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Welcome to Virtual Girl Scouts! – a fun, new way to continue to participate in Girl Scouts from home.  Explore outside, experiment with coding, create beautiful art – your adventure starts now! Over the course of 5 weeks girls in each grade level can earn 4 badges and a journey. Each week (for 5 weeks) we will be releasing the next step for each badge. Mondays will be Life Skills, Tuesdays will be Entrepreneurship, Wednesdays will be STEM, Thursdays will be Outdoor, and Fridays will be Girl Scout Journey

Activities will be connected with a badge or fun patch that you may purchase from our Girl Scout Shops! Badges and patches can be ordered from our GSofSI Online Shop. During this challenging time Girl Scouts is focusing on serving the Girl Scout community in any way we can, so we’re offering free standard shipping on all online orders!

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The 4 Pillars & Girl Scout Journey

Life Skills
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Entrepreneurship

Week One:
Daisy - Money Counts Badge
Brownie - Philanthropist Badge
Junior - Savvy Shopper Badge
Cadette - Budgeting Badge
Senior - Financing My Future Badge
Ambassador - On My Own Badge

Week Two:
Daisy - Money Counts Badge
Brownie - Philanthropist Badge
Junior - Savvy Shopper Badge
Cadette - Budgeting Badge
Senior - Financing My Future Badge
Ambassador - On My Own Badge

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STEM
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Outdoor

Week One:
Daisy - Outdoor Art Maker
Brownie - Outdoor Art Creator
Junior - Outdoor Art Explorer
Cadette - Outdoor Art Apprentice
Senior - Outdoor Art Expert
Ambassador - Outdoor Art Master

Week Two:
Daisy - Outdoor Art Maker
Brownie - Outdoor Art Creator
Junior - Outdoor Art Explorer
Cadette - Outdoor Art Apprentice
Senior - Outdoor Art Expert
Ambassador - Outdoor Art Master

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Girl Scout Journey
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Virtual Patches

Pillar Power Patch Program
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We know that with everything going on it can be a little overwhelming to fit in badge work. Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois believe that through the four pillars of Girl Scouts we can find ways to continue being women of courage and confidence that make the world a better place. All it takes is making sure that we have a solid foundation to build upon.

The foundation of Girl Scouts consists of Life Skills, Outdoor, STEM and Entrepreneurship. As we are transitioning to spending more time virtually, it can be a challenge to experience activities in each pillar. To make sure you get to experience all that Girl Scouts has to offer, we are giving you this Pillar Power challenge.

To complete the challenge, all you need to do is consult our Pillar Power Chart of Activities and find a way to incorporate something from each pillar into your ongoing life. Below is a list of how many activites from each pillar your Girl Scout level must complete:

  • Daisy - Complete 1 activity from each pillar.
  • Brownie - Complete 2 activities from each pillar.
  • Junior - Complete 3 activities from each pillar.
  • Cadette - Complete 4 activities from each pillar.
  • Senior - Complete 5 activites from each pillar.
  • Ambassador - Complete 6 activities from each pillar.

  Pillar Power Activities Chart
 
Pillar Power Grade Level Requirements

Virtual GSofSI Patches

Already earned your Pillar Power Patch? Earn these GSofSI patches at home! 

Order your patches from the GSofSI Shop with the 2020 Patch Order Form!

                                           

Girl Scouts of the USA

Additional self-guided "Girl Scouts at Home" activities can be found on Girl Scouts of the USA's website

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Additional Activities

Knot Tying
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Knot Tying Activity: Practice your Knot Tying skills with your freetime at home! All you need is some string, a piece of cardboard, a hole punch & a little bit of perseverance!

DIY Flight School
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DIY Flight School Activity: These paper planes are perfect for kids — just fold and let your imagination fly! Increase the challenge by making some cardboard targets for the planes to fly through.

Paper Bracelets
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Paper Bracelet Activity: We love a two-for-one activity! First, paint abstract shapes with watercolors, and then have older kids cut the paper into strips and fold them into wearable art.

Foam Paint
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Foam Paint Activity: This three-ingredient recipe is a little bit art & a little bit science. The paintable foam (which kids can pipe out of plastic bags) hardens overnight into super-cool, puffed-up masterpieces.

Nature Craft Bugs
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Nature Craft Bugs Activity: Your kids can use things they find in nature to replicate what they see in the great outdoors. The secret to this craft is using a coat of Modge Podge to make the bugs shiny (and keep the leaves from drying out).

Toilet Paper Roll Seedling Pots
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Toilet Paper Roll Seedling Pots Activity: Spring has sprung! Get a head start on planting season by recycling your toilet paper rolls! They make perfect beginning pots for seedlings.


We love to see our Girl Scouts succeed! Share your pics and videos with us for a chance to be featured on GSofSI social media and to help keep the true green Girl Scout spirit going strong! 

FB: www.facebook.com/GirlScoutsofSouthernIllinois
IG: www.instagram.com/GirlScoutsofSouthernIllinois
Twitter: www.twitter.com/GSofSI                                                       

Virtual Girl Scout Resources


GSofSI is wishing each & every one of you health and wellness during this time! Please click here for the latest updates surrounding COVID-19. Questions? Please contact customercare@gsofsi.org or call 800.345.6858. We are here to help!