It’s officially the 2020-21 Girl Scout Program Year, and we already know this one will be one for the books! Change has been abundant over the past few months, but what we LOVE about our Girl Scouts is that they are resilient and never fail to see the bright side. Although Girl Scouting looks a bit different right now, we have had the opportunity unleash our inner innovators and try things in new ways, tackle new ideas, and make Girl Scout programming available on a variety of platforms.
Embracing challenges and changes is what Girl Scouts is all about, and we know our girls will do incredible things this year.
Here are 5 things you need to try with Girl Scouts in 2020-21:
- Attend a Virtual Event
We have plenty of virtual events planned for Girl Scouts, both through GS-NCCP and GSUSA! What is so awesome about these events is that you can easily participate from the safety of your home or backyard, and you can make new friends from across the country!
2. Organize a Socially-Distanced Service Project
Girl Scouts have figured out some great ways to finish service projects safely with their troop, like Troop #1391 who created a sensory path where each girl visited the Hilltop Home on her own time to paint a sidewalk square.
3. Visit Our Camps
We have some amazing events planned for families and troops at our camps! Girls and adults will have the opportunity to explore the trails and get outdoors while following social distancing guidelines!
4. Complete a Badge Box
Girl Scouts is always girl-led, and our incredible Badges in a Box let girls decide their own adventure and take the lead in earning their own badges, with opportunities that explore art and STEM.
5. Begin Researching Your Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award
Now is the perfect time to begin researching projects and causes that you may want to work towards for your Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award! There are so many people in need during this difficult time, find a way to Take Action to help!
New troops are forming now! Tell your friends so that they can become their best selves this year with Girl Scouts.