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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
Visit the Calendar for Upcoming Opportunites!

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Programs for the Fall  

Girl Scouts has been creating all girl spaces for over 100 years.  In these unusual times, GSSGC has reimagined what 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 program offerings click here for the searchable calendar; 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.

Girl Scout Program Clubs Complete: 6 month (24 session)

Expand any girls’ Girl Scout experience.  Join our specialty clubs for girls to have a chance to expand her interest or to explore new activities. Clubs are Girl Scout level specific for the most part.  This means although Brownies and Cadettes are both listed; they will not be together.  Clubs are 6 months, meeting weekly for about an hour each week.  Clubs offer girls a chance to grow their communication skills, expand their social circle, rise above with leadership opportunities and set a firm foundation in good health habits and self-care techniques.

See accordion below for additional Information on Club Plans - (Club Frequently Asked Questions)

Clubs start in October; Girls can join until November 3

Register Now for a club now, space will be limited!

 

Career Exploration:  
For Grades 6-12
What do you want to be when you grow up? Attend this club to start on a self-discovery adventure.  Focus is on exploring career options, becoming financially fluent and meeting career professionals through Zoom. 

Daisy Club: 
For Grades K-1
Juliette Lowe, better known as Daisy by her friends, founded Girl Scouts over 100 years ago to create a place for girls to explore and discover the best of who they could be.  In this program designed for Daisy Girl Scouts, girls will learn about our founder, what it means to be a Girl Scout and take action to apply it to their daily life.  This club will allow girls to get to know their sister Girl Scouts through interactive sessions designed to explore Girl Scouts and earn badges. 

Entrepreneurship: 
For Grades 2-12
Girl Scouts has the largest girl-led business in the world (the Girl Scout Cookie Program).  This club takes that experience and goes one-step further.  In this club you will work as a group with business professionals to learn goal setting, decision-making, money management, business ethics and people skills. The girls will start work in the fall to develop their plan for a business idea they have, or they may choose to develop their plan for their most successful troop cookie sale yet. Choose the pathway within this club that is right for you. 

Girl Scout Life: 
For Grades 2-12
For over 100 years, Girl Scouts has been creating safe all girls spaces for Girl Scouts to grow and change the world.  Dive deep into the words of the promise and law.  Discover what it means to you and how to apply it to your everyday life.  Learn about forming and maintaining healthy relationships, while as a group you identify and solve problems in your local community. 

Outdoors & STEM: 
For Grades 2-5
Can’t get outside together yet, but start your adventure with learning about the environment and earth concerns.  Do science experiments to understand what is happening to our planet and as a group discover ways we can make everyday Earth Day! 

Service Learning: 
For Grades 6-12
Get together with like-minded girls who are also interested in developing civic engagement and community problem-solving skills.  Each meeting will actively involve girls in talking about problems in their community they would like to address. Discovering the root of an issue and creating a lasting effect for good in their local area. 

 

Girl Scout Program Clubs Condensed: 3 weeks (6 session)

Expand any girls’ Girl Scout experience with this condensed version of the clubs.  Cover the same great topics from the longer clubs in less time. 

Join our specialty clubs for girls to have a chance to expand her interest or to explore new activities. Clubs are Girl Scout level specific for the most part.  This means although Brownies and Cadettes are both listed; they will not be together.  These clubs are 3 weeks (6 total sessions).  Meetings are approximately an hour and a half. 

Clubs offer girls a chance to grow their communication skills, expand their social circle, rise above with leadership opportunities and set a firm foundation in good health habits and self-care techniques.

See accordion below for additional Information on Club Plans - (Club Frequently Asked Questions)

See Calendar for start dates and registrations or if you have a group of 12 schedule a date and time that will work for you.  

To choose your date and time email programcoordinator@gssgc.org

Starting in November/December:

Career Exploration  
For Grades 4-5
What do you want to be when you grow up? Attend this club to start on a self-discovery adventure.  Focus is on exploring career options, becoming financially fluent and meeting career professionals through Zoom.  In addition, to a variety of skills girls will earn most of the requirements for the Career Badge and walk away with a plan to complete the badge.  

Girl Scout Life
For Grades 6-12
For over 100 years, Girl Scouts has been creating safe all girls spaces for Girl Scouts to grow and change the world.  Dive deep into the words of the promise and law.  Discover what it means to you and how to apply it to your everyday life.  Learn about forming and maintaining healthy relationships, while as a group you identify and solve problems in your local community. 

Outdoors & STEM 
For Grades 2-5
Can’t get outside together yet, but start your adventure with learning about the environment and earth concerns.  Do science experiments to understand what is happening to our planet and as a group discover ways we can make everyday Earth Day!

 

On-going Drop-in

Daisy Club  
For Grades K-1
Juliette Lowe, better known as Daisy by her friends, founded Girl Scouts over 100 years ago to create a place for girls to explore and discover the best of who they could be.  In this program designed for Daisy Girl Scouts, girls will learn about our founder, what it means to be a Girl Scout and take action to apply it to their daily life.  This club will allow girls to get to know their sister Girl Scouts through interactive sessions designed to explore Girl Scouts and earn badges.  (check back for meeting plans):

 

Starting in January

Entrepreneurship (Entrepreneurship Badge(s) not Cookie Awards)
For Grades 2-12
Girl Scouts has the largest girl-led business in the world (the Girl Scout Cookie Program).  This club takes that experience and goes one-step further.  In this club you will work as a group with business professionals to learn goal setting, decision-making, money management, business ethics and people skills. The girls will start work in the fall to develop their plan for a business idea they have, or they may choose to develop their plan for their most successful troop cookie sale yet. Choose the pathway within this club that is right for you. 

Career Exploration  
For Grades 2-3; 6-8
What do you want to be when you grow up? Attend this club to start on a self-discovery adventure.  Focus is on exploring career options, becoming financially fluent and meeting career professionals through Zoom.  In addition, to a variety of skills girls will earn most of the requirements for the Career Badge and walk away with a plan to complete the badge.  

Club Frequently Asked Questions

Girl Scout of San Gorgonio - 2020 Club FAQ
Updated Sept 18, 2020

What are the clubs?
Clubs are a virtual experience via online meetings that gives girls an opportunity to expand any girls’ Girl Scout experience.  They are theme based around specific interests.  Every week girls will participate in a virtual group meeting that supports them learning more about the main theme.  At times we may have a variety of people presenting on this topic including the girls in the club, business professionals or the primary leader of the club.

How do I register?
You can register by completing the online form at:  https://girlscoutsgssgc.wufoo.com/forms/pf6fsub0ifi27n/  

What are the fall the themes and when do clubs meet?

  • Career Exploration (For Grades 6-12):  Thursdays @ 3:30pm beginning 10/8/20
  • Service Learning (For Grades 6-12):  Thursdays @ 5:00pm beginning 10/8/20
  • Entrepreneurship (For Grades 2-5 & 6-12): Fridays @ 5:00 pm beginning 10/9/20
  • Girl Scout Life (For Grades 2-5):  Wednesdays @ 3:30pm beginning 10/7/20
  • Outdoors & STEM (aka STEM in the Outdoors) (For Grades 2-5):  Tuesdays @ 3:30pm beginning 10/6/20
  • Daisy Club (For Grades K-1):  Fridays @ 3:30pm beginning 10/9/20

I heard there was an option to participate in the Girl Scout Entrepreneurial Program (Fall & Cookies) as part of a club – how will that work?

This is correct.  The Girl Scout Entrepreneurial Program is an integral part of most Girl Scout experiences and each club will offer a path to participation.  Girls in traditional troops will be encouraged to sell as part of their traditional troop; however, as a group they will learn about setting goals and the other outcomes related to this program.  The Girl Scout Entrepreneurial Program (selling cookies) is not the primary focus of any of the clubs (including entrepreneurship).  The fall sale is an online sale this year; as the cookie season approaches, we will determine the pathway available to our club participants, which will include girl input.

How much does it cost to participate?
The recommended dues is $45 per club (the 6 month period).  This does not cover the full cost of the program; clubs are also partly being supported by grants.  Families are being encouraged to pay some dues to participate.  The recommended amount for girls in moderate or upper income brackets is the $45 club dues (one time amt) to allow for more funding for those who are in lower income brackets.  If this is a deterrent to anyone for whatever reason still register to participate and we can work out the dues.

What does the $45 dues cover?
The $45 covers direct program costs (supplies) including the badges girls may earn and probably a patch we will develop either as clubs or individual clubs.  If the $45 is a deterrent to girls participating there are options in the form to waive the dues.  The dues are not due at the time you sign-up.  We are uncertain on what we will do for “collections.”  However, at any time let us know if this is a hardship or you don’t see the value of the experience for your daughter and we will mark you as “paid”.  The club leaders have no idea of the status of payment of those in the club.     The dues do not cover the true cost of operating this program.

How can you pay the dues?
The dues can be paid using the same wufoo you use to sign up.  It can be done during checkout.  The dues can be paid by any method – if the club dues are a hardship we do have grant funds to cover; but you can use Juliette Credits, Cookie/Nutty Dough, Troop loot (if the girls vote on this), or of course credit card.  You do not need to pay when you register as with troop dues we will discuss these in our welcome email and give you the options.

I heard there were 6 week clubs too – what are those?
The 6 week clubs are a taste of the longer club experience as it is only 6 meetings.  Girls will participate in theme based meetings but will not have the same deep dive into the topic as we get with a longer club experience.  If this shorter experience is of interest to you watch our Program Newsletter for registration information and start dates of these experiences.  Most of these experiences will be partnerships with schools.  The cost for the 6 week club dues is the same as 99% of the dues go towards the welcome/closing kits.

To sign up for the newsletter:  https://girlscoutsgssgc.wufoo.com/forms/w6id7zb10aylun/

Or to express interest in a specific 6 week club fill out the club form:  https://girlscoutsgssgc.wufoo.com/forms/pf6fsub0ifi27n/

What other supplies will be necessary to participate in the clubs?
We are finishing our supply lists as we speak.  The STEM club has the most supplies required due to the experiments planned; however many of the supplies are regular household items that families with kids have such as crayons, scissors, tape, paper, etc.  Each club has a welcome packet that will include some specialty items like a journal if needed.  The goal is to keep cost down for families while still providing a fantastic experience for the girls.  

How long are meetings?
Meetings are 1 hour & 15 minutes.  They start with a gathering activity for girls 10-15 minutes prior to the start time for those who arrive early. 

When and how often do we meet?
Girls will meet for a period of 6 months weekly.  We understand there are times when girls will miss meetings and that is okay.  If the meeting is integral to earning a badge information will be given to the girls on what was missed so they can do that learning on their own.

Why for 6 months? 
Clubs are designed to offer girls a chance to interact with other girls and be able to dive deep into the topic of interest to them.  We want girls to learn communication skills, expand their social circle, rise above with leadership opportunities and set a firm foundation in good health habits and self-care techniques.  To do this effectively there needs to be a certain number of meetings.

Does this online really work for Girl Scouts?
We have talked for over a decade in Girl Scouts about offering virtual Girl Scouting.  Some councils (including ours) have done a variety of different times of program over the year.  The pandemic has really required us to be innovative and meet our girls where they live.  This new way to serve girls is going great.  As an older person I see the value in in-person interactions and miss it terribly; our younger generation as always is much more adaptable.  We are finding that with them the outcomes we strive for in Girl Scouts are coming through in this new way of programming.  Long-term the clubs will always be online; it is the design of them.  They may eventually include an in-person optional event; however, the ability to meet with and really get to know girls from different areas is an integral outcome for the clubs.

Please note Girl Scouts has different goals than online school.  Our focus is on the interactions, shared leadership (girls and adults), and group discovery which leads to learning.    

Will my Girl Scout be in a club with girls of different grades?
Yes, hopefully.  It will depend on who signs up.  Girl Scouts has found that leadership is easiest for girls to learn and do when girls are different grade levels; however, they also need to be within ranges.  Our clubs will be based on blended levels; which means broken into the following grade groupings:  K-1; 3-5; 6-12.  There will be opportunities for girls to be only with other girls there level.  Meaning if you are in a 6-12th grade club there will be times when the middle schoolers are together and the high schoolers are together.

What if my daughter wants to volunteer with a younger group?
Please email programcoordinator@gssgc.org so we can contact you when and if that opportunity comes available.  The email should come from the girl and she might consider including how she thinks she can help and with which club.

Will the girls earn badges and recognitions?
Depending on the club will depend on what they work on.  Girl Scout program is good quality program and therefore we will weave parts of the badge requirements into the clubs as it is appropriate.

Can my Girl Scout also participate in a traditional troop at the same time?
Yes, we encourage girls to continue participating in a traditional troop that gives a rich Girl Scout experience.  The clubs are designed to expand girls experience in a specific area such as exploring what time of career is of interest to them?  Or if owning their own business is right for them?  Or what does it mean to really live the Girl Scout law especially in the global diverse world we find ourselves living in?

What if I am an individually registered Girl Scout?
Clubs do not change your status as an individually registered Girl Scout.  Girls can participate and earn badges on their own while still participating in this program.  Think of it as a really really really long event

What does it mean that clubs are grant supported?
Everything we do in Girl Scouts even those that are primarily volunteer run have hidden costs associated with operating a business.  This is true even as a non-profit business.  There is a budget associated with the clubs that assumes girls will pay some of the direct costs and that our funders will cover the in-direct costs and some of the direct costs.  GSSGC would like to ensure all girls can participate so some of the funding is earmarked for girls who would not be able to participate without support.  Having said all that depending on the amount of funding received and the funders specific focus will depend on how much each of the clubs will be supported.  In addition to grant funding; we also have some individual donors that would like to support or girls to ensure they get robust interactions with other girls especially during these times.  However, some of donors also see the value in girls interacting with girls from different geographic areas or backgrounds.  Regardless of the funder we have evaluations that we will ask the girls to complete (not only because of the funder) and we would love to get quotes, feedback and pictures from parents to provide to our funders.

What if the dates/times don’t work for us?
At this time staff is limited and we can’t accommodate additional dates/time.  If you would like to be notified when we start the 6 week clubs to see if that time works for you please complete this form  to get our monthly newsletter.  You can also email customercare@gssgc.org to give specific feedback or recommend the date and time of your choosing.

Another option, we are working to find volunteers.  If you are interested in leading a club at a specific date and time please email programcoordinator@gssgc.org and we can work with you to ensure you have the program materials and all the support you will need to lead one of the groups on your own.  It will include training, meetings outlines, a support network and more.

To sign up for the newsletter:  https://girlscoutsgssgc.wufoo.com/forms/w6id7zb10aylun/

Or to express interest in a specific 6 week club fill out the club form:  https://girlscoutsgssgc.wufoo.com/forms/pf6fsub0ifi27n/

What if my kid hates her club?
We don’t think this will happen but we do ask that if your daughter is having a hard time with the experience she is having that she talks to the club leader (with your help).  Girl Scouts is girl led and every girl gets a voice.  We are also a very adaptable organization.  However, ultimately girls are not being held hostage they can choose to leave their club experience at any time.

How big are the clubs?
We found that 12-20 girls is the optimal size for what we are trying to do.  It allows everyone to fit on one screen in a platform like Zoom and still have the images large enough for the girls to interact  Clubs may be smaller than this based on interest but this is the optimal size.

Why haven’t you said zoom?
This summer we used zoom and band quite successfully as our platforms of choice.  We plan to still use band but are looking at a couple other options for the online video portion.

What if the club I want is full?
Unfortunately staff is limited and we could not offer an unlimited number of spots.  We will be adding long and short-term clubs as we find volunteers.  If you completed the online form and marked that the club you wanted is full we will contact you if additional space becomes available or a new club is formed.

If you are interested in leading a club at a specific date and time please email programcoordinator@gssgc.org and we can work with you to ensure you have the program materials and all the support you will need to lead one of the groups on your own.  It will include training, meetings outlines, a support network and more.

What if I want more than one club?
At this time space in clubs is limited so we encourage girls to only sign up for one experience.

Can I volunteer?
Volunteers are the backbone of our organization.  We are actively seeking volunteers for a variety of positions to work alongside the staff so we can offer more opportunities to girls.  The positions Include the following:

  • club leads (leads and coordinates the program – must be background screened and cleared)
  • monitors (2nd background screened adult who monitors the chat window)
  • presenters (attend one meeting and present on a specific topic you are knowledgeable about)

If you are interested in leading a club, monitoring, or being a presenter please email programcoordinator@gssgc.org and we are ready to work with you.  Please note for the club leads we will provide you with the program materials and all the support you will need to lead one of the groups on your own.  It will include training, meetings outlines, a support network and more.network and more.

 

Program in a Box Kits

Troops and girls can check out or buy Programs in a Box to help them work on new and current badges or have some Girl Scout fun.  

Various prices:  $10 to $60 per girl.  Remember meeting outlines can also be found on the VTK (Volunteer Toolkit) for free.

Each box will:
  • Outline the what, why, and how to implement the program. 
  • Offer preplanned virtual “troop meeting(s)” either using the items in the box or those you purchase on    your own.  These can be translated to in-person meetings.
  • A supply list including a shopping list for common household supplies like scissors, glue, pencils,     and markers.
  • Depending on box chosen it will also include supplies
Four types of boxes to choose from:
  1. Download Box: offers meeting plans and shopping list
  2. Purchase Box: offers most items needed to complete the topic (typically a badge).  Common household supplies such as scissors, glue, markers, crayons, pencils and paper would be supplied on your own.  Note:  If the topic is a badge; it may include instructions for kids to complete portions of badges, that cannot be done virtually, with their family (such as hosting a star party). 
  3. Borrow Box: offers a shopping list for all non-renewable resources (including common household supplies) and includes the opportunity to borrow hard to get or expensive items such as a telescope or Goldiblox.
  4. Blended Box: An economical option to the “Purchase Box” – it will include some harder to find program supplies or find in smaller quantities while common craft and household supplies would be purchased by the girl or troop.
Register Now for a Program in a Box!

 

 

In addition to the fun adventures above make sure to scroll down and check our fun freebies which include interesting fun videos as well as videos to help girls earn their Girl Scout badges.

Also for troops make sure to check out the new blueprint for troops that will help you plan virtual or in-person safe meetings for your year.


 

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Fun Freebies

All girls and adults should join us for Girl Scout Facebook 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!

Current and Future Girl Scout Facebook Lives

GSSGC Facebook Lives

Cost:  Free

All girls and adults should join us for Girl Scout Lives!  Continue enjoying the same great programming you have come to love.

Check out the past Facebook Live Videos from this summer by visiting our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gssgc  

What’s New This Fall:
  • 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
  • Current Themes for this year (subject to change):
    • September - Celebrating GIRLS
    • October - Juliette Low
    • November - Service
    • December - DIY Crafts
    • January - Cookie
    • February - Thinking Day
    • March - Girl Scout Birthday
    • April - Appreciation
    • May - Ceremonies
What’s Staying:

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

Cooking with E Videos

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

Video

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

Video

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

Video

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

Video

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

Video

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

Video

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)

Video

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

Video

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

Video

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

Video

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

Video

  • 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

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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 Videos

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 & Campfire Videos
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

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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.

 

 

 

 

Video 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

Nepris Nook - Career Videos

On Nepris, your Girl Scout can hear directly from experts on how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) applies “in the real word,” join virtual tours, watch videos on almost any topic, and even learn about exciting career possibilities. When you create a FREE parent account, she can even join a live video chat. Here is a  short “how-to” video which will walk you through setting up a parent account. Once your account is set up, watch this video on how to join a live session.

After you’ve explored Nepris with your Girl Scout, we’d appreciate if you would fill out this short survey about your experience.

 

Bonus Opportunity for Troop Leaders

GSSGC has access to a limited number of full licenses that would allow you to request live interactions with industry professionals to talk about their careers, help with a STEM badge, and view over 9,000 videos to share with your troop. This is a first-come, first-served opportunity. Email abrown@gssgc.org to find out more.

Playlist For Grades K-5:

 

Badge Work & Awards

Girl Scout programming at your fingertips! Don't stop earning badges or higher awards because you're at home. Join our facilitators weekly for badges for each age group. Check out our Higher Awards Activities to help you on your first steps! 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

Learn from the voice of one of the most famous characters in the world. Bret Iwan, the voice of Mickey Mouse present the Comic Artist badge. Take a dive into the world of comics, choose a story to tell, learn some drawing techniques, frame it in "panels" and then add your story. 

Supplies: Paper or sketchbook, pencil, eraser, fine-point black felt-tip pen, colored pencils, hand pencil sharpener, ruler 

Session 1

Cadette Business Plan

Learn how to write a mission statement. Identify and manage risks during entrepreneurial adventures. Develop a business plan to increase your customer base and overall sales during cookies.

Supplies: Pen/pencil, paper

Session 1

Follow-up: girl submit Mission Statement, Business/Risk Management Plan, including plan to increase customer base, and Sale Goals.

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. 

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

Session 1

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!

 

Higher Awards Activities

How Take Action Projects Differ from Community Service Projects

Taker Action and community service projects are different, but both essential to Girl Scouting. Let's explore their differences so you can focus on making the world a better place through your Take Action Project.

Understanding Take Action Activitiy

Bronze Award

Observe your community like a detective and begin exploring to identify issues that could lead to a Bronze Award Take Action Project.

Become a Community Detetive!

Silver Award

Need help with step 4 of your Silver Award? Join a 2019 National Gold Award Girl Scout as she guides you to identify issues, come up with resources and begin thinking how to make the world a better place.

Make a Community Map

Gold Award

Make the World a Better Place by exploring the root causes of the issue you're passionate about. Take your research further to learn about the reesources and develope a network byond your friends and family that can help you take action.

Mind-Mapping Tool 

Need more assistance? Check out our Higher Awards page of the website. Still stuck? Click here to request access to online training. More questions? Contact awards@gssgc.org 

 

Patch Programs

The Girl Scout programming fun continues with these Council Patch Programs. Full programs are available below with amazing opportunities to learn, and fun patches to fill the back of your vest.

Don't forget to call or visit the GSSGC Shop to order your patch once you've earned them!

Día de los Muertos Patch Program

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is not a Mexican version of Halloween.

Day of the Dead originated several thousand years ago with the Aztec, Toltec, and other Nahua people, who considered mourning the dead disrespectful. For these pre-Hispanic cultures, death was a natural phase in life's long continuum. The dead were in fact still members of the community, kept alive in memory and spirit—and during Día de los Muertos, they temporarily returned to Earth.

Today's Día de los Muertos celebration is a mash-up of pre-Hispanic religious rites and Christian feasts. It takes place on November 1 and 2—All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day on the Catholic calendar—around the time of the fall maize harvest.

A question frequently asked is what is the reason a holiday revolving around death would be so full of color instead of being gloomy and gray. The reason is that we celebrate the lives led by those who are now gone rather than focusing on their death. It's not simply a day about mourning loved ones and telling stories of them around their tombstones in the cemetery and altars; rather it's a day about remembering their lives and the impact they had upon us, as well as keeping in mind that just because they're no longer with us doesn't mean that they're entirely gone because we keep them alive in our hearts and memories.

To better understand the elements and symbols of Dia de los Muertos let's take a deeper look.

Altars

The centerpiece of the celebration is an altar, or ofrenda, built-in private homes and cemeteries. These aren't altars for worshipping; rather, they're meant to welcome spirits back to the realm of the living. As such, they're loaded with offerings—water to quench the thirst after the long journey, food, family photos, and a candle for each dead relative. If one of the spirits is a child, you might find small toys on the altar. Marigolds are the main flowers used to decorate the altar. Scattered from altar to gravesite, marigold petals guide wandering souls back to their place of rest. The smoke from copal incense, made from tree resin, transmits praise and prayers, and purifies the area around the altar. Altars can be simple or elaborate but include family and friends photos.

Marigold Flower/Petals

These petals guided the souls to altars or gravesite. In Mexico, the gathering usually happens at the cemetery. This was also a time for people to upkeep the maintenance of the gravesite before November. Unlike cemeteries in America where the upkeep of a gravesite is traditionally done by the grounds keepers. Cemeteries in Mexico are different as the family is responsible for the upkeep of a gravesite.

Food of the Dead

You work up a mighty hunger and thirst traveling from the spirit world back to the realm of the living. At least that's the traditional belief in Mexico. Some families place their dead loved one's favorite meal on the altar. Another common offering would be Pan de muerto

Pan de muerto, or bread of the dead, is a typical sweet bread (pan dulce), often featuring anise seeds and decorated with bones and skulls made from dough. The bones might be arranged in a circle, as in the circle of life. Tiny dough teardrops symbolize sorrow.

Sugar Skulls

The most recognizable symbol even for those who know little to anything about this celebration is a sugar skull.  This sugar art tradition was brought by 17th-century Italian missionaries. Pressed in molds and decorated with crystalline colors, they come in all sizes and levels of complexity. Everything about Día de Muertos is bright and colorful, especially the decorations. When adding small sugar skulls to an altar, these sugar skulls should be decorated with bright icing and shiny colored foil to simulate orange hair and red eyes and a giant white smile. Placing the name of the loved one you are honoring on the sugar skull, personalizing it.

Día de los Muertos self-guided patch program

Complete 3 items to earn the patch (pictured above) once completed order via our GSSGC.org shop cost $3.00

Create an Ofrendahow to info

Bake Pan de Muerto – recipe and instructions - https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/7224/pan-de-muertos-mexican-bread-of-the-dead/

Create a Sugar SkullDownload Coloring Page

Watch a movie

  • Coco
  • Book of Life

Attend a festival – links to local celebrations and videos to watch (COVID)

http://www.seecalifornia.com/events/day-of-the-dead.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sSawpU81cI

Read a Book

  • Clatter Bash! A day of the Dead Celebration—Richard Keep
  • Day of the Dead—Tony Johnston
  • Festival of the Bones/El Festival de las Calaveras: The Little-Bitty Book for the Day of the Dead—Luis San Vicente
  • Magic Window/Ventanas mágicas—Carmen Lomas Garza
  • Calavera Abecedario/A Day of the Dead Alphabet Book—Jeannette Winter
  • Día de los muertos—Roseanne Greenfield Thong
  • The Day of the Dead/El Día de los muertos—Bob Barner
  • Canticos—Little Skeletons-Countdown to Midnight---Susie Jaramillo (Bilingual Book)

 

 

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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