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Girl Scouting at Home

Check out our awesome resources for continuing your Girl Scout experience at home! Click here to get badges, patches, and patch packets mailed straight to your door!

Looking for something do as a troop, as a family, or with a friend? Click the drop downs below to explore all our great activities! You can also check out the Events List for program opportunities.

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All Ages Patches and Activities

Allergies for Kids

On Saturday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m., join Shreya Shivakumar, Gold Award Girl Scout from Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey, for her virtual program, Allergies for Kids. The purpose of Allergies for Kids is to educate elementary and middle school students about food allergies through group discussions, videos, and learning activities. For more information and to register, email her at shreyashivakumar7@gmail.com.

We Will Write Through This

Grab your pencils and participate in the writing project, We Will Write Through This. Our lives have been filled with adjustments and uncertainty, and Young Authors Greenhouse is here to listen and publish your words. Share your stories by using the free, downloadable booklet of writing prompts to spark your ideas. For more information and to download a Writing Prompt Booklet, click here.

Field to Fork Club

The Food Literacy Project Summer Field to Fork Club is designed to connect you and your family to gardening, cooking, and healthy living resources. Every Wednesday they will feature a live virtual activity, and you will receive activities, recipes, and gardening information to help you build you own field to fork experience at home. For more information and to sign up, visit their website.

Live! Awesome Girls: Returning to the Outdoors Responsibly

Connect with The North Face’s top high adventure athletes to learn how they have stayed mentally and physically strong during Stay at Home. Learn tips and tricks from these leaders on how to return to the outdoors responsibly. Head to the GSUSA Virtual Calendar for more information, or watch the recording here:

Grades K-5

Grades 6-12

Juneteenth

Watch this video to learn more about Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day.

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Then, honor the journey and achievement of our country’s ancestry and remember the work needed to be done to gain equal rights by participating in one of the following opportunities:                    

Jermaine Fowler from the Humanity Archive will be speaking live about Juneteenth on the Lift Up Lou Facebook page.  

The Juneteenth Jubilee is a video series that will offer education about the history of Juneteenth through music, drama, and art. Visit the Waterfront Park Facebook page for more information.

Girls are Superheroes

Girls are Superheroes! Show off your superhero spirit by completing three activities that showcase how badges increase your skills and readiness to face any challenge that comes your way. To learn more, click here.

Civic Engagement

Every girl has a voice. Every girl’s voice is important. With bold moves like advocating for positive change in your community and standing up against everyday injustices – you can use your voice for good. Find activities for all ages that will help unleash your inner leader to make the world a better place!

https://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/girl-scouts-and-civic-engagement/forgirls.html

Fight the Bite

Mosquitoes are carriers of diseases and make you itch! Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana is excited to partner with the Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness to help control the mosquito population by emptying standing water from outdoor items. Note where you emptied the water on the form below and send it to the Department of Health and Wellness, so they can record how Girl Scouts have helped to Fight the Bite!

Download the Fite the Bite form here.

Our Cabaña World Centre Challenge Tour

Tour the World Centre located in Cuernavaca, Mexico and make your own Lucha Lubre mask and participate in "free wrestling" with your thumbs. Watch the recroding here.

Download the packet here.

Pax Lodge World Centre Challenge Tour

Take a tour of the World Centre in Hampstead, North London, then learn to make origami doves. Watch the recording here.

Click here to download the packet.

Our Chalet World Centre Challenge Tour

Connect with girls from around Africa for a virtual history, then learn African songs, dances, and games. Watch the recording here

Click here to download the packet.

Kusafiri World Centre Challenge Tour

Connect with girls from around Africa for a virtual history, then learn African songs, dances, and games. Watch the recording here

Click here to download the packet.

Sangam World Centre Challenge Tour

Take a virtual tour of the World Centre in Sangam to learn about Indian cultural traditions of mehendi (henna) and creat your own design! Watch the recording here.

Click here to download the packet.

Nature Detective

Put your sleuth skills to the test and become a Nature Detective with our program partner, The Parklands of Floyds Fork. Watch the video below to learn all about biodiversity while Girl Scouting at Home!

Click here to download the packet.

Virtual Bridging

Bridging is an important Girl Scout tradition that honors girls' achievements. Here are some ideas for completing bridging awards and celebrating bridging while staying safe at home and maintaining social distance.

Click here to download the packet.

Grade Level Citizen Badges

Join our program partner, The Kentucky Historical Society, on a tour of the Old State Capitol building in Frankfort, Kentucky and create your very own statement button to celebrate the Women Suffrage Movement! Work toward earning your grade level citizen badges:

Daisy Good Neighbor: Step 3

Brownie Celebrating Community: Step 4

Junior Inside Government: Step 2

Click here to download the packet.

Watch the video below:

 

Pillar Activity Packet

STEM, Outdoors, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship are the four areas that form the foundation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience! In this packet you will find an activity from each of these four areas.

Click here to download the packet. 

We're taking exploration, adventure and discovery online and we collected some of them for you here!

Friday Family Activities

Colorful Scavenger Hunt

Get ready to explore and go on a colorful scavenger hunt! Search inside and outside to find things that represent each color. Draw or describe what you find. For even more fun, use tally marks to indicate each time you find something that matches each color. Have fun!

Download the packet here.

Family Game Night

Games are a priceless way to spend time with friends and family while creating lasting memories. Choose from one or more of these games or make up your own for a family friendly night of entertainment.

Download the packet here.

Girl Scouts Give Back National Service Project: Citizen Science

While we are all at home this summer, there are meaningful and exciting ways for Girl Scouts to contribute to science, get outside, and help scientists solve some of the big problems facing our planet. Check out the newest Girl Scouts Give Back National Service Project: Citizen Science!

Download the packet here.

World Environment Day

World Environment Day is a global occasion to highlight and discuss the importance of environmental awareness and action. Get inspired to raise environmental awareness and action by completing an activity. Then, share what you've learned by posting a photo on the GSK Facebook page!

Download the packet here.

 

Flat Juliette

Have fun by coloring in Flat Juliette and taking it with you wherever you go!  What fun things will you do? Read the Juliette Gordon Lowe bingo card and pick out your favorite activities. This week’s activity was created by Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana volunteer, Anna Kordsmeier.

Download the packet here.

STEAM Activities

Unleash your inner scientist in these fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Enigineering, Arts, and Math) activities brought to you by our partner, Kentucky Science Center and GSK Girl Experience Specialist, Blaire.

Download the packet here.

Letter Writing National Service Project

Girls write letters to people in nursing homes, senior residences, and assisted living facilities, including the dedicated staff and caregivers. This long-distance hug is a way to share your good thoughts with these vulnerable and loved community members.

Download the packet here.

Time Capsule Project

We are living during an unprecedented time: a once-in-a-hundred-years pandemic that will surely be referenced and studied by future generations. This weekend, preserve your memories of this moment by creating your own time capsule!

Download the packet here.

Also, watch the video below to learn about how you can contribute to The Frazier History Museum's COVID-19 Time Capsule Project.

Salt Dough Ornaments

Celebrate springtime by creating these fun and easy salt dough ornaments.

Instructions can be found here.

Daisy (K-1) Badges and Programs

Outrun the Sun

Become a Sun Safety Advocate! Learn ways of protecting your skin and also teach others through hands-on activities and social media.

Download the patch packet here.

Daisy Cybersecurity Basics

Just like your house, it’s important to keep your devices, like your computer or tablet, safe. Learn how to keep something safe, like a computer, with layers of protection by checking out the Daisy Cybersecurity Basics Badge activity.

Daisy Outdoor Art Maker Badge  

Explore the outdoors and use what you see to make some fun art projects!

Click here to download the badge packet.

Daisy Eco-Learner Badge  

When you've earned this badge, you'll have learned three ways to protect the environment when you go outdoors.

Click here to download the badge packet.

Daisy Space Explorer Badge  

When you've earned this badge, you'll have explored and observed the Sun, Moon, and stars.

Click here to download the badge packet.

 

Brownie (2-3) Badges and Programs

Outrun the Sun

Become a Sun Safety Advocate! Learn ways of protecting your skin and also teach others through hands-on activities and social media.

Download the patch packet here.

 

Coat of Many Colors

Join Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians and earn the Coat of Many Colors patch! This patch program is dedicated to Dolly Parton’s song “Coat of Many Colors” in which tells about the personal struggles she faced throughout childhood. Walk through this song with Dolly to see what we can learn from her about facing challenges.  

Download the packet here.

Brownie Coding

Register and attend first LIVE! Awesome Girls: Family STEM Series - Brownie Coding!  This live virtual activity will walk you through the first step to earn the  Brownie Coding Basics badge, but all ages are welcome to join!  For more information and to register, click here.

Brownie Outdoor Art Creator Badge

Take your artist's eye and go outside for some inspiration. Learn how to make a leaf rubbing, a windchime, take pictures from different perspectives and visit a creative garden.

Click here to download the badge packet.

Brownie My Best Self Badge  

We only get one body, so it's important to take care of it! Learn to pay attention to what your body needs and how to ask for health help if you need it, so you can keep yourself feeling great!

Click here to download the badge packet.

 

Brownie Hiker Badge  

Hit the trail for a hike today and earn your Brownie Hiker Badge.

Click here to download the badge packet.

 

Brownie Bugs Badge  

Learn all about bugs!

Click here to download the badge packet. 

Brownie Snacks Badge  

Get started on your badge by watching the video below. You will complete the following steps:

2. Make a savory snack – Hummus

3. Make a sweet snack – Parfait

4. Make a snack for energy – Hummus and Parfait

Brownie Pets Badge  

Learn all about keeping fish, dogs, and cats as pets and earn your Brownie Pets badge. Find all the steps you need to complete the badge in this fun, new way to continue to participate in Girl Scouts from home!

Click here to download the badge packet. 

Letterboxing for Brownies

Learn what letterboxing is, how to leave different kinds of clues, how to make a stamp, and then go on a letterboxing adventure around the house! Although this is a Brownie badge, it still is a fun time for anyone!

Click here to download the badge packet. 

Junior (4-5) Badges and Programs

Junior Geocacher Badge  

Get outdoors and go on an adventure with Blaire Slone, Girl Experience Specialist at GSK, who will guide you through the steps to earn your Junior Geocacher badge. While this badge is tailored for Juniors, anyone can geocache!

Click here to download the badge packet. 

Outrun the Sun

Become a Sun Safety Advocate! Learn ways of protecting your skin and also teach others through hands-on activities and social media.

Download the patch packet here.

Think Like a Programmer

Learn different ways to use algorithms, how computer programmers think through problems, and more!  For more information and to see a recording of the program, click here.  

Junior Space Science Investigator

Explore a planet in step four of the Junior Space Science Investigator badge. Then become Mission Specialists for another planet in our Solar System. Learn how to create a fun travel brochure for tourists visiting that planet here

 

Coat of Many Colors

Join Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians and earn the Coat of Many Colors patch! This patch program is dedicated to Dolly Parton’s song “Coat of Many Colors” in which tells about the personal struggles she faced throughout childhood. Walk through this song with Dolly to see what we can learn from her about facing challenges.  

Download the packet here.

Junior Gardener Badge  

Check out what our partners at The Louisville Nature Center have been up to! Follow along with these videos to make homemade compostable planters and even start an indoor window garden and complete step 5!

Click here to download the badge packet. 

Junior Camper Badge  

When you've earned this badge, you'll know how to have a great overnight camping trip.

Click here to download the badge packet. 

Junior Flowers Badge  

When you've earned this badge, you'll know all that's wonderful about flowers.

Click here to download the badge packet. 

Junior Simple Meals Badge  

In the video below you'll learn how to serve up a meal for your family and friends!

Click here to download the badge packet. 

Junior Detective Badge

When you've earned this badge you'll know how to follow clues and discover facts like a real detective.

Click here to download the badge packet. 

Cadette (6-8) Badges and Programs

Cadette Science of Happiness Badge  

Especially during these uncertain times, we should tune into the positive things that make us happy. Find out how scientists measure happiness and put their results into action by discovering what makes you and others happy. 

Click here to download the badge packet. 

Cadette New Cuisine Badge  

In the video below you'll learn how to make amazing dishes from all over the world and way back in time.

Click here to download the badge packet. 

Cadette Night Owl Badge

Turn out the lights, tune in your senses, and step out into the night! Find all the steps you need to complete the badge in this fun, new way to continue to participate in Girl Scouts from home.

Click here to download the badge packet. 

Outrun the Sun

Become a Sun Safety Advocate! Learn ways of protecting your skin and also teach others through hands-on activities and social media.

Download the patch packet here.

Senior (9-10) Badges and Programs

Car Care Badge  

When you've earned this badge, you'll know tips for driving safely and how to take care of a car. Watch the video below to complete step 1 of the badge: Get a handle on basic car maintenance.  

Click here to download the badge packet.

 

Outrun the Sun

Become a Sun Safety Advocate! Learn ways of protecting your skin and also teach others through hands-on activities and social media.

Download the patch packet here.

Ambassador (11-12) Badges and Programs

Think Like an Engineer Mobility Device Design Challenge

You've been hired as a rehabilitative engineer to prototype a new piece of mobility equipment for an amputee. What can you design to help them to move from place to place? Find out more and watch the playback here.

College Knowledge Badge  

Thinking about college? Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors are now eligible for FREE access to CollegeLab, a mobile-friendly online platform that helps students manage the college admission process and improve their chances of acceptance. Complete the steps of the included College Knowledge Badge Packet and get started today!

Click here to download the badge packet. 

On My Own Badge  

When you've earned this badge, you'll understand the importance of creating a budget—a skill that will help you wherever life leads.

Click here to download the badge packet. 

Leave No Trace Videos

Leave No Trace Principle 1: Plan Ahead

Adequate trip planning and preparation helps backcountry travelers accomplish trip goals safely and enjoyably, while simultaneously minimizing damage to the land. Poor planning often results in miserable campers and damage to natural and cultural resources. In the video below Tick Tock teaches you how to Plan Ahead.

Click here to download the activity sheet to use while watching the video. 

Leave No Trace Principle 2: Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

Go on a day Hike with Tick Tock and learn best practices of taking a hike through parks and then play a fun game! This series is great for earning steps towards Eco badges, Camper badges, and Trail Adventure badges.

Click here to download the activity sheet to use while watching the video. 

 

Leave No Trace Principle 3: Dispose of Waste Properly

Do you know how long a banana peel will take to biodegrade if you leave it on the trail? Learn the third Leave No Trace principle: Dispose of Waste Properly in this video. This series is great to work on your Eco badges, Camping badges, and Trail Adventure badges.

Click here to download the activity sheet to use while watching the video. 

 

Leave No Trace Principle 4: Leave What You Find

Learn more about why we should leave anything that we find in nature where it is. Tick Tock builds a puzzle to help you understand why. First thing, make sure to go get the Activity Sheet. This series is great way to help you earn steps towards many Girl Scout badges such as: Eco badge series, Camper badge series, and the Trail Adventure badge series.

Click here to download the activity sheet to use while watching the video. 

 

Leave No Trace Principle 5: Minimize Campfire Impacts

In this video, learn more about why we should be mindful when starting a fire anywhere we make them. There is a very special guest helping out Tick Tock this time! Tigger teaches us how to build a campfire using the Log Cabin method!

Click here to download the activity sheet to use while watching the video.

 

Leave No Trace Principle 6: Respect Wildlife

When we are hiking through nature, we are a guest in someone else's home. In this video, Tick Tock teaches you tips on how to be a respectful guest while in wildlife's home. She even teaches you how to "bear bag" your food while backpacking.

Click here to download the activity sheet to use while watching the video.

Leave No Trace Principle 7: Be Considerate to Others

When we are outisde enjoying nature, we aren't always the only ones enjoying the solitutde! In the last video in our Leave No Trace series, Tick Tock teaches us how to be considerate of other nature lovers.

Click here to download the activity sheet to use while watching the video.

Friends Around the World Virtual Vacation

Friends Around the World: India

Discover the history, culture, and lots of fun facts about the Land of Mystery and Diversity in the third Friends Around the World Virtual Vacation!

With the Friends Around the World Virtual Vacations, learn about the experiences of girls in different countries and how they compare to your own experiences. Purchase your own Friends Around the World packet for $8, which includes your passport booklet, activities, and patches for all three vacations. Your packet also includes a bonus Friends Around the World patch that girls earn by participating in all three vacations. Order your packet by using the GSK Shop Order Form for free shipping or curbside pickup at the Louisville PLC.

Download the passport packet for India.

Friends Around the World: Australia

Pack your bags—we are going on a virtual vacation! Learn about the experiences of girls in different countries and how they compare to your own experiences. Take three virtual vacations. The vacation for July is Australia!

Purchase your own Friends Around the World packet for $8, which includes your passport booklet, activities for all three vacations, and patches for all three vacations. Your packet also includes a bonus Friends Around the World patch that girls earn by participating in all three vacations. Order your packet by using the GSK Shop Order Form for free shipping or curbside pickup at the Louisville PLC.

Download the passport packet for Australia.

Friends Around the World: Ireland

Pack your bags—we are going on a virtual vacation! Learn about the experiences of girls in different countries and how they compare to your own experiences. Take three virtual vacations during the months of June, July, and August, beginning with Ireland!

Purchase your own Friends Around the World packet for $8, which includes your passport booklet, activities for all three vacations, and patches for all three vacations. Your packet also includes a bonus Friends Around the World patch that girls earn by participating in all three vacations. Order your packet by using the GSK Shop Order Form for free shipping or curbside pickup at the Louisville PLC.

Download the passport packet for Ireland.

Girl Scouting at Home with our Program Partners

We proudly partner with local businesses and organizations who are experts at delivering quality badge- and patch-earning programming for your Girl Scout or troop in a wide range of interest areas. Check out some opportunities they are offering online.  

Click here to download the packet. 

Virtual Meeting Help

Check out this Virtual Troop Meeting Tutorial. We'll walk you through four free and easy-to-use options that will keep you and your girls connected virtually.

Download the Virtual Troop Meeting Safety Activity Checkpoints

Digital Chalk

Train on your own time with Digital Chalk! It’s our easy-to-use online training platform where volunteers can take GSKU training courses. Most videos are 15 minutes or less, its available to all GSK volunteers, and we have a variety of course offerings included, but not limited to: Troop Leader Essentials, Product Programs, Volunteer Toolkit, Outdoor Trainings and more!

Start your training here!

Box Account

All of the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana guides, resources, and forms are available via our online Box account. This link will take you directly to the resources. No need to log in.

Get the resources here.

Tips for Troop Leaders

GSUSA offers great resources for troop leaders on their Girl Scouts at Home page. They have infromation on virtual meetings, supporting your troop virtually, and more!

Check out the page here.

GSUSA Girl Scouts at Home

Check out the awesome resources offered by GSUSA!

www.girlscouts.org/en/girl-scouts-at-home.html