This week is all about spending time with your family, from the family you can’t see very often to the family you live with. We’re featuring games you can play, recipes you can try, and fun activities to keep you connected to those you love most!
There are plenty of resources and activities available for every level of Girl Scout to bring the family in on the fun!
- All ages can explore their neighborhoods and complete the Virtual Photo Scavenger Hunt: Downtown Chicago to earn the Visit to Chicago patch!
- Brownies can earn the My Family Story badge by building a family tree, or get the gang together to make ice cream at home and earn the Home Scientist badge.
- Get the Girl Scout cooking dinner for a change–– Ambassadors can host their own Dinner Party, and Cadettes can try out New Cuisines!
- Also make sure to check out the Reading, Family Bonding, and Helping at Home patches, which are sure to create some precious family memories!
This week in Virtual Programming
Monday, May 18 at 4 p.m. | For Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (Grades 6-12) | Webinar
Join us for our weekly Career Conversations for girls in grades 6-12! Each week we will host some career-expert panelists to discuss a multitude of career opportunities with our council members! Not only will they share about their experiences, but they will also be able to answer any questions you may have. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to hear about all sorts of careers–– this week we’re talking about careers in Service/Medical fields!
Get Fit and Have Fun as a Family!
Tuesday, May 19 at 4 p.m. | For Girl Scouts of All Ages and Family Members (Grades K-12) | Webinar
Try something new and stay fit form the comfort of your own home! Grab any family member and join us as we will be challenging you both to move in fun, new ways! Not only is this a great program to work on some physical activity, it will also challenge your mind to strategize and work through these physical challenges!
Reach for the Stars!
Tuesday, May 19 at 5 p.m. | For Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors (Grades K-5) | Webinar
PLEASE NOTE: Time has changed from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for this week’s meeting.
Space-Explorer Girl Scouts, the stars have aligned for you! Join us for our monthly virtual Astronomy Club Meeting! During these meetings, Girl Scouts will work on Space-themed badges, learn about different parts of the solar system and beyond, and receive updates on night sky events.
Test your Girl Scout Knowledge
Wednesday, May 20 at 4 p.m. | For Girl Scouts of All Ages and Family Members (Grades K-12) | Webinar
All ages of Girl Scouts and family members are invited to join Girl Scouts GCNWI and Girl Space team for Family Trivia! We’re going to test your brains on pop culture and Girl Scouts facts–– we can’t wait to see what you know!
Introducing the Virtual Book Club for Cadettes!
Wednesday, May 20 at 4:30 p.m. | For Girl Scout Cadettes (Grades 6-8) | Webinar
Cadettes, do you love to read? Join our first ever Virtual Book Club! For the first meeting, we’ll be reading I Can Make this Promise by Christine Day. Please come to the first meeting having read the book or at least started it!
Connect with the Girl Scout Sisterhood
Every Thursday at 4 p.m. | For Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors (Grades 9-12) | Webinar
Older girls, join one or all of our weekly hangouts to interact with other older Girl Scouts to talk about anything and everything. Each week we’ll have a different topic, then you’ll get to guide the discussion and activities.
Stay Safe with the American Red Cross
Friday, May 22 at 4 p.m. | For Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors (Grades 2-5) | Webinar
Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors are invited to join The Pillowcase Project webinar with the American Red Cross! Learn about the best ways to stay safe during emergencies and use coping skills during stressful situations through a series of hands-on activities!
Get Ready for the Great Family Camp-In!
Saturday, May 23-24, beginning at 10 a.m. | For Girl Scouts of All Ages, Family Members, and Non-Girl Scouts (Grades K-12) | Webinar and Facebook Live
Near or far, camp where you are! While we can’t be together this summer for camp, we CAN bring the camping to you! We’re excited to present the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago Great Family Camp-In, May 23-24, 2020!
This program is free and open to everyone interested in learning more about camping from the comfort of your own home—you don’t have to be a Girl Scout to attend. We’ll walk you through setting up your campsite at home—whether it’s a tent outside or fort inside—and get ready for some camp-in magic.
Join us for an awesome weekend full of virtual camp fun, including a Campsite Photo Contest, Art Projects, Outdoor Skills workshops, and more!
We want to see the beautiful bright faces of you and your family–– send over pictures, videos, and stories of your week together on social media @GirlScoutsGCNWI or by submitting your story on our website!