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Girl Scouting at Home

We know that this is a challenging time for Girl Scouts—staying home from school away from friends is a significant change in their routine that can make them feel disconnected. At Girl Scouts, we are fortunate to be able to continue offering the same quality programming to girls, volunteers, and families virtually for at-home enrichment experiences. The unique and far-reaching Girl Scout sisterhood experience will help us stay connected during these unprecedented times.

For most programs, you do not have to be a Girl Scout to participate. If you have questions about a program, send us an email. For a full list of activities, please visit our event calendar. New programs are added weekly. Make sure to read your weekly newsletter, as programs are announced to GSU girls one week before they are posted publicly online and on social media. 

NEW! Virtual Programs & Interactive Videos

In order to deliver engaging and interactive experiences, virtual programs have limited space and registration is required.

Flowers Badge (Juniors) - June 4

June 4
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Grades 4-5 (Juniors)

Come learn about flowers and plants from a plant scientist!

REGISTER ONLINE. Registration closes June 1 at 11:55 p.m. or when the program is full. (You do not have to be a Girl Scout to participate.)

Sewing (Juniors) - June 8

June 8
Grades 4-5 (Juniors)
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Learn some sewing basics and get instructions for a fun, simple sewing project.

REGISTER ONLINE. Registration closes June 4 at 11:55 p.m. or when the program is full. (You do not have to be a Girl Scout to participate.)

STEM 101 (S, A, and Adults) - June 11

June 11
Grades  9-12 & Adults (Seniors, Ambassadors)
6:00-7:00 p.m.

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of STEM! Learn how to facilitate STEM activities for girls of all ages as you learn about hands on activities that you can do with your girls. We will cover topics from general STEM exploration to mechanical engineering and programming while learning about the importance of STEM. This is an introductory training in STEM activities meant for Seniors, Ambassadors, and adults.

REGISTER ONLINE. Registration closes June 8 at 12:00 p.m. or when the program is full. (You do not have to be a Girl Scout to participate.)

Interactive Video - Basic Hiking Tips

Learn some basic hiking tips with Liza, a Girl Scout Senior, with Girl Scouts of Utah!

Interactive Video - Backyard Camp Song

Join in the fun with "Chocolate," our Camp Director at Trefoil Ranch, as she guides you through the interactive "Head and Shoulders Baby" camp song!

Interactive Video - How to Wash Dishes at Camp

Join "Chocolate," our Trefoil Ranch Camp Director, as she shows you how to wash dishes at camp!

Interactive Video - How to Pack a Backpack for Camp

Lauren "Chocolate" Raivan, camp director at Trefoil Ranch, demonstrates how to properly pack a backpack for camp!

Interactive Video - Make Your Own May Day Basket

May Day is May 1! Learn how to make a May Day Basket with GSU's Amanda and her daughter who is a Girl Scout Brownie! Learn how to make the baskets and paper flowers, as well as how to hang them.

GSUSA National Online Programs

The brand-new Keep Girl Scouts Going guide is available to help parents and caregivers facilitate girls' experiences at home. And for even more ideas and resources, check out GSUSA's Girl Scouts at Home page

National Service - Letter Writing

The idea is simple: 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.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Ask your girls (and their friends!) to write letters to senior and caretakers using our tips (PDF).

  2. You can mail letters to one of the facilities (PDF) or reach out to a local assisted living center and find out how they would like to receive your troop’s letters. You could collect and deliver them (using no-contact practices), have girls mail them individually, or even deliver them via email. Don’t forget to include a note to tell the staff about the letters you’re sending (DOC).

  3. Take a picture of your letter packet and post it to your social media networks using #GirlScoutsGiveBack (and be sure to tag us @girlscouts).

  4. Don't forget to log the number of letters and add them to the national campaign! Let’s see how many letters of love and care our Movement can send!

  5. If you wish to recognize your troop’s participation with a patch, we recommend this community service patch

 Check out some more detailed guidance (PDF).

National Service - Mask Making

Now, with the GSUSA nationwide mask-making campaign, all girls have the chance to step up to help their friends, neighbors, and frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. And we’ve partnered with Feeding America, a network of local food banks across the U.S., to make it easy for your girls to amplify their efforts. Follow the steps below and, for more guidance, refer to the Instructions for Troop Leaders.

Here's how it works:

  1. Ask your girls (and their friends!) to make masks for adults and kids. Use the instructions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If your troop chooses to make masks for other kids, use 7.5” x 9” cloth instead. 

  2. When you are ready to send your masks, you can include a letter like this.

  3. You can safely distribute masks where you see the greatest need in your community (check out these ideas). Through our partnership with Feeding America, your troop can easily donate masks to your local food bank staff and families that rely on food bank services.   

  4. Inspire others to give back! Snap a photo of your troop’s masks and post to your social networks using the hashtag #GirlScoutsGiveBack and #gsutah. Be sure to tag @girlscouts too!

  5. Don’t forget to come back and log the number of masks you made!

  6. If you wish to recognize your troop’s participation with a patch, we recommend this Girl Scouts Give Back patch.

Love the Outdoors Challenge

Take the national Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge! Check out the activities and choose the ones you want to do to earn yourself a cool new patch. Summer is the perfect time to celebrate our love of the outdoors. While safely socially distancing, explore the outdoors from your window, front step, laptop or the wide open trail! Use #gsoutdoors to share your story and to see how other girls are completing this fun outdoor challenge!

The Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge kicks off in May and ends with Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend on September 12 and 13, 2020. Based on your grade level, complete the required number of activities to earn a snazzy new patch.

Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge

Council Patch Programs

Explore your interests and expand your horizons by working on patches and badges created just for you! Be creative at home by completing the required steps at home or virtually with your troop. Each patch program offers a curriculum for every age level. 

We offer council patches in all four program pillars: Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, Outdoors, and STEM. We also offer featured patch programs throughout the year!

Completed a Council Patch Program? Fill out your form here.
* Please note: patch delivery will be delayed until GSU offices reopen. 

Entrepreneurship

Girls will develop an entrepreneurial mind-set giving them courage to fail and keep trying, the tools to create an independent future, and the power to do good in the world.

Cookie Business
Build YOUR own business. Set YOUR own goals, run it YOUR way through YOUR very own Cookie Business! The Cookie Program provides YOU the opportunity to do “A world of Good!”

College Bound
Remember that education opens doors, making the world a better place. Explore different careers and colleges on your own adventure! Learn what it takes to build a budget and plan for the future.

Invest, Invest, Invest
There are so many different ways to invest and save money, which will you use? From playing the stock market to collecting valuables, learn how to save! You are never too young to save for your goals!

Does Money Grow on Trees? 
Earn an appreciation for the history of money, from the art to the culture. Learn how money is printed today and what we used before. Go on an adventure learning about the history of money.

Financing My Dreams from Mountain America Credit Union
Explore budgets, savings, and setting goals. Promote financial awareness with your family and community. Learn tips to achieve your own financial dreams.

Life Skills

Whether it’s by exercising and staying healthy, developing strong relationships with family and peers, advocating on behalf of others, protecting our environment, or exploring careers that can truly change the world for the better, girls gain the skills and the inspiration to accept challenges, overcome obstacles, and take the lead.

Coexist
Explore different religions and faiths while also learning more about your own spirituality. We all are wonderfully different! Explore with respect our differences. Be open-minded to learning.

Inner Strength
We are all bombarded with messages about who we “should” be, but really, no one gets to decide that for you. Earning this patch will help you find and celebrate your strengths! The world needs you to be you!

Living Healthy
You need nutrition, exercise, and rest to give you energy for the things you love. Jump right in! Taking care of ourselves can be fun! We feel our best when we take care of our bodies.

Make New Friends
Are you a drama queen or a peacemaker? Every day as you interact with other people you have the chance to build them up or tear them down. Complete the requirements for the patch to beef up your friendship quotient! 

Save Our Planet
Learn what can be done to Take Action and make a difference in the world! Learn about environmental concerns and what it means in YOUR community. What happens every day on our planet?

Outdoor

Whether it’s their own backyard, a mountain range, or the Utah desert, girls will be provided with the resources and training that will give them confidence to explore the outdoors and become confident, capable outdoor leaders.

Art in Nature
Connect with the world around you by finding your inner artist! What artistic spaces are around you? What kinds of art do you like?

Daisies Fire Building
Do you know how to safely be around fire? Daisies will learn about Smokey the Bear and how to prevent wildfires.

Daisies Knots
Do you know how to tie knots and what to use them for? Do you want to make knot crafts? Learn how to tie a bow and how to braid. Then make friendship bracelets! 

Daisies Leave No Trace
Do you have good outdoor ethics? Do you want to learn how you can leave no trace? Daisies will learn about why we need to protect the outdoors and then go on a No Trace scavenger hunt!

Daisies Navigation
Learn the skills needed to thrive in an outdoor environment. Do you know how to use different navigation techniques? Daisies will learn about cardinal directions and how to stay safe in the outdoors.

Outdoor Skills: Fire Building
Activities for all Girl Scout levels focused on fire safety and learning how to start and build fires!

Outdoor Skills: Knots
Build your knot knowledge with this patch program! Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors and Ambassadors will all learn different types of knots, how to tie them, and when to use them!

Outdoor Skills: Leave No Trace
Girls will learn about outdoor ethics, how to protect and steward the outdoors, and how to prepare for adventures in the great outdoors.

Outdoor Skills: Navigation
Girl Scouts will get to explore the outdoors using trail maps, compasses, and GPSs. Build skills to become expert navigators on outdoor adventures!

Urban
Connect with the Urban Explorer inside YOU! Learn about why the Outdoors are important. Discover new things you like doing outside!

Winter
Learn about all of the amazing activities you can try! Connect with the wonders of winter around you! Go on a winter time adventure with friends!

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

There are still too few women in STEM careers, but change is on its way! This program will ignite girls’ natural curiosity and creativity while they build critical thinking and problem solving skills related to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Engineering Girls
Do you want to find problems, brainstorm solutions, and create projects? Learn how to go through a problem solving process. Are you curious about engineering?

Math Genius
We need math, use math, and must understand math in so many various areas of life. You don’t have to be brilliant in math to earn this patch – just start where you are! Math is everywhere around us.

Starry Nights
Do you know, or what to know all of the planets in our solar system? Do you adventure outside at night to look at the sky? Do you want to go to space someday?

GSU Centennial Patch Program

GSU Centennial Patch Program

Girl Scouts have been making the world a better place in Utah for 100 years!

Experience what it used to be like to be a Girl Scout as you explore some badge requirements from each decade. 

Building a Better Utah

Building a Better Utah Patch Program

From the very beginning, Girl Scouts has ignited the power of G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, Leaders) everywhere.

Our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, took action to provide support to those in her community when they needed it most. In her honor, Girl Scouts of Utah has created the Building a Better Utah Council Patch Program to give back to our community.

Online Resources from Our Community Partners and Sister Councils

Entrepreneurship

BossGIRL
Girl Scouts of Badgerland’s self-guided entrepreneurship program. BossGIRL builds on the entrepreneurial spirit of the Cookie Program and lets each girl create her own business idea. She’ll gain the knowledge and skills to plan her business, finance it, and put it into action. 

Cabot Co-op Business Patch
The Co-ops for Community Patch program inspires young boys and girls to learn more about the value of cooperatives as a better business model, and helps builds leadership skills and supports community connections.

Young Entrepreneurs Lesson - US Small Business Administration
This course introduces young entrepreneurs to the basics of creating and financing a successful business. You will learn to evaluate your ideas, choose the best financing options, and legally register your business.

Biz Kids Games & Lesson Plans
Get your kids financially lit! Set your teens up for a lifetime of financial stability with this easy and entertaining course that shows them how to make, manage, and grow their own money.

Life Skills

Online tours of the Louvre
Visit the museum's exhibition rooms and galleries, contemplate the façades of the Louvre. Come along on a virtual tour, and enjoy the view!

Online Cooking Club for Kids
You’ll get a delicious new recipe to master, learning different essential cooking skills along the way. Each challenge will also come with how-tos, shopping and storage tips, fun activities, and conversation starters.

Virtual Museum Tours
Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home.

Field Notebook Transcriptions with the Natural History Museum
Volunteers are needed to transcribe the handwritten field notes from scientists working in Utah throughout the 20th century. It’s a fascinating opportunity for any history buff, budding biologist, or friend of the Museum. You’ll get to know the scientists of the past and help preserve and share their work.

Cabot Creamery Gratitude Patch
Cabot’s Gratitude Patch focuses on the importance of expressing gratitude in both what one says and through one’s actions.

Glazer Children’s Museum at Home
Let GCM be a source of fun and learning for your family while you’re at home! We’ve created a learning laboratory where children play, discover, and connect with the world around them and develop as lifelong learners and leaders.

Fun Crafts and Recipes 
Highlights provides crafts, activities, and recipes for children – creating experiences that engage, delight, and foster joyful learning.

Outdoor

Tour Yellowstone National Park
Ready to explore Yellowstone? You can start exploring now by virtually touring some of the main attractions around the park.

Become a Junior Ranger Night Explorer
Children can learn how to find the North Star, write their own creative mythology about the constellations, track the phases of the moon, learn about stars and galaxies, and use all their senses to explore the night environment at a national park.

National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids ignites the explorer in all of us with interactive games, videos, fun quizzes, articles, and more! Learn about different animals and cultures, and explore our world.

Girl Scout Knot Tying Tutorials
A YouTube playlist of videos explaining and demonstrating how to tie ten different essential knots.

Watch Wild Animals
An official curated ranking of the most exciting wildlife activity streaming including videos of birds, bears, fish, mammals, and more.

Plan Your Next Adventure with REI Expert Advice
Your go-to source for expert outdoor knowledge you can trust. All the information you need to learn new skills, choose and maintain gear, prep for your trips, and have amazing adventures.

STEM

Explore the Surface of Mars
Access Mars lets you explore a 3D replica of the Martian surface, exactly as it was recorded by the Curiosity rover.

Girls Get STEM
Girls Get STEM: Unleash Your Inner Scientist provides educators, troop leaders, and families with standards-aligned curriculum that aims to address gender equity in STEM education through a series of girl-led, girl-tested, and girl-approved resources for students in grades 2-5.

Carnegie STEM Girls
Carnegie STEM Girls is a comprehensive site with activities, resources, and links designed to get teenagers excited about STEM. Access videos, tutorials, programs, and activities that provide a rich learning experience and show the fun of STEM.

Mouse (computer science)
Choose from a variety of creative technology projects, follow the steps to design something original, and learn new tech skills!

Coding a LEGO Maze
This activity may be appropriate for children as young as five or six, while the concepts introduced in the harder challenges are covered in any introduction to programming class. These LEGO mazes, which can be solved with “code” using paper rather than a computer, illustrate 4 levels of difficulty and include a variety of programming concepts.

PBS Design Squad
Design Squad Global empowers middle school kids to solve real-world problems and understand the impact of engineering in a global context. Refreshed weekly with challenges, videos, and activities, the website is one of the only places on the web where kids can share their engineering ideas with other kids.

Science Buddies
Explore our favorite experiments, engineering challenges, and demonstrations with these fun hands-on STEM activities! Materials are easy to find, most activities take an hour or less, and the STEM learning is limitless.

Girl Scout STEM Facebook Group
A place for Girl Scout leaders and volunteers to get and share ideas for implementing STEM in Girl Scouting and earning STEM-based badges.

Additional Resources

Low Cost Resources to Help Earn Badges at Home
An online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

GS Overseas Online Resources
A comprehensive list of online and virtual resources for program delivery from USA Girl Scouts Overseas.

Scholastic Free Content - 20 Days of Learning at Home
Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.