Why a program in the middle of the cookie season? We’ve heard you! Some of you have told us you want programming that provides a break during the cookie season. Others of you have said you want more cookie activities that you don’t have to design yourself. The Your Wellness Puzzle program provides both!
Cookie season is enormous fun and learning for girls. It can also be fast-paced and may feel overwhelming for some girls and volunteers. No matter whether you and your girls need a break from focusing on cookies or even more cookie activities, this program is for you!
You’ll notice that many of the activities provided have a physical, mental or emotional wellness connection. For more mental wellness activities for girls in grades 4-12 check out the Girl Scouts Mental Wellness Patch Program.
The pieces that help each person's wellness are different; these activities are designed for you and your girls to try different pieces of the wellness puzzle to see what helps.
Below you’ll find all the details on how to participate. Have fun and make sure to share some photos with us at email@example.com.
There are four categories of activities to navigate: exploration, curiosity, purpose, and friendship. Girls who earn at least 6 points an earn their badge.
There are multiple activities within each theme to choose from. Some activities ask girls to get active, some are designed to help girls develop mental wellness skills, some compliment the cookie season and others focus on World Thinking Day (an annual Girl Scout celebration of international friendship).
We encourage you to try activities from different categories and topics but the activities that girls complete are up to you (and your girls)!
Girls can complete as many activities as they wish. Each activity has a point value (1-3). Girls who complete activities that add up to at least 6 points earn their "Your Wellness Puzzle" badge. Information on how to order badges is below.
Girls and troops can also earn additional incentives! See the incentives information below for details.
Part of the fun of doing an activity is sharing your experience with others.
You can share your photos and feedback with us by using the photo submission form. Make sure to submit photos of each activity you complete. We’ll share photos on our social media accounts so make sure you have photo permission for each girl. For every photo submission form submitted you will earn an entry into the incentive drawing.
Girl Scout Alaska Members Only
Girl Scout of Alaska members who participate in the Your Wellness Puzzle program during February 2024 will be entered into a drawing for additional incentives. Girls and troops are welcome to register.
Entries are earned by completing activities (2 points = 1 entry) and submitting photos of the fun you had (each photo submission form = 1 entry) .
In March we’ll announce the winners of incentive drawings on Facebook and with an email to winners. Two troops AND two individual girls will receive self-care kits.
Troop self-care kits – choose from supplies for a movie night, spa night or troop game night!
Individual girls – choose from a craft/art kit, yoga/outdoor game kit or spa kit!