side menu icon

Virtual Programming

Virtual Programming icon

Let’s get virtual, Girl Scouts! 
Even though your girl’s daily routine may have changed, there are many ways she can still participate in Girl Scout activities and earn awards, even at home!

For girls looking for a fun way to grow their skills from the safety and comfort of home, GSMW is here for you!  Join us for badge workshops, Journeys, STEM events, crafts, and more through our secure online Girl Scouts virtual platforms.  Many of our events include a kit in the mail, complete with everything you need to participate.  No need to go searching or shopping.  

Girls can participate independently or with a troop – all at their own pace and in their own space. From your living room, girls can connect, interact, and collaborate with girls from all over Montana and Wyoming and sometimes girls from across the country!  

Upcoming Virtual Events
Print & Earn: Patch Programs & Challenges
Patch Programs & Challenges
GSMW presents four unique patch programs girls can do on their own, near their home.  Girls can try to earn these four Council’s Own Patches:

GSMW Challenges
Check out our fun and interactive GSMW Challenges! Do them with your troop, with your family or even by yourself. Download the challenge document, track your progress and submit the form to earn your fun patch from GSMW.


Suffrage Centennial Patch
On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was officially ratified, giving women the right to vote in all elections. Before this groundbreaking amendment, women couldn’t vote in national elections, and in some states, women were also banned from voting in local elections. 

Now, a century later, women’s right to vote and advocate for positive change remains a reason to celebrate! 

The Girl Scout Suffrage Centennial Patch gives you and your troop a chance to explore this important history through simple guides and fun activities. 


Girl Scout Rangers & the 19th Amendment
The National Park Service and Girl Scouts of the USA are commemorating the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with a limited-edition commemorative patch. The Girl Scout Ranger 19th Amendment Patch Program will enhance Girl Scouts’ understanding of the significance of the 19th Amendment which removed the gender restriction to voting and granted many women the right to vote.  


"Trails to your Future" Patch Program
Through completion of the program, Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washingtion (GSOSW) hopes girls will develop a passion, a talent, and a sense of adventure through the investigation of outdoor careers and women in the outdoor industry. 

While girls may or may not end up pursuing a career in the outdoors, the aim is to encourage girls to use their voice and passion to recognize and support the important women of the outdoor industry. 

Check out the Trails to your Future Patch Program for more information. Once completed, you can purchase the patch through the GSOSW store.

Scavenger Hunts & Games
Scavenger Hunts & Games
Museums
Across the country, museums have opened their virtual doors to Girl Scouts of all ages.  Click the links below to find your scavenger hunt and all the links you’ll need to complete the tasks.
Other Cool Places & Games

Girl Scout Trefoil Scavenger Hunt
We have a fun activity that families can participate in while practicing physical distancing: a Girl Scout Trefoil Scavenger Hunt!


Outdoor Fun - Urban Hiking
While we are responsibly distancing ourselves socially, the outdoors are still open!  Try taking an “Urban Hike” with your household.  This “Urban Hiking” guide works even if you don’t live in an urban area.  Enjoy the fresh air!

Fun Video Activities

These fun instructional videos will span the gamut of fun and educational activities for girls. These videos will be available on our Facebook page.

All About Girl Scouts
  • History of Juliette Gordon Low
    An ardent believer in the potential of all girls and the importance of fostering their individual growth, Juliette Gordon Low is credited with establishing and nurturing a global movement that has changed the world. Learn more about the founder of Girl Scouts!
    Download Flat Juliette >

  • DIY Campfire & Girl Scout Songs
    What is your favorite Girl Scouts song? There are so many great ones to choose from. In this video, we’ll learn how you can make your own campfire so you can sing your favorite song and possibly be featured on our Facebook page! If we all make videos of our favorite songs, we’ll learn new to us Girl Scouts songs and get a chance to see some of our sister Girl Scouts! Be sure to tag us on Facebook if you post your video, @GSMWCouncil, to be featured on our Facebook page! We can't wait to hear all your songs!
    Supply List: Cardboard, scissors, tape/glue, paint, paper towel, stick or campfire roasting stick

Fun & Fast Activity
  • Detective Girl Scout - 3 Part Series
    Girl Scouts will learn detective skills to investigate the mystery of the missing cookies. We will use science, art, and imagination as we set out to solve this case!
    • Detective Girl Scout, Part 1 
      Supply List: Dark colored construction paper, transparent tape, cornstarch or flour, small paint brush, 1 plastic bottle, scissors, permanent marker, small cup of water.
    • Detective Girl Scout, Part 2
      Supply ListPlain white paper, wax crayons, lemon juice, cotton swabs, light-colored construction paper or cardstock, scissors, pen or pencil, ruler, circular objects to trace, or a drawing compass, paper faster, or something similar.
    • Detective Girl Scout, Part 3
      Supply List: Pencil and paper.

  • Inch Worm Investigation
    Did you know inch worm are not worms at all? Let's learn about inch worms, move our bodies like inch worms, and use our STEM skills to race paper inch worms across the table!
    Supply List: Paper, straws, scissors, crayons

  • No-Bake Cookies
    Who doesn't love cookies? We are going to use a handful of ingredients you probably have laying around at home to make no-bake cookies and learn a little about the history of Girl Scout Cookies! 
    Supply List: Butter, Sugar, Milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, creamy peanut butter, vanilla extract, quick cooking oats, measuring cups, 2 large baking sheets, parchment paper. (Can be adapted for dairy, peanut and gluten allergies!)

  • Cloudy Weather
    Ever wonder why it rains? Or how clouds are made? Join me in creating clouds and rain in mason jars! A fun craft activity will follow. Ever wonder why it rains? Or how clouds are made? Join me in creating clouds and rain in mason jars! A fun craft activity will follow. 
    Supply List: Two mason jars (one with lid), food coloring, hair spray, shaving cream, water, ice cubes, paper, scissors, yard/string (3 strands), cotton balls.

  • Density Lesson
    Why do basketballs float on water? But, pebbles do not? What weighs more, a pound of feathers, or a pound of gold? All these questions and more will be answered in this lesson!
    Supply List: Bowl, water, pepper, food coloring (optional), soap,  four clear glasses, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup baking soda, gems, aluminum foil, pennies.

  • DIY Bath Bombs
    Do you have Easter eggs that won’t be used until next year’s Easter egg hunt? You can reuse these to make bath bombs at home with common household ingredients!
    Supply List: Citric acid (found in canning section at grocery stores), baking soda, epsom salt, cornstarch, water, essential oils, food coloring, plastic Easter eggs (or a plastic/silicone mold)

  • Growing Your Own Mini-Garden
    Spring is a wonderful time to be outside and to start working on your gardens! We are going to create our own mini-gardens and learn how to grow plants and what they need to thrive. Gardens are a great way to stay active, get outside, and get fresh vegetables all summer long!
    Supply List: Potting mix, container, seeds, water.

  • Salt Dough Impressions & Ornaments
    Learn how to make these easy 3-ingrediant recipe to make ornament or impression to keep and place in your garden! You can choose a bake or air-dry method to make these. Be sure to decorate your creation with paint, glitter, and more!
    Supply List: 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup salt, 3/4 cup water

  • What Sugar Does to Your Teeth
    Ever want to take a tour of your own mouth? Ever wonder what sugar does to your teeth? Ever think, “Why is it so important for me to brush my teeth?”. Today we are going to learn all about teeth! See what an energy drink, fruit juice, water, and dark pop do to your teeth! 
    Supply List: Energy drink, fruit juice, water, dark soda pop, 4 eggs, 4 mason jars with ilds, pan, paper towel

  • DIY Lava Lamp
    Make your own DIY Lava Lamp activity and learn about the science behind why it works!
    Supply List: Vegetable oil, water, food coloring, fizzy tablets, flashlight, clear vessel (like a glass, plastic bottle, or vase)

  • Wildflowers and Bees of Western Montana - NEW!
    Learn about the wildflowers and bees of Western Montana with this awesome guide from the US Forest Service! Take it on a hike, a walk around your neighborhood, or even in your own backyard, and see what wildflowers you can find.
    Watch the Video >
    Download the guide > 

  • Make a Hummingbird Feeder - NEW!
    A fun way to use recycled materials and help wildlife is to make a hummingbird feeder! Hummingbirds are native to the Americas and are some of the world's smallest birds! They drink nectar from flowers. It's easy to make feeders that will help provide food for hummers and will be a fun activity for you! 
    Supply List: Small deli container, plastic water bottle, hammer and nail, scissors, red and yellow paint, bendable wire or twine, paintbrush, hot glue gun, 1/2 cup white sugar, 2 cups water, pot for heating water. Download PDF Instructions >
Ask an Expert Workshops
Click to watch video

Ask an Expert: Martial Arts
In this episode of GSMW's "Ask an Expert" series, you will hear from GSMW's own Bridget Moore, Highest Awards Coordinator and Lifetime Girl Scout member. As a 2nd degree black belt in TaeKwonDo and former instructor, Bridget will tell us about the art and answer questions about this topic.

 

Date/Time Description Registration Link
Tuesday,
May 26th

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
MST

ASK AN EXPERT: Civil Engineer (Virtual)
Level: All Levels
Join us for a live Q&A session with Morgan Kimmet, a civil engineer for the Bureau or Reclamation.

Morgan is based out of Billings, MT and works on dams and hydroelectric power plants within the state of Montana. She also works on the maintenance, project planning, and inspection of facilities like dams, canals, and bridges. 

Our time will be limited, so please submit questions by May 24th. If you could prepare your question in advance and email to shaleseg@gsmw.org by May 24th, this will hopefully allow everyone a chance to ask and have their questions answered. Please list your first name and where you live in the body of the email. 

Register >

Stay connected to Girl Scouts across the nation and throughout the world. Check out Girl Scouts at Home for more virtual programming.