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GirlScoutsAtHome

Girl Scouts at Home

As Girl Scouts, we live by the motto "be prepared" - and that includes when the unexpected happens. The safety and well-being of our members and their families are of paramount importance as we all navigate through the COVID-19 situation together. While we ask that all members continue to follow the guidance of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and their local health officials and cease in-person meetings, we want to deliver the opportunity for Girl Scouting to continue at home.

Below you'll find more information on how girls, their families, and troop leaders can continue to participate in Girl Scouting at home or virtually until we are able to meet again in person.

Wondering how to talk to your kids about coronavirus? Read this Raising Awesome Girls article from GSUSA for tips.

Virtual Programs for Girl Scouts

We hosted virtual programming twice a day, 7 days per week on our Facebook Page for 10 weeks in the spring of 2020! You can catch the replays below.

In addition, you can find upcoming events with GSWO or more virtual Girl Scout events around the country!

Daisies (Grades K-1)
Past Daisy Workshops:

Missed a workshop? All of the recordings can be found in the Videos tab of our Facebook Page (you don't need an account to watch!) or on our YouTube Channel.

Below is the playlist of all past Daisy workshops!

Brownies (Grades 2-3)
Past Brownie Workshops:

Missed a workshop? All of the recordings can be found in the Videos tab of our Facebook Page (you don't need an account to watch!) or on our YouTube Channel.

Below is the playlist of all past Brownie workshops!

Juniors (Grades 4-5)
Past Junior Workshops:

Missed a workshop? All of the recordings can be found in the Videos tab of our Facebook Page (you don't need an account to watch!) or on our YouTube Channel.

Below is the playlist of all past Junior workshops!

Cadettes (Grades 6-8)
Past Cadette Workshops:

Missed a workshop? All of the recordings can be found in the Videos tab of our Facebook Page (you don't need an account to watch!) or on our YouTube Channel.

Below is the playlist of all past Cadette workshops!

Seniors (Grades 9-10)
Past Senior Workshops:

Missed a workshop? All of the recordings can be found in the Videos tab of our Facebook Page (you don't need an account to watch!) or on our YouTube Channel.

Below is the playlist of all past Senior workshops!

Ambassadors (Grades 11-12)
Past Ambassador Workshops:

Missed a workshop? All of the recordings can be found in the Videos tab of our Facebook Page (you don't need an account to watch!) or on our YouTube Channel.

Below is the playlist of all past Ambassador workshops!

Programming for All Ages
Past Workshops:

Missed a workshop? All of the recordings can be found in the Videos tab of our Facebook Page (you don't need an account to watch!) or on our YouTube Channel.

Below is the playlist of all past All Ages workshops!

 

Resources to Meet Virtually

Below is a list of free and low-cost tools troops and service units across the country are using for virtual meetings. While we cannot endorse or support specific online meeting tools, we encourage you consider these or alternative options and discuss with parents and girls the best solution for your troop or service unit needs. 

Be sure to reference the Safety Activity Checkpoints for Virtual Meetings before hosting your first virtual meeting.

Video and Audio-Conferencing Tools

While all of these options have a free version, please note you may be prompted to consider their upgraded versions for a subscription fee.

Zoom - FAQ
Note: Meetings durations maximum of 40 minutes in free version.

In order to make your Zoom meetings more secure, we recommend the following steps:

  1. Use passwords for meetings – these can be different for each meeting if desired
  2. Do NOT use the personal meeting ID for classes – use the random generated meeting ID feature
  3. Enable “waiting room” on all of the meetings
  4. Turn off screen sharing by participants – this is now the default, this can also be turned back on dynamically during meetings
  5. Use the “manage participants” feature to monitor who is in the meeting – if necessary, remove uninvited guests (there is also an option of “not allowing removed participants from rejoining” that can also be easily enabled)
  6. Lock the meeting once everyone is in – this is also done from the Manage Participants icon 

Skype - Support
Note: Up to 10 participants free

Webex – Help Center
Note: Limited file and content sharing in free version

Chat and Collaboration Tools

While all of these options have a free version, please note you may be prompted to consider their upgraded versions for a subscription fee.

Additional Low-Cost Tools

Additional low-cost tools for collaboration and conferencing to consider if the above options do not meet your group's needs.

 

For the latest updates on how COVID-19 is impacting our council, please visit gswo.org/covid19.