School may almost be out for many girls, but Girl Scouting never stops! There are so many awesome ways to keep building courage, confidence, and character over the summer. From exploring the outdoors to earning a new badge, the possibilities are endless for Girl Scouts! This is a great time for girls to explore their own interests, helping them to develop independence and leadership. Girls can dive further into a STEM topic they learned about with their troop, or visit a place on the coast that they learned about in school.
Check out some of our suggestions for staying involved with Girl Scouts this summer below!
- Take the Not a Bummer Summer Challenge
The Not a Bummer Summer Challenge offers girls of all ages an opportunity to expand their Girl Scout experience to include some summer fun! Whether solo or with friends, girls stay true to their Girl Scout roots by discovering, connecting, and taking-action in various summer themed activities. Learn more about this patch program here!
2. Bring the summer camp experience home
Whether you can’t attend a camp session this year or you just need a little extra camp in your life, our Camp in a Box kits are a great way to get outside and share all of the fun of Girl Scout camp with the whole family. The boxes include instructions and supplies on how to complete different activities involving science, crafts, nature, and the outdoors. Purchase a box for $40 here.
3. Attend a council event
We have some exciting events planned this summer, both virtual and in-person! From day camp opportunities in locations throughout the council to life skills workshops like babysitting, there are a variety of opportunities for Girl Scouts. Visit our Activities page to sign up.
4. Participate in our NEW Becoming Me program
Have you heard? GSUSA is partnering with former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama for a program called Becoming Me, inspired by Mrs. Obama’s book, Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers. You can earn three specially-selected Girl Scout badges, get the Becoming Me patch, and participate in a national service project. Get started here.
5. Begin working towards your Gold, Silver, or Bronze Award
With more free time, summer is the perfect opportunity to start working towards one of our highest awards! Choose a topic that is important to you and take action to make a difference. Learn how to get started on our Highest Awards page. Already earned your Gold Award? Learn more about the scholarships available to our Gold Award Girl Scouts.
We want to hear about your Girl Scout summer! Share all of your stories and photos with us so that we can post about it on our council social media pages!