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Troop Activity Resources

Troop Activity Resources offer girls additional tools to discover new things and develop their leadership skills as they take their Girl Scout journey.   Tools such as DIY Program Kits and the Forever Green Activity Guide offer more flexibility, choice and variety to council facilitated programs.



Girl Scouts is proud to partner with to bring you Ban Bossy, a public service campaign dedicated to empowering girls to lead at home, at school, and at work. We want to ban the word "bossy" as one way to show girls they can be whatever they dream of being, from the CEO of world's largest company to the CEO of her family at home.


Ban Bossy includes a newly-launched website,, where visitors can take the pledge to Ban Bossy; share facts and figures on girls' leadership; read Ban Bossy quotes from celebrities and leaders; and download GS troop leadership tips encouraging girls and women to lead at home, at school, and at work.

The Ban Bossy programming is tied to Girl Scouts' "BFF: Be a Friend First" campaign. Through these exercises, girls, 8 years and older, will learn leadership skills that will help them throughout their lives. When the girls participate in the activity they can earn the "I'm a Leader" patch. Click below to see resources and merchandise available now to help bring this important, fun program to girls! 
Order Your Ban Bossy Gear at Castroville or Ventura Shops or on-line, click here: Girl Scout Shop/BanBossy




Do-It-Yourself Kits include badge projects with all necessary instructions and tools, wrapped up and ready to go!

The DIY program kits will encourage girls to work on journeys, badges and patches.  These kits teach leadership skills by having girls successfully complete goal-focused activities.  

A simple reservation process and a small rental fee can bring an exciting experience right to your troop meeting.

Click Here for Descriptions of kits available through your local Girl Scout council office.

Fill-out the DIY Kit Check-Out Request Form to get started!

Special kits are also available ONLY at Camp Arnaz

Click Here for Descriptions of kits available at Camp Arnaz ONLY

Fill-out the Camp Arnaz DIY Kit Check-Out Request Form​ to get started!


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Barbie® and Girl Scouts of the USA announced a unique partnership to create the Barbie® “Be Anything, Do Everything” patch. The participation patch is designed to inspire the next generation of female leaders, encouraging girls to explore endless career possibilities through exciting new program activities.

Activity Packets (including booklets and patches) are available in limited quantities and while supplies last through the council Program department. Packets are available in English and in Spanish.

Interested Troop Leaders should submit a request here: I Can Be Packet Request Form

Packets will be assembled and ready for pick in the Ventura, Santa Maria and Castroville offices. Packets can be mailed to troops remote from an office. To determine the success of the program, we ask that participating troops complete a short survey/evaluation regarding the activity and return to the program department.


Forever Green 

Join girls across the council in saving the earth by engaging in reduce, reuse and recycle activities. Girls can earn a FREE patch by completing three or more green activities included in the  guide designed for all grade levels. Work on this patch with a troop, group or independently this summer. Simply download the  Forever Green Activity Guide and patch order information. Go Green!

Forever Green  - Get My Patch


World Thinking Day Award

Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day, girls participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. The theme for World Thinking Day 2014 is girls worldwide say "education opens doors for all girls and boys." 

The World Thinking Day award activities are designed to complement the Girl Scout leadership journeys and reinforce the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Click here to learn more about the World Thinking Day grade level activities and how you can earn this award.​​​​