Virtual troop activities keep local Girl Scouts busy
Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington and Girl Scouts of the USA are providing safe and socially distant programming for girls.
Girl Scouts is making a wide variety of curriculum and self-guided activities available for all girls and families to access regardless of membership with the organization. This will also include researched-backed virtual resources developed by specialists in leadership advancement for girls.
"At Girl Scouts, there is nothing we take more seriously than the safety and well-being of our members, which is why we have made several program changes to reduce the spread of (COVID-19)," said Karen Hill, chief executive officer for Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. "During these challenging times, we're especially proud to do what Girl Scouts always do: make the world a better place, by offering our unique programming to our broader community."
In the days and weeks ahead, the partnership will be continuously releasing exclusive activities and expert guidance to help girls engage, explore and learn about civic engagement, the outdoors and STEM.
Some of the opportunities include a nonpartisan information and Q & A called All About Voting. It will cover voter registration and the voting process with GSOSW volunteer membership specialist Alec Ballweg and former Oregon Secretary of State, Jeanne Atkins.
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Children will also have access to Knots: The Figure 8 Follow Through presented by the partnership's outdoor program specialist, Angie Madsen. The presentation covers how to tie into a climbing harness for rock climbing.
People can view the video here: https://www.facebook.com/51285840881/videos/225186072034972/.
If your child is interested in astronomy, Girl Scouts also offers a video about observing and investigating the moon. Children can learn about the phases of the moon with GSOSW STEM specialist Shannon Joseph.
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Upcoming activities include making seed planters from repurposed materials, cooking a s'more with a homemade solar oven and farm to fork activities inspired by the Girl Scout Community Garden in Medford.
As for the Girl Scouts of the USA, the organization launched Girl Scouts at Home, a national online platform with free self-guided activities for girls.
Participants can become space science explorers by observing the moon's cycle, learn the basics of coding using step-by-step algorithms and even delve into the science of happiness.
To learn more, visit: https://www.girlscouts.org/en/girl-scouts-at-home.html.
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