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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. 

Learn more below! 

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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.  The Journey workshops in October and December consist of three- 60 minute sessions and girls must attend all three sessions in order to complete the journey.

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!

September

Democracy for Seniors 

Wednesday, September 9th

7 to 8 pm 

Grades 9-10

Cost: $5

Register 

Democracy for Ambassadors 

Thursday, September 10th

7 to 8 pm 

Grades 11-12

Cost: $5

Register 

Democracy for Juniors 

Tuesday, September 15th

6 to 7 pm 

Grades 4-5

Cost: $5

Register 

Democracy for Brownies 

Wednesday, September 23rd 

6 to 7 pm 

Grades 2-3

Cost: $5

Register 

Democracy for Daisies 

Monday, September 28th

6 to 7 pm 

Grades K-1

Cost: $5

Register 

October

Daisy Think Like an Engineer

October 5, 6, and 7th 

6 to 7 pm 

Grades K-1 

Cost: $15

Register 

Brownie Think Like an Engineer

October 19, 20, and 21st 

6 to 7 pm 

Grades 2-3

Cost: $15

Register 

Junior Think Like an Enginer 

October 12, 13, and 14th 

6 to 7 pm 

Grades 4-5

Cost: $15

Register 

Cadette Think Like an Enginer 

Tuesdays, October 6, 13, and 20th

7 to 8 pm 

Grades 6-8

Cost: $15

Register 

Senior Think Like an Enginer 

Wednesdays, October 7, 14, and 21st

7 to 8 pm 

Grades 9-10

Cost: $15

Register 

Ambassador Think Like an Enginer 

Thursdays, October 8, 15, and 22 

7 to 8 pm 

Grades 11-12

Cost: $15

Register 

 

November

Daisy Cybersecurity Basics

Thursday, November 5th 

6 to 7 pm

Grades K-1 

Cost: $5 

Register 

Brownie Cybersecurity Basics

Wednesday, November 11th 

6 to 7 pm

Grades 2-3

Cost: $5 

Register 

Junior Cybersecurity Basics

Monday, November 16th 

6 to 7 pm

Grades 4-5

Cost: $5 

Register 

Cadette Cybersecurity Basics

Tuesday, November 10th 

6 to 7 pm

Grades 6-8

Cost: $5 

Register 

 Senior Cybersecurity Basics

Wednesday, November 11th 

7 to 8 pm

Grades 9-10

Cost: $5 

Register 

Ambassador Cybersecurity Basics

Thursday, November 12th 

7 to 8 pm

Grades 11-12 

Cost: $5 

Register 

December

Daisy Think Like a Citizen Scientist 

December 7, 8, and 9th

6 to 7 pm 

Grades K-1

Cost: $15

Register 

Brownie Think Like a Citizen Scientist 

December 1, 2, and 3rd 

6 to 7 pm 

Grades 2-3

Cost: $15

Register 

Junior Think Like a Citizen Scientist 

December 14, 15, and 16th

6 to 7 pm 

Grades 4-5

Cost: $15

Register 

Cadette Think Like a Citizen Scientist 

Tuesday, December 1, 8, and 15th

7 to 8 pm 

Grades 6-8

Cost: $15

Register 

Senior Think Like a Citizen Scientist 

Wednesdays, December 2, 9, and 16th

7 to 8 pm 

Grades 9-10

Cost: $15

Register 

Ambassador Think Like a Citizen Scientist 

Thursdays, December 3, 10 and 17th

7 to 8 pm 

Grades 11-12

Cost: $15

Register 

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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!

September
Escape!

Saturday, September 26th 

9 am to 12 pm OR 1 pm to 4 pm

Grades 6-12

Cost: $35/person

Register

Art Extravaganza

Sunday, September 27th 

9 am to 5 pm

Grades 6-12

Cost: $60/person

Register

October
Super Sleuth

Saturday, October 3rd 

9 am to 5 pm 

Grades 6-8

Cost: $50/person

Register 

Crack the Code 

Saturday, October 17th 

9 am to 12 pm 

Grades 4-5

Cost $30

Register 

Voice Your Vote 

Saturday, October 17th

1 pm to 4 pm 

Grades 9-12

Cost: $30/person

Register 

Outdoor Artists 

Sunday, October 18th

10 am to 12 pm 

Grades K-3

Cost: $25/person

Register 

Fright Fest Drive In 

Saturday, October 31st at Camp Laughing Waters 

6 pm to 9:30 pm

Family Event 

Cost: Donation 

More Information

November

Cool Coders 

Saturday, November 7th

10am to 12 pm 

Grades K-3

Cost: $25/person

Register 

Out of This World 

Saturday, November 7th 

1 pm to 4 pm 

Grades 4-5 

Cost: $30/person

Register 

Amazing Cadette Race

Sunday, November 8th

9 am to 5 pm 

Grades 6-8

Cost: $60/person

Register

Amazing Senior and Ambassador RAce 

Saturday, November 14th 

9 am to 5 pm 

Grades 9-12

Cost: $60/peron

Register 

Heroes 

Saturday, November 21st 

11 am to 12:30 pm 

All Ages 

Cost: $10/person

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December

Woodworker

Saturday, December 5th 

9 am to 5 pm 

Grades 6-8

Cost: $60

Register 

Toy Designers 

Saturday, December 12th 

10 am to 12 pm 

Grades K-3

Cost: $25

Register 

Business Jump Starters 

Saturday, December 12th

1 to 4 pm 

Grades 4-5

Cost: $30

Register 

Winter Light Spectacular 

December 19th and 20th

5 pm to 9 pm 

Camp Laughing Waters 

Family Event 

Cost: $20 per vehicle (timed tickets)

Register 

Camp Reunion

Monday, Decembr 27th

9 am to 3 pm AND 7 to 8 pm

Grades K-12

Cost: $40

Register

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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. 

October

The Power of Sisterhood 

Hosted by Kind Living Designs

October 3, 2020

9 am to 12 pm on Zoom

Grades 9-12

Cost: $28

Register

Virtual Cyber Security Event

Hosted by Bank of America

October 7, 2020

2 pm – 5 pm  Virtual

Grades 6-12

Cost: Free

Register

Digital Photography 

Hosted by Chester County Art Association

October 10, 2020

9 am to 12 pm on Zoom 

Grades 4-5 

Costs: $25

Register 

Virtual Cyber Security Event

Hosted by Bank of America
 

October 15, 2020

5 pm – 8 pm  Virtual

Grades 6-12

Cost: Free

Register

Digital Game Design

Hosted by Engineering is for Kids 

October 17, 2020

10 am to 12:30 pm on Zoom

Grades 6-8

Cost: $39

Register 

Eco Girls 

Hosted by the Nature Place (aka Berks Nature)

October 24, 2020

10 am to 12 pm on Zoom

Grades K-3

Cost: $14

Register 

November

Comics and Cartooning 

Hosted by Chester County Art Association

November 7, 2020

1 to 3 pm on Zoom

Grades 6-8

Cost: $25

Register 

Super Science Girls Adventure Workshop

Hosted by Girls Know How 

November 14, 2020

10 to 11:15 am on Zoom 

Grades 2-5 

Cost: $10

Register 

Who's in the Woods 

Hosted by the Wildlands Conservancy

November 14,  2020

10 to 11 am on Zoom

Grades K-1

Cost: $11

Register 

International Girls' Day: Strut Your Stuff 

Hosted by West Chester Kappa Delta 

November 15, 2020

1 to 3 pm on Zoom 

Grades K-3

Cost: $5 

Register

Girltopia 

Hosted by Girls Empowered 

November 21, 2020

10:30 am to 4:30 pm on Zoom

Grades 9-10

Cost: $27

Register 

December

Fun with Photosynthesis! 

Hosted by Mad Science 

December 5, 2020

10 to 11 am on Zoom

Grades K-3

Cost: $17 

Register 

aMAZEing Relationships

Hosted by Kind Living Designs 

December 12, 2020 

9 am to 12 pm on Zoom

Grades 6-8

Cost: $28

Register 

Snapology Space Science Investigatiors 

Hosted by Snapology

December 19, 2020

10 am to 12 pm on Zoom

Grades 4-5

Cost: $23

Register 

January

Celebrate YOU! 

Hosted by Girls Empowered 

January 9, 2021

1 to 4 pm on Zoom

Grades 4-8

Cost: $14 

Register

Electronic Game Design: Pong 

Hosted by Engineering for Kids 

January 16, 2021 

10 am to 12 pm on Zoom

Grades 2-3

Cost: $32 

Register 

Nightime Exploration

Hosted by Wildlands Conservancy

January 23, 2021

7 to 8 pm on Zoom

Grades 6-10 

Cost: $11 

Register 

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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 Space Science Explorer: Step 2
Video
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
Video
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 Outdoor Art Creator: Step 2
Video
Brownies make a leaf rubbing.
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Brownie Philanthropist Badge: Step 1
Video
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
Video
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 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
Video
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
Video
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.