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Earn Girl Scouts Badges From Home with Free Activities in STEM, Creative Arts, and More

Earn Girl Scouts Badges From Home with Free Activities in STEM, Creative Arts, and More

This online platform allows families to access free, self-guided activities, including STEM, creative arts, and more provided by the Girl Scouts of the USA.


Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) launched Girl Scouts at Home, a national online platform where families can access free, self-guided activities from GSUSA's programming experts. Parents can access age-specific activities for all grade levels in STEM, entrepreneurship, environmental stewardship, civics, creative arts, and more. The activities are steps that will contribute towards earning Girl Scout badges for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors.

Families can learn the basics of coding, how to use natural resources wisely and respect wildlife, entrepreneurship tips, and how to improve mood in healthy ways through guided videos, text-based instructions, and downloadable information.

The online platform aims to allow kids and families to continue to pursue passions, pursue interests, and connect to communities while maintaining social distancing. Some activities that will get your Girl Scout one step closer to earning badges include:

Daisies (grades K-1)

STEM activities:

  • Daisy Coding Basics Badge: Learn about algorithms and follow one to make a s'more

  • Daisy Space Science Explorer: Learn how the moon looks in the day and at night and how it changes shape. Learn how to record observations in your own Moon sky book

Outdoor activities:

  • Outdoor Art Maker: Make a colorful painting outdoors where you can see lots of colors. For example, your backyard, a park with flowers, or a field with pretty trees. 
  • Eco Learner: Purchase the official Girl Scouts Badge Book and complete all badge requirements from GSUSA and complete all badge requirements to earn a Daisy Eco Learner badge

Entrepreneurship activities:

  • Making Choices Leaf: Learn the differences between wants and needs
  • Money Counts Leaf: Learn about the worth of different coins

Life Skills Activities:

  • Daisy Petals: Choose one line of the Girl Scout law and discuss it with your family 
  • Daisy Good Neighbor: Make an art project illustrating the different parts of your town with your family

Brownies (grades 2-3)

STEM Activities: 



  • Brownie Coding Basics Badge: Learn about algorithms and and use one to color in a paper patchwork quilt
  • Brownie Space Science Adventurer: Explore the Moon's features and create an art project to show the Moon's surface

Outdoor Activities:

  • Outdoor Art Creator: Make a leaf rubbing 
  • Eco Friend: Find houses in nature

Life Skills Activities:

  • Brownie Painting Badge: Paint a still life
  • My Family Story: Create a family crest

Entrepreneurship Activities:

  • Brownie Philanthropist Badge: Learn the difference between wants and needs
  • Brownie Inventor Badge: Learn to think like an inventor

Juniors (grades 4-5)

STEM Activities:

  • Think Like a Programmer Journey: Learn about and create algorithms to teach others something that you're good at and create a rapid prototype to innovate their process
  • Space Science Investigator: Become a mission specialist for another planet in our Solar System and create a travel brochure for tourists visiting that planet

Outdoor Activities:

  • Outdoor Art Explorer: Make an outdoor-themed impression using clay or salt dough
  • Eco Camper: Make a solar box cooker

Life Skills Activities: 

  • Junior Drawing Badge: Draw an object
  • Staying Fit: Find a place inside or in your backyard where you can go to unwind

Entrepreneurship Activities: 

  • Savvy Shopper Badge: Learn the difference between wants and needs to begin to learn how to save money
  • Business Owner Badge: Explore business ideas you may want to start one day

For more activities for other age groups and more information on the activities above, visit the Girl Scouts USA website.

 

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Melissa Wickes

Author: Melissa Wickes, a graduate of Binghamton University and the NYU Summer Publishing Institute, is the production editor for NYMetroParents. When she's not writing, she can be found playing the guitar or eating pasta. See More

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