side menu icon
GS at Home 4 530x

Girl Scouts at Home

We know that this is a challenging time for our Girl Scouts—staying home from school and away from friends is a significant change in her routine that can make her feel disconnected. At this time, we are fortunate to be able to virtually offer some quality program activities to girls, volunteers, and families for an at-home enrichment experience during social distancing. 

Check this web page often. We will continually add virtual badge activities and resources for girls and families to engage with from home. And, visit our Information and Resources Regarding COVID-19 for additional updates from Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey. 

Our Girl Scout sisterhood will help us stay connected during these unprecedented times. We are in this together! 

Earn Badges and Patches

When girls take the lead, great things happen. Even though your girl’s daily routine may have temporarily changed, there are many ways she can still participate in Girl Scout activities and earn badges and patches. Check out these program activities she can do at home!

Girl Power Can’t Be Quarantined Virtual Challenge 
Check off 25 items or more to complete the challenge and earn a fun patch, which can be purchased at the Council Shops when we reopen. For more information, contact 

Girl Scout Daisies: Roller Coaster Design
Discover engineering by creating your very own roller coaster and car.

Girl Scout Brownies: Home Scientist
Explore the science of cooking and examine static electricity while baking bread, making liquids bubble up, or mixing your own salad dressing.

Girl Scout Juniors: Product Designer
Learn how to chart the products you find at home and design your own solutions through innovative product creation.

Girl Scout Cadettes: Special Agent
Examine the art of investigation, learn how to reveal reality, and get your whole family involved in some crime science time.

Girl Scout Seniors: Digital Game Designer
Girl Scout Ambassadors: Digital Game Designer

Create your own video game and brainstorm a "game for good" scenario, as well as design and iterate your game.

Community Service Opportunities

Girl Scouts and their families can share concern and appreciation for our front line workers by printing our Trefoil Thoughts Stationery and writing a Thank You or Thinking of You Note to all those health care professionals, first responders, supermarket staff, postal workers, sanitation employees, take out delivery drivers, and anyone else working to keep us safe. While some places cannot accept physical notes, photos of your sentiments can be taken (without showing girls’ faces – just photos of the cards) and emailed or posted on social media tagging local groups. 

Girls can also hang notes on their own mailboxes to support their community, or have parents drop them off at the supermarket, fire house, police department, and such.

Special Requests

  • A staff member at Valley Health System in Bergen County is requesting that photos of words of encouragement for their staff be emailed to her at:
Resources for Volunteers

Our Volunteer Training web page offers Girl Scout Volunteers online learning opportunities. While social distancing, you can still participate in Girl Scout training through self-study guides and recorded webinars that can be accessed via our website.

For additional updates regarding our 2020 Cookie Program and other postponed or canceled events, visit GSNNJ's  Information and Resources Regarding COVID-19.

Virtual Troop Meeting Information

To keep your troop connected while schools and other facilities are closed, consider hosting virtual meetings. We suggest trying or using the Google Hangout app for groups of 10 or less. 

Highest Awards

Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors—are you ready to start earning your Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award? Now is a great time to work on Girl Scouting’s Highest Awards. Learn more, download guidelines, and get started. For virtual assistance or to be part of an upcoming virtual seminar, contact Program Manager Pat Christie at (973) 248-8200 or 

Girl Scout Badges and patches can be purchased via our Online Shop , while our Council Shops are closed.