Challenge Week 1:
This week we challenge all Girl Scouts to showcase the Girl Scout
Promise in a special way.
- Join us next week to learn about the Gold Award and your next
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:
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.
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
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
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
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!
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,
Strong: able, active, athletic, big, capable, durable,
energetic, firm, forceful, healthy, powerful, robust, secure,
steady, tenacious, tough, vigorous
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
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
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
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:
Start with your day with an empowering morning
Share a smile.
Learn to talk to yourself
Declutter and organize.
Describe your life using positive
Focus on solutions, not
Feed Your Brain with
Enjoy Life's Small
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 email@example.com!
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.
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:
- Challenge your knowledge of leave no trace! Take the Leave No Trace Course and begin
your path to outdoor awareness.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org!