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3 Brand New (and fun) Badge Ideas for Virtual Meetings

Girl Scout Virtual Meeting Ideas

If you’re finding it harder to keep the girls interested in virtual meetings you’re not alone. Fortunately, there is plenty of help online. Here are some creative ideas that your girls have probably not done. We’ve even made it easy to tie these into badge requirements.

The best part is that siblings and parents can participate also.

Learn How to Make Artist Trading Cards

Apply to requirements for:
Daisy Be a Sister Petal
Brownie Painting Badge
Junior Drawing
Cadette Comic Artist
Senior Collage Art
Artist Trading Cards Patch Program

Girl Scout Making Artist Trading Cards

Artist trading cards (called ATCs) are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. Artists create, trade and collect art at organized “swap” events, either in person or online. The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2.5″ x 3.5″. They can be drawn, painted or collage. Get more information here: Artist Trading Cards – An Activity Worth Sharing.

Artist Trading Cards Fun Patch

Find others to trade with on friendshipswaps.com or have your girls share photos of their work to trade with each other by mail.

You can get 45 precut cards for $5 or cut them yourself. These peel and stick backings from the same Etsy shop make the cards feel extra special. Everything else the girls should have.

Have a Virtual Pasta Derby

Apply to requirements for:
Daisy Automotive 1, 2 & 3
Mechanical Engineering Model Car
Mechanical Engineering: Roller Coaster
Brownie Automotive 1, 2 & 3
Brownie Mechanical Engineering Race Car
Junior Automotive 1, 2 & 3
Junior Product Designer
Pasta Derby Patch Program

Girl Scout Pasta Derby

Here’s a unique twist on the traditional derbies scouts have enjoyed for years. To make it virtual, it’s all about style and function. Not speed. Just pick up a few boxes of pasta, make sure to include wagon wheels, penne and spaghetti so you have an car that rolls. The rest is up to the kids (and adults) who are participating.

Girl Scout Pasta Derby

Instruct each family to design a car that rolls. It’s up to you if each family member can participate individually. Cars can also be painted with acrylic paint and embellished (maybe with candy?). During your virtual meeting each participant shows off their car and demonstrates that it can roll. Judge in multiple fun categories like: Crazy Candy Car, Most Likely to Succeed, Star Appeal, Most Unique. Categories can be announced prior to  starting the project.

Warning: This is activity is funner than expected but the cars are fragile! So handle with care.

Host a Tiny Smore’s Event

Apply to requirements for:
Brownie Girl Scout Way
Brownie Snacks
Junior Girl Scout Way
Cadette Girl Scout Way
S’more Patch Program
Campfire Songs Patch Program®

Campfire Songs Fun Patch

This ideas comes from Teambuilding.com and we think you’ll love it as much as we do. Of course, you’ll need adult supervision.

Supplies are basic — chocolate bars, graham crackers, mini marshmallows, toothpicks, lighter, tea light, flashlight and songbook. Be prepared for plenty of giggles while toasting over the tealight. Add this activity to your virtual sleepover or make it a Karaoke night.

Whatever You Decide to Do for Virtual Meetings …

Immersing your scouts in the scout program is more important now than ever. We are living in a changing world and your girls will need the stability that Girl Scouts provide.

Dozens of more virtual meeting ideas are linked here.

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