week we are focusing on the sixth part of the Girl Scout Law about respecting myself and others. What does respecting yourself and others look like at your home this week?

Respect yourself, your body, your mind and your energy! It’s especially challenging when we have less social time with others to ensure that we are keeping up with both physical and mental activity.

Next Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. we are sharing a LIVE Yoga session for older girls (and parents) on Zoom.

Find a comfortable spot in the house. Set-up your mat and tablet or device. Join us LIVE to learn some tips for stress relief and mindfulness!

Register here. Once you are registered, a calendar invite for the Zoom session will be emailed to you.

We’re also hosting a recipe exchange! What a great time to focus on eating healthy! Share your favorite healthy meal through our Facebook page tomorrow. We will share a post and would love to see your favorite meals in the comments.

Are you interested in earning your Journey? Sign-up to attend our Journey Series program, starting the week of June 1! Registration will open up Friday, May 15 at 1 p.m.

Cadettes

Scholarships are available!


Activity: Respect Authority

This week we are focusing on the seventh part of the Girl Scout Law about respecting authority. What does respecting authority look like at your home this week?

The Girl Scout slogan, which has been used since 1912, is "Do a good turn daily." The slogan is a reminder of the many ways girls can contribute positively to the lives of others.

Challenge yourself to give back each day of the week, focusing on a different audience!

  1. Parent/Guardian: Make a list of the top chores that your parent/guardian does for you and then take one day to return the favor.
  2. Older Sibling/Girl Scout Sister: Siblings should always be there for each other. Think of one admirable thing that your sibling/cousin does for you, then write them a letter to share how much you admire them.
  3. Troop Leader: These volunteers are an amazing example of how you can share love of Girl Scouts with others. They lead us through activities all year long and they do it for free! Host a special “graduation” with your Girl Scout sisters to thank your troop leader for everything you’ve done with Girl Scouts this year!
  4. Teacher: Teachers made a major change to help support you virtually since March. They’ve made sacrifices at home and are now finishing up their year. Send your teacher a “Thanks!” video or give them a virtual standing ovation in your next class!
  5. Medical Workers: Physical and mental health never sleeps. These workers are still supporting and serving us, even though their jobs have become much more challenging. If you have cookies, sell the rest this week to support your local doctor’s office or clinic. If you don’t promote the Cookies of Kindness to target these essential workers. Write a nice note to show that you care!
  6. Police Officers and Firefighter: These women and men rarely see or hear thanks. When you see them in your community this week, wave and say “Thank You!” A few words go a long way.
  7. Postal Carrier/Delivery Driver: The post office never sleeps and delivery drivers are still working to meet our increased “at-home” needs. Put together a care package for these individuals to brighten their day. Or leave a note for the next delivery!

Did you do a good turn for each of the 7 days? If so, treat yourself to the patch and tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Activity: Use Resources Wisely

This week we are focusing on the eighth part of the Girl Scout Law about using resources wisely. What does using resources wisely look like at your home this week?

Use this week to be more mindful of how you use everyday resources!

REduce
The easiest way to reduce your impact on the environment is to be mindful of using water/soda bottles and cans. To reduce this use of plastic, you can do 2 things: 1) Get a water bottle and fill from a fridge or sink. Use fun stickers or designs to show your personality, make it an accessory that others envy! 2) When you buy drinks, get larger sizes – such as a 2-liter, instead of a pack of cans. One bottle is less than a pack of 12.

REuse
Do you have an old T-shirt that you just can’t let go? What a great opportunity to reuse that shirt as something more functional! Take a look at this DIY tutorial and turn your shirt into a new bag.

REcycle
More time at home = more toilet paper! That’s why there was scarcity earlier this year. Toilet paper rolls are a great way to repurpose or decorate a household item.

Try one of these cool designs: 1) Picture Frame or 2) Wall Mirror or search Toilet Paper crafts and find your own!


Activity: Make the World a Better Place

Explore the Environmental Stewardship Series!

Focus on the Eco Trekker badge. Plan an outdoor hike this summer! Before you head on your trek, act as an environmentalist explorer. Select the issue that means something to you, whether water, native species protection, or wildlife — and do research before your trek. On your trek, take notes, observe, and come up with possible solutions to help. Once your research is completed, you’ve earned step four of this badge!


Activity: Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout

This week we are focusing on the tenth part of the Girl Scout Law about being a sister to every Girl Scout. What does being a sister to every Girl Scout look like at your home this week?

With the challenges our Girl Scouts have faced in the past few months, we can all use a bit of Girl Scout spirit to lift us up. This week, we’re focusing on the Girl Scout Way badge series to inspire our sisterhood.

Cadettes – Share your knowledge of Girl Scout songs to earn Step One of the Girl Scout Way badge. Identify a Brownie Girl Scout troop and either host a live teaching session or make a video to teach them all you know! Do you like working with younger Girl Scouts? Check out Program Aide and learn how to teach girls this summer!

 

Challenges

Challenge Week 1:

This week we challenge all Girl Scouts to showcase the Girl Scout Promise in a special way.

  • Check out the Bronze & Silver Guidelines and start crafting your project.

Share with us your challenge by tagging us on social media and using the hashtag #GirlScoutStrong.


Challenge Week 2:

This week we challenge all Girl Scouts to connect with other Girl Scout sisters in an online game night! Clear your Saturday night plans and connect with your troop to use one of these collaborative game apps:

Scrabble Go
See if you can get some new words passed off, like "fleek" as a valid Scrabble words. Download the Scrabble Go app and get ready to argue for hours on end with your beloved sisters. A sense of normalcy is a good thing in these hard times, right? The game allows up to four players.

UNO
Sure, it won't be quite as fun to gloat your "UNO" over FaceTime as it is IRL, but we've gotta make sacrifices here, people. And the classic card game's virtual app has all kinds of cool twists. You can play with friends from anywhere, team up for 2v2 mode, compete in tournaments, and more.

Ultimate Chicken Horse
We can’t get enough of this hilarious and zany multiplayer game. The game starts by selecting your character (choose from a horse, chicken, zebra, and more), then build the level together, complete with high-stakes challenges like oh-so-carefully-placed fans for gusts of ill-timed wind, quicksand, and icy platforms right where you need to jump. Once everyone has contributed to the level’s design, you’re off to the races, testing your design in real time as each of you run through the ensuing mayhem to safety.

Share with us your challenge by tagging us on social media and using the hashtag #GirlScoutStrong.


Challenge Week 3:

We’re going LIVE next week on Instagram and are challenging you to identify some common first aid kit items! Take a look at the list here: English and Spanish.

All of the items are useful parts of a first aid kit! Some allow you to be a bit creative, while others are more straightforward.

  • Challenge #1: See if you can figure out the hints to figure out what each clue is referencing.
  • Challenge #2: See how many of these items you can gather to create a first aid kit – are you prepared?

Join us LIVE on Tuesday, April 14 at 6 p.m. on our Instagram page to see if you are correct and to ask some questions to our trained staff about first aid and emergency preparedness!


Challenge Week 4:

Explore the Trees badge and create your own tree story based on what you have learned!

Challenge #1: Check out these popular stories about trees

Challenge #2: Craft your own tree story in the form of a comic book

  • Draw your story line or print a template.

Share your tree story with us on Facebook or Instagram and be sure to tag us @GirlScoutsATL and use the #GirlScoutStrong.


Challenge Week 5:

Each of the challenges this week relate to the Space Science badges. Click on the link at each level to download them for free. They are available for a limited time only!

Space Science Researcher
Create your own constellation flashlight!

  1. Check out a constellation app and go watch some stars. Use the app to identify constellations and learn more about them. Try Skyview Free (download it from the app store), NASA, or Skysafari.
  2. Use a flashlight and recreate the constellations in your house. Here’s directions for how to do that.
  3. Design your own constellation! Create a “new” constellation for your flashlight. Show it off on Instagram and teach others about the constellations you learned. Tag us @GirlScoutsAtl!

Challenge Week 6:

Based on our personality types, we all challenge ourselves in different ways. Use your color to guide you in sharing some positive vibes this week:

BLUE: Your true color is blue! You are typically calm, optimistic, and kind. Read more about being blue.

Think about ways that you can increase the peace in your life and the world around you. For example, consider planting a “peace” garden. This can be a small dish or ceramic pot garden for inside the house, or an outside area in your yard where you can go and sit and feel peaceful on a crazy day. Can you make two gardens and share with someone who could use a boost right now?

Everyone’s life has changed recently. Write three things you might be able to do to help your family members or friends adapt to change and feel better. Commit to one of those items and carry it out.

Sometimes it’s hard for a Blue to be compassionate to themselves. Begin creating a collage or journal for yourself that is meant to help you understand how being a Blue shows up in your everyday life.

If you want to think about your future, blue personalities are great in nurturing careers or those in which they care about others. Can you brainstorm five careers that a Blue personality would be awesome in?


Gold: There several personality traits for each color, specifically GOLD we are going to focus on “ Prepare for the Future” and “ Value Organization”; these two traits are key to getting through this time of being out of school and getting ready for the next phase in our lives.

Let’s challenge our upcoming days with choosing 3 of the 8 of the things listed below:

  1. Start with your day with an empowering morning routine.
  2. Share a smile.
  3. Learn to talk to yourself positively.
  4. Declutter and organize.
  5. Describe your life using positive language.
  6. Focus on solutions, not just problems.
  7. Feed Your Brain with Positivity.
  8. Enjoy Life's Small Pleasures.

GREEN: We love to think critically, collect data, and invent new things! Making plans is a skill and it hold us responsible for what we say and do! Take some time to create a decision-making flowchart to help your fellow Girls Scouts. Maybe it shows new Cadettes, Seniors, or Ambassadors badges that would be right for them. It could be a way to decide what fun patches to collect in the next year. You could also help someone brainstorm ways they could spend their cookie dough! You have the time and ability to help collect the data and we all have the time to make a plan for next year!


ORANGE: We have a BOLD personality, are proud to be Girl Scouts, and are ready to share the love! This week think about your community. We all need a bit of positive messaging right now! Use your creativity and head outside. Grab some sidewalk chalk and share a positive sidewalk message!

Is art not your thing? Share your positive message with Girl Scouts in a video! Put on your uniform, record an inspiring message, and send it to us at marcomm@gsgatl.org! We’ll share your message with your fellow Girl Scouts to keep the positive vibes flowing! #GirlScoutStrong


Challenge Week 7:

There are two important ways that you can improve your health and wellness: drink water and stay active! Use the guidelines below and challenge yourself to be healthier this week and into the summer!

With summer approaching, remember to be mindful of our water intake. To prevent dehydration, you need to drink adequate amounts of water daily. There are many different opinions on how much you should be drinking. Most health authorities recommend EIGHT 8-ounce glasses, which equals to about a half a gallon. This is called the 8X8 rule – easy to remember.

Challenge yourself to drink more water this summer - drink an ounce of water for each pound you weigh every day. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should drink 75-150 ounces of water per day, which equals 4.6 sixteen oz. bottles of water. See the chart below to find yours:

See this chart to find yours

Regular physical activity is important for our overall health, and walking is an easy way to get your body moving! Popular advice recommends walking 10,000 steps daily, but you can create your own goal. For example, you can start by tracking how many steps you take on an average day and then setting a short-term goal of 1,000 extra steps daily for a week.

Challenge yourself to take a walk daily and get those steps in even if it’s just for 10 minutes. Don’t have a pedometer at home to track your steps? You can use your phone! If you have an iPhone, the Health app automatically monitors the steps you take when you walk or run (if you’re carrying your phone with you). If you have an Android phone, the Google Fit app will also track your steps.


Challenge Week 8:

We challenge you to earn your High Award this summer, and this starts with your Journey. Sign-up to attend our Journey Series program, starting the week of June 1! Registration opens tomorrow at 12 p.m.

Cadettes

Scholarships are available!

After you’ve completed the Journey, we’ll host weekly sessions to support earning your High Award! Stay tuned for a calendar of activities coming soon!


Challenges Week 9:

How will you REuse or REcycle this week? Using one of the ideas above, an idea of your own, OR one of our Outdoor Art badges (C - Outdoor Art Apprentice, S – Outdoor Art Expert, A – Outdoor Art Master), create something this week. Tag us in your designs on Instagram and we’ll choose a winner to share!


Challenges Week 10:

Take Action to help make the world a better place! Are you still looking for a way to help make the world a better place? Try out one of the challenges below:

  1. Challenge your knowledge of leave no trace! Take the Leave No Trace Course and begin your path to outdoor awareness.
  2. Join your Girl Scout sister, Samyukta! With the current pandemic and lack of PPE in the Atlanta area, a few weeks ago, she started the Atlanta Mask Project to create and distribute fabric masks to healthcare and frontline workers. To date, her team of 20 volunteers has created more than 1,300 fabric masks. They've also donated to five healthcare facilities, including Emory, WellStar Kennestone, and Piedmont Hospitals. If you or anyone you know is interested in helping, visit her website to sign up to help.
  3. Girl Scouts is hosting a free virtual webinar for girls on June 4 Awesome Girls: Living Our Faith in Uncertain Times. Girls are invited to discuss with faith leaders how their faith can support and equip them for service during our time of COVID-19 and beyond. Girls will also have a chance to learn more about other religions.
  4. Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors safely while social distancing! While you’re at it, join the Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge —complete the designated number of activities and earn yourself a cool new patch. Use #gsoutdoors to share your story and to see how other girls are completing this fun outdoor challenge.

Challenges Week 11:

As we close-out our Girl Scout year, we challenge you to use your VOICE to share with your Girl Scout sisters.

Find a popular song about Girl Scout spirit or write your own words to a pop song with a catchy beat. Sing it and share it with us – OR teach it to your sisters and sing it together!

If singing isn’t your jive – how about a video? Bridging ceremonies honor the growth and learning that Girl Scouts have made throughout the year AND challenge them to do more in the future. Help us to create a meaningful bridging ceremony by sharing your tips for the levels before you.

Send your songs and videos to us at gsprogram@gsgatl.org!

 

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Seniors (Grades 9-10)

 

Seniors (Grades 9-10)

Girl Scout Seniors is the fifth level in Girl Scouts and is open to girls in grades 9-10.

Girl Scout Seniors are ready to take the world by storm—and at Girl Scouts, there are millions of ways to do it. Whether it’s being a positive role model to younger girls, tackling an important international issue or earning her Girl Scout Gold Award, it all adds that “little something extra” to college and scholarship applications.

We recognize that with coronavirus, everything is changing rapidly. Girl Scouts wants be here with you during this change so we’re moving quickly as we can to bring content to you that is fun, engaging, and helps you relax and reduce your stress.

The activities below have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming and optimized for use at home during a period of social distancing.

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Activities

Activity: Girl Scout Promise

Have you thought about earning your Community Service Bar? Check out these immediate needs where you can help NOW locally! Challenge yourself to be a change-maker.

  • Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia is in crisis. They are using 3,000 disposable masks a day and are asking volunteers to sew masks for health care providers.
  • A.G. Rhodes a non-profit nursing home with 3 locations in Metro Atlanta would love your words of encouragement.

Activity: Honest & Fair

Are you interested in earning your Journey? Sign up to attend our Journey Series program, starting the week of April 13:

Seniors:

  • GIRLtopia, Mondays at 7:00pm (4 Session starting April 13). In this Journey, you will develop your vision for an ideal world and acquire the skills to make it a reality—paint a mural, write a poem or story, film a video, or perform a show about ways society can improve. Plan a Take Action Project and earn three Awards.
  • Mission: Sisterhood, Tuesdays at 7:00pm (4 Session starting April 14). In this Journey, you will discover the powerful benefits of sisterhood and ways to nurture healthy friendships—invite a women’s shelter counselor to talk about her work, role-play friendship scenarios to explore trust in relationships, or create a collage about what sisterhood means to you. Plan a Take Action Project and earn three Awards.

Scholarships are available click here!


Activity: Friendly & Helpful

This week we are focusing on the second part of the Girl Scout Law about being friendly and helpful. Everyone is looking for ways to help out and as young women you have the opportunity to be a part of the solution! Take a look at the First Aid badge for your program level and make a plan to get First Aid certified!


Activity: Considerate & Caring

This week we are focusing on the third part of the Girl Scout Law about being considerate and caring. With Earth Day around the corner, we want you to explore your inner naturalist as you explore how COVID 19 has made an impact on everything in our lives! Cadettes will focus on trees! Take a look at the badge for your level and join us in the challenges below!

041620-GS-frHome-CSA-EarthDay

Take action from home, and let our community and neighbors know we support Earth Day and they can too.

Make a window sign to advocate and support our environment. Take a piece of cardboard, poster board or a piece of paper and share your phrase of support.

See below a few ideas by category:

Sustainable Food:

  • Fight climate change with diet change
  • Food waste isn’t in good taste
  • Be a winner and eat a plant-based dinner
  • Soy to the world

Plastic:

  • Less plastic would be fantastic
  • Mother Earth doesn’t like quitters. Pick up your litter
  • Don’t be trashy! Buy less plastic
  • Dump bad habits, not your trash

Art:

  • There’s no eARTh without ART

Climate Change:

  • The climate’s changing. Why aren’t we?
  • Don’t be a fossil fool
  • Let’s rise up before the seas do

Conservation:

  • Biodiversity or bust!
  • Respect existence or expect resistance
  • No Nature, no future

Make sure you include these hashtags on the bottom of your window sign, #GirlScoutEarthDay2020 and #GirlScoutStrong and tag us @GirlScoutsATL.


Activity: Courageous & Strong

This week we are focusing on the fourth part of the Girl Scout Law about being courageous and strong. We’re taking our courage into the STEM industry, as we explore the Space Science badges. Did you know that only 24% of aerospace employees are women? As you explore the badges this week, gain some inspiration from women at NASA and think about if a career in aerospace might be for you!

Go LIVE with Claire Raftery at the National Solar Observatory! Learn about the Inouye Solar Telescope, life as a solar astronomer and how telescopes work! To join, click “Register to attend,” then have a parent sign-up for an account to complete registration. Nepris is currently being offered for free through the end of May.


Activity: Responsible for What I Say and Do

This week we're challenging you based on your personality’s true color!

First, take the quiz to figure out your true color.

Take our poll to share your results.


Activity: Respect Myself & Others

This week we are focusing on the sixth part of the Girl Scout Law about respecting myself and others. What does respecting yourself and others look like at your home this week?

Respect yourself, your body, your mind and your energy! It’s especially challenging when we have less social time with others to ensure that we are keeping up with both physical and mental activity.

Next Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. we are sharing a LIVE Yoga session for older girls (and parents) on Zoom.

Find a comfortable spot in the house. Set-up your mat and tablet or device. Join us LIVE to learn some tips for stress relief and mindfulness!

Register here. Once you are registered, a calendar invite for the Zoom session will be emailed to you.

We’re also hosting a recipe exchange! What a great time to focus on eating healthy! Share your favorite healthy meal through our Facebook page tomorrow. We will share a post and would love to see your favorite meals in the comments.

Are you interested in earning your Journey? Sign-up to attend our Journey Series program, starting the week of June 1! Registration will open up Friday, May 15 at 1 p.m.

Seniors

Scholarships are available!


Activity: Respect Authority

This week we are focusing on the seventh part of the Girl Scout Law about respecting authority. What does respecting authority look like at your home this week?

The Girl Scout slogan, which has been used since 1912, is "Do a good turn daily." The slogan is a reminder of the many ways girls can contribute positively to the lives of others.

Challenge yourself to give back each day of the week, focusing on a different audience!

  1. Parent/Guardian: Make a list of the top chores that your parent/guardian does for you and then take one day to return the favor.
  2. Older Sibling/Girl Scout Sister: Siblings should always be there for each other. Think of one admirable thing that your sibling/cousin does for you, then write them a letter to share how much you admire them.
  3. Troop Leader: These volunteers are an amazing example of how you can share love of Girl Scouts with others. They lead us through activities all year long and they do it for free! Host a special “graduation” with your Girl Scout sisters to thank your troop leader for everything you’ve done with Girl Scouts this year!
  4. Teacher: Teachers made a major change to help support you virtually since March. They’ve made sacrifices at home and are now finishing up their year. Send your teacher a “Thanks!” video or give them a virtual standing ovation in your next class!
  5. Medical Workers: Physical and mental health never sleeps. These workers are still supporting and serving us, even though their jobs have become much more challenging. If you have cookies, sell the rest this week to support your local doctor’s office or clinic. If you don’t promote the Cookies of Kindness to target these essential workers. Write a nice note to show that you care!
  6. Police Officers and Firefighter: These women and men rarely see or hear thanks. When you see them in your community this week, wave and say “Thank You!” A few words go a long way.
  7. Postal Carrier/Delivery Driver: The post office never sleeps and delivery drivers are still working to meet our increased “at-home” needs. Put together a care package for these individuals to brighten their day. Or leave a note for the next delivery!

Did you do a good turn for each of the 7 days? If so, treat yourself to the patch and tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Activity: Use Resources Wisely

This week we are focusing on the eighth part of the Girl Scout Law about using resources wisely. What does using resources wisely look like at your home this week?

Use this week to be more mindful of how you use everyday resources!

REduce
The easiest way to reduce your impact on the environment is to be mindful of using water/soda bottles and cans. To reduce this use of plastic, you can do 2 things: 1) Get a water bottle and fill from a fridge or sink. Use fun stickers or designs to show your personality, make it an accessory that others envy! 2) When you buy drinks, get larger sizes – such as a 2-liter, instead of a pack of cans. One bottle is less than a pack of 12.

REuse
Do you have an old T-shirt that you just can’t let go? What a great opportunity to reuse that shirt as something more functional! Take a look at this DIY tutorial and turn your shirt into a new bag.

REcycle
More time at home = more toilet paper! That’s why there was scarcity earlier this year. Toilet paper rolls are a great way to repurpose or decorate a household item.

Try one of these cool designs: 1) Picture Frame or 2) Wall Mirror or search Toilet Paper crafts and find your own!


Activity: Make the World a Better Place

Explore the Environmental Stewardship Series!

Focus on the Eco Explorer badge. Complete step four of the badge by taking a trip to a state park to learn more about your favorite preservation or environmental issue. Read the signs and learn! If you can, talk to people who work or volunteer there. Plan and carry out an environmental project on your chosen issue.


Activity: Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout

This week we are focusing on the tenth part of the Girl Scout Law about being a sister to every Girl Scout. What does being a sister to every Girl Scout look like at your home this week?

With the challenges our Girl Scouts have faced in the past few months, we can all use a bit of Girl Scout spirit to lift us up. This week, we’re focusing on the Girl Scout Way badge series to inspire our sisterhood.

Seniors – Create your own list of laws related to the Girl Scout Law to earn Step Three of the Girl Scout Way badge. Write out each line of the law and under each part, make a commitment or action that you want to incorporate into your life. Share your list with your Girl Scout sisters and challenge them to commit as well!

 

Challenges

Challenge Week 1:

This week we challenge all Girl Scouts to showcase the Girl Scout Promise in a special way.

Share with us your challenge by tagging us on social media and using the hashtag #GirlScoutStrong.


Challenge Week 2:

This week we challenge all Girl Scouts to connect with other Girl Scout sisters in an online game night! Clear your Saturday night plans and connect with your troop to use one of these collaborative game apps:

Scrabble Go
See if you can get some new words passed off, like "fleek" as a valid Scrabble words. Download the Scrabble Go app and get ready to argue for hours on end with your beloved sisters. A sense of normalcy is a good thing in these hard times, right? The game allows up to four players.

UNO
Sure, it won't be quite as fun to gloat your "UNO" over FaceTime as it is IRL, but we've gotta make sacrifices here, people. And the classic card game's virtual app has all kinds of cool twists. You can play with friends from anywhere, team up for 2v2 mode, compete in tournaments, and more.

Ultimate Chicken Horse
We can’t get enough of this hilarious and zany multiplayer game. The game starts by selecting your character (choose from a horse, chicken, zebra, and more), then build the level together, complete with high-stakes challenges like oh-so-carefully-placed fans for gusts of ill-timed wind, quicksand, and icy platforms right where you need to jump. Once everyone has contributed to the level’s design, you’re off to the races, testing your design in real time as each of you run through the ensuing mayhem to safety.

Share with us your challenge by tagging us on social media and using the hashtag #GirlScoutStrong.


Challenge Week 3:

We’re going LIVE next week on Instagram and are challenging you to identify some common first aid kit items! Take a look at the list here: English and Spanish.

All of the items are useful parts of a first aid kit! Some allow you to be a bit creative, while others are more straightforward.

  • Challenge #1: See if you can figure out the hints to figure out what each clue is referencing.
  • Challenge #2: See how many of these items you can gather to create a first aid kit – are you prepared?

Join us LIVE on Tuesday, April 14 at 6 p.m. on our Instagram page to see if you are correct and to ask some questions to our trained staff about first aid and emergency preparedness!


Challenge Week 4:

Explore the Sky badge and look to the horizon!

Celebrate Earth Day in your own environment. We know that different colors in the sky are caused by various effects of science. For instance, why is the sky blue? What makes up the colors of a rainbow? Why does our sun look yellow from the Earth, but white from space. Check out NASA’s website for answers and more information.

Now you know the science of why, but we know that these colors can change, depending on the time of day, the weather, and the amount of pollution, smog, pollen – or air quality – each day.

Your challenge for Earth Day: On April 22, choose a spot from your environment that best shows the horizon and take a picture (or multiple pictures) of the sun setting. Note the time of day and the temperature of when the picture was taken. If you can, check out the air quality map, add your zip code, and note the quality of the air.

Then select the picture you like the best and send it to us by emailing marcomm@gsgatl.org. We’ll compile our horizons into an Earth Day collage. If you are unable to take a picture on April 22, please choose another within the week, but before Sunday, April 26.


Challenge Week 5:

Each of the challenges this week relate to the Space Science badges. Click on the link at each level to download them for free. They are available for a limited time only!

Space Science Expert badge

  1. Think about the ways that you are “Courageous and Strong”
    Reading through the below attributes for each word, which words would you choose as synonyms for your courageous and strong? In what ways are you courageous and strong?
    • Courageous: adventurous, audacious, bold, brave, daring, fearless, gallant, gutsy, heroic, resolute, tenacious, tough, valiant
    • Strong: able, active, athletic, big, capable, durable, energetic, firm, forceful, healthy, powerful, robust, secure, steady, tenacious, tough, vigorous
  2. Check out a Sky Map. The night sky is amazingly complex - take some time to learn the difference between planets, moons, nebulas, star clusters, red star, blue star, and constellations.
  3. Research the origin stories of at least three constellations. In both Western cultures and around the world by modern astronomers, the constellations are referred to using their Ancient Greek names (while most of the traditional Western star names came from Arabic). However, cultures around the world have created their own explanations and stories for the constellations. Check out some of the different cultures you could look into here.
  4. Create your own constellation and its origin story! Look up on a clear night and imagine your own shapes and figures from the twinkling lights above. Connect the stars and create your own courageous and strong constellation; and, using the personality attributes you selected in Step One, write your personal constellation's origin story.

    Fun and Interesting Resources:
    The In-The-Sky.org Planetarium
    20 Facts About These Fascinating Groups of Stars

Challenge Week 6:

Based on our personality types, we all challenge ourselves in different ways. Use your color to guide you in sharing some positive vibes this week:

BLUE: Your true color is blue! You are typically calm, optimistic, and kind. Read more about being blue.

Think about ways that you can increase the peace in your life and the world around you. For example, consider planting a “peace” garden. This can be a small dish or ceramic pot garden for inside the house, or an outside area in your yard where you can go and sit and feel peaceful on a crazy day. Can you make two gardens and share with someone who could use a boost right now?

Everyone’s life has changed recently. Write three things you might be able to do to help your family members or friends adapt to change and feel better. Commit to one of those items and carry it out.

Sometimes it’s hard for a Blue to be compassionate to themselves. Begin creating a collage or journal for yourself that is meant to help you understand how being a Blue shows up in your everyday life.

If you want to think about your future, blue personalities are great in nurturing careers or those in which they care about others. Can you brainstorm five careers that a Blue personality would be awesome in?


Gold: There several personality traits for each color, specifically GOLD we are going to focus on “ Prepare for the Future” and “ Value Organization”; these two traits are key to getting through this time of being out of school and getting ready for the next phase in our lives.

Let’s challenge our upcoming days with choosing 3 of the 8 of the things listed below:

  1. Start with your day with an empowering morning routine.
  2. Share a smile.
  3. Learn to talk to yourself positively.
  4. Declutter and organize.
  5. Describe your life using positive language.
  6. Focus on solutions, not just problems.
  7. Feed Your Brain with Positivity.
  8. Enjoy Life's Small Pleasures.

GREEN: We love to think critically, collect data, and invent new things! Making plans is a skill and it hold us responsible for what we say and do! Take some time to create a decision-making flowchart to help your fellow Girls Scouts. Maybe it shows new Cadettes, Seniors, or Ambassadors badges that would be right for them. It could be a way to decide what fun patches to collect in the next year. You could also help someone brainstorm ways they could spend their cookie dough! You have the time and ability to help collect the data and we all have the time to make a plan for next year!


ORANGE: We have a BOLD personality, are proud to be Girl Scouts, and are ready to share the love! This week think about your community. We all need a bit of positive messaging right now! Use your creativity and head outside. Grab some sidewalk chalk and share a positive sidewalk message!

Is art not your thing? Share your positive message with Girl Scouts in a video! Put on your uniform, record an inspiring message, and send it to us at marcomm@gsgatl.org! We’ll share your message with your fellow Girl Scouts to keep the positive vibes flowing! #GirlScoutStrong


Challenge Week 7:

There are two important ways that you can improve your health and wellness: drink water and stay active! Use the guidelines below and challenge yourself to be healthier this week and into the summer!

With summer approaching, remember to be mindful of our water intake. To prevent dehydration, you need to drink adequate amounts of water daily. There are many different opinions on how much you should be drinking. Most health authorities recommend EIGHT 8-ounce glasses, which equals to about a half a gallon. This is called the 8X8 rule – easy to remember.

Challenge yourself to drink more water this summer - drink an ounce of water for each pound you weigh every day. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should drink 75-150 ounces of water per day, which equals 4.6 sixteen oz. bottles of water. See the chart below to find yours:

See this chart to find yours

Regular physical activity is important for our overall health, and walking is an easy way to get your body moving! Popular advice recommends walking 10,000 steps daily, but you can create your own goal. For example, you can start by tracking how many steps you take on an average day and then setting a short-term goal of 1,000 extra steps daily for a week.

Challenge yourself to take a walk daily and get those steps in even if it’s just for 10 minutes. Don’t have a pedometer at home to track your steps? You can use your phone! If you have an iPhone, the Health app automatically monitors the steps you take when you walk or run (if you’re carrying your phone with you). If you have an Android phone, the Google Fit app will also track your steps.


Challenge Week 8:

We challenge you to earn your High Award this summer, and this starts with your Journey. Sign-up to attend our Journey Series program, starting the week of June 1! Registration opens tomorrow at 12 p.m.

Seniors

Scholarships are available!

After you’ve completed the Journey, we’ll host weekly sessions to support earning your High Award! Stay tuned for a calendar of activities coming soon!


Challenges Week 9:

How will you REuse or REcycle this week? Using one of the ideas above, an idea of your own, OR one of our Outdoor Art badges (C - Outdoor Art Apprentice, S – Outdoor Art Expert, A – Outdoor Art Master), create something this week. Tag us in your designs on Instagram and we’ll choose a winner to share!


Challenges Week 10:

Take Action to help make the world a better place! Are you still looking for a way to help make the world a better place? Try out one of the challenges below:

  1. Challenge your knowledge of leave no trace! Take the Leave No Trace Course and begin your path to outdoor awareness.
  2. Join your Girl Scout sister, Samyukta! With the current pandemic and lack of PPE in the Atlanta area, a few weeks ago, she started the Atlanta Mask Project to create and distribute fabric masks to healthcare and frontline workers. To date, her team of 20 volunteers has created more than 1,300 fabric masks. They've also donated to five healthcare facilities, including Emory, WellStar Kennestone, and Piedmont Hospitals. If you or anyone you know is interested in helping, visit her website to sign up to help.
  3. Girl Scouts is hosting a free virtual webinar for girls on June 4 Awesome Girls: Living Our Faith in Uncertain Times. Girls are invited to discuss with faith leaders how their faith can support and equip them for service during our time of COVID-19 and beyond. Girls will also have a chance to learn more about other religions.
  4. Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors safely while social distancing! While you’re at it, join the Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge —complete the designated number of activities and earn yourself a cool new patch. Use #gsoutdoors to share your story and to see how other girls are completing this fun outdoor challenge.

Challenges Week 11:

As we close-out our Girl Scout year, we challenge you to use your VOICE to share with your Girl Scout sisters.

Find a popular song about Girl Scout spirit or write your own words to a pop song with a catchy beat. Sing it and share it with us – OR teach it to your sisters and sing it together!

If singing isn’t your jive – how about a video? Bridging ceremonies honor the growth and learning that Girl Scouts have made throughout the year AND challenge them to do more in the future. Help us to create a meaningful bridging ceremony by sharing your tips for the levels before you.

Send your songs and videos to us at gsprogram@gsgatl.org!

 

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Ambassadors (Grades 11-12)

 

Ambassadors (Grades 11-12)

Girl Scout Ambassadors is the sixth level in Girl Scouts and is open to girls in grades 11-12.

Girl Scout Ambassadors are eligible for some awesome opportunities to continue their leadership experience. From implementing a Take Action project to earning for college scholarships, from enhancing her problem-solving abilities to earning the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award—the highest award available to Girl Scouts. She could even be recognized as one of our National Gold Award Girl Scouts.

We recognize that with coronavirus, everything is changing rapidly. Girl Scouts wants be here with you during this change so we’re moving quickly as we can to bring content to you that is fun, engaging and helps you relax and reduce your stress.

The activities below have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming and optimized for use at home during a period of social distancing.

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Activities

Activity: Girl Scout Promise

Have you thought about earning your Community Service Bar? Check out these immediate needs where you can help NOW locally! Challenge yourself to be a change-maker.

  • Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia is in crisis. They are using 3,000 disposable masks a day and are asking volunteers to sew masks for health care providers.
  • A.G. Rhodes a non-profit nursing home with 3 locations in Metro Atlanta would love your words of encouragement.

Activity: Honest & Fair

Are you interested in earning your Journey? Sign up to attend our Journey Series program, starting the week of April 13:

Ambassadors (In the registration, sign-up under the Senior Journey and we will modify the Journey to meet your needs.)

  • Bliss Live It! Give It!, Tuesdays at 7:00pm (4 Session starting April 14). In this Journey, you will find out how to fulfill your dreams and help others realize their dreams as well—invite an athlete to talk about how she pursued a goal, write songs and create artwork about following dreams, or find and share stories about women who successfully pursued their goals. Plan a Take Action Project and earn three Awards.
  • Your Voice, Your World, Mondays at 7:00pm (4 Session starting April 13), In this Journey, you will find out how to advocate for change by networking, planning, and speaking up for what you believe—invite a woman advocate to speak about her work or visit your state capital to find out how to advocate for causes you believe in. Plan a Take Action Project and earn three Awards.

Scholarships are available click here!


Activity: Friendly & Helpful

This week we are focusing on the second part of the Girl Scout Law about being friendly and helpful. Everyone is looking for ways to help out and as young women you have the opportunity to be a part of the solution! Take a look at the First Aid badge for your program level and make a plan to get First Aid certified!


Activity: Considerate & Caring

This week we are focusing on the third part of the Girl Scout Law about being considerate and caring. With Earth Day around the corner, we want you to explore your inner naturalist as you explore how COVID 19 has made an impact on everything in our lives! Cadettes will focus on trees! Take a look at the badge for your level and join us in the challenges below!

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Take action from home, and let our community and neighbors know we support Earth Day and they can too.

Make a window sign to advocate and support our environment. Take a piece of cardboard, poster board or a piece of paper and share your phrase of support.

See below a few ideas by category:

Sustainable Food:

  • Fight climate change with diet change
  • Food waste isn’t in good taste
  • Be a winner and eat a plant-based dinner
  • Soy to the world

Plastic:

  • Less plastic would be fantastic
  • Mother Earth doesn’t like quitters. Pick up your litter
  • Don’t be trashy! Buy less plastic
  • Dump bad habits, not your trash

Art:

  • There’s no eARTh without ART

Climate Change:

  • The climate’s changing. Why aren’t we?
  • Don’t be a fossil fool
  • Let’s rise up before the seas do

Conservation:

  • Biodiversity or bust!
  • Respect existence or expect resistance
  • No Nature, no future

Make sure you include these hashtags on the bottom of your window sign, #GirlScoutEarthDay2020 and #GirlScoutStrong and tag us @GirlScoutsATL.


Activity: Courageous & Strong

This week we are focusing on the fourth part of the Girl Scout Law about being courageous and strong. We’re taking our courage into the STEM industry, as we explore the Space Science badges. Did you know that only 24% of aerospace employees are women? As you explore the badges this week, gain some inspiration from women at NASA and think about if a career in aerospace might be for you!

Go LIVE with Claire Raftery at the National Solar Observatory! Learn about the Inouye Solar Telescope, life as a solar astronomer and how telescopes work! To join, click “Register to attend,” then have a parent sign-up for an account to complete registration. Nepris is currently being offered for free through the end of May.


Activity: Responsible for What I Say and Do

This week we're challenging you based on your personality’s true color!

First, take the quiz to figure out your true color.

Take our poll to share your results.


Activity: Respect Myself & Others

This week we are focusing on the sixth part of the Girl Scout Law about respecting myself and others. What does respecting yourself and others look like at your home this week?

Respect yourself, your body, your mind and your energy! It’s especially challenging when we have less social time with others to ensure that we are keeping up with both physical and mental activity.

Next Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. we are sharing a LIVE Yoga session for older girls (and parents) on Zoom.

Find a comfortable spot in the house. Set-up your mat and tablet or device. Join us LIVE to learn some tips for stress relief and mindfulness!

Register here. Once you are registered, a calendar invite for the Zoom session will be emailed to you.

We’re also hosting a recipe exchange! What a great time to focus on eating healthy! Share your favorite healthy meal through our Facebook page tomorrow. We will share a post and would love to see your favorite meals in the comments.

Are you interested in earning your Journey? Sign-up to attend our Journey Series program, starting the week of June 1! Registration will open up Friday, May 15 at 1 p.m.

Ambassadors

Scholarships are available!


Activity: Respect Authority

This week we are focusing on the seventh part of the Girl Scout Law about respecting authority. What does respecting authority look like at your home this week?

The Girl Scout slogan, which has been used since 1912, is "Do a good turn daily." The slogan is a reminder of the many ways girls can contribute positively to the lives of others.

Challenge yourself to give back each day of the week, focusing on a different audience!

  1. Parent/Guardian: Make a list of the top chores that your parent/guardian does for you and then take one day to return the favor.
  2. Older Sibling/Girl Scout Sister: Siblings should always be there for each other. Think of one admirable thing that your sibling/cousin does for you, then write them a letter to share how much you admire them.
  3. Troop Leader: These volunteers are an amazing example of how you can share love of Girl Scouts with others. They lead us through activities all year long and they do it for free! Host a special “graduation” with your Girl Scout sisters to thank your troop leader for everything you’ve done with Girl Scouts this year!
  4. Teacher: Teachers made a major change to help support you virtually since March. They’ve made sacrifices at home and are now finishing up their year. Send your teacher a “Thanks!” video or give them a virtual standing ovation in your next class!
  5. Medical Workers: Physical and mental health never sleeps. These workers are still supporting and serving us, even though their jobs have become much more challenging. If you have cookies, sell the rest this week to support your local doctor’s office or clinic. If you don’t promote the Cookies of Kindness to target these essential workers. Write a nice note to show that you care!
  6. Police Officers and Firefighter: These women and men rarely see or hear thanks. When you see them in your community this week, wave and say “Thank You!” A few words go a long way.
  7. Postal Carrier/Delivery Driver: The post office never sleeps and delivery drivers are still working to meet our increased “at-home” needs. Put together a care package for these individuals to brighten their day. Or leave a note for the next delivery!

Did you do a good turn for each of the 7 days? If so, treat yourself to the patch and tag us @GirlScoutATL and use #GirlScoutStrong in your social media posts, or e-mail marcomm@gsgatl.org.


Activity: Use Resources Wisely

This week we are focusing on the eighth part of the Girl Scout Law about using resources wisely. What does using resources wisely look like at your home this week?

Use this week to be more mindful of how you use everyday resources!

REduce
The easiest way to reduce your impact on the environment is to be mindful of using water/soda bottles and cans. To reduce this use of plastic, you can do 2 things: 1) Get a water bottle and fill from a fridge or sink. Use fun stickers or designs to show your personality, make it an accessory that others envy! 2) When you buy drinks, get larger sizes – such as a 2-liter, instead of a pack of cans. One bottle is less than a pack of 12.

REuse
Do you have an old T-shirt that you just can’t let go? What a great opportunity to reuse that shirt as something more functional! Take a look at this DIY tutorial and turn your shirt into a new bag.

REcycle
More time at home = more toilet paper! That’s why there was scarcity earlier this year. Toilet paper rolls are a great way to repurpose or decorate a household item.

Try one of these cool designs: 1) Picture Frame or 2) Wall Mirror or search Toilet Paper crafts and find your own!


Activity: Make the World a Better Place

Explore the Environmental Stewardship Series!

Focus on step three of the Eco Advocate badge. You’ve been to local, state, and national parks. You’ve seen some of the issues and the challenges that these outdoor areas face. Now choose your favorite park and think about the issue that is most important there. Do some research on what YOU can do to mobilize others. Keep these questions in mind: How will your solution help? Is it the most practical and realistic idea? Will your solution provide a lasting impact? Now find some volunteers and put your solution into place, better yet, turn your solution into a Gold Award project!


Activity: Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout

This week we are focusing on the tenth part of the Girl Scout Law about being a sister to every Girl Scout. What does being a sister to every Girl Scout look like at your home this week?

With the challenges our Girl Scouts have faced in the past few months, we can all use a bit of Girl Scout spirit to lift us up. This week, we’re focusing on the Girl Scout Way badge series to inspire our sisterhood.

Ambassadors – Explore issues affecting girls and women globally to earn Step Three of the Girl Scout Way Badge. Organize a guest speaker for a younger troop, then have a discussion with them about how you can use the Girl Scout Law to make a difference on the issue!

 

Challenges

Challenge Week 1:

This week we challenge all Girl Scouts to showcase the Girl Scout Promise in a special way.

Share with us your challenge by tagging us on social media and using the hashtag #GirlScoutStrong.


Challenge Week 2:

This week we challenge all Girl Scouts to connect with other Girl Scout sisters in an online game night! Clear your Saturday night plans and connect with your troop to use one of these collaborative game apps:

Scrabble Go
See if you can get some new words passed off, like "fleek" as a valid Scrabble words. Download the Scrabble Go app and get ready to argue for hours on end with your beloved sisters. A sense of normalcy is a good thing in these hard times, right? The game allows up to four players.

UNO
Sure, it won't be quite as fun to gloat your "UNO" over FaceTime as it is IRL, but we've gotta make sacrifices here, people. And the classic card game's virtual app has all kinds of cool twists. You can play with friends from anywhere, team up for 2v2 mode, compete in tournaments, and more.

Ultimate Chicken Horse
We can’t get enough of this hilarious and zany multiplayer game. The game starts by selecting your character (choose from a horse, chicken, zebra, and more), then build the level together, complete with high-stakes challenges like oh-so-carefully-placed fans for gusts of ill-timed wind, quicksand, and icy platforms right where you need to jump. Once everyone has contributed to the level’s design, you’re off to the races, testing your design in real time as each of you run through the ensuing mayhem to safety.

Share with us your challenge by tagging us on social media and using the hashtag #GirlScoutStrong.


Challenge Week 3:

We’re going LIVE next week on Instagram and are challenging you to identify some common first aid kit items! Take a look at the list here: English and Spanish.

All of the items are useful parts of a first aid kit! Some allow you to be a bit creative, while others are more straightforward.

  • Challenge #1: See if you can figure out the hints to figure out what each clue is referencing.
  • Challenge #2: See how many of these items you can gather to create a first aid kit – are you prepared?

Join us LIVE on Tuesday, April 14 at 6 p.m. on our Instagram page to see if you are correct and to ask some questions to our trained staff about first aid and emergency preparedness!


Challenge Week 4:

Explore the Water badge!

Challenge #1: This week we challenge you to reflect on your own relationship with water. Think about how water has impacted your life and celebrate this precious natural resource by creating your own water composition. You can play water sounds and write your own story or poem about water, create soap bubble art, or paint with watercolors. Express yourself whichever way you like!

Challenge #2: We also challenge you to explore ways we can protect water in nature! Take a look at the Leave No Trace Principles and consider how we can apply them to water. How can we interact with nature while still protecting water?


Challenge Week 5:

Each of the challenges this week relate to the Space Science badges. Click on the link at each level to download them for free. They are available for a limited time only!

Space Science Master badge
Your challenge this week is explore the Space Science Master badge and create your own space postcard!

Imagine what it is like to visit a celestial location. Choose any Solar System body – like a planet, a moon, or even an asteroid – and create a postcard depicting the location. These NASA websites about our Solar System and Exoplanets can help get you started.

Here are some things to consider as you design your postcard: Why would this location be an interesting place to visit? What would be some of the sights to see? Is it a good vacation spot? How far away is it from Earth?

Share your postcard with us on Facebook and Instagram! Be sure to tag @GSGATL and use #GirlScoutStrong.


Challenge Week 6:

Based on our personality types, we all challenge ourselves in different ways. Use your color to guide you in sharing some positive vibes this week:

BLUE: Your true color is blue! You are typically calm, optimistic, and kind. Read more about being blue.

Think about ways that you can increase the peace in your life and the world around you. For example, consider planting a “peace” garden. This can be a small dish or ceramic pot garden for inside the house, or an outside area in your yard where you can go and sit and feel peaceful on a crazy day. Can you make two gardens and share with someone who could use a boost right now?

Everyone’s life has changed recently. Write three things you might be able to do to help your family members or friends adapt to change and feel better. Commit to one of those items and carry it out.

Sometimes it’s hard for a Blue to be compassionate to themselves. Begin creating a collage or journal for yourself that is meant to help you understand how being a Blue shows up in your everyday life.

If you want to think about your future, blue personalities are great in nurturing careers or those in which they care about others. Can you brainstorm five careers that a Blue personality would be awesome in?


Gold: There several personality traits for each color, specifically GOLD we are going to focus on “ Prepare for the Future” and “ Value Organization”; these two traits are key to getting through this time of being out of school and getting ready for the next phase in our lives.

Let’s challenge our upcoming days with choosing 3 of the 8 of the things listed below:

  1. Start with your day with an empowering morning routine.
  2. Share a smile.
  3. Learn to talk to yourself positively.
  4. Declutter and organize.
  5. Describe your life using positive language.
  6. Focus on solutions, not just problems.
  7. Feed Your Brain with Positivity.
  8. Enjoy Life's Small Pleasures.

GREEN: We love to think critically, collect data, and invent new things! Making plans is a skill and it hold us responsible for what we say and do! Take some time to create a decision-making flowchart to help your fellow Girls Scouts. Maybe it shows new Cadettes, Seniors, or Ambassadors badges that would be right for them. It could be a way to decide what fun patches to collect in the next year. You could also help someone brainstorm ways they could spend their cookie dough! You have the time and ability to help collect the data and we all have the time to make a plan for next year!


ORANGE: We have a BOLD personality, are proud to be Girl Scouts, and are ready to share the love! This week think about your community. We all need a bit of positive messaging right now! Use your creativity and head outside. Grab some sidewalk chalk and share a positive sidewalk message!

Is art not your thing? Share your positive message with Girl Scouts in a video! Put on your uniform, record an inspiring message, and send it to us at marcomm@gsgatl.org! We’ll share your message with your fellow Girl Scouts to keep the positive vibes flowing! #GirlScoutStrong


Challenge Week 7:

There are two important ways that you can improve your health and wellness: drink water and stay active! Use the guidelines below and challenge yourself to be healthier this week and into the summer!

With summer approaching, remember to be mindful of our water intake. To prevent dehydration, you need to drink adequate amounts of water daily. There are many different opinions on how much you should be drinking. Most health authorities recommend EIGHT 8-ounce glasses, which equals to about a half a gallon. This is called the 8X8 rule – easy to remember.

Challenge yourself to drink more water this summer - drink an ounce of water for each pound you weigh every day. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should drink 75-150 ounces of water per day, which equals 4.6 sixteen oz. bottles of water. See the chart below to find yours:

See this chart to find yours

Regular physical activity is important for our overall health, and walking is an easy way to get your body moving! Popular advice recommends walking 10,000 steps daily, but you can create your own goal. For example, you can start by tracking how many steps you take on an average day and then setting a short-term goal of 1,000 extra steps daily for a week.

Challenge yourself to take a walk daily and get those steps in even if it’s just for 10 minutes. Don’t have a pedometer at home to track your steps? You can use your phone! If you have an iPhone, the Health app automatically monitors the steps you take when you walk or run (if you’re carrying your phone with you). If you have an Android phone, the Google Fit app will also track your steps.


Challenge Week 8:

We challenge you to earn your High Award this summer, and this starts with your Journey. Sign-up to attend our Journey Series program, starting the week of June 1! Registration opens tomorrow at 12 p.m.

Ambassadors

Scholarships are available!

After you’ve completed the Journey, we’ll host weekly sessions to support earning your High Award! Stay tuned for a calendar of activities coming soon!


Challenges Week 9:

How will you REuse or REcycle this week? Using one of the ideas above, an idea of your own, OR one of our Outdoor Art badges (C - Outdoor Art Apprentice, S – Outdoor Art Expert, A – Outdoor Art Master), create something this week. Tag us in your designs on Instagram and we’ll choose a winner to share!


Challenges Week 10:

Take Action to help make the world a better place! Are you still looking for a way to help make the world a better place? Try out one of the challenges below:

  1. Challenge your knowledge of leave no trace! Take the Leave No Trace Course and begin your path to outdoor awareness.
  2. Join your Girl Scout sister, Samyukta! With the current pandemic and lack of PPE in the Atlanta area, a few weeks ago, she started the Atlanta Mask Project to create and distribute fabric masks to healthcare and frontline workers. To date, her team of 20 volunteers has created more than 1,300 fabric masks. They've also donated to five healthcare facilities, including Emory, WellStar Kennestone, and Piedmont Hospitals. If you or anyone you know is interested in helping, visit her website to sign up to help.
  3. Girl Scouts is hosting a free virtual webinar for girls on June 4 Awesome Girls: Living Our Faith in Uncertain Times. Girls are invited to discuss with faith leaders how their faith can support and equip them for service during our time of COVID-19 and beyond. Girls will also have a chance to learn more about other religions.
  4. Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors safely while social distancing! While you’re at it, join the Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge —complete the designated number of activities and earn yourself a cool new patch. Use #gsoutdoors to share your story and to see how other girls are completing this fun outdoor challenge.

Challenges Week 11:

As we close-out our Girl Scout year, we challenge you to use your VOICE to share with your Girl Scout sisters.

Find a popular song about Girl Scout spirit or write your own words to a pop song with a catchy beat. Sing it and share it with us – OR teach it to your sisters and sing it together!

If singing isn’t your jive – how about a video? Bridging ceremonies honor the growth and learning that Girl Scouts have made throughout the year AND challenge them to do more in the future. Help us to create a meaningful bridging ceremony by sharing your tips for the levels before you.

Send your songs and videos to us at gsprogram@gsgatl.org!

 

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Girl Scouting at Home for Troop Leaders

We are committed to creating virtual experiences, with the support of our national organization, Girl Scouts of the USA, and sister councils, to provide your girls enriching activities during this time of social distancing. This will be a fantastic resource for not only your girls, but any parent you may know who needs educational resources for their children at home. Additional content for troop leaders will be provided to help you navigate this new world of virtual troop meetings and distance learning.

Looking for ways to talk to your troop about COVID-19? There are a number of great resources from the Child Mind Institute, National Association of School Psychologists , National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and Kids Health.


Get More Tips for Troop Leaders from Girl Scouts USA

 

Resources to Meet Virtually

Virtual Troop Meetings & Internet Safety Pledge

A new safety activity checkpoint has been created to provide guidance on safely leading virtual troop meetings for girls. Council approval is not required for online meetings. Girls and parents should complete the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Internet Safety Pledge and submit to their troop leader to keep on file with other required documents.

Below is a list of free and low-cost tools 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 with parents and girls to determine what the best solution is for your troop or Community needs.

Video and Audio-Conferencing Tools

While all of these options have a free version, please note you may be prompted to consider their upgraded versions for a subscription fee.

  • Zoom - FAQ
    • Note: Meetings durations maximum of 40 minutes in free version. Zoom licenses are now available through our council for troops that want to meet or continue meeting virtually. Purchase a discounted, 12-month Zoom license for $36.
  • Skype - Support
    • Note: Up to 10 participants free
  • Webex – Help Center
    • Note: Limited file and content sharing in free version
Chat and Collaboration Tools

While all of these options have a free version, please note you may be prompted to consider their upgraded versions for a subscription fee.

Additional Low-Cost Tools

Additional low-cost tools for collaboration and conferencing to consider if the above options do not meet your group's needs.

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Resources from Other Girl Scout Councils

While you might not be able to meet with your local Girl Scout friends during this time, you CAN connect with other Girl Scouts across the country! Here are more at home resources, live streams and more our sister councils are sharing:

More At Home Resources

Many of our sister councils are offering Girl Scouting at Home ideas too. If your Girl Scout has already earned the badges or Journeys we are providing content for, consider checking out another council's information! 

Live Streams

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
Visit their Facebook page for a series of live streams.

Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Visit their Facebook page for daily live streams called Trefoil TV.

Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest
Visit their Facebook page for a series of live streams.

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Visit their Facebook page for at-home activities, virtual troop options and online interactions beginning Monday, March 23.

Girl Scouts Carolina's Peaks to Piedmont
Visit their Facebook page for a series of live streams.

Girl Scouts River Valleys
Check out their Self-Care for Kids During COVID-19 information.

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
Visit their Facebook page for virtual troop meeting live streams.

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
Visit their Facebook page for daily live streams for Daisies through Cadettes. Seniors and Ambassadors can view daily Instagram stories for more.

Council Patch Programs

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


Find our latest council updates about COVID-19 at https://girlscoutsatl.blogspot.com/