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Girl Scouts at Home

It's summertime! Take a look at our virtual summer camp activities--they include live and outdoor events! For more events, check out Girl Scouts of the USA's virtual events calendar.

During these challenging times, we are excited to continue offering the same quality programming to girls, volunteers, and families - all online! The unique and far-reaching Girl Scout sisterhood experience will help us stay connected during these unprecedented times.

These are all available to the public—no Girl Scout membership necessary.

How to choose high quality virtual programs

Council Events

 We are excited to bring Girl Scout progamming straight into your home! Using digital tools like Zoom, we are hosting virtual events you can attend with your Girl Scout sisters from across the council and beyond!

Find a list of upcoming virtual events on our Events Page, and find past virtual programs below.

 The Girl Scout Take Action Guide to Helping Others During the COVID-19 Pandemic: It's in our Girl Scout DNA to help in a time of crisis. For those who are healthy and want to help others, there are multiple ways to help those in need during the novel coronavirus outbreak. This guide is a starting point for ideas you and your family can contribute to the community, whether it's safely helping with COVID-19 outbreak efforts or taking action for community betterment.

Council Patches

STEM and Outdoor Challenges

In the past, Girl Scouts of Alaska has created challenges for girls to explore the outdoors through outdoor activity, observing wildlife, and experiencing the natural wonders of Alaska.

If you have not already completed these challenges, we are bringing them back! This is a great opportunity for girls and their families to explore the outdoors together safely.

We now have a new STEM Challenge patch, for all girls to work on. Activities for this patch are designed for girls to discover and build curiosity independently or with their families.

View the challenge here. 

Patches of the Month

The May-July Patches of the Month and STEM Patches of the Month can be done while social distancing.

STEM: Backyard STEM and And Beyond patches

View the patch activities here.

May-July: Overcoming Challenges

View the patch activities here.

The April Patch of the Month and STEM Patch of the Month can both be done while social distancing.

STEM: Pandemic Prepared Patch

View the patch activites here

April: Sisterhood

View the patch activites here

 

About the Patch of the Month Program: Looking for some additional fun activities? Participate in our Monthly Patch Program! Each month we’ll add a new patch, and you’ll have the entire month to complete all the requirements! 

 

Get Outside

It is okay to get outside while you are social distancing! Go for a walk, spend some time in the backyard, or take a hike. Just make sure you are following all regulations and recommendations for your area. Also, check out this family and troop backyard camping toolkit from Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas!

Community Activities

Quarantine Badge Challenge from Girl Scouts in California

Hogwarts Digital Escape Room created by Sydney Krawiec, Youth Services Librarian at Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA

Wildlife Education from Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Call in to the daily Juneau Joke Hotline

NOAA Fisheries: 10+ Ocean Science Educational Resources

COVID-19 Time Capsule Coloring Book/Worksheet

Garden Art  Weekly

NOAA Live! (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7:00am AKDT, recordings available)

Leave No Trace's Indoor Nature Activities for Kids

Explore Carlsbad Caverns Virtually

Virtual Marine Biology Camps

Virtual Dairy Farm Tours

Alaska Zoo Distance Learning

Alaska Native Heritage Center Facebook Live Events Tuesday - Thursday

Girls Who Code - Code at Home

Anchorage Library Virtual Programs. Check back frequently for new addtions!

Send and upload handwritten messages or videos to Alaska nursing homes. To learn more, see the KTVA story about it.

Know Before You Go online avalanche education program

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Distance Learning

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University AVIATION IS YOUR FUTURE Course

EY Tours At-home culture challenge

Alaska Club Virtual PE (Monday-Friday at 10:30)

Cosmic Kids Yoga

SciGirls

Aquarium of the Pacific

Earth Echo Virtual Events

World Wildlife Fund Conservation in the Classroom

Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour of The Great Wall of China

Louvre Virtual Tour

Discovery Education: Polar Bear Experience Virtual Field Trip

Georgia Aquarium Live Cams

Monterey Bay Bay Aquariums Live Cams

Virtual Canadian Farm and Food Tours

Access Mars-Virtual Experience

Cleveland Inner City Ballet

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safaris

Explore.org Live Cams

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Metropolitan Opera

Down Dog Yoga App

British Museum

Code Studio

Google Arts and Culture

PBS Kids Daily Newsletter

Denver Museum of Nature & Science – Scientists in Action

Storyline

Berlin Philharmonic

Girl Scouts at Home from GSUSA
Stay connected to Girl Scouts across the nation and around the world.

Bring the exploration, fun and learning of Girl Scouts to your family even when circumstances are keeping Girl Scouts from meeting up in person. Afterall, Girl Scouts isn’t somewhere girls go or something they do—it’s who they are day in, day out. Use these self-guided, free activities to keep your girl, your troop, and your community connected. 

Plus, check out the GSUSA Virtual Events Calendar!

 

Take Action Think Tank

 

Making S'mores Cups

Camp Director Firefly shows us how to make no-campfire S'mores cups. You can find the recipe here.

 

Ice Cream Chemistry

 

DIY Dog Toys with Lou & Maggie

 

Making Mug Cake

Join Firefly as she tries a new recipe for chocolate mug cake that you can make in the microwave! See the recipe here.

Daisy Petal Workshop: Hands Across the Girl Scout World

 

Growing Ice STEM Virtual Program

 

Sew On Your Own Patches! Virtual Program

 

Poetry Workshop Virtual Program

 

Making Original Girl Scout Cookies Virtual Program - Take Two

Join Camp Director Firefly as she attempts to make the very first GS cookie recipe for the second time, with the improvements listed below. Try your own techniques to see what works best for you! The recipe includes the same ingredients as last week’s batch.

Here's what she did differently this time:

Here’s what she did differently this time:

-I used very cold butter (straight from the freezer) instead of room temperature butter, and I grated the cold butter into my mixing bowl using a cheese grater. When I creamed this with the sugar, I didn’t stir it quite as much to avoid warming the butter.

-Butter likely works better than margarine, but you can use what’s available to you like I did.

-I used about 2 ½ Tbsp egg rather than a whole egg. Our eggs are bigger than they were back in 1922!

-I put the batter into the freezer right away to make it easier to roll out.

-After rolling the batter out flat, I put it back in the freezer. After some time in the freezer, I cut my cookie shapes out and put them on a cookie sheet. Then they went into the fridge or freezer. The cookie sheets went straight from the fridge/freezer into the oven (don’t forget to preheat your oven a little bit before you plan to pull them out!) after sprinkling them with sugar.

-The sugar on top is technically part of the original recipe, I just forgot it last time!

 

Making Original Girl Scout Cookies Virtual Program

Join Camp Director Firefly as she attempts to make the very first Girl Scout cookie recipe. Use the recipe and tip sheet to get started. Try your own techniques to see what works best for you!

Flamenco Dancing Virtual Program

 

Grand Teton National Park Virtual Program

 

Molly of Denali Virtual Program

Watch episodes of Molly of Denali here.

Math Mania Virtual Program

Part of the Math Mania Patch program.

Antarctica Virtual Program

Part of the Polar Patch program.

Links to patch-related virtual programs are also available on the Patch of the Month page.