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So you’re stuck at home, and suddenly regretting all those times you begged your parents to let you miss school. Maybe you’ve been staring outside your window, yearning for the great outdoors, or maybe you’ve just been missing a little bit of Girl Scout sisterhood.

Don’t fret! You may be social distancing, but Girl Scouts is not cancelled! You can be a Girl Scout anywhere, even from home. There are plenty of things you can do to keep your Girl Scout spirits high, and we collected some of them for you here! Especially for parents and care givers  - Keep Girl Scouts Going, a guide for adults helping with Girl Scout activities at home and much more! 

Not a Girl Scout? Now is a great time to join and explore all the new virtual options. 

Make sure girls know how to be safe on the internet before they use it alone – Girl Scout Internet Safety PledgeCheck back often, we are in the process of adding new programs, videos, and additional links to register. 

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Virtual Girl Scout Program

We’ve combined the best of local and national resources for virtual Girl Scout Program all on one web page. Check out the council’s age-level badges featuring our local program managers, and then scroll on down to follow the links to the Girl Scouts of the USA virtual program resources. It’s Girl Scouts at Home from central Indiana and across the country – all in one place!

Virtual Local Program by Age Level

Daisy - Check out the new Journey!

Come back soon for more awesome Girl Scouts at Home programs.

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Hey Daisy Girl Scouts! Look what's new this week! 

Daisy by Mail 

Daisy Girl Scouts take a look at all the fun things you can do with the all new Daisy by Mail activities


Donate Life Patch Program Webinars

Join Girl Scouts of Central Indiana and Donate Life via Zoom to earn the new Donate Life patch virtually! This is a great opportunity for a Girl Scout and her family to get involved together! A link to the call will be emailed to you a couple of day before the event. Two sessions to choose from:
Session 1 - June 3 at 2:00  
Session 2 - June 3 at 6:00 


Daisy Coding for Good Badges - These badges are meant to be progressive in that they build on the information learned in the previous one.

1. Daisy Coding Basics Badge

While we use computers to help us solve problems all the time, but have you ever thought about how we make them do it? In this badge let’s learn a little about how computer scientists write programs to tell computer what to do.

To get started on your adventure use this guide Daisy Coding Basics – Guide Unplugged and suggested materials to complete the requirements.

Get your badge here.



2. Digital Game Design Badge

When we think about playing video games, usually the first think we think about is how these games are fun and we enjoy playing them. But they can also teach us a new information or help us practice skills. Designing a new video game starts long before the programmers work on developing the algorithm for the computer code. Let’s take a closer look at how games are designed.


To get started use the  Daisy Digital Game Design – Guide Unplugged and suggested materials to complete the requirements.

Get your badge here


 

3. App Development Badge

Today, computers are everywhere and can help us do all kinds of things. Many people rely on the programs found on smartphones and tablets to help them solve problems. These programs are called applications or apps for short. In this badge, we are going to look at how computer scientists use the design process to create new apps.

To get strated use the Daisy App Development – Guide Unplugged and suggested materials to complete the requirements. 

Get your badge here.

Take a minute to tell us how you liked these badge https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gscicodingunplugged. We appreciate your feedback and will use in developing other badge criteria. 


 

Daisy Teddy Bear Tea Party

Grab your teddy bear or favorite stuffed animal and join in for a fun virtual tea party. Put on your favorite dress, prepare your finger sandwich, dessert, and beverage for yourself and your special friend. Get ready for a fun filled time!

Saturday , May 30; 11:00 a.m.


Daisy indiana Civil Rights Commission Patch

Let’s work on the Daisy Indiana Civil Rights Commission patch together! Have you ever been told you can’t do something because you’re a girl? Well that’s a form of discrimination and it is not okay! By learning about the Civil Rights Commission and all about discrimination, you can help stand up for yourself and others! Start by watching this video, then use the suggested materials list to complete the requirements! 

Journey:Between Earth and Sky Part 1

Join the Flower Friends and go on an adventure! You’ll go to Maine, California, Alaska, and more. This is part 1 of the 4 part series to complete this journey.

Use this easy to follow guide to work step-by-step throughout the project! When you have completed the work, order your journey badge set!

Journey: Between Earth and Sky Part 1 Guide
Flower Friends
A Road Trip To Remember
Lupes Powder - Blue Petal- Power Car

 

 Journey: Between Earth and Sky Part 2

This is the second part of the journey called “Between Earth and Sky” where we take a trip with our clever flower friends across the country. Remember to take breaks throughout the journey and eat healthy snacks! Let’s continue on our way, shall we? Here is the guide to help you on your way. 

Girl Guide Girl Scout Promises and Laws Around the World
Seeds and Weeds
Maine and the Many Ways Life Can Be
Sunny Summer and the Road to Dairyland
The Flower Friends and Their Girl Scout Law Values

 

Journey: Between Earth and Sky Part 3

This is the third part of the journey called “Between Earth and Sky” where we take a trip with our clever flower friends across the country. Remember to reflect on what you’ve done and learned so far. Are you ready for more? Use this guide to help on your trip. Let’s go!

A Salty Lake and the Smell of Pine
Coast Story

Journey: Between Earth & Sky Part 4

This is the fourth and final part of the journey called “Between Earth and Sky” where we take a trip with our clever flower friends across the country. Finish strong with your Clover Project and know that YOU can make a difference in the world! Use this guide to complete the project.

Daisy Promise and Law
North to White Sweetclover 


Daisy Trail Adventurer

Let’s work on the Daisy Trail Adventurer badge together! Choose your adventure and learn how to go on an adventurous jog or play outdoor hiking games. Start by watching this video, then use the suggested materials in this guide complete the requirements!

Send pictures of your trail adventure to Jory for an opportunity to win a free camp shirt!


Outdoor Art Maker 

Let’s work on the Daisy Outdoor Art Maker badge together! Learn how to look at nature like an artist and create your own outdoor art. Start by watching this video , then use the suggested materials list in this guide to complete the requirements.


Send pictures of your outdoor art project and you matching nature or your home-made musical instrument to Jory to be entered to win a free camp shirt!


Buddy Camper 
Let's work on the Daisy Buddy Camper badge together! Start your adventure by watching this video and use the guide to complete the requirements.

Send pictures of your camping set up and what you packed to Jory for an opportunity to win a free camp shirt! Celebrate by ordering your Daisy Buddy Camper Badge. 



Mechanical Engineering: Board Game Design Challenge

If you love to create things and solve problems, you will love this project that combines engineering and creativity to make your very own board game. 

Use this easy to follow guide to work step-by-step throughout the project!  WHen you have completed the work, order your badge! 


 

Space Science Explorer 

Explore that sun, moon, and stars in this far out trip outside. This hands on fun is full of things to do and think about as you look at the world around you. 

Use this easy guide to take a walk through space!  Once you complete the badge requirements, you may order the badge. Congrats! 


 

Good Neighbor

Let’s work on the Daisy Good Neighbor badge together! Learn more about the communities you belong to and how people in your community work together to be good neighbors to each other. Start by watching the video, then use the guide to complete the requirements! You may order your badge upon completion. 

Send pictures of your school spirit, your drawings, or your household towns to Jory for an opportunity to win a free camp shirt!

 

Making Choices  

There is a difference between things we need and things we want! Learn the difference between the two and how to make the right choice for you and your family! Download the guides below and use the Daisy Making Choices Guide to earn your Daisy Making Choices badge!

Additional resources for this badge activity:
What People Need
Setting Goals Chart
Our Daisy Plan 

Send your Daisy Plan to Help Others to Lexy  to share what you learned and how you will make a difference!

Eco Learner 

Don’t you love the feel of the warm sun on your face? The sweet smell of a flower? The sounds of birds singing? OR the fun of walking on a trail? Nature gives you many gifts!

Use this guide and the pdf links below to learn about the ways you can give back by protecting nature.

Other resources
What does not belong  
Wildlife game chart 

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We have new programs coming online each week. Please check back so you don't miss any of the at home fun! 

Donate Life Patch Program Webinars

Join Girl Scouts of Central Indiana and Donate Life via Zoom to earn the new Donate Life patch virtually! This is a great opportunity for a Girl Scout and her family to get involved together! A link to the call will be emailed to you a couple of day before the event. Two sessions to choose from:
Session 1 - June 3 at 2:00  
Session 2 - June 3 at 6:00 


 

Brownie  Coding for Good Badges - These badges are meant to be progressive in that they build on the information learned in the previous one.


1. Brownie Coding Basics Badge

While we use computers to help us solve problems all the time, but have you ever thought about how we make them do it? In this badge let’s learn a little about how computer scientists write programs to tell computer what to do.

To get started on your adventure use the Brownie Coding Basics – Unplugged Guide  and suggester materials to complete the requirements.

Get your badge here

2. Digital Game Design

Digital games are definitely fun to play, and game designers often think about how to make a game fun when they’re designing it. However, they also want to know if it’s possible to teach players a new skill or practice one they already know. Could they help a player travel and learn about a place they otherwise wouldn’t normally get to visit? As you earn this badge, you’re going to design your own maze game, where you decide the goal of the game.

To get started on your adventure use the Brownie Digital Game Design – Unplugged Guide and suggested materials lists to complete the requirement.

Get your badge here.


3. App Development

Applications or apps are software programs that run on computers, tablets, or phones. App developers, or computer scientists, who create and build apps don’t just think about the computer code that goes into building the app, they also come up with a design process well before they start writing the code. In this badge, we are going to look at how computer scientists use the design process to create new apps.

To get started use the Brownie App Development – Unplugged Guideand suggested materials to complete the requirements.

Get your badge here.

Take a minute to tell us how you liked these badge https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gscicodingunplugged. We appreciate your feedback and will use in developing other badge criteria. 

 


 

Brownie Teddy Bear Tea Party

Grab your teddy bear or favorite stuffed animal and join in for a fun virtual tea party. Put on your favorite dress, prepare your finger sandwich, dessert, and beverage for yourself and your special friend. Get ready for a fun filled time!

Saturday, May 30; 1-2:30 p.m.

Brownie Outdoor Adventurer

Let’s work on the Brownie Outdoor Adventurer badge together! As the weather begins to get warmer and the days begin to be longer, it’s the perfect time to get outside and work on our Outdoor Adventurer badge! Start by watching this video, then use the suggested materials list to complete the requirements! 


Brownie Fair Play Badge

Learning to play by the rules, work together using teamwork, and including your friends in your games is just a start to the Fair Play badge. In this badge, we are going to have lots of fun incorporating our skills through games and hearing from some people that know a lot about sports, too! Start by watching this video, then use the suggested materials list to complete the requirements! 

Brownie Cabin Camper Badge

Let’s work on the Brownie Cabin Camper badge together! Are you ready to go on a camping trip? Let’s work together to learn what it takes to plan a successful camping trip. From packing, to fire building, to cooking, there is so much to learn! Start by watching this video, then use the suggested materials list to complete the requirements!

Brownie Indiana Civil Rights Commission patch

Let’s work on the Brownies Indiana Civil Rights Commission patch together! Have you ever been told you can’t do something because you’re a girl? Well that’s a form of discrimination and it is not okay! By learning about the Civil Rights Commission and all about discrimination you can help stand up for yourself and others! Start by watching this video, then use the suggested materials list to complete the requirements! 

Making Games Virtual Brownie Badge

You can have fun without a computer, a deck of cards, or even a ball. Games are everywhere when you use your imagination to create them! This guide will lead you through the project. Try this badge, and you and your friends will never be bored again.
Once you have completed the project, order your badge here


Girl Scout Way
Let's work on the Girl Scout Way badge together! Watch the video and use the materials list to complete the requirements.

Watch this fun video to get you started and you can also refer to this handy guide to help! Send pictures or a video of your songs and flag to Mandy for a chance to win a camp shirt in the weekly drawing! 

Don't forget to order your badge


Household Elf

It’s a great time to have a clean home, and even better if it’s a clean, green home! In this badge, pick up some new household habits to help your family save energy, save water, and save the planet.

Follow the step-by-step instructions to complete the badge requirements. Don't forget to order your badge


Inventor

Do you ever wonder what it takes to come up with a new kind of phone or a new way to power a lightbulb? Would you like an invention that would help tie your shoes faster or one to make elevators record your singing while you ride? Being cooped up in the house is the perfect time to invent new ways to have fun. For this badge, find out how inventors make stuff—and become an inventor yourself! Use this handy guide to take you through the requirements and have fun! 

Pets

Many of us have pets – let's learn together about the types of pets we have and how we should take care of them. Pets are a lot of responsibility, and it’s important to make sure you are prepared to take care of a pet. Watch these videos. In addition, we have this handy guide to help you through the activity. 

Send pictures of you and your pet or one of the projects you made to Mandy to be entered to win a camp shirt in the weekly drawing! You did a great job, get your badge here!


 

Dancer

Let’s dance the days away with the Dancer badge! With the activities in this badge, we are sure to get moving and learn lots of new dance moves to fulfill the requirements for the Dancer badge.

Check out this awesome video to help you get your moves going! We also have provided this handy guide to make your project easier.

Send a video of your best dance moves to Mandy for an entry to win a camp shirt in the weekly drawing!  Be sure to order your badge!


 

My Family Story

Every family has a story. Each one is unique and different. Let’s work together to learn your story and the stories of other Girl Scout families, too! Join us as we fulfill the requirements for the My Family Story badge.

Watch this video as Mandy takes you through the steps of this interesting project. Here is a guide to help in your discovery. Send photos or videos of your project to Mandy to be entered in our weekly drawing for a camp t-shirt.


 

Brownie - Space Science Adventurer

While you're home, chilling with family, it's the perfect time to act like a space scientis and learn more about some of the interesting neighbors in the sky. 

Follow the steps in this easy to read guide and before you know it, you will have completed the requirements for your Space Science Adventurer badge. 

Once completed - please send an image to Kristen. We would love to see your creativity! And don't forget to order your badge.


 

Celebrating Community and Money Manager

Our partners at the Indiana Secretary of State's office have joined forces with us to provide additional badge opportunities for our Girl Scout Brownies. To earn the Celebrating Community or Money Manager badge, use this link.  Girl Scouts of Central Indiana is fortunate to have amazing partners, and we appreciate them allowing us to share this material with you.


Computer Expert 

Computers help you do so much. You can make amazing art, find incredible facts on the Internet, and send fun cards to friends and family. Follow the steps in this guide to complete the requirements for this badge, then you’ll be a safe, secure expert!

 

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Watch for more fun activities each week! 

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Eco Camper

Let’s work on the Junior Eco Camper badge together! Whenever you step outdoors, you are a guest in nature’s home. This is especially true when it comes to camping. You will earn this badge by learning how to protect the environment on your trip! Start by watching this video, then use this guide to complete the requirements!

·         Optional surface hopscotch instructions 

Once you've earned your badge, purchase it here.


Junior Drawing Badge

Let’s work on the Junior Drawing badge together! When you pick up your pencil, anything could leap from your mind onto a sheet of paper. While earning this badge, you’ll find techniques to make your drawing even better and take inspiration from the outdoors – which will make it more fun to see what your imagination can do! Start by watching this video, then use the suggested materials list to complete the requirements!

Get your badge here.

Horseback Riding

Let’s work on the Junior Horseback Riding badge together! Riding a horse is one of the most exciting things you can do. Get clued into horses and get ready to ride. Start by watching this video, then use this guide to complete the requirements!

Once you've earned your badge, purchase it here.

Donate Life Patch Program Webinars

Join Girl Scouts of Central Indiana and Donate Life via Zoom to earn the new Donate Life patch virtually! This is a great opportunity for a Girl Scout and her family to get involved together! A link to the call will be emailed to you a couple of day before the event. Two sessions to choose from:
Session 1 - June 3 at 2:00  
Session 2 - June 3 at 6:00 


 

Conexiones superiores Bronce en Español

¿Qué es el PREMIO BRONCE? Conéctate y aprende todo sobre como ganar este distinguido premio para las Girl Scouts que son junior. Esta conferencia de Zoom está destinada a las niñas exploradoras y a líderes de tropas junior. Antes de la fecha de la reunion recibirás la información detallada para conectarte a la conferencia que se realizara por Zoom. ¡Prepárate para llevar tu Aventura de Girl Scouts al siguiente nivel!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020  6 - 7 p.m.

 

 

Junior Coding for Good - These badges are meant to be progressive in that they build on the information learned in the previous one.

1. Junior Coding Basics  

Let's work on the Coding Basics badge together! Start by watching this video and use the materials suggested in the Junior Coding Basics – Unplugged Guide to complete these requirements.

Get your badge here.

2. Digital Game Design

Playing video games is something that many people do for fun. Often when we play games, we want to be entertained. But did you know that video game can be for more than entertainment? What are some other reasons games are made, besides being entertaining?

Let’s work on the Digital Game badge together! Start your adventure by watching this video and using the Junior Digital Game Design – Unplugged Guide – this is the main explanation document for the badge

Get your badge here.

3. App Development

Applications or apps are software programs that run on computers, tablets, or phones. App developers, or computer scientists, who create and build apps don’t just think about the computer code that goes into building the app, they also come up with a design process well before they start writing the code. In this badge, we are going to look at how computer scientists use the design process to create new apps.

To get started on your adventure use the Junior App Development – Unplugged Guideand suggested materials to complete the requirements.

Get you badge here.

Take a minute to tell us how you liked these badge https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gscicodingunplugged. We appreciate your feedback and will use in developing other badge criteria. 

 


 

Junior Geocaching Badge

Let’s work on the Junior Geocaching badge together! This is your chance to be part global explorer, part detective. You’ll search for treasure chests, known as “geocaches,” using your smart phone. Start by watching this video, then use the suggested materials list to complete the requirements!.

Purchase the badge here.


 

Junior Civil Rights Commission Patch

Let’s work on the Juniors Indiana Civil Rights Commission patch together! Have you ever been told you can’t do something because you’re a girl? Well that’s a form of discrimination and it is not okay! By learning about the Civil Rights Commission and all about discrimination you can help stand up for yourself and others! Start by watching this video, then use the suggested materials list to complete the requirements!


Animal Habitats

Find out more about where animals live, how they play, and how humans can help them.   

Let’s work on the Animal Habitats badge together! Start your adventure by watching this video and use this guide to complete the requirements

Junior Detective Badge

Let’s work on the Detective badge together! Start your adventure by watching the videos and use the suggested materials list in the guide to complete the requirements. Get you badge here.

Chance to win:

To enter for a chance to win a camp shirt in the weekly drawing, send two of the following pictures to Jaime:

1. A side-by-side image of your Kim’s Game trays from the elimination round or a picture of the scene you created.
2. Your secret coded message. Don’t forget to include your key so we can decrypt your message.
3. A picture of the piece of art you used incorporating your fingerprints.
4. A picture of the art you created using chromatography.
5. Your story of what you think is happening in our scene.


 

Space Science Investigator

While you’re at home and chilling with the family, now is a perfect time to act like a space scientist, learn more about our solar system, and learn about how big it actually is. Use this easy to follow guide to help you through this activity. 


Virtual Camper Badge

Using this handy guide, you can explore Camp Dellwood choosing a campsite, work with a camp fire, and even plan an outdoor meal. 


Outdoor Art Badge

Go outside and look around. There are beautiful things to see in nature. Look for animals and plants, note the colors, shapes and textures. Use the ideas you get to create your own outdoor art. Draw an animal picture, collect pine cones to make a sculpture, or start a collection with items you find. 

The Outdoor Art Badge guide will inspire you to create a project just right for you!  Once you're done, be sure to order your badge.


 

Higher Connections
Higher Connections will educate and train girls on requirements for earning their higher awards.
Please use the link in each date to register. You need only register for one date. 

May 13,  6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

 

Cadette

Cadette – Eco Trekker

Let’s work on the Eco Trekker badge together! Learn more about how to plan and take an outdoor trek—with minimal environmental impact. Use this guide to earn your badge. Once you complete, order your badge here
 

Donate Life Patch Program Webinars

Join Girl Scouts of Central Indiana and Donate Life via Zoom to earn the new Donate Life patch virtually! This is a great opportunity for a Girl Scout and her family to get involved together! A link to the call will be emailed to you a couple of day before the event. Two sessions to choose from:

Session 1 - June 10 at 2:00 
Session 2 - June 10 at 6:00 



Conexiones superiores Silver en Español

¿Qué es el PREMIO PLATA? Conéctate y aprende todo sobre como ganar este distinguido premio para las Girl Scouts que son Cadettes. Esta conferencia de Zoom está destinada a las niñas exploradoras y a líderes de tropas Cadette. Antes de la fecha de la reunion recibirás la información detallada para conectarte a la conferencia que se realizara por Zoom. ¡Prepárate para llevar tu Aventura de Girl Scouts al siguiente nivel!

May 27; 7 - 8 p.m. 


CSA Bingo Night

Ready for a fun night with fellow Girl Scouts? We will play different versions of BINGO with a chance to win prizes. Get ready for a FUN night!

May 21 , 7 - 8 p.m.


 

Back by popular demand!

Program Aide Training

Times: 3 - 4 p.m.
Dates: May 6th, 13, 20, and 27 (must attend all four dates)
Registration for Program Aide Training here.  

A Program Aide is an older Girl Scout mentor (Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador) who fosters education and sisterhood with younger Girl Scouts. This training is recommended (and sometimes required) to help with council programs and younger Girl Scout troops.

To earn the Program Aide bar, girls are required to complete each session in this training, earn an LiA, and help with 6 younger Girl Scout activities. Once all your activities are complete, order your award.

Cadette, Senior, Ambassador Civil Rights Commission Patch

Let’s work on the Cadette, Seniors, Ambassadors Indiana Civil Rights Commission patch together! Have you ever been told you can’t do something because you’re a girl? Well that’s a form of discrimination and it is not okay! By learning about the Civil Rights Commission and all about discrimination you can help stand up for yourself and others!

Start by watching this video, then use the suggested materials list to complete the requirements!


 

Comic Artist Badge

Step into the exciting and adventurous world of comic books! Learn about the history of comics as well as how to write, create, and color your own comic strip. Each session you will be given creative tasks, to make your own comic strip. Participants will earn the Comic Artist Cadette Badge.

Materials Needed
-Paper
-Tape
-Things to write and draw with (pens, pencils, colored pencils, markers, etc.). Work with what you have!

Continue the fun of Girl Scouts at Home with these sessions!

April 2
Part 1: Explore the World of Comics - watch Allie guide you through the steps to explore the world of comics, and even begin to draw your own images.

April 9
Part 2: Comic Design: Storyboards and Layouts - Allie is back to help you with part 2 of the Comic Artist Badge. Watch the video as you begin.

Share your ideas and creations with other Central Indiana Girl Scouts! Send your name and troop number in an email titled ‘Comic Artist’ to Allie to get a link to the online sharing platform. If you log on and share, you will be entered to win a camp shirt in the weekly drawing. Don't forget to order your badge


 

 

Higher Connections

Higher Connections will educate and train girls on requirements for earning their higher awards.

Use dates below to go to registration link. Please note you only need to register for one date.

Register for May 13: 7-8 p.m.


 

Lunch Bunch- C, S, A
This program will provide a virtual space to replicate teen girl school lunch. Girls will connect with other girls while having lunch and “girl talk” on approved topics with special guest moderators.

Dates: Just use the highlighted date to go to the registration link.


Relaxation Station- C, S, A

During this time of uncertainty girls need to learn and utilize techniques to reduce stress, tension, and worry. Girls will log into a virtual format to engage in a 30-minute workshop that will focus on topics such as meditation, affirmations, yoga, diet, exercise, stress reduction, etc.

Dates:
May 13
May 20
May 27

Times: 10:30 a.m.


 

Senior

Senior – Eco Explorer

Let’s work on the Eco Explorer badge together! Research different environmental issues, and then see how an area near you is impacted. Use this guide to complete your badge.  Once you complete, order your badge here
 

Donate Life Patch Program Webinars

Join Girl Scouts of Central Indiana and Donate Life via Zoom to earn the new Donate Life patch virtually! This is a great opportunity for a Girl Scout and her family to get involved together! A link to the call will be emailed to you a couple of day before the event. Two sessions to choose from:

Session 1 - June 10 at 2:00 
Session 2 - June 10 at 6:00 


College Knowledge 

Calling all Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors! Learn the ins and outs of starting your journey to secondary education after high school. This is a two part series that will connect you with other age school aged girls and discuss you wants and needs out of college and what it takes to get there. After the completion of the session two you will earn the College Knowledge badge.

Session A: May 19, 4-4:30 p.m.

Session B: May 26, 4-4:30 p.m.


CSA Bingo Night

Ready for a fun night with fellow Girl Scouts? We will play different versions of BINGO with a chance to win prizes. Get ready for a FUN night!

May 21 , 7 - 8 p.m.


Back by popular demand!

Program Aide Training

Times: 3 - 4 p.m.
Dates: May 6th, 13, 20, and 27 (must attend all four dates)
Registration for Program Aide Training here

A Program Aide is an older Girl Scout mentor (Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador) who fosters education and sisterhood with younger Girl Scouts. This training is recommended (and sometimes required) to help with council programs and younger Girl Scout troops.

To earn the Program Aide bar, girls are required to complete each session in this training, earn an LiA, and help with 6 younger Girl Scout activities. Once all your activities are complete, order your award.

Cadette, Senior, Ambassador Civil Rights Commission Patch

Let’s work on the Cadette, Seniors, Ambassadors Indiana Civil Rights Commission patch together! Have you ever been told you can’t do something because you’re a girl? Well that’s a form of discrimination and it is not okay! By learning about the Civil Rights Commission and all about discrimination you can help stand up for yourself and others! Start by watching this video, then use the suggested materials list to complete the requirements!


 

Room Makeover Badge

Combine color, texture, glue, and paint to develop some serious DIY flair! While we are stuck at home, let’s take a look at what’s around us and build skills in how we can improve our space using what we already have. Participants will be given a new creative task each session, and at the end, will earn their Room Makeover Ambassador Badge.

April 2 - Part 1: Ideas and Inspiration and Paint

For step one Allie guides you though brain storming ideas for your make-over and finding inspriration for your project. Watch the video now!

April 9 - Part 2: Sew or Glue

In step tow of your room makeover, Allie will talk you through ideas to make something unique to you for your design. Check out the video and get your ideas started!

April 16 - Part 3: Redo

In step three of your room makeover, Allie will talk you through ideas to repair or repurpose something you already have around the house. Check out the video and get your ideas started!

April 23 - Part 4: Make  

Share your ideas and creations with other Central Indiana Girl Scouts! Send your name and troop number in an email titled ‘Room Makeover’ to Allie to get a link to the online sharing platform. If you log on and share, you will be entered to win a camp shirt in the weekly drawing!

Materials Needed:

-    Paper, Cardboard, or posterboard
-    Magazines, newspapers, advertisements (anything you can cut up, something in color)
-    Mod Podge, Glue, or Tape
-    For most steps you will need found items around your house that your parents will let you upcycle (ask permission!)
-    Paint OR
-    Paint substitute (you can find other homemade paint recipes online!)

        RECIPE (to make 4 colors)

            1 cup Water            4 tsp Cornstarch            4 tbsp Flour

            1 tbsp each of your selected spices with food coloring (or just use spices for more earth tones)

            •    YELLOW - Ginger + 20 drops yellow
            •    RED - Cinnamon + 20 drops red
            •    ORANGE - Nutmeg + 5 drops red + 15 drops yellow
            •    BROWN - Clove + 8 drops red + 8 drops green + 4 drops yellow
            •    GREEN - Thyme + 18 drops green + 2 drops red

When your project is complete, decorate your sash or vest with the badge, order here!


 


Higher Connections

Higher Connections will educate and train girls on requirements for earning their higher awards.

Use the link on the dates to register. You need only choose one date.

May 13: 8-9 p.m.

Conexiones superiores Oro en Español

 ¿Qué es el PREMIO Oro? Conéctate y aprende todo sobre como ganar este distinguido premio para las Girl Scouts que son Senior and Ambassador. Esta conferencia de Zoom está destinada a las niñas exploradoras y a líderes de tropas Senior and Ambassador. Antes de la fecha de la reunion recibirás la información detallada para conectarte a la conferencia que se realizara por Zoom. ¡Prepárate para llevar tu Aventura de Girl Scouts al siguiente nivel!

Miércoles 27 de mayo 8-9 p.m.
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Lunch Bunch- C, S, A

This program will provide a virtual space to replicate teen-girl school lunch. Girls will connect with other girls while having lunch and “girl talk” on approved topics with special guest moderators.

Use the highlighted links in the dates to register. 


 

Relaxation Station- C, S, A
During this time of uncertainty girls need to learn and utilize techniques to reduce stress, tension, and worry. Girls will log into a virtual format to engage in a 30-minute workshop that will focus on topics such as meditation, affirmations, yoga, diet, exercise, stress reduction etc…

Dates:

May 13
May 20
May 27

Times: 10:30 a.m.


 

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Donate Life Patch Program Webinars

Join Girl Scouts of Central Indiana and Donate Life via Zoom to earn the new Donate Life patch virtually! This is a great opportunity for a Girl Scout and her family to get involved together! A link to the call will be emailed to you a couple of day before the event. Two sessions to choose from:

Session 1 - June 10 at 2:00 
Session 2 - June 10 at 6:00 


College Knowledge 

Calling all Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors! Learn the ins and outs of starting your journey to secondary education after high school. This is a two part series that will connect you with other age school aged girls and discuss you wants and needs out of college and what it takes to get there. After the completion of the session two you will earn the College Knowledge badge.

Session A: May 19, 4-4:30 p.m.

Session B: May 26, 4-4:30 p.m.


CSA Bingo Night

Ready for a fun night with fellow Girl Scouts? We will play different versions of BINGO with a chance to win prizes. Get ready for a FUN night!

May 21 , 7 - 8 p.m.


Ambassador Dinner Party

Chefs are on the cutting edge of entertainment and are masters at building community around a table. They also have the thrill of defining and redefining what is delicious in their kitchens every day.

For this badge, try on a chef’s apron as you throw a great dinner party, bring people together, and practice creating course after course with finesse and flair. Use this handy guide to help you along the way! 


Back by popular demand!

Program Aide Training

Times: 3 - 4 p.m.
Dates: May 6, 13, 20, and 27 (must attend all four dates)
Registration for Program Aide Training here.  

A Program Aide is an older Girl Scout mentor (Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador) who fosters education and sisterhood with younger Girl Scouts. This training is recommended (and sometimes required) to help with council programs and younger Girl Scout troops.


To earn the Program Aide bar, girls are required to complete each session in this training, earn an LiA, and help with 6 younger Girl Scout activities. Once all your activities are complete, order your award.

Cadette, Senior, Ambassador Civil Rights Commission Patch

Let’s work on the Cadette, Seniors, Ambassadors Indiana Civil Rights Commission patch together! Have you ever been told you can’t do something because you’re a girl? Well that’s a form of discrimination and it is not okay! By learning about the Civil Rights Commission and all about discrimination you can help stand up for yourself and others! Start by watching this video, then use the suggested materials list to complete the requirements!



 

On My Own

Knowing how to create and stick to a budget is a skill that will help you throughout every stage of your life, from graduating high school all the way through your retirement years. (Even if your parents plan to help pay for your future education, you’ll still need to budget how much you can spend on clothes, meals, and entertainment!) Far too many people don’t start thinking about creating a budget until they find themselves deep in debt. By earning this badge, you’ll know how to avoid financial pitfalls while also helping you be independent and live your dreams. Use the handy guide to help you through the project!

Outdoor Art Master

Whether you’re new to Girl Scouts or have been in it forever, you’ve probably spent a lot of time exploring the outdoors and a lot of time making art. This is your chance to bring art and the outdoors together. You’ll get inspired by the beauty in nature and use that inspiration to get creative. Roll up your sleeves and let’s dive in! Use this step-by-step guide to help. 

Eco Advocate

It’s called Mother Earth or Mother Nature because every living thing depends on nature to survive. What are your priorities when it comes to valuing and protecting nature? Learn how environmentalists work and much more by using these helpfuldocuments to complete this work.

Eco Advocate Guide
Advocate Flyer
Mission Statement
 

Higher Connections

Higher Connections will educate and train girls on requirements for earning their higher awards.
Please use the links on the dates to register, you only need to choose one date. 

May 13: 8-9 p.m.

Conexiones superiores Oro en Español

 ¿Qué es el PREMIO Oro? Conéctate y aprende todo sobre como ganar este distinguido premio para las Girl Scouts que son Senior and Ambassador. Esta conferencia de Zoom está destinada a las niñas exploradoras y a líderes de tropas Senior and Ambassador. Antes de la fecha de la reunion recibirás la información detallada para conectarte a la conferencia que se realizara por Zoom. ¡Prepárate para llevar tu Aventura de Girl Scouts al siguiente nivel!

Miércoles 27 de mayo 8-9 p.m.
Registrarse


 

Lunch Bunch- C, S, A
This program will provide a virtual space to replicate teen-girl school lunch. Girls will connect with other girls while having lunch and “girl talk” on approved topics with special guest moderators.

Dates: Just use the highlighted date to go to the registration link.

Relaxation Station- C, S, A
During this time of uncertainty girls need to learn and utilize techniques to reduce stress, tension, and worry. Girls will log into a virtual format to engage in a 30-minute workshop that will focus on topics such as meditation, affirmations, yoga, diet, exercise, stress reduction etc…

Dates:

May 13
May 20
May 27

Times: 10:30 a.m.


 

Multi-Age Level

Looking for something fun to do while at home? Check out some of our awesome patch programs that can easily be done on your own.

All patches can be purchased on our shop website and mailed directly to you—and you get free shipping with no minimum!

Camp Dellwood History
Camp Dellwood Cemetery History
Delta Dental Smile Squad
Donate Life Indiana Awareness Program
Girl Scout Service Ideas During COVID - 19
GS Mental Health Awareness Patch
Indiana Civil Rights Commission Patch
Indiana Women's Suffrage Patch
I Promised a Girl Scout I Would Vote
Kroger Zero Hunger Zero Waste
Pie Making Patch
The Art Lab - Zoom Painting Parties
The Great Zombie Survival Challenge
Women Who Paved The Way

Fun with the Indiana Fever

Natalie Achonwa’s Nat Chat tune in on Fridays at 2pm on YouTube & Instagram

*Natalie will interview various guests covering their passions and having some fun!

-Check out her first episode from last week interviewing New Notre Dame Women’s Basketball Head Coach and Former Fever Player Niele Ivey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytBdCkpRJy4

- Tomorrow Natalie will interview Imani McGee-Stafford and touch on a topic dear to Natalie, mental health.  https://twitter.com/IndianaFever/status/1263200549270368261?s=20

 

Health and Fitness:

Tiffany Mitchell’s Tiff Tip Tuesday – get your weekly exercise tips from Tiffany every Tuesday on Fever social channels. (@IndianaFever) Here are a few examples and ways to stay fit at home:

https://twitter.com/IndianaFever/status/1257803829577465857?s=20

https://twitter.com/IndianaFever/status/1255290116655984640?s=20

https://twitter.com/IndianaFever/status/1260337959905062912?s=20

 

#LivingTheGSLaw Philanthropy Projects
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Virtual National Program by Age Level

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Check out the all new GSUSA Virtual Calendar!  It will keep you up-to-date on alll the latest offerings!

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Resources from Around the Web

We’ve compiled some resources from around the internet including websites, podcasts, YouTube channels, and apps. You can take virtual tours, play games, practice a foreign language, and so much more!

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Virtual Field Trips and Tours

Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 2500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world. Google Arts & Culture’s collection includes the British Museum in London, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Guggenheim in New York City, and literally hundreds of more places where you can gain knowledge about art, history, and science.

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Tips for Hosting a Virtual Girl Scout Meeting

While we can’t be in person, keep your Girl Scout troop safe, connected, and engaged through online meetings. Here are some additional tips on how to run a productive, fun and engaging online meeting.

Using Zoom is an free, reliable, and easy way to bring your troop together in one space for a meeting. We want to thank Cherrie of Girl Scouts of Louisiana - Pines to the Gulf for sharing this very helpful video explaining how to use Zoom.

Please remember these simple tips to help keep your Zoom meeting secure:

  • Use the Waiting Room whenever possible.
  • Use a password.
  • Lock the room after everyone is in – or after a certain amount of time has passed.

Follow this link for more information.  


Try our fun Girl Scout backgrounds to jazz up your next Zoom event! Just follow the link to grab them from our social media album

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Virtual Troop Meeting Made Easy

Get started by reading  Virtual Troop Meetings section from 2020 Safety Activity Check Points.

Choose a virtual platform: There are several different virtual tools you can use to host an online meeting. Here are several suggestions to help you.

Keep Girls Connected: Designate the first 10 minutes to have girls share what they’ve been up to and how they are feeling. This will keep girls socialized and engaged with one another.

Prepare: Create an agenda and a purpose for your meeting with the girls. Ask each parent to complete the Girl Scout internet safety pledge.

Make it Girl-led: Have girls choose a topic they are interested in discussing or learning about and create a simple action plan.

Use Online Resources: Take advantage of online learning tools! From virtual field trips to online patch programs, there are multiple different activities you can do with your girls.

Don’t Forget the Volunteer Toolkit!
Troop Leaders, don’t forget you can support your troop activities from afar! Look to the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK). Download PDFs of the badges your troop is working on, and send them off to parents and caregivers. This is an easy and simple way to keep the Girl Scout fun going for your troop!

Not sure how to do that? Check out our VTK Resource Guide.

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