Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast invites girls, families, and volunteers to stay involved no matter where they are! Whether you’re looking for options for participating from the road or choosing to complete a badge or Journey on your own, we have virtual resources to support both girls and adults.
Digital G.I.R.L.(Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) Programming
Girl Scout programming at your fingertips! See below for a variety of program activities to complete from home, including badgework activities, virtual classes, and more.
Community Connection activities encourage Girl Scouts to continue to virtually explore their community. Each week we’ll share new ways for you to engage with your community by learning about, connecting with, and leaning into the community around you.
My California's Central Coast Story
Connect your own story to your community's by working towards our patch programs and Journeys!
Kind words can make a huge difference for those going through a tough time! Consider writing letters to nursing home residents or soldiers with words of encouragement.
Food Scrap Garden
Start your own food scrap garden and learn about the different gardening badges we have available. Girl Scouts can also learn how they can earn their Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award through similar projects.
Learn about space science as it connects with your community through our series of badges for all ages.
Communication In Our Lives
Communication is a very important part of our daily lives! Learn about communication technology throughout history and about practicing kindness when talking to others.
My Promise, My Faith
Check in with your spiritual health by working towards our My Promise, My Faith and Religious Recognitions Awards. Read about acitivites that you can do to strengthen your faith.
Feeding Our Community
Learn about who feeds our community and find out how you can help!
Art In Our Community
The California Central Coast community is filled with amazing art! Many museums offer ways to view and engage with art online, so you don’t even need to leave home. Read on for some fun ways to enjoy our community art on your own!
Discovering Hispanic Heritage
Girl Scouts of all cultures can develop an understanding and appreciation of the Hispanic/Latin American culture through Discover, Connect and Take Action.
Traditions activities encourage girls to continue to maintain a connection with our Girl Scout traditions.
Get Moving with Girl Scouts
Get moving! Check out these awesome opportunities that promote getting active through Girl Scout traditions.
World Thinking Day
Explore diversity, equity, and inclusion through World Thinking Day activities! Celebrated since 1926, World Thinking Day in an international day of friendship.
Girl Scout Way
Girl Scouts of all ages can dive into the Girl Scout Way badge series and express themselves through song, art, celebration and writing.
Girl Scout Songs
Sing Girl Scout songs, think of creative ways to show your troop you are thinking of them, and submit your photos to be part of our virtual time capsule!
Girl Scouts Give
Learn what 'philanthropy' means and how you can get started by participating in our Girl Scouts Give patch program.
It's a Girl Scout tradition to make the world a better place! In celebration of Earth Day, try making an upcycled bird nesting material dispenser, an elf garden terrarium, and other cool activities.
Do you love to travel, Girl Scout? Learn all about the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and the different World Centres you can visit in places like Mexico, Switzerland, and London!
Heroes at GS-CCC
What does the word hero mean to you? Here at GS-CCC, we consider all of the people that make our program possible for girls to be our heroes. Meet some of them in today's activity!
S.W.A.P.S. have been a tradition cherished by Girl Scouts for over fifty years! Learn more about their history and participate in a special S.W.A.P.S. project with us.
History of Girl Guides
Dive into the world of Girl Guides with today's activity! Learn about their history and promise.
The Life skills, Entrepreneurship, and Finance section develops the skills necessary to prepare her to do amazing things for herself and her community.
Check out our Virtual Photography Class! All Girl Scouts can learn awesome new photography skills, and Juniors and Ambassadors can work towards their photography badges.
It's important for girls to learn to be clever consumers! For today's activity, Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts can work towards their Financial Literacy badges. All Girl Scouts can participate and learn new business skills and how our council shops are run.
Cooking is an essential life skill, and learning how to properly prepare meals can help Girl Scouts build their confidence! Learn the basics through our cooking badges!
Careers in STEM
Explore careers in STEM along with our STEM Journeys.
Earth Day Yoga
Celebrate Earth Day with yoga! Learn more about yoga and practice some awesome techniques that are related to the Earth!
Changing the World
Whether it’s a Girl Scout Gold Award, Silver Award, Bronze Award, a Forever Green project, or a Journey Take Action project, Girl Scouts are making a difference. Learn how you can get started today!
Visualize Your Future
Visualizing your future is the first step in planning for your goals! In this activity, you will take the time to create your very own Vision Board to help you organize your goals and dreams.
GSUSA recognizes heroes in our Girl Scout community by bestowing honors for heroism, and lifesaving service. Read about the awards along with hometown heroes and proud business owners from our council.
Value of Creative Arts
Let's get confident in our creativity with Girl Scouts. Have the family join in the fun and get silly with your girl as she ventures out into the creative world!
A fun way to explore other cultures is through food! Explore recipes from other countries and eat up!
Outdoor activities encourage Girl Scouts to nourish their love of the great outdoors and their connection with nature. Join us to explore and celebrate the beautiful world around us, while developing a lifelong appreciation for the environment.
Girl Scouts of every level can work on their outdoor art badges while observing nature and spending some time in the sun.
Practice your knot tying skills to prepare for your next outdoor experience! Knot tying is a very useful skill to learn, especially when you are camping in the great outdoors!
Our World at Night
Spend an hour or two outside at night with your family to learn about the stars and the sky. Complete an activity for one of your grade-level badges!
Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors will learn basic first aid for today's outdoor activity! First aid is a very important life skill and necessary when camping and spending time outdoors.
Daisies through Cadettes can begin working on their Eco badges, and Girl Scouts of all levels can learn the 7 Leave No Trace Principles.
Geocaching uses a smartphone app to find hidden “caches” in your neighborhood or out on the trails. It is like a hike AND a scavenger hunt all in one! Learn more today.
Learn how you can make a difference in your outdoor community and become an environmental activist with eco badges and more for all levels.
CCC State Parks
Have you ever participated in a Girl Scout activity at one of the California Central Coast State Parks? This week we will be exploring some beautiful flowers and bugs that you can find in our parks.
Outdoor Art Maker
Girls can get creative outdoors by working on their Outdoor Art Maker badge while leaving no trace.
Culture of Storytelling
An important part of cultures are the stories they have shared together throughout their history. Explore the importance of storytelling and learn some new ones today!
STEM encourages Girl Scouts to look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes, experiment, push boundaries and learn as they go! Check out our activities, stories, and videos aimed at helping girls become better problem-solvers, critical thinkers, and inspirational leaders.
With so many things going digital right now (including Girl Scouts!), we think it is the perfect time for girls to check out our cybersecurity badges! Learn more and get started today.
Coding for Good
Girl Scouts of all ages can work towards their Coding for Good badges. Girls will explore topics like coding basics, designing a game, and app development.
Think Like a Citizen
Explore the scientific method while contributing to research projects conducted by scientists around the world with our Think Like a Citizen Science Journey.
Learn about females space scientists that have made an incredible impact in their field and become one for yourself with awesome space activities.
Become a Home Scientist
Become a scientist at home with these awesome STEM experiments using common household items.
Animals Among Us
Dive in to the world of animals in today's activites. Girl Scout Daisies through Seniors can work towards animal-related badges!
Put your observation and problem solving skills to the test by learning about morse code and fingerprint investigation! Today's activities are from the Junior Detective badge.
Over the course of history, women have been making a difference in STEM fields- solving problems, developing innovations, and changing the world! Learn about some of them here.
The Science of Art
We all love to use our creativity to express ourselves and share with others- this week, we are taking a deep dive into the science of art!
Explore STEM around the world by learning about different research sites, with activities like virtual tours and creating brochures.
Virtual Troop Experience
Follow along with out virtual troop meetings on your own at home! The meetings below include videos and any items girls will need for the virtual meeting.
Virtual Troop Leader Resources
Virtual troop leader resources assist troop leaders (or parents/caregivers) in delivering specific Journeys or badges virtually, in-person, or utilizing both delivery methods using meeting plans housed in Google Classroom. Broken down meeting-by-meeting, we created this tool to make facilitation easy and fun! Online material, tips and tools and as needed support are supplied. Awards must be purchased separately from the council shop, simply email our shop with your order. Click on the link below to request access to the meeting plans.
Share your feedback to help us improve these resources and create a plan for additional resource development. Click here to access the Virtual Troop Leader Resource Evaluation.
Nature is full of beautiful things! Using Google Classroom easily lead your Girl Scout Daisy troop on a step-by-step discovery of the world around them! This resource will walk you through the completion of the first badge in the series: Shapes in Nature. Online material, tips and tools and as needed support are supplied. Awards must be purchased separately from the council shop.
Click here to request access to the Daisy Shapes in Nature Google Classroom
Are you looking to accomplish a multi-level Girl Scout STEM Journey with your Daisy, Brownie, and/or Junior troop, but are slightly intimidated to tackle planning or overwhelmed by the content? Let us take the guesswork out of it! Lead your Girl Scouts through the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey using Google Classroom.
Click here to request access to the D/B/J Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey.
Do you have Girl Scout Cadettes interested in computer coding, but you aren’t sure where to start? With no previous coding experience, you can lead your Girl Scout troop through a series of fun activities that will leave them wanting to learn more. This resource will walk you through the completion of the first badge in the series: Coding Basics.
Click here to request access to the Cadette Coding for Good Badge.
GIRLtopia is a girl’s invitation to envision a perfect world- utopia for girls. You can lead your girl(s) through the GIRLtopia Journey via Google Classrooms where we have all the information and tools ready to go!
Click here to request access to the Senior GIRLtopia Journey.
Volunteer Connection - Virtual Trainings and Enrichments
Featured below is everything the troop co-leaders need to get started on leading virtual troop meetings for their girls.
The opportunity to participate in “normal” activities and engage with one another continues to be very important for girls, especially during times of uncertainty for them. To keep girls actively engaged, consider holding a virtual troop meeting following the instructions from this video.
Girl Scout Bridging
Are your girls bridging up? Watch our quick tutorial and how to videos to help get you started.
Area Event Director Training
Are you ready to run an event that will serve girls and/or adults from multiple troops in your area/county? Learn the ins and outs of properly planning a Girl Scout area event with this interactive training.
Lead 'n Learn Time: Girl-Led Planning
It's Lead 'n Learn Time: Girl-Led Planning! Join us for Lead 'n Learn fun while we explore what girl-led looks like and how you can incorporate girl-led planning into your troop.
New Co-leader Live
This training provides a comprehensive overview of the troop co-leader’s role and responsibilities, ideas and best practices for troop management, suggestions for parent and girl engagement, introduction to the many resources available in our council and Q&A sessions for new leaders.
Service Unit Teams Updates
If you are part of the Administrative/Service Unit Team, you won't want to miss this webinar where you will receive a sneak peek of council updates, have an opportunity to ask those burning questions, and offer feedback on various admin team topics.
Troop Mentor Program Training
Are you a Troop Mentor Coordinator or a Troop Mentor and would like to know how to better support new co-leaders in your area? Are you interested in starting a Troop Mentor Program in your area? Being a mentor is easy - just be a friend! Join us in this free training session to learn more.
Virtual Troop Meeting Resources
Though we cannot endorse or support specific online meeting tools for your use, there are various tools to check into for virtual meetings. At council-level meetings and trainings, we use the following online tools that might be good options for your troop/service unit and to further engage in council activities and perhaps even with other troops.
Badge Helper: Digital Troop Leader Resources
With your Badge Helper: Digital Troop Leader Resource, we provide resources and support for facilitating a specific badge from start to finish. Everything from a uniquely crafted Girl Scout workbook and activity list to the exact supplies and quantities you’ll need to purchase to complete the badge.
Our goal is to make badge facilitation fun and stress-free! Dive right into hands-on learning with minimal preparation. Completing badges with the Badge Helper is only a quick supply trip away!
When you’re done, be sure to complete the resource evaluation, and check out the virtual troop leader resources on our website.