The Girl Scouts At Home program has launched, presented via new website pages that will direct parents and teachers to tutorials, step-by-step badge programs and livestream events.
A starter list of programs being offered includes outdoor adventures that can be done while social distancing, science badge activities, engineering paper airplanes, art apprentice, photo magic and computer coding work, tailored to be age-appropriate for ages 4-8, according to Ginny Marino, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey (GSCSNJ).
These programs can be done independently or as a family.
The tutorials are written so that those interested do not need to have any background or knowledge of Girl Scouts to complete the activities, she said.
In addition to the independent work, GSCSNJ will offer the following live virtual programs:
- Every Friday at 7 p.m., a virtual campfire get-together for girls and families to sing songs and listen to stories. The livestream event will be hosted by a different Girl Scout camp each week.
- Monday through Thursday nights at 7 p.m., a program for all ages will be offered, including campfire building, foil dinner packets, collage fun, painting inspirational rocks, upcycling a t-shirt, a dance party, yoga and more.
- Monday to Friday at 2 p.m., a specific age-level program will take place. It will be based on one of the Girl Scout pillars of STEM, life skills, outdoor adventures or entrepreneurship.
- Each week throughout the period of self-quarantine and social distancing, GSCSNJ will offer two new livestream programs every day. These resources are open to all girls; you do not have to be a registered Girl Scout to access the material. Some programs will require registration via Eventbrite but are free.
More information is available at www.gscsnj.org/athome.