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Girl Scouts Virtual Programming & COVID-19 Updates

Please check back regularly for COVID-19-related updates.

We appreciate your patience in understanding that this a rapidly evolving situation, and we are doing our best to monitor the situation and make decisions based on facts and recommendations from state and federal officials. As things evolve we will continue to communicate updates and necessary changes to our members. If you have specific questions/concerns, please email us and we will respond as quickly as we can.

Girl Scouts Virtual Programming

When girls take the lead, great things happen! Even though your girl’s daily routine may have changed, there are many ways she can still participate in Girl Scout activities and earn awards, even at home! Here are a few resources and ideas for Girl Scouts of all levels to help you get started.

How are you continuing the fun at home? Share your Girl Scouts at Home activities with us by tagging us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

Girl Scouts Leadership Experience - Earned Awards

Earned Awards

Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin
It’s never been easier to support your girl as she develops business skills, makes amazing memories, and earns a different pin for her uniform every cookie season. The simple, age-specific guidelines have been tailored for her developing skill set, making success a snap.

World Thinking Day Award
Backed by 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in locations worldwide, World Thinking Day 2020 celebrates the diversity, equity, and inclusion reflected in our global movement. Check out our activity guides to explore this theme—and celebrate being part of the diverse global sisterhood that is Girl Guides + Girl Scouts! Girls can earn this award at anytime throughout the year, not just around World Thinking Day!

Global Action Award
Girl Scouts’ Global Action award calls for girls to address the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, or SDGs for short, by discovering, connecting, and taking action in their communities and beyond. In 2020, girls will explore SDG 5 (Gender Equality) to earn their Global Action award.

My Promise, My Faith
The Girl Scouts My Promise, My Faith pin invites girls in grades K-12 to experience a faith journey through exploration of the Girl Scout Law and teachings from their faith. Girls can earn this national pin each year.

Complete your Highest Awards training online
Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors—are you ready to start earning your Bronze, Silver or Gold Award? Now is a great time to take our online training! Visit our GoldSilver, and Bronze Award webpages to learn more about these awards, watch the training webinars, and get started on your highest awards.

Girl Scout Leadership Experience - Patch Programs

Stay tuned as our program staff develops new patch programs for Girl Scouts to earn at home!

Texas Women Vote
This patch program packet is designed to encourage Girl Scouts of all levels to learn and develop knowledge about the history of voting rights and why it is important for everyone to vote.

Girl Scout Leadership Experience for Volunteers

Volunteers, your daily routines may have also changed but there's still ways you can participate in Girl Scout and volunteer activities at home. 

gsLearn
gsLearn is a new, mobile-friendly, learning platform designed specifically for you, our Girl Scout leaders! and co-leaders! Access gsLearn by logging into your Volunteer Toolkit at www.gsdsw.org/MyGS.

Volunteer Tool Kit
The Volunteer Tool Kit (VTK) is a digital resource that supports troop leaders and co-leaders, making the process of running a troop easier and more efficient. You can check it out by logging into your MyGS account.

Online Trainings
Troop Financial Training -  March 31, 3030 - 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Per our council policies, all Girl Scout troops are required to submit end-of-year troop financials to council by the last Thursday in June. Join us on this webinar to get all the details and help necessary. Discover what is required to submit your end-of-year troop financials to council successfull. Connect with the resources and support available. Take Action with a plan and checklist of items to complete

Financial reports from troops and service units are required for the following reasons:

  1. All Girl Scout councils are required by Girl Scouts of the USA and the Internal Revenue Service to make sure that proper records of funds are maintained and kept on file at the council office for audit purposes;
  2. To protect the interest of the troop or service unit;
  3. To protect the volunteers;
  4. To provide helpful information for new volunteers assuming leadership of an existing group;
  5. To answer any council questions on the whereabouts of group funds and the use of such funds;


This is a live training to encourage questions and sharing. Register today!

GSDSW Virtual Programming YouTube Videos

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Multi-Level Activity: Beginners Knot-Tying with Rink

Brownie Inventor Badge Workshop with Leslie (Part 1)

Junior Product Designer Badge Workshop with Leslie (Part 1)

Cadette Media Journey Badge Workshop with Leslie

Not All Bugs are Insects! Featuring Rink

Got Weeds? Do the Math! Featuring Rink

Brownie Inventor Badge Workshop (Part 2) with Leslie 

Junior Product Designer Badge with Leslie

Intermidiate Knot Tying with Rink

Girl Scout Tutorials Featuring GSDSW Girl Scouts

How to Make a First Aid Kit with a Potholder

Girl Scout Programs on Facebook Live Sessions Schedule

Cadette Media Journey
Reality (n): the world or state of things as they actually exist.  Influence (n): the capacity to have an effect on someone or something. Who decides what is popular? Is there a committee making the decisions? Why don’t they ask you? In this journey, you will take a look at media and marketing to see how it influences our reality and how influence it!
Part 2 - Wednesday, April 1, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST/ 10:00 am - 11:00 am MST
Facebook Live Event 

Outdoor Art for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors (RESCHEDULED)
The 3 leaders of Troop 28114 in Alpine will be doing the Outdoor Art for Daisies, Brownies and Juniors.  Suggested items to have beforehand are: a camera (smartphone, polaroid or any other means to take a picture), half a handful of small rocks, toilet paper or paper towel roll, stapler, decorations like crayons – markers – stickers – glue, clay (easy homemade option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drZc681SwxY) , a selection of any fallen leaves – flowers – sticks or rocks.
Tuesday, March 31, 6:00 pm CST/ 5:00 pm MST

Letterboxing with Cleats
Cleats (Shelby Corbitt … known to the girls as Cleats) will be doing Letterboxing.  The materials that will help the girls, but not needed to participate, are: paper, pencil, an eraser or rubber pad, butter knife for younger girls, box cutter for older girls (with supervision), a toothpick.
Thursday, April 2, 3:00 pm CST/ 2:00 pm MST
Facebook Live

Learn To Do the Promise & Law in Sign Language with Roadrunner
Roadrunner (Alysia Chatman is known to the girls as Roadrunner) will be doing the Promise & Law in Sign Language. There are no materials needed beforehand.
Thursday, April 2, 4:00 pm CST/ 3:00 pm MST
Facebook Live

Girl Scout Virtual Programs en Español

Consejos para niñeras
Aprenderán una actividad que podrán utilizar cuando estén cuidando a un niña. ¡Y los beneficios que tiene para el desarrollo del infante!

Materiales que necesitan:

  • Papel chino/ papel de ceda de colores mínimo 4 colores
  • Tijeras
  • 1 plato de papel o hoja de papel
  • Pegamento liquido
    Viernes, 6 de Abril, 9:00 am CST/ 10:00 am MST - Facebook Live

Ética professional: La entrevista perfecta
En esta sesión aprenderemos que debemos hacer en una entrevista de trabajo o como voluntaria!
Lunes, 13 de Abril, 9:00 a, CST/ 10:00 am MST - Facebook Live

Free and Low Cost Tools for Virtual Meetings

Below is a list of free and low-cost tools troops and service units in other councils are using for virtual meetings. While we cannot endorse or support specific online meeting tools, we encourage you to look at these and alternative options and discuss with parents and girls to determine what the best solution is for your troop or service unit needs. 

Video and Audio-Conferencing Tools with free versions 

While all of these options have a free version, please note you may be prompted to consider their upgraded versions for a subscription fee.

  • Zoom - FAQ
    • Note: Meetings durations maximum of 40 minutes in free version
  • Skype - Support
    • Note: Up to 10 participants free
  • Webex – Help Center
    • Note: Limited file and content sharing in free version

Chat and Collaboration Tools with free versions

Additional low-cost tools for collaboration and conferencing to consider if the above options do not meet your group's needs.