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Welcome to Virtual Programming — a fun, new way to participate in Girl Scouts from home!  Explore outside, experiment with coding, create beautiful art – your adventure starts now!  
New program videos will premiere every Tuesday & Thursday, with the occasional Feature Friday, at 4:00 PM(EST) on our Facebook page. 
Videos will also be available on YouTube and Instagram.

Activities will vary from badge work to outdoor activities, to Girl Scout traditions and take action projects. Send us your ideas on what you'd like to see by emailing marketing@gshom.org.

Virtual Programming - Any Grade Level

Crafts
DIY Paint

DIY Watercolor Paint

Details

Learn from an artist how you can make paint with everyday household items!

All you'll need is:

  • Corn syrup
  • Corn starch
  • Food coloring
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • A mixing bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • Containers to pour the paint colors in
Tie-Dye Series
Basics & Spirals
Details

Learn the basics of how to do tie-dye and do a simple spiral design.

What you'll need is:

  • A tie-dye kit, like a tulip brand dye kit
  • Gloves
  • Rubber bands
  • A tablecloth
  • Something you want to dye, such as a t-shirt, bandana, or scarf!

    For more information on tie-dye kits, check out their website www.tiedyeyoursummer.com/
Bullseye
Details

Learn how to advance your techniques and make a bullseye.

What you'll need is:

  • A tie-dye kit, like a tulip brand dye kit
  • Gloves
  • Rubber bands
  • A tablecloth
  • Something you want to dye, such as a t-shirt, bandana, or scarf!

    For more information on the tie-dye kit, check out their website. ➡️ www.tiedyeyoursummer.com/
Ice Dye
Reverse Tie-Dye
Reverse Tie-Dye With Color
Spider Design
Easy 5 Minute Crafts
Origami Heart Bookmark
Details

Learn the art of folding and making an origami bookmark from Maxine, a Cadette Girl Scout.

All you need to make this bookmark is:

  • A piece of paper
  • Coloring materials, like markers or pencils
  • A ruler if need be to help with folding
Loom Bracelet
Bubble Wrap Stamps
Magazine Basket Weaving
TP Roll Speakers & Phone Stand
Dreamcatcher
Take Action

Take Action

Random Act of Kindness
Juneteenth

Learn the history behind Juneteenth and why we reflect & rejoice on this day. Since June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, the celebration of the last freed black community has become an annual tradition and is also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Emancipation Day.
What did you learn when watching this video? How did you celebrate Juneteenth?

Stay tuned for more videos in our Juneteenth series, and be on the lookout for when our special edition Juneteenth fun patch will be available!

Heart 2 Heart Program
Details

Participate in our Heart 2 Heart service project and brighten someone's day!
To show your support, you can make cards, drawings, letters, decorated brown paper bags, and submit as many items as you wish.
Follow the guidelines on our flyer and find a location near you to spread a bit of kindness in the community.
➡️ https://bit.ly/Heart2HeartProject

Share photos of all of the magnificent work they did when helping with the #Heart2Heart project and tag us on social media!

STEM

STEM

Society of Women Engineers Panel & Patch
Details

Explore engineering at home with this fun STEM activity challenge brought to you by the Society of Women Engineers!

Science is all around us, even at home. We’ve compiled a list of some awesome at-home science experiments you can conduct using basic household supplies. Using the chart provided as a guide, complete the
requirements for your grade level. 
Click here for the List of requirements 

Submit a report of your experiments to swe.girlscout@umich.edu, and you’ll receive your SWE Girl Scout Engineer fun patch by mail!

Science Experiments with Food
Details

Learn some fun experiments using food that you probably have at home.


Items you'll need: 

  • Vinegar
  • An apple
  • Baking soda
  • Lemon juice
  • Popcorn kernels,
  • Dish soap
  • Half a glass of water
  • A plate
  • Bowl and spoon

Identifying Rocks/Minerals & Making Candy Agate

Learn a bit about geology and how you can make going on a walk for rocks feel like a treasure hunt. Plus, you'll get to make a delicious agate inspired candy treat!🍬
What you'll need to make these is: parchment paper or wax paper,
aluminum foil, non-stick spray, a sheet pan, plastic container,
a cup, and 5 or more pieces of hard candy per an agate slice, in 2 or more colors for the agate effect to really work.

Observing The Night Sky
Elephant Toothpaste Experiment
Cooking
Funky Fudge
Homemade Honey Butter
Ice Cream In A Bag
Outdoors

Outdoors

Zoom activities with Outdoor Team

String Trick, A Song, DIY Envelope, Mad-libs

Michigan Girl Scout Virtual Sing-Along

Friends of Camp Linden
Sing-Alongs
Crafts
Exclusive Tours of Camp Linden
Friends of Camp Merrie Woode
Friends of Camp O' the Hills
Scavenger Hunts
Girl Scout Traditions

Girl Scout Traditions

Flag Traditions
Indoor Flag Ceremonies

Learn all about the etiquette of flag ceremonies and what it means to honor the flag by using different commands and techniques to show respect.
To learn more, take a look at these flag ceremony guidelines and be on the lookout for a flag folding video!
💚➡️www.bit.ly/GuidelinesForFlagCermonies

How to Handle & Fold the American Flag

Learn all about the etiquette of flag ceremonies and what it means to honor the flag by using different commands and techniques to show respect.
To learn more, take a look at these guidlines for the proper handling and folding for the American flag!
💚➡️www.bit.ly/GuidelinesForFlagCermonies

Investiture & Rededication
World Thinking Day
Be Prepared - Face Mask Tutorial
Details

There are a few Girl Scout Traditions that keep our sisterhood strong through thick and thin. The pandemic that we are facing now puts us in mind of what Juliette Gordon Low experienced.

One of the mottos that we can hear her say is “Be prepared.”

Back in 1947, it was explained that “A Girl Scout is ready to help out wherever she is needed. Willingness to serve is not enough; you must know how to do the job well, even in an emergency.”

Just like Edie, from Service Unit 322, St. Johns did as she became prepared to help others during this time.

If you'd like to make face mask too, the best materials to use are a heavy cotton t-shirt, flannel, or a tightly woven dish towel.
Take a look at these written out steps created by Troop 50092 in Midland.

Another is a Girl Scout slogan is “Do a good turn daily.” This has been in use since 1912.  Today, the slogan is a nice reminder of the many ways-both large and small – we can contribute to the lives of others.

Juliette Gordon Low remembers what her parents had taught her with traditional values.  They emphasized the importance of duty, obedience, loyalty and respect. She devoted her time to charity work, please look at some of them

• She had regular visits to a woman with leprosy
• There is input where she helped people with typhoid fever
• At the start of World War I, Juliette Gordon Low rented Castle Menzies in Scotland, and let a family of Belgian refugees temporarily moved in. 
• She worked fundraising or an open home for relatives of wounded solders
• Some Girl Scouts in the US, particularly in Washington, D.C., began growing and harvesting their own food and canning perishable goods to help others
• She organized Girl Scouts to help the Red Cross by making surgical dressings and knitting clothing for solders.  

These are just a few things that she had completed.  Where we are going with this is simple: we are Girl Scouts and continue to help out in any way that we can.  

Just like Juliette Gordon Lowm Edie, from Service Unit 322, St. Johns with her help that she has accomplished in her video by being prepared.  

Local Partnerships Programming
History of Durand Union Station
Details

During this virtual program, you'll learn from the curator of the Michigan Railroad History Museum and the history of the Durand Union Station.
Listen to a piece of local history and how the railroad system has made an impact on the world today by traveling every day with people or supplies.
To learn more about the Durand Union Station-Michigan Railroad History Museum, check out their website for a tour or listen to their podcast. 🚂➡️ https://www.durandstation.org/

Lansing's Capital Region International Airport
Airport Tour

During this virtual program, you'll get a VIP tour of Lansing's Capital Region International Airport (LAN)!!

Follow the Marketing Manager, Spencer, through the international airport as he shows you where you'd check-in, the operations center, how luggage gets loaded, and a secret room that no one ever gets to see!

Thank you for giving us a behind the scenes tour!

Airport Tour & Careers

During this virtual program, you'll get a behind the scenes tour and explore the career opportunities at the Lansing's Capital Region International Airport (LAN)!!

Follow the Marketing Manager, Spencer, through the international airport as he shows you where everyone works and the careers available at an airport like Airplane Mechanic, Security, Gate Agents, Food Service, Operation Controllers, and more!

There is a whole world at the airport, and you have a place in it!!

Badges and fun patches can be purchased in the shop when we are open to the public again. If you have any Girl Scout Shop needs, please shop online

Share what you are learning and the fun you are having on social media! Tag @gshom and hashtag #GSHOM on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.
You can also send an email to marketing@gshom.org for GSHOM to post!

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Troop Leader/Family Resources

Online Meeting Tools

Face-to-face time is a great way to beat the isolation blues, take a look at our tips for how to engage your girls during stay-at-home orders. View

Then take a look at our instructions on how to walk you through hosting a virtual troop meeting. View

Supporting Girl Scouts experiences at home can be empowering for both you and your girl. Take a look at this toolkit on how to help her shine outside of her regular troop setting.

While, we cannot endorse or support specific online meeting tools for your use, we are aware of several tools that troops and Service Units are using for virtual meetings. We have provided a list of free and low-cost tools that may be useful to you. We encourage troop leaders to look at these and other options, and discuss with parents and girls to determine what the best solution is for your troop's needs. 

Video and Audio-Conferencing Tools with Free Versions

       Note: Meetings durations maximum of 40 minutes in free version

       Note: Up to 10 participants free

        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.

Video Tutorials For Online Meetings
Virtual Troop Meetings - Best Pratices
How to use Zoom
How to use Google Meet
How to use Facebook Messenger Room
How to use Facebook LIVE
Exploring the World Wide Web

Check out these amazing websites and earn Badges as you explore! 

100,000 Stars

Space enthusiasts look no further! 100,000 Stars offers a 360-degree, immersive exploration of our galaxy, the Milky Way! Girls working on their Space Science Badges or studying astronomy in school will appreciate what this site has to offer! 

Aviation is Your Future

This course is a project of the Woman in Aviation International Chapter at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide. It is a self-paced Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), designed for girls 8-17 that celebrates Girls in Aviation Day! In the course, ERAU-WW provides girls with some of the best information related to aviation and aeronautics available. This opportunity not only introduces girls to aviation, but also supports the Think Like an Engineer Journey!

The Bug Chicks

Working on your Brownie Bugs Badge? Interested in a career studying insects? The Bug Chicks is a free resource and also offers live online workshops for $5 per household!

Carnegie Hall Listening Adventures

Junior Girl Scouts working on the Musician Badge, and any girls who just love music, should visit Carnegie Hall's Listening Adventures! Please know this site requires Adobe Flash and the creation of a free account. 

CodeSpark Academy

CodeSpark is an online platform designed to support Girl Scouts working on their Coding for Good Badges. Girls can sign-up for free 24-hour access, and there is no limit to the number of times the site can be visited.  

Curiodyssey Science Playground and Zoo

Take a virtual trip to Curiodyssey and learn how to make a gravity painting, take water for a walk, or make a hoopster! Curiodyssey offers many online STEAM activities, that are perfect for girls working towards any of the Girl Scout Art Badges or Mechanical Engineering Badges. 

Discovery Education

Take a Virtual Fieldtrip with Discovery Education. Visit the frozen tundra, learn about mining and metals, and boost your financial literacy! There are many options to choose from.

The Great Wall of China

Take a trip to the Great Wall of China! This virtual field trip gives girls a chance to explore one of the wonders of the world! Did you know that girls can earn the World Thinking Day Award all year? Visiting the Great Wall of China is a great way to work towards earning the World Thinking Day Award

Houston Zoo's Webcams

Visit the Houston Zoo Webcams and enjoy a live look at animals that call the Houston Zoo home! See the herd of Asian elephants wander through their enormous habitat, watch as giraffes nibble lettuce, see the rhinos roll in their mud puddle, and the flamingos float next to a waterfall! 

Leave No Trace

The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace provide a framework of minimum impact practices for everyone visiting the outdoors to employ. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in back-country settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard! Visit Leave No Trace indoor activities.

New York Academy of Medicine

The New York Academy of Medicine has transformed its entire collection of illustrations to coloring pages. If girls are looking for special and unique coloring pages while working on drawing and painting Badges, this is a great resource! 

Oceans Initiative

Who doesn't want to explore the ocean?!? Learn all about the sea, dolphins, whales, and more! Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors can earn their Eco-Advocate Badges by learning from these biologists! 

PhET

Need some help with school work ? PhET is part of the University of Colorado and offers nearly 700 simulations in math, chemistry, physics, earth science, and biology! If you have trouble with fractions, understanding how genes work, or how electricity moves, this is the site for you! This site will also support both the Robotics and Mechanical Engineering Badges.

Scholastic Learn at Home

Scholastic has excellent literacy resources for Daisy through Cadette girls. Daisies can read all about rabbits and learn about the weather. Brownies can ready about sound and learn why zebras have stripes. Juniors can read about edible insects and learn how other kids from all around the world get to school. Cadettes can learn about the chemistry behind our favorite candies! Each section also includes a variety of different at home activities! 

SciStarter

SciStarter is a nation partner that supports girls earning their Citizen Science Journey! SciStarter is an online database of thousands of Citizen Scientist projects that can be completed individually, by family, and by troops. If you are a troop leader, you can set up a troop account via the Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit (VTK). If you are a family, feel free to jump right in and select a project that appeals to your girl! 

Sharing Nature Worldwide

Have you ever made a sound map or studied nature? Sharing Nature Worldwide offers immersive nature activities you can do from your own backyard. You can earn all the Art in the Outdoors Badges this way! 

Skill Share

Skill Share is a pretty cool place! If you are feeling crafty, want to learn a new skill, or are working on your Junior Jeweler Badge, you don't want to miss this. 

Virtually Badges

Attention Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors! Virtually Badges offers 21 Cadette, 9 Senior, and 3 Ambassador Badges online! Interested in completing your Animal Helpers, Book Artist, or Budgeting Badges? You can earn them all online by visiting Virtually Badges. 

 

Yellowstone National Park Virtual Field Trip

Ready to explore Yellowstone? You don't have to wait for your trip out here. You can start exploring now by virtually touring some of the main attractions around the park. 

For more virtual program opportunities, take a look at the content GSUSA has with Girl Scouts at Home.

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