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Stay involved while staying at home! Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio invites girls, families, and volunteers to continue to enjoy Girl Scouts through some amazing online activities! Visit our Event Calendar to see all the fun we have to offer.

While using the internet, girls should make sure to follow the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge. And make sure to share your digital experiences with us by using the hashtag  #GSSGCVirtual on social media!

 

Upcoming Opportunities for Virtual Girl Scouting


 

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Camp Anywhere

Mark your Calendars for Girl Scout Summer Programs!

Girl Scouts has been creating all girl spaces for over 100 years.  In these unusual times, GSSGC has reimagined what summer programs can look like so we can keep our girls and their families as safe as possible.  Join us for one or more of the Girl Scout programs that are right for you!

To view all our Camp Anywhere offerings at the same time click here; once you are on that page you can select your daughter's Girl Scout level to see only events that are for her.  Or you can view by type on the tabs below.

Camp Awesome
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Camp Awesome - a brand new way to experience GSSGC camp from home! With five days of camp programming and five amazing themed weeks to choose from summer just got a whole lot more fun! Camp Awesome has supervised interactions that connect girls and build community, improves girl’s skills in an area and focuses on community and Girl Scout camp the way it is meant to be.


Cost:  $50   •   Girls entering 2nd – 12th grade

Themed Weeks:
Gogh to Camp

Ready to get your creative juices flowing?  Jump in to painting and drawing like the masters.  Learn about famous painters, sculptures, photographers, and other artists.  Girls will create 2 new masterpieces each day plus have more fun they can do at home.  Express your true inner artist and make pieces to share as part of our camp gallery. 

Wonderful World of Real Wizarding

Grab your wand, cauldron, and quill and prepare yourself for a magical adventure.  Let your imagination run wild as you discover potions that really work, create spells, and make wands to make the magic happen.  Throughout the week search for Horcruxes, team up for Trivia Games, design your own broom, and play wizarding games.  Work to sort yourself into Girl Scout themed houses but still spend time with your age group.

Out of This World

Ready to blast off to space? This week we take a journey through the stars exploring the known universe and our home within the solar system.  As well as, exploring the universe beyond with our imaginations. We will make our own galaxies and design space ships to get beyond our own stars in style.  Spend time creating and learning about the new aliens you might meet, learn and tell the tales of our own constellations, our history of space exploration, and explore all things known about space. 

Animal Adventurer

Moo! Oink! Grr! Buzz! Hiss! Baah! Animals have a lot to say and right now, they are telling you they want you to become an Animal Adventurer! Learn all about different animals from around the world and what makes them unique.  Find where the wild things are by including mythical creatures from your favorite books like hippogriffs, dragons, unicorns, the lorax and more.  Make some special items for your local animals, visit the camp animals virtually at their winter home, and visit a zoo or two virtually to hang with some of your wild friends.

Gotta Get Gaming

Cards, dice, timers, and spinners there are many different ways of playing games.  We will explore games from popular to the not so familiar and invent our own.  So put your game face on and get ready to play with your Girl Scout friends.

 

Each week includes:
  • 5 days of themed programming – 5 hours of program per day
  • 3 online hours
  • 2 additional hours offline
  • Kit with most items to complete your fun*
  • Girl Scout badgework (weaved into themes)
  • An experience to enhance girls environmental understanding
  • A service project
  • Outdoor or Indoor Cooking+
  • Campfire!
Each day will include:
  • Gathering & Closing ceremonies
  • Bunk time
  • Games, crafts, & activities
  • Skill building programs
  • Meditation

Girls are grouped by Girl Scout level to allow maximum interaction.

*Kit does not include household essentials such as pens, pencil, scissors, tape, measuring cups, perishable items, etc.  A household essential kit is available if these items are needed.

** Includes a camp recipe girls can make on their own and share with their family with a little parent supervision.

Girl Scout Camp-in-a-Box Kits

All girls and adults should join us for Girl Scout Kits!  Supplement your camp or program experience or explore a new interest on your own with Girl Scout Kits.

Explore the Camp-in-a-Box kits now with these descriptions!  Or skip right to ordering online now!

Cost:  $10-$50 each

Why Choose GSSGC kits
  • Girl Scout Connection
  • Reflects core values and outcomes of Girl Scouts
  • Improves girl’s skills in an area
  • They are fun for all ages!
  • High value!
Kits include:
  • All the supplies and materials needed for the programs and activities
  • Badge if complete badge is earned
  • Girl Scout connection
  • Easy to understand instructions and video links if you want to do it online
Choose from a variety of themes:
  • Camp Essential Supply Box ($25)
  • Camp Awesome Kits ($50 each; 5 options)
  • Camp Days Series
    • Self-Care Camp-in-a-Box ($25 each; 5 options)
    • Make it Green Camp-in-a-Box ($25 each; 5 options)
  • Craft kits
    • Girl Scout Stemless Glass Painting ($10)
    • Camp Craft - Tie Dye ($25)
  • Other kits
    • Salamander's Camp Box ($10)
    • Button's Candy Factory ($10)
    • Daisy Petal Suprise ($15)
    • Camp Essential ($25)
    • Musical Maestros ($35)
    • Just Camp-in-a-Box ($35)
    • Homestead Craft Camp-in-a-box ($35)
    • Robotics & Circuits! ($60)
    • Complete Daisy Petal Program ($100)
Camp Days: Series & Workshops

Girl Scout Camp Days

Cost:  Varies $15-$50

All girls and adults should join us for Girl Scouts Online!  Sign-up for themed-based single and multi-day Girl Scout Programs. Programs last 1 to 1 ½ hours per session; programs can be 1-5 sessions long. Some topics to watch out for on our calendar include:

Camp Days include:
  • Supervised interactions that connect girls and build community
  • Reflects core values and outcomes of Girl Scouts
  • Improves girl’s skills in an area
  • Programs targeted to specific levels

To view all Camp Day Series & Workshop descriptions click here

Camp Days: Girl Scout Virtual Field Trips
Camp Days:  Girl Scout Virtual Field Trips

Cost:  Free for on own; $25 for Led Field Trip w/ kit

No permission slips required.  All girls and adults should join us for Girl Scout Field Trips!  These events let you go to amazing places and have amazing experiences without leaving home.  Sign-up to take a Girl Scout Field Trip with a patch and small souvenir to remember the experience by or discover places on your own with our recommended list of Virtual Field Trips.  New to Girl Scouts?  This is a great way to join in and meet fellow Girl Scout Sisters from across the nation.  All Girl Scouts are welcome!

Camp Days include:

  • Supervised interactions that connect girls and build community
  • Reflects core values and outcomes of Girl Scouts
  • Improves girl’s skills in an area
  • 1.5 hours of online programming
  • Souvenir available for pick-up or delivery
  • Field Trips may be specific to an age (Volunteer* Girls and Adults Welcome)

Choose from a variety of field trips.  Check out the following field trips at gssgc.org/calendar or navigate directly to the list of all the summer virtual field trips where you can search by Girl Scout level

Leadership & Career Exploration - Coming Soon!

Cost:  Varies $0-$35

Girls in 2nd- 12th grade should watch out for programs, posts, and activities related to exploring their own interests and learning how they can become a career in the future.  Through these sessions girls will be exposed to careers in STEM. 

Over the course of the summer girls can:
  • Choose from a variety of programs geared towards different age levels
  • Take quizzes to help learn more about their passion
  • Learn about job markets now and projections for the future
  • Discover different educational paths
  • Participate in a GSUSA pilot
  • Plan for their future – it’s never too early to take aim and fly!
Programs will include:
  • Supervised interactions that connect girls and build community
  • Reflects core values and outcomes of Girl Scouts
  • Skill building!

 

Fun Freebies

GSSGC Facebook Lives: Now called Fun Freebies!

Cost:  Free

All girls and adults should join us for Girl Scout Lives!  Continue enjoying the same great programming you have come to love. See the Fun Freebies Section below for all you old favorites, plus new fun to be had!

What’s New:
  • New schedule – Facebook lives will be at 3:00 PM 2 days a week.  On alternate weekly schedule
  • Some shorter unscheduled lives
  • Live and pre-recorded videos based on the Girl Scout theme of the month
  • Includes Girl Scout traditions, fun, or badge work.
  • Themed Months
    • June – Camp
    • July – Cooking
    • August - Knots
What’s Staying:

Same great fun, engaging, free Girl Scout presence online with activities and experiences

 

Camp Anywhere FAQ

Can we use cookie/ nutty dough or troop loot? Yes absolutely

My daughter earned the 1250 camp reward can she use it here – absolutely and she can do all the virtual summer programming she wants with that reward –between now and August 31st.

Will we have live camp and virtual camp this summer or only virtual? We certainly hope to be in the tall mountains again this fall – time will tell. But this summer is all virtual

What if I rolled over my camp money can I use it now? You bet – register as normal and complete the alternative payment form to access those funds.

Can I put a deposit down to hold my session? Payment is due in full at the time of registration. We have limited spots and we need to make sure we don’t sell out sessions that are “on hold” then people drop. “As Camp Anywhere” is less than traditional camp and the same as the traditional deposit amount it just makes good sense.

What if I want to use this year’s cookie dough but I don’t have it yet? Not to worry we have your cookie dough amounts earned. Merely indicate using 2020 or 2019 dough as the card number on the alternative payment form and we will do the rest. Of course if you over spend your dough you will owe council J

How do I get my kit to go with the program?  During the registration process there is a question on if you want the kit picked up or delivered (for additional fee).  Kits will be available for pick-up (or mailed) about 1 week prior to the camp session.

Are there volunteer opportunities?  Yes of course, we love our Girl Scout volunteers.  Please complete the online form to express interest and we will help you connect with opportunities.

I heard there are discounts?  How do I get that discount?  Some of the camp days programs if your camper registers for all 5 of the themed sessions there is a discount for the entire program.  For these programs (Daisy Petal, Make it Green, and Self-Care) there is a form you would complete once during the checkout process to apply the discount.

My daughter just graduated from high school can she attend?  Yes she can, there are programs for girls entering or exiting K-12 and Girl Scout adults.  There are even a few family options.

What about camp care packages?  Camp Care Packages are available for purchase.  Please see flyer below for information on ordering. 

 

Additional Questions?

        Call 909-307-6555 or Email : CustomerCare@gssgc.org


 

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Fun Freebies

All girls and adults should join us for Girl Scout Lives!  Continue enjoying the same great programming you have come to love. Check our event calendar for all the newest offerings and see below for links to past programs!

 

Fun For All Ages

Virtual campfires, cooking lessons, art and so much more. Fun programming for all ages to enjoy!

Cooking with E

Join Elizabeth "E" Locke-Thomas weekly to help "Bake the World a Better Place!" Learn new recipes and culinary skills. Fun for the whole family!

Homemade Applesauce

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Supplies:
4 Apples
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Sauce pot
Cutting board
Wooden spoon
Knife or cheese grater
Jar or container for your delicious apple sauce

 

Banana Bread

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Supplies:
1/2 cup unsalted butter or margarine melted and cooled slightly
2/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed make sure it is fresh and soft
2 large eggs - or 1/2 c. applesauce for vegan
2 cups mashed very ripe bananas about 3-4 bananas
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour or all purpose gluten free flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 - 1/3 cup brown sugar (or more, if desired) for topping

PAN SIZES: The recipe instructions are for a 9x9 square pan , but we will be using a muffin pan. Divide batter between 12 greased muffin cups, adjust bake time to about 15 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean).

Note: if you use a loaf pan it will take longer than 15-20 minutes to cook

 

Simple Summer Sauce

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Supplies:
1 Vidallia Onion or sweet onion
12 plum tomatoes
1 head garlic
Olive oil
Salt
Basil - fresh if possible
Your choice pasta or spaghetti squash

 

Strawberry Jam

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Supplies:
4 c Strawberries or fruit of your choice - frozen also fine
4 c sugar - can be raw sugar or honey also
1/2 c orange juice or lemon - either works
2 box pectin
8 jam jars or can use 2 recycled spaghetti sauce jars too

 

Cream Pie

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Supplies:

  • Hand mixer with beater attachment or stand up mixer
  • Medium microwave safe bowl
  • Spatula for mixing/ folding
  • Grater

Ingredients:

CRUST – WE ARE NOT MAKING CRUST TOGETHER – PLEASE PREPREP THIS PORTION OF THE PIE

1 9-inch Girl Scout Cookie flavor of your choice or any cookie (or store bought cookie crust) GF cookies work great here!

25 Cookies
5 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp Sugar (for graham cracker crust only)

  • Finely crush your cookies. Using a food processor for this step is easier, but you can also place the cookies in a plastic bag and roll the sealed bag with a rolling pin. If you're using a rolling pin, seal the bag but leave about an inch open for air to escape. You'll have to put some muscle in it to get a fine crush. The crust sticks together best when the cookies are crushed finely.
    • NOTE: You do NOT need to remove the filling from the cookie if you are using a sandwich crème like our Peanut Butter Sandwiches.
  • FOR GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST ONLY (skip step if using cookies): Add Sugar to melted butter.
  •  Stir the cookie crumbs and melted butter together with a fork. Press crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of a 9" pie plate.
  • Chill until ready to fill. At least 30 minutes before filling.
  • Store bought is absolutely ok here – we are going with easy  

Filling:

  •  4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, plus more for topping
  •  1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk 
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream 
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar ( if you only have semi sweet chips make your whip cream in two batches – one without the sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Instructions:

  • Chop chocolate and place in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl. Heat on 50% power in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring between each, until melted and smooth.
  • Stir sweetened condensed milk into chocolate. Set aside.
  • Place heavy whipping cream in the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl if using a hand mixer). Beat until stiff peaks (whipped cream) forms, slowly adding powdered sugar and vanilla during mixing.
  • Carefully fold half of the whipped cream mixture into the chocolate mixture. Place in prepared pan. Top with remaining whipped cream. Shave extra chocolate on top, for garnish, optional.
  • Chill pie at least 2 hours before slicing and serving. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Nondairy Substitute:

Easy Dairy-Free Whipped Cream
Author: Alisa F

Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 3/4 cup

Please note the Prep time is hands on time only.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (14-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk or coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, or to taste (no more than 3 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 to 1 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla flavoring or extract, to taste
  • Thickener, if needed

Instructions

  1. Chill a small mixing bowl and beaters or a whisk in the freezer for 30 minutes or more.
  2. Do not shake the coconut milk or cream. Open it, and if there isn’t a thick, spoonable cream, cover and refrigerate it for several hours or overnight.
  3. Scoop 3/4 cup of the solid coconut cream from the top of the can and put it in the chilled small mixing bowl. Whisk or beat the coconut cream with your hand mixer (with chilled beaters) until it is smooth and slightly fluffy, about 1 minute.
  4. Sift in the powdered sugar. Add the vanilla and whisk or beat with a hand mixer on low speed to incorporate the ingredients.
  5. If your coconut cream was too soft, or you need a thicker whip, you can add a thickener and whisk or beat until combined.
  6. Cover and refrigerate the coconut whip for up to 3 days. It will thicken a little more as it chills.

 

Num Num Cookies & Soft Pretzels

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First we will prep the chocolate chip cookies. Then while those are chilling in the fridge before baking we will create soft pretzels.

Ingredients needed for both recipes:

Num Num Cookie ©Disney

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Butter (2 Sticks)
  • 1 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 1/4 Cups Flour
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
Homemade Soft Pretzels

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups warm (110 to 115°F) milk (can substitute with water if non-dairy)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (granulated or coconut sugar works as well)
  • 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt*, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1 (0.25-ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more if needed (can use white whole wheat flour or GF Flour as well)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, plus extra for brushing (or Non-Dairy Margarine)
  • 9 cups water
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1 large egg (whisked with 1 tablespoon water)

 

Full Meal (Salad, Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Cobbler)

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Before beginning your LIVE with “E” you need to

  1. Shop for your ingredients.
  2. Create an invitation for your family, inviting them to dinner,
  3. Set the table. Your table will require a salad plate, a bread plate, an entrée plate a salad plate. Cutlery is salad fork, entrée fork, knife and spoon, desert fork.

Being a part of family,  means being aware of, and participating in, the traditional family events that parents often handle and children take for granted. It is important to know how to create a menu and shopping list, how to time dinner, how to serve dinner, how to clean up dinner including storing left overs.

This is a 3 course meal. Salad, Entrée served with Bread and Dessert. Before beginning our cooking, we will review the table set up. Then move back into the kitchen to begin our dinner.

Set aside 2 hours for this live as we take you through all the requirements for this ambassador badge.

While learning to cook and spending time together is the purpose of “Cooking with “E” it’s nice for you to realize you have also earned a badge not just a fun patch.

What badges will todays and the last 6 lives with “E” cover for other age levels?

  • Ambassador “Dinner Party”
  • Senior “Locavore”
  • Cadette “New Cuisine”
  • Junior “Simple Meals”
  • Brownie “Simple Snacks”
  • Daisy “Cook”
Salad
  • Romaine
  • Onions – red
  • Tomatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Parmesan – traditional or Vegan
  • Vinegar – red wine or rice wine
  • Dry spice – basil, oregano, salt, pepper
Lasagna

Baking dish

  • 2 packages Lasagna Noodles
  • 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 lb. ground beef or one package Vegetarian Crumbles
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. dried Basil
  • 2 Whole Zucchini
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (32-0z.) jars marinara – your favorite sauce or use the Pomodoro you learned
  • 16 oz. whole milk ricotta – or Cottage cheese small curd – or Tofutti Ricotta
  • 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan, divided traditional or Vegan
  • 1/4 c. chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 2 lb. sliced mozzarella or shredded or “ Italian” blend shredded
Cobbler

Baking Dish

  • 1  box Yellow cake mix – GF or Regular
  • 1 Large can of your favorite fruit (29 oz) pie filling or fresh frozen
  • 1 stick of butter or margarine
  • Brown Sugar
Garlic Bread

Cookie sheet and Aluminum foil

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, halved lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

 

Dinner for Four - Chicken Schnitzel, Israeli Salad, Hummus, Tahini and Rice

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This meal is a favorite with meat eaters, gluten free consumers, vegetarians and vegans alike as it can be modified and is flavor-rich. This is a many stepped meal but will teach you several techniques and tricks that will come in handy throughout your life in the kitchen.

Meal for 4 – double recipe or reduce in half based on your family size

Israeli Salad
  • 1 Tomato – beef steak size or 2 plum
  • 2 Cucumbers
  • ¼ c Chopped Parsley
  • ½ c. Rice wine vinegar
  • ½ lemon squeezed
  • Salt to taste
Hummus

Please Note: you will need a food processor for theis recipe. if you do not have one you can buy ready-made hummus and watch this step.

  • 1 can Garbanzo Beans
  • 3 Tbs Tahini paste
  • ¼ Lemon Juice
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp powdered garlic – adjust to taste
  • 1 tsp salt – adjust to taste
  • ½ c Water
Tahini
  • 1 jar or can Tahini paste
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 Tbs Salt
  • 1 Tsp chopped parsley
Chicken Schnitzel
  • 2lbs Chicken breast – boneless skinless (Vegetarians 4 Portobello Mushroom Caps)
  • 2 eggs – (Vegans juice from garbonzo can aka Aquafaba)
  • ¼ c water
  • 1 box mashed potato flakes – this is our breading and is GF – extra crispy results!
  • 1 Tsp Cayenne
  • 1 Tbs Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbs Garlic Powder
  • Vegetable oil for frying
Rice
  • 2 c Jasmine rice – or whatever you have, Brown, Wild, Basmati
  • 4 c Water
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 Tsp salt

* Store bought Pita bread or can be eaten without bread at all

 

Peanut Butter Layered Dessert

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Peanut butter layered goodness. So many folks asking for dessert so I am giving you my favorite flavors all together!

Ingredients

CRUST
  • 36 Peanut Butter Patties or Tag-a-Longs or chocolate creme cookies
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
PEANUT BUTTER LAYER
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups whipped topping such as Cool Whip
CHOCOLATE LAYER
  • 2 boxes of instant chocolate pudding 4 servings size
  • 2 3/4 cups milk
TOPPING
  • whipped topping
  • 1 bag of Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups
  • peanut butter chips
  • Chocolate Syrup optional

Instructions

CHOCOLATE COOKIE CRUST
  1. In a food processor, finely crush chocolate cookies. Stir in melted butter. Press into a 9″ x13″ pan or glass dish. Place in the freezer while preparing the next layer.
PEANUT BUTTER LAYER
  1. With mixer on medium, cream cheese, milk & peanut butter until fluffy. Slowly add in powdered sugar. Gently fold in whipped topping.
  2. Spread the peanut butter layer on the chocolate cookie crust. Place in the freezer while preparing the next layer.
CHOCOLATE LAYER
  1. In a bowl, mix together both boxes of pudding mix and milk. (Note: This will be less milk than called for on the box. You want this layer a little bit thicker than pudding.)
  2. Spread the pudding onto the peanut butter layer. Place in the fridge and allow to set for about 5 minutes.
  3. Top with remaining whipped topping, chopped Reese’s Mini Pieces, peanut butter chips and chocolate sauce if desired.

Refrigerate at least 3 hours.

 

Cheater Cheater Cinnamon Rolls

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Part of our "semi-homemade" series - it doesn't have to be completely from scratch to be homemade and delicious! These Cinnamon Rolls are ridiculously easy to make and ready in under 45 minutes. They taste amazing and are topped with luscious cream cheese frosting.

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 25 minutes

Total Time 40 minutes

Servings 12

Author Annie N

Ingredients

For the cinnamon rolls:

  • 12oz rolls of pre made croissant dough, Can use Vegan or GF premade here found in specialty stores
  • 2/3 stick unsalted butter, or margarine softened, but not melted
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon

For the frosting:

  • 6 oz cream cheese, or tofutti at room temperature
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, or margarine at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups icing/powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and spray a 10 inch round pie dish with cooking spray. You can also use a 9×9 inch square pan – I would also line with grease proof paper if using a metal pan.
  2. Place the sugar and cinnamon into a small bowl and gently mix to combine the two. Leave to one side.
  3. Have your butter ready – make sure it’s very soft. I would usually use a lot more butter, but since croissant dough has quite a lot of butter in, you don’t want it drowning in butter and becoming a soggy mess!
  4. Work with one packet of croissant dough at a time – place a large silicone mat on your work top, or flour the worktop. I find a silicone mat much easier, no flour required and the dough did not stick at all.
  5. Gently unroll the croissant dough so you have the longest edge facing you. Lightly spread butter over the dough and then spoon 1/3 of the sugar mixture over the dough. Spread the sugar out with your spoon until it covers the dough.
  6. We’re going to roll it short ways to make a very large, but short cinnamon roll, so turn yourself 90 degrees (left or right, it doesn’t matter) so one of the short sides of the roll is at the top, Gently, but tightly start to roll it towards you. Once you have a giant cinnamon roll, take a very sharp knife (or dental floss) and slice the large roll into 4. My rolls were around 1 1/2 inches thick.
  7. Place the rolls into your prepared pan with the swirls facing up. Repeat with the remaining two packs of croissant dough until your pan is full of 12 gorgeous cinnamon rolls.
  8. Place in the oven for 23-27 minutes, until golden all over and risen. Mine took 25 minutes.
  9. Leave to cool for at least 45 minutes, before making the glaze. Place the cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract into a large bowl and beat until fluffy, around 2 minutes on medium speed with a hand mixer. Add in the icing sugar and mix on a low speed until the mixture comes together.
  10. Once the mixture comes together, turn up the speed and beat on medium speed until you have a smooth, pour-able glaze.
  11. Spoon or pour the glaze all over the cinnamon rolls and dig in!
  12. Alternatively, you can bake the cinnamon rolls the day before and make the frosting. Leave them to cool and then cover in cling film overnight. Make the frosting and place in a jug. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge. In the morning, get the frosting out of the fridge and leave to come to room temperature. When ready to serve, divide the cinnamon rolls onto plates and microwave for 30 seconds – 1 minute. Pour on cream cheese glaze and dig in!
  13. Cinnamon Rolls will keep covered in the fridge: with frosting for 2 days, without frosting, for 4 days.

 

Lemonade Blueberry Cupcakes

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  • 1 package white, yellow or lemon cake mix (regular size)
  •  1-1/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup Lemonade cookie crumbs
  • 1 cup blueberries – fresh or frozen (well drained)
  • Additional Lemonades cut in half for decoration
Tools
  • Muffin tins
  • Muffin tin papers
  • Bowl
  • Whisk, hand mixer or fork
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, oil and eggs; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on high for 2 minutes.
  2. Gently fold in cookie crumbs.
  3. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  4. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  6. Frost cupcakes; Place cut cookie on top for decoration
Frosting Ingredients
  • 1 cup Butter - Softened (we used Salted Sweet Cream Butter)
  • 5 cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of Lemon Zest
  • 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
Tools
  • Yellow food color
  • Decorating bag and tip
  • Mixer
  • Grater for zesting
Instructions
  1. In a mixer, add the butter and the lemon juice.
  2. Cream together on low speed until they are completely combined.
  3. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time and continue to beat on medium speed until the frosting is creamy.
  4. Add the lemon zest and 1 small drop of yellow food coloring (if desired)
  5. Continue to mix.
  6. If the frosting is too runny, add 1/2 cup additional powdered sugar. Keep adding powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until you have the frosting at the desired consistency.

Homemade Pizza

Video

Quick shopping list
  • 1 cup warm water 105-110 degrees F
  • 1 TBS sugar
  • 1 TBS active dry yeast
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 oz tomato paste (1 -6 oz can)
  • 15 oz tomato sauce (1 - 15 oz can)
  • 1-2 TBS oregano to taste
  • 2 TBS Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ TBS garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar* coconut sugar for paleo or omit


Toppings are your choice

  • 2 lbs cheese - Italian Blend or Mozzarella
  • 2Tbs Fresh Garlic
  • 2 Tbs Fresh Basil
  • Assorted veggies and meats as your family prefers
Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

This Easy Homemade Pizza Dough recipe yields the best ever homemade pizza in 30 minutes FLAT!

It’s made with only 5 ingredients and does not require any rising! Plus it is vegan with a gluten-free option!

Prep Time5 minutes

Cook Time25 minutes

Total Time30 minutes

Servings1 large pizza (12 Servings)

Equipment
  • glass batter bowl
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • rolling pin
  • pizza stone
Ingredients
  • 1 cup warm water 105-110 degrees F
  • 1 TBS sugar
  • 1 TBS active dry yeast
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a pizza pan or large jelly roll pan and set aside.
  2. Put warm water into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add sugar and yeast and stir to combine.
  4. Let mixture sit for 5 minutes, or until it becomes frothy and bubbles form.
  5. Add olive oil and gently stir to combine.
  6. Add 2 cups of flour and salt and mix with a spatula until a ball begins to form (dough will still be slightly sticky). Add more flour as needed to form a dough ball.
  7. Transfer to a floured surface and knead into a smooth dough, adding up to ½ cup extra flour if needed.
  8. Roll dough into your desired shape and gently transfer to your prepared pan.
  9. To ensure the dough doesn't form air pockets, use a fork to prick to the dough all around (gently so you do not poke holes all the way through the crust).
  10. Bake on the lower rack of your preheated oven for 5 minutes and remove from your oven. (this is just to very slightly prebake the dough). If you notice air bubbles forming, poke them with a fork to let the air out.
  11. Add pizza sauce and toppings of choice!
  12. Bake on the lower rack of your oven for around 15-20 minutes until the crust looks crispy and lightly browned.
  13. Let cool, cut and serve.
Notes

*I often use 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 to 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour!**Gluten Free Option: I have used 1:1 all-purpose gluten-free baking flour to make this dough and it turned out very well.

Optional: if you have more than 30 minutes you can let this dough rise until doubled in size after you form a smooth ball. It results in a softer, more tender dough but rising is not necessary at all.

Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

This is the best Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe ever! It's ready in 5 minutes and made with only 9 ingredients!

Plus this healthy pizza sauce recipe is gluten-free, paleo-friendly, dairy-free, & vegan!

Prep Time5 minutes

Total Time5 minutes

Servings 24 Servings (2 14" round pizzas)

Equipment
  • glass batter bowl
  • measuring spoons
  • red spatula
Ingredients
  • 6 oz tomato paste (1 -6 oz can)
  • 15 oz tomato sauce (1 - 15 oz can)
  • 1-2 TBS oregano to taste
  • 2 TBS Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ TBS garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar* coconut sugar for paleo or omit
Instructions
  1. Mix tomato paste and sauce together in a medium size bowl until well combined (all the lumps of paste are incorporated into the sauce).
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients (oregano, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, garlic salt, pepper and sugar) and mix well!
  3. Use in your favorite pizza recipe!

Notes

*sugar can be omitted and it will still taste great!

To store:
  • Refrigerate: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. The sauce will thicken in the refrigerator, so be sure to let it come to room temperature or gently warm it in the microwave before using!
  • Freeze. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to two months!
Ingredient Substitutions
  • Tomato Sauce. Sometimes I run out of cans of tomato sauce and in a pinch I have used a can of diced tomatoes that I tossed in my blender to turn into sauce! You can also use fresh blended tomatoes as well!
  • Oregano/Italian seasoning. I always make this with dried spices, but feel free to use fresh! Also, if you like a tamer sauce you might want to start will less and add more to your liking!
  • Garlic salt. If you don't keep garlic salt on hand, feel free to use a little more garlic powder and regular sea salt!
  • Granulated sugar. You can use coconut sugar or honey instead of granulated sugar.

 

Homemade Macaroni

Video

Ingredients
8 oz elbow macaroni uncooked
 
Cheese Sauce:
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 2 TBS all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder (optional but recommended)
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese – sharp cheddar preferable
Instructions
Cook elbow macaroni according to package instructions. Be sure to add ¼ tsp salt to the water used to boil the noodles. Drain, and set aside.
Make the cheese sauce:
  • Mix flour, sea salt, and garlic powder together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Add 1 cup milk and whisk until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add sour cream (or Greek yogurt) and whisk until smooth.
  • Cook on medium-high heat until the mixture is thickened (about 3-5 minutes). Do not let it boil.
  • Once mixture is thick (sticks to the back of the spatula), reduce heat to low and add cheese. Whisk until cheese is melted and mixture is smooth. Taste and add more salt/seasoning if desired.
  • Add cooked pasta to the pot of cheese sauce and stir until the sauce is evenly distributed.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  • Add flour mixture and whisk to combine.
  • Cook for 1 minute until mixture is slightly brown.
  • Let the mac and cheese cool for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese sauce has thickened a little bit and sticks to the noodles. Serve warm!

 

Cooking with “E” Chicken Stir Fry

See Calendar for Schedule

Quick shopping list
Ingredients
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into 1 inch cubes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 red bell pepper cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup baby carrots sliced
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
Stir Fry Sauce
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Rice
  • 2 c rice – jasmine or basmati personal fav – or what is in your cupboard
  • 1Tsp salt
  • 2Tbs olive oil
Instructions
Stir Fry Sauce
  1. In a medium size bowl, whisk together corn starch and water. Add remaining ingredients (chicken broth, soy sauce, honey, and toasted sesame oil, red pepper flakes) and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  2. Add one tablespoon of olive oil to a large skillet or wok and heat over medium high heat.
  3. Add chicken (in batches if necessary) and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from skillet.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and add remaining tablespoon of oil to the skillet.
  5. Add broccoli, bell pepper, and carrots and cook, stirring occasionally, just until crisp tender. Add ginger and garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  6. Add chicken back into the skillet and stir to combine.
  7. Whisk stir fry sauce and pour over chicken and vegetables and stir gently to combine.
  8. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, and let boil for one minute.
  9. Serve with rice and/or chow mein if desired.

 

Cooking with E - Game Day Treats

Video

When you are entertaining friends it's good to know how to make a few never fail treats. It doesn't have to be fancy it needs to be tasty and colorful.

Deviled Eggs
  • 6 large eggs – hard boiled and peeled
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • paprika, for garnish
Spinach Dip
  • 2 boxes (10 oz) frozen spinach leaves, chopped (do not use fresh, frozen only!) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup regular mayonnaise (do not substitute!)
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix (powder) (from 2 oz box)
  • 1 container (16 oz) sour cream
  • 2 cans (8 oz each) water chestnuts (chopped or diced) drained
  • 1 french bread or bread bowl
NACHOS
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 lb. ground beef –or vegie meat substitute
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. taco seasoning
  • kosher salt
  • 1 (15-oz.) can refried beans
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1 large bag tortilla chips
  • 2 c. shredded cheddar
  • 2 c. Shredded Monterey jack
  • 1 (15-oz.) can black beans, drained
FOR TOPPING
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 c. thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 c. fresh cilantro leaves (optional)
  • Sour cream, for drizzling
  • Hot sauce or salsa, for drizzling
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 425º and line a large baking sheet with foil. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook until soft, 5 minutes, then add ground beef and cook until no longer pink, 6 minutes more. Drain fat.
  2. Add garlic and taco seasoning and season with salt. Cook until meat is well browned and slightly crispy, 5 minutes more. Add refried beans and water to skillet and stir until combined.
  3. Add half the tortilla chips and top with beef-bean mixture, half the cheese, half the black beans, Repeat one more layer.
  4. Bake until cheese is melty, 15 minutes.
  5. Scatter with tomato, avocado, green onions, and cilantro. Drizzle with sour cream and hot sauce and serve immediately.

 

 

 

Art with Carrie

Homemade Watercolor and Watercolor Techniques

Video

Want to paint but don’t have watercolor paints at home? We will learn how to make watercolor paints with things you may have around the house and learn some techniques you can use to paint with watercolor. 

Materials:

2 pieces of paper, Cup of water, Brush, plastic lids or small containers (I use one from a yogurt container), Paper towel or rag to clean up, watercolor paints if you have them. Any of the following: Markers, food dye, powdered drink mix, strongly brewed tea or coffee, or any leftover bits of any water based paints.

Cartoon Faces

Video

Join Carrie has she teaches how to make lots of silly faces and create a cartoon monster face.

Materials:

2 pieces of paper, pencil or pen to draw, Something to color with- Crayons, markers, or colored pencils.

Paper Sculpture Techniques

Video 1   •   Video 2   •   Video 3

Carrie is back again to teach some art! So grab any kind of paper you have handy and let’s learn how to build sculptures by cutting, folding, and shaping paper!

Materials:

Paper (Copy paper, junk mail, cardboard, or any other paper you find around the house), Scissors, glue or tape.

 

Virtual Camp & Campfires
Virtual Campfires

Come and see some friendly camp faces for a Virtual Campfire! We will be building a fire together then singing campfire songs. S'more people the better! 

April 2, 2020

Virtual Camp Fun

Come joing Skyland Ranch camp staff as they lead you in some Girl Scout fun.  You only need to bring yourself!

Video

Virtual Camp Fun: S'mores

Let's have S'more Camp Fun! Join us to make this delicious camp treat. Come ready to make your own s'mores with whatever cooking method you have available to you. You'll need chocoloate bars, graham crackers and marshmallows or whatever you want in your s'more and a heat source.  It could be a campfire, candle, microwave, stove. 

Session: See calendar for schedule

Coloring with Counselors

Video

Are you interested in coloring and chatting with some of your favorite camp counselors? Come join Pascal, Piper, and Barcode on May 4th at 11am and bring some coloring sheets or some paper! Although this session is meant for daisies, any age group is welcome and can participate. We would love to hang out with you!

Camp Sing-a-long

Video

Come join some of our Skyland Ranch camp staff as they lead you in some Girl Scout songs.

GSSGC Song Book for Sing-a-long

Cookie Box Creations

Video

You've eaten all your cookies, what do you do with the box? Instead of throwing it in the recycle bin let's reuse it! Come learn some creative ways to put your boxes to use. You'll need an empty cookie or cereal type cardboard box, scissors, ruler, and a writing tool of your choice.

DIY Bird Feeders

Video

Do you want to do something special for the birds? How about making them a special bird feeder. Join us and we will teach you to make a hanging feeder made of recycled toilet paper tubes! Materials Needed Include: Toilet paper tube, peanut butter or other nut butter, bird seed, yarn, a plate, and scissors.

Making Moon Sand

Video

What isn't there to love about Moon Sand? It's fun to play with and easy to make! Grab the ingredients and join us as we teach you to make this moldable matter. Materials: Flour, Coconut oil (Sub cooking oil or baby oil), Oil Based food Coloring optional, Flat Container with deep sides (like aluminum pan), small cups for filling and packing.

Pocket Knife Skills

See Calendar for Schedule

Pocket Knives are handy tools with countless uses, when you know how to handle them safely. Grab your pocket knife and your adult chaperone and join us as we introduce you to pocket knife skills and safety.

Tarps and Tents: Camping Shelters

Video

Let's talk about different types of temporary camping shelters from the basic lean-to to a tent. We'll talk about the options and demonstrate how to erect a tent. Bring your own tent and tarp if you want to follow along.

DIY Sit Upon

Video

An essential Girl Scout camping tradition, a sit-upon is a homemade waterproof cushion that comes in handy for picnics, campfires and any outdoor adventure. Join us and we will show you how to made a simple version that includes a handle for convenient carrying. Materials: Waterproof Reusable Shopping Bag (Or other waterproof fabric like Vinyl Tablecloth), Hole Punch, Yarn, Scissors, Padding (Fiberfil, Foam, Old Rags or Towel, etc.), Duct Tape, Sharpies/Permanent Marker.

DIY Fire starters

Video

Follow along as we teach you to make two types of fire starters using household materials, one requiring melted wax and one without. Make sure to have an adult if you plan on melting any wax. Materials: Type #1- dryer lint, old candles or crayons to melt, and cardboard egg carton. Type #2 dryer Lint, toilet paper tubes, and wax paper.

 

Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge

Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge

State Parks

Video

We LOVE our state parks and we want to share that love with you, so join us as we launch the Girl Scouts Love the Outdoor Challenge. Learn about what makes state parks special and what you can do to complete.

Sundials

Video

Join us as we check off another activity in the Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge. Learn to tell the time by the sun by making our own sundials. Materials needed include: paper plate, sharpened pencil, ruler, compass (a phone compass works too) and a marker.

 

 

 

 

Challenges
Short and Snappy Videos

Wondering what exactly a Short and Snappy Training is? It's a video packed full of great information in just a few short minutes. Get acquainted with a new skill in no time at all!

Knife Safety Video 1

Knife Safety Video 2

Scissor Safety

How to Build a Fire

Glove Removal

5 Basic Knots

Sewing a Personal Protection Mask

Sewing Patterns: KidTeen/WomenMen

 

Badge Work

Girl Scout programming at your fingertips! Don't stop earning badges because you're at home. Join our facilitators weekly for badges for each age group. And remember, you haven't earned it if you don't do the work. So follow along with the videos and watch your badge count soar!

Don't forget to visit the GSSGC ONLINE SHOP to order your badges once you've earned them!

Daisy - Kinder and 1st Grade
Daisy Space Explorer

Calling all Daisies! Are you interested in learning how to explore and observed the Sun, Moon, and stars? Join camp counselor Barcode to learn how to complete the Space Science Explorer badge.

Supplies Step 1 & 2: 2 pieces paper, colored pencils, markers, or crayons
Supplies Final Step: toilet paper or paper towel tube or sheet of construction paper, and colored marker

Steps 1 & 2   •  Final Step

Daisy Mechanical Engineering: Game Board Design

Join camp counselor Pascal for the Daisy Mechanical Engineering Badge: Game-board Design. She'll walk you through buliding your own board game. Bring your adult helper, paper and pencil or crayons to this session. We'll cover this badge over 3 sessions.

Supplies: Bring your adult helper, paper and pencil or crayons as well as household objects to use for the gameboard and spinner.

Session 1   •   Session 2   •   Session 3

Daisy Robotics

Calling all Daisies! Are you interested in learning about robotics? Join camp counselor Barcode for the first session about what robots do! All you will need are  paper and colored markers, colored pencils, or crayons!

Supplies: paper and colored markers, colored pencils, or crayons!

Session 1   •   Session 2

Daisy Outdoor Art Maker

Join camp counselor Pascal for the first session of Outdoor Art Maker to draw and color about the outdoors. This will be completed in 3 sessions. You will need Watercolor paint, Brushes, Paper, Cups with water for rinsing, Small dish of lemon juice, and a Medicine Dropper.

Session 1   •   Session 2   •   Session 3

Daisy Use Resources Wisely: Clover Petal

Join camp counselor Pascal to work on the clover petal: Using Resources Wisely. Learn about the girl scout law and using resources wisely. This will be completed in 2 sessions. You will need paper and a pencil/ crayon!

Session 1   •   Session 2

Daisy Promise Center

Calling all Daisy Girl Scouts!  Come join Barcode as she teaches you the Girl Scout Promise and walks you through earning the Daisy Promise Center.  You'll need paper, scissors, pencils and glue for this.

Session 1

Brownie - 2nd and 3rd Grade
Brownie Cybersecurity Basics

Calling all Brownies! Are you interested in learning about the basics of cybersecurity and understand the role technology plays in your life? Join camp counselor Barcode  to learn how to complete the Cybersecurity Badge! 

Supplies Session 1: No supplies needed
Supplies Session 2: 2 pieces of paper and colored markers, colored pencils, or crayons

Session 1   •   Session 2   •   Session 3   •.  Session 4

Brownie My Great Day

Join camp counselor Windsor to learn how to start you day right, get organized and have a Great Day!  Brownies, we will be working on activites from the My Great Day Badge.

Session 1

Brownie Household Elf

Join camp counselor Windsor as she guides Brownies through the Household Elf Badge. We'll talk about how you can be a household elf in your own home.

Session 1

Brownie Making Friends: Virtually

Join camp counselor Windsor  as she guides you throught the Brownie Making Friends badge. We will talk about how to stay in contact virtually with our friends, and how to make some more.

Session 1

Brownie Bugs

Calling all Brownies! Are you interested in learning about bugs and their homes? Come and join camp counselor Barcode to earn the first two steps of the Brownie Bugs Badge! All you will need is a paper plate, pipe cleaners, tape or glue, and colored markers, colored pencils, or crayons to build a spider OR an egg carton, pipe cleaners, scissors, tape or glue,  and colored markers, colored pencils, or crayons to create a catipillar!

Session 1   •   Session 2

Session 3: See calendar for schedule

Brownie Home Scientist

Join camp counselor Pascal for the first session of Home science. Learn about different ways science is used in your own home. This is completed in 4 sessions. You will need paper plates, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of pepper, and balloons.

Session 1   •   Session 2

Brownie Home Scientist

Join Pascal for Brownie Home science Badge. Learn about different ways science is used in your own home.  

Session 1   •   Session 2

 

 

 

Junior - 4th and 5th Grade
Junior Scribe  

Join camp counselor Goonie to complete the Junior Scribe badge over five sessions. Bring your creativity to this fun badge experience!

Supplies: paper and pencil

Session 1   •  Session 2   •   Session 3   •   Session 4   •   Session 5

Junior Product Designer 

Calling all Juniors!  Join camp counselor Goonie to complete the Junior Product Designer Badge over five sessions.

Supplies: paper and pencil

Session 1   •   Session 2   •   Session 3   •   Session 4   •   Session 5

Junior Staying Fit

Join camp counselor Goonie for  the Junior Staying Fit Badge. When you've earned this badge, you'll know what you need to get strong and stay that way.

Session 1   •   Session 2   •.  Sesion 3   •    Session 4   •   Session 5

Junior Musician

Join camp counselor Windsor for the Junior Musician Badge. We will be learning about how to read music and learning about different types of musical instruments.

Session 1   •   Session 2   •   Session 3

Junior Space Science Investigator

Calling all Juniors! Are you interested in learning about space and the stars and planets in it? Come and join Barcode on May 4th at 2pm for the first session to earn the first step of the Junior Space Science Investigator Badge! All you will need is 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt, 1 cup of water, and food coloring or paint to make salt dough.

Session 1   •   Session 2   •   Session 3

Cadette - 6th, 7th and 8th Grade
Cadette Comic Artist

Calling all Cadettes! Camp counselor Stitch will be facilitating all 5 steps of the Cadette Comic Artist Badge. Join her to learn how to tell stories through comic strips while creating your own. All sessions will be presented on Zoom. Visit the Event Calendar for link to upcoming sessions. Past sessions are linked below.

Supplies: paper, a pencil, coloring supplies and a ruler

Session 1

Future Sessions: See calendar for schedule

Cadette Science Of Happiness

Calling all Cadettes, are you interested in learning about happiness and how to create it for yourself and others? Join camp counselor Piper on a 2 part session Facebook Live journey to learn more about the Science of Happiness Badge! Be ready with either a notebook or sheets of paper and craft supplies!

Supplies: Notebook, or sheets of papers, craft supplies for a collage

Session 1   •   Session 2

Cadette Trees

Are you interested in learning about the trees around you? Join camp counselor Barcode to learn how to earn the first two steps of the Cadette Trees Badge.

Supplies: 2 pieces of paper and colored markers, colored pencils, or crayons!

Session 1   •   Session 2

Cadette Netiquette

Calling all Cadettes, are you interesed in learning about proper online etiquette? Then join Piper for 2 sessions where she will go over appropriate internet behavior!

Session 1   •   Session 2

Cadette Eating for You

Learn how nutrition helps keep you healthy, how it effects your skin and how it effects your stress level.

Session 1   •   Session 2

Cadette Special Agent

Calling all Cadettes! Are you interested in learning how to uncover your skills in one of the most exciting-and demanding-jobs for investigative minds.  Join Barcode as she leads you through the steps of the Cadette Special Agent Badge! You will need 2 packets of cherry-, strawberry-, or raspberry-flavored Crystal Light (enough to make 4 quarts) 2 teaspoons boiling water, Paper cup, Straw, Coffee stirrer, White construction paper, and Ruler.

Session 1   •   Session 2

 

 

Senior - 9th and 10th Grade
Senior Sky

Girl Scout Seniors - are you interesed in learning more about the sky? Then join camp counselor Piper where she will go through all the steps of the Sky Badge. Get ready to learn about constellations, Earth's atmosphere and more!

Session 1  

Senior Collage Artist

Join camp counselor Windsor as she guides you through some of the steps required to earn the Senior Collage Artist Badge.

Note: This session will not cover the entire badge but will provide some inspiration and guidance for completing it.

Supplies: scissors, a photograph that can be cut up, glue, paper and pencil

Session Video

Senior Outdoor Art

Join camp counselor Goonie as she leads Seniors through exploring and creating outdoor art. You will need paper, pencils, glue, and string or yarn.  This is the first of three sessions of the Outdoor Art Badges for Seniors.

Session 1   •   Session 2   •   Session 3

Senior Textile Artist

Join Windsor for the Senior Textile Artist Badge where we will explore the textile arts.  No materials required.

Session 1   •   Session 2

Senior Car Care

Come Join Windsor as she helps you be prepared to drive.  We'll compile an emergency kit of  Important items you want in your car and do not want to drive without.  (Tire guage, jumper cables, hazard cones, etc).

Session 1   •   Session 2

 

 

Ambassador - 11th and 12th Grade
Ambassador Water Badge

Calling all Ambassadors interested in earning the Water Badge! Join camp counselor Piper as she goes through teaching water skills and sets up how to earn the rest of the badge!

Session 1

Ambassador Outdoor Art Badge

Join camp counselor Goonie as she leads Seniors and Ambassadors through exploring and creating outdoor art. You will need paper, pencils, glue, and string or yarn. 

Session 1   •   Session 2   •   Session 3

Ambassador College Knowledge

Join us as we talk about the the steps to earning the Ambassador College Knowledge Badge.  Bring your college questions to ask our group of college students and graduates.

Session 1: See calendar for schedule

 

Ambassador Cyber Security Badge

Earn step 2 of the Ambassador Cyber Security Basics Badge by hiding a message in plain site. 

Changing messages into a secret code, or encrypting them, is a way to hide messages from people. Another approach is to put the message right where people can see it, but in a way they don’t notice it. This is called steganography. Steganography is the practice of hiding secret messages in an otherwise non-secret medium.  Hackers use steganography to hide malware in regular computer code.  You might also use steganography to hide messages in a regular picture.

 
Ambassador Space Science Master Badge

“Science is interconnected; no important question stands alone. The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is an organization where discoveries in one scientific discipline have a direct route to other areas of study. This flow is something extremely valuable and is rare in the scientific world.” (from NASA.Gov website)

Explore NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. Dig into one

of NASA’s science divisions:

What are the big questions in that science division? What do we know? What is unknown? What missions are scheduled for the near future? Record your findings and share what you found inspiring and intriguing with your family and Girl Scout friends.

Then, you can cross off Step 2 of your Space Science master Badge off your list!

 
Ambassador Cybersecurity Basics Badge

The field of Cybersecurity needs people with different skills and specialties to stop hackers!  Have you considered a job protecting a company or government from people who mean it harm.  Do any of these jobs catch your eye. Chief Information Security Officer, Cryptographer, Digital Forensics Expert, Ethical Hacker, Security Architect, and Security Software Developer. Research job duties, salaries, hiring companies, and job outlook to complete Step 5 of the Cybersecurity Basics Badge!   

Don’t know where to start?  Try the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (it is more exciting then it sounds)

 

Ambassador Cybersecurity Safeguards Badge

Ambassadors, remember to guard your movements online and elsewhere!

Just like a detective, a savvy hacker can piece together a lot of information about you by following your online footprints. For example, posting on social media or using location services can give hackers enough information to figure out even more personal information like where you live or where you have a bank account. Familiarize yourself with these terms by using a search engine like google to look them up.  Use your new found information to balance living in a digital world with all its perks while safeguarding your privacy and personal information: Cookie, cyberhygiene, cyberstalking, identity theft, personally identifiable information (PII), and social marketing.

Once you learn the terms, you have earned the first step of the Ambassador Cybersecurity Safeguards Badge!

 

 

Resources

Looking to host a virtual troop meeting?  Need outside resources for your family while at home? We can help!

Hosting Virtual Meetings
Engage your Girls Virtually

Learn to use Zoom to host virtual troop meetings from home!

More Zoom Tutorials:

Easy to follow video tutorial for girls and their parents to set up Zoom:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7xXZxRDFUU

Zoom tools to set up meetings and how to make them reoccurring and more:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WBpYCLLny4

Learn meeting controls in Zoom:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygZ96J_z4AY

Home Resources

Charter/Spectrum Free Internet Service & Policies for COVID-19

https://policy.charter.com/press-releases/charter-offer-free-access-spectrum-broadband-wifi-60-days-new-k-12-college-student-households/

Effective: March 16th, 2020 for the next 60 days

  • Expand access to high speed broadband to households with K-12 & college students
  • Refrain from terminating service for residential or small businesses
  • Will not charge late fees
  • Will open Wi-Fi hotspots for public use

 

AT&T Policies for COVID-19

https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html

Effective: March 19th, 2020 

  • 2 free months to new Access customers
  • Expand eligibility based on income & those that are participating in National School Lunch Program/Head Start
  • Waiving all data internet data overage fees
Navigating VTK
Navigating VTK Tutorial

Video

Join Cindy “Rainbow” Chapman as she navigates the VTK AKA Volunteer Tool Kit. We'll cover rosters, emailing parents, developing your year plan, adding activities to the calendar and more.

VTK User Guides

Troop Leader

Parent/Caregiver

Juliette

 


 

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Missed an opportunity? While most programs will stream live on Facebook or in Zoom meetings at a designated times (see calendar for listings),  afterward they will be available for continued viewing and will be linked on this page below. The resources below will continue to be updated daily Tuesday through Friday for the time being. 

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