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Fun patch offered by service unit

Submitted by Judy Therond

Northern & Northeastern CO


Our service unit decided to create a fun “challenge” patch that Girl Scouts could do from home during this time. We picked activities that would be different from school, and also several geared toward service and brightening others during this time.

We actually followed a format used by the school district for the first week of online learning. It was a “grid” which allowed students to pick out five activities to complete a day.

However, we wanted our “grid” to be Girl Scout based, so we picked activities we felt encompassed many pieces of Girl Scouting. Some activities do not change by level, but others (e.g. cooking/camping) become progressively harder.

If a girl choses to complete the patch, they fill out a Google Form when they are done with their name and troop number. I added a few more entries on the form since I would like to know what activities they picked, and what their favorite activity was, and there is even an optional area to upload a photo, but at a minimum name/troop number would be needed.

By having the form, troop leaders do not need to worry about doing anything on their end except for picking up patches earned in the fall. We are giving Girl Scouts until the end of May 2020 to complete.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

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