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What is Girl Scouts at Home?

Girl Scouts at Home brings the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to the girl. Through this program girls can attend virtual badge workshops to complete steps towards earning badges, come together in informal gatherings and connect with sister Girl Scouts through virtual weekend programs. 

Beyond the girls, Girl Scouts at Home is also a resource for volunteers, parents, and guardians alike, offering chances for volunteers to complete training virtually or connect with other volunteers to exchange ideas and advice. Girl Scouts at Home also offers parents a place to find safe and fun activities for their children that they can do outdoors or in the comfort of their own home. 

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Virtual Badge Workshops

Virtual Badge Workshops are for girls who wish to work on earning badges in a more structured format with other sister Girl Scouts virtually present. These meetings are organized and presented by Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania staff. The meetings are held through the Zoom platform and registration closes one week prior to the program date.

Before You Register
Need to Know Information

Each Virtual Badge Workshop (VBW)  will last 60 minutes and PARTIALLY complete the badge.  Each VBW has a capacity of 60 girls.  

When you register for a VBW, you will receive an auto confirmation email. One week prior to the program you will also receive another confirmation email. It will include any supplies or pre-work needed, as well as the link to your VBW via the Zoom platform. PLEASE NOTE:  Do not share the Zoom link with anyone else. The link is private and specific to you.

Please register and join us for one of these intimate and interactive VBWs.  Also, check out the whole GS from Home page for many other virtual opportunities to stay connected to Girl Scouts!

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GSEP Virtual Weekend Programs

GSEP Virtual Weekend Programs are for girls who wish to work on earning badges in a more structured format with other sister Girl Scouts virtually present. These programs are organized and presented by Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania staff and are half day or full day programs. The programs are held through the Zoom platform and registration closes two weeks prior to the program date. Registered participants will receive the badge or journey award as well as a program kit via mail prior to the start of the program. 

Before You Register
Need to Know Information

Each Virtual Weekend Program will be either a half day or full day program and will complete badge or journey steps.  Registration for these programs will close two weeks prior to the program date.

When you register for a Virtual Weekend Program you will receive an auto confirmation email. One week prior to the program you will also receive another confirmation email. It will include any supplies or pre-work needed, as well as the link to your Virtual Weekend Program via the Zoom platform. PLEASE NOTE:  Do not share the Zoom link with anyone else. The link is private and specific to you.

Registered participants will also receive a program kit complete with some of the items needed for the program. The badge or journey award will also be included in these kits.

Please register and join us for one of these intimate and interactive Virtual Weekend Programs.  Also, check out the whole GS from Home page for many other virtual opportunities to stay connected to Girl Scouts!

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Community Partner Virtual Programs

Community Partner Virtual Programs are for girls who wish to work on earning badges. These programs are organized and presented by our GSEP Community Partners and have been vetted by our GSEP program staff. The programs are held through the Zoom platform and registration for these programs will close two weeks prior to the program date. 

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Missed a program? Check out the badge videos below.

Check out grade level appropriate activities centered around Girl Scouts and the four program pillars that you and your girl can do from home! Looking for more information? Check out the  Volunteer Toolkit for help structuring and scheduling troop meetings and activities and our  Ready to Run programs for even more ideas. This section also includes the presentations from all previous Virtual Troop Meetings. 

All Ages
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ALL AGES
Daisy
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DAISY

Daisy Space Science Explorer: Step 2
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Daisies learn how the Moon looks in the day and nighttime sky and how it changes shapes in step 2 of the Space Science Explorer badge. They learn how to record their observations of the Moon by creating their own Moon sky book. 
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Money Counts Leaf: Step 1
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Girls learn about different coins and what they are worth. 
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Daisy Cybersecurity Basics
How does a computer help you connect to the internet, watch videos, take pictures, send messages, and mix music?  Learn the parts of your computer, how to protect it and keep you safe using it, and how computers connect to build a network.
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VIRTUAL Daisy Courageous & Strong Petal
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VIRTUAL Daisy Considerate & Caring Petal
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VIRTUAL Respecting Authority Petal
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VIRTUAL Respect Myself & Others Petal
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VIRTUAL Use Resources Wisely Petal
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VIRTUAL Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout Petal
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VIRTUAL Make the World a Better Place Petal
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VIRTUAL Space Science Explorer
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Brownie
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Brownie Outdoor Art Creator: Step 2
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Brownies make a leaf rubbing.
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Brownie Philanthropist Badge: Step 1
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Girl Scouts make the world a better place. One way to do that is to make sure everyone has what they need. In this activity you will spend time figuring out the difference between things you may want and things you may need.
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Brownie First Aid
BE PREPARED!  For the unexpected!  If someone was sick or hurt, could you help? Learn what to do to handle emergencies, from calling 911 to using First Aid to treat minor injuries. 
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VIRTUAL Brownie Coding
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VIRTUAL Brownie Senses
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VIRTUAL Brownie Cybersecurity Basics
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VIRTUAL Brownie Making Games
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VIRTUAL Brownie Making Friend
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VIRTUAL Brownie Household Elf
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VIRTUAL Brownie My Great Day
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VIRTUAL Brownie Eco-Friend
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VIRTUAL Brownie Dancer
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VIRTUAL Brownie Bugs Badge
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Junior Space Science Explorer: Step 4
Juniors explore a planet in step 4 of the Space Science Investigator badge. They become Mission Specialists for another planet in our Solar System and create a fun travel brochure for tourists visiting that planet.
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Junior Business Owner Badge: Step 1
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Girls explore business ideas they might like to start one day. 
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Junior Inside Government
Discover what it means to be a leader and empowered to be involved in your community by civic engagement.  Learn about being an active citizen, about the branches of government, how laws are made and issues settled.
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VIRTUAL Junior Detectives!
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VIRTUAL Junior Staying Fit
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VIRTUAL Junior Social Butterfly
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VIRTUAL Junior Savvy Shopper
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VIRTUAL Junior Flowers
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VIRTUAL Junior Scribe
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VIRTUAL Junior Animal Habitats
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VIRTUAL Junior Simple Meals
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VIRTUAL Junior Space Science Expert
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VIRTUAL Junior First Aid
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VIRTUAL Junior Think Like an Engineer
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VIRTUAL Junior Agent of Change Part 1 
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VIRTUAL Junior Agent of Change Part 2 
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VIRTUAL Junior Agent of Change Part 3
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Cadette
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Cadette Financing My Dreams: Step 1
Girls will discover some of their dream jobs by exploring their interests, talents, skills, and hobbies as they look to their bright futures. 
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Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey: Jump Into the Scientific Method
Explore how scientists solve problems as you create a field guide about your environment. Then, find out how you can help real scientists with their research! 

Cadette Finding Common Ground
6th, 7th, and 8th focus on civic education for this badge.  Get to know someone different than you, make group decisions, exploring debate strategies, understand compromise and find common ground through mediation.  
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VIRTUAL Cadette Eating For You
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VIRTUAL Cadette New Cuisines
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VIRTUAL Cadette Trees
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VIRTUAL Cadette First Aid
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VIRTUAL Cadette On Your Own
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VIRTUAL Cadette Science of Happiness
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VIRTUAL Animal Helpers
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VIRTUAL Cadette GS Way
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VIRTUAL Cadette Special Agent
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VIRTUAL Cadette Amaze Journey Part 1 
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VIRTUAL Cadette Amaze Journey Part 2 
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VIRTUAL Cadette Amaze Journey Part 3
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Senior Truth Seeker: Step 2
The news and information you see, hear and consume every day may be misleading and could be wrong. Investigate a speech given by a public figure and research the numbers, figures, and statistical assertions they’ve made and verify their truth. 
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Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey: Jump Into the Scientific Method
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Explore how scientists solve problems as you create a test to learn more about your environment. Then, find out how you can help real scientists with their research! 
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Senior Buying Power
Understand the impact of making a BIG purchase….like a car…and be prepared to pay for it for a long time AFTER you start to use it.  Read Expert review, talking with trusted family and friend, prepare a savings plan and work through financial worksheets.   All this BEFORE you spend your hard earned money!
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VIRTUAL Senior Cybersecurity Investigator
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VIRTUAL Senior Collage Artist
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VIRTUAL Senior Textile Artist
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VIRTUAL Senior Global Action Project
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VIRTUAL Senior Space Science Expert
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VIRTUAL Senior Eco Explorer
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VIRTUAL Senior Mission Sisterhood Journey
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Think Like an Engineer Journey: Mobility Device Design Challenge
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Find out how engineers solve problems with the Design Thinking Process. Then, take on a design challenge to engineer a new piece of mobility equipment that helps other people!
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VIRTUAL Ambassador Coding Basics
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VIRTUAL Ambassador Photographer
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VIRTUAL Ambassador Space Science Master
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VIRTUAL Ambassador Global Action Project
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VIRTUAL Ambassador Mission Sisterhood 
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Additional Resources

Learn more about how you can hold a virtual meeting with your troop, your parents, or your service unit. This guide covers five different virtual meeting platforms, how to get started one each, and some pros and cons. It also tips and tricks and other online resources you can use. 

2021 Virtual Meeting Guide

 

Social & Emotional Resources
Social & Emotional Resources

During these uncertain times it's important that we help our girls navigate their emotions and mental health. Girl Scouts of the United States of America has been keeping girls in mind through every step of this crisis. If you're interested in learning more about how you can talk to your girl about COVID-19, make sure she's happy and healthy, and maintain her hope for the future, check out some selected resources below. Then, take a look through the rest of the  Raising Girls section to see if there's anything else to help guide you and your family through this time. 

Service & Awards
Service & Awards

Practicing social distancing doesn't mean you can't still complete community service work, in fact, now more than ever our communities need us to come together emotionally and virtually to stay connected and help those in need. This section includes service projects and ideas that girls can complete from home based on their grade level to help their community and also earn their service awards and pins. 

For more infomration on Highest Awards and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, visit our Highest Awards page

Discounted Zoom Licences

Keeping the Girl Scout sisterhood strong from home?  We’ve got you! 

Zoom Licenses are now available through our council for troops that want to meet or continue meeting virtually this fall.  Your girls can stay connected, continue building their skills, and have a blast no matter where they are.  These GSUSA sponsored Zoom licenses are available for $40.00 for 1 year.  In addition to the options available with free Zoom accounts, these licenses include: increased meeting capacity, breakout rooms, unlimited meeting time, and live tech support.  This offer is for our Troop Leaders and Service Unit Team volunteers.

To take advantage of this offer, just complete the registration (see link below).  Once completed, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a link to the GSUSA Zoom License User Agreement form.  You must complete and submit this form.  On the User Agreement form, it asks for your email address.  Please be sure to submit the email address you want the zoom account to be paired with--and double check your spelling!  When we receive your signed agreement, we will verify that you are an active Troop Leader of an active GSEP troop (or an active Service Unit team volunteer).  

Licenses will be purchased from GSUSA and you will receive an email from no-reply@zoom.us asking you to Approve the Request to join GSEP's Zoom account.  This email will read "Girl Scouts of Eastern PA (aturing@gsep.org) has requested to add you into their Zoom account (Gscouncil253). If you agree, please click the button below to approve within 30 days."

Please allow 7-10 days for your Zoom login credential email to arrive.

Each Zoom license must be attached to a unique email address.  In compliance with the GSUSA Zoom license User Agreement, this license can only be used for Girl Scout purposes!  If you already have a free Zoom account, it will be automatically be upgraded to the GSUSA licensed account.  If you use a free zoom account for other purposes, THIS WOULD NOT BE A GOOD EMAIL ADDRESS TO USE FOR THIS GSUSA LICENSE AS YOU MUST COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OF THE USER AGREEMENT.  In that case, you should provide a different email address for the GSUSA account.

Click HERE for gsZoom FAQ for Volunteers!