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Our Do-It-Yourself Programs

Are your girls and Troops eager to build skills and learn something new? Well, look no further! In addition to our awesome programs and events, we also offer several "Do-It-Yourself" programs - allowing girls to participate on their own schedule. Talk about Girl-Led!   

Learn more about this programs, many of which offer patches, and download the curriculums to get started.  The Florida Girl Scout councils have created All Things Girl Scouts site with information just for our girls!  Girl Scouts of the USA has also released Girl Scouts at Home,  with great ideas on staying connected to Girl Scouting.  And don't forget to take the Internet Safety Pledge

Partner Programs
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Art for Good Painting Parties

Virtual Paint Parties for Girl Scout Troops

We make it fun and easy for Girl Scouts to acquire the skills needed to express themselves creatively. Everyone starts with an outlined canvas and learns to create their own masterpiece with our friendly step-by-step instructions. Since this is not an art class but a party, Girl Scouts are free to make their paintings unique. We provide all the supplies necessary and make sure that every Girl Scout ends the party with their own masterpiece on canvas. If you would like to have a theme for the party, we have plenty of ideas to share. Just let us know. Parties are held on Zoom and last approximately 1 hour.

The cost is $25 per participant and includes an Art Kit with all supplies needed for the party!  (This price is for local pickup.)  

If the Art Kit is mailed, the cost is $35 per participant.

To set up a Party for your Troop, please contact us within a month of your proposed event date. Registration will need to close two weeks before the event date to allow us enough time to prepare the Art Kits and mail them if necessary.

Contact:  Suzanne or Marcela:  suma@sumaworks.com  or (305) 807-2217 

Brownie Painting Badge Virtual Paint Party/Workshop

We combine the elements of our fun, friendly paint parties with a mini art history lesson about a female artist; her life, works and inspiration. We then provide the Girl Scouts with step-by-step instruction on how to paint their own masterpiece inspired by the style of our selected artist. Our Art Kits include all materials needed for this event, including an outlined canvas. 

This event is created to fulfill two steps for the Girl Scout Brownie Painting Badge requirements:

            step 1: “get inspired” (learn about a painter) 

            step 2: “paint the real world”

Parties are held on Zoom and last approximately 1 hour

The cost is $25 per participant and includes an Art Kit with all supplies needed for the party!  (This price is for local pickup.)  

If the Art Kit is mailed, the cost is $35 per participant.

To set up a Party for your Troop, please contact us within a month of your proposed event date. Registration will need to close two weeks before the event date to allow us enough time to prepare the Art Kits and mail them if necessary.

Contact:  Suzanne or Marcela:  suma@sumaworks.com  or (305) 807-2217 

 

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Challenge Island

Challenge Island has partnered with Girl Scout Councils across the country to bring exciting STEAM education to girls everywhere. Contact us today to bring a Challenge Island virtual or in-person workshop to your next Girl Scout troop event or meeting. Earn a variety of badges while developing skills such as collaboration, communication, critical & creative thinking, flexibility, leadership, initiative, social skills, and grit.

Cost: $15-25 depending on the virtual program

Girl Scout Level Badges

Daisy                          

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Toy Business Designer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Think Like An Engineer Journey*

Brownie                      

  • Automotive Engineering,
  • Inventor
  • Budding Entrepreneur
  • Home Scientist
  • Making Games
  • Think Like an Engineer Journey*

Junior                         

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Business Jumpstart
  • Space Science
  • Playing in the Past
  • Animal Habitats
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Think Like an Engineer Journey*
  • Get Moving Journey*

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  • Think Like an Engineer Journey*
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneur
  • Comic Artist

*Completes all but the Take Action Project

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Deering Estate Badge Programs

BADGE PROGRAM

Troops may choose from a selection of one(1) Field Study Activityand one (1) Guided Tour/Hikefor their visit. Or they may choose (2) Field Study Activities. Programs are generally scheduled in a 3 hour block from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, but start and end times are flexible and your group is welcome to stay the day until 4:00 PM after your program has concluded. Note: We DO NOT provide badges.


SERVICE PROJECT

Troops can decide from a variety of service projects depending on age and requirement. Note: We DO NOT provide any of the materials needed for the project. Approval of the project is REQUIRED.

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Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is happy to partner with Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida to help girls meet some of the requirements for their Outdoor Badges. 

Free virtual content can be found by signing in on Google Classroom https://www.keywest.garden/register-kwvirtualgarden-digital-learning-for-students/

Cost: Free

Girl Scout level Badge KWTFBG Virtual Content
Daisy Eco-Learner Biodiversity Quadrants lesson (simplified)
    Animal Scavenger Hunt 
  Outdoor Art Maker  Sensory Scavenger Hunt
    Nature Sorting Activity
    Nature Paint Brushes
Brownie Bugs Bug Scavenger Hunt
    Life cycle of a butterfly nature craft
    Butterfly Feeder
  Outdoor Art Creator Flower Sun Catcher
Junior Flowers Flower dissection
    Plant part scavenger hunt
    Make a UV black light to examine flower fluorescently
  Outdoor Art Explorer Nature weaving
    How to propagate lesson
Cadette Night Owl Bat pollinators lesson
  Outdoor Art Apprentice Nature Print Painting
  Trees Identifying Trees by Bark lesson
Senior Eco Explorer Biodiversity Transect Sampling lesson
    Biodiversity Quadrant lesson
  Outdoor Art Expert Seagrape Postcard
Ambassador Eco Advocate Importance of Mangroves lesson
    What ecosystem do you live in lesson
  Outdoor Art Master Make your own Lei
    Soil painting
  Water Graphing Rainfall Data
    Create a solar still

Vine Images

Vine Images is so excited to partner with Girl Scout Councils all over the US and overseas to provide online courses for students that are self-paced and mobile-friendly. With many troops able to meet in person now, we want to encourage group participation and interaction. But, for those still meeting virtually, we will help make your course an amazing experience.

If you have a troop of 10 or more girls, we have a deal for you. We work directly with troops leaders to handle registration and payment of the course and will provide you with instructional material on guiding your troop to earn their photography badge or patch together. You will receive a PDF workbook on how to guide your troop through the course, pre-made games you can play and even some pretty cool crafts you can make out of your photos … all at a discounted rate.

Troop Digital Photographer Badge event

We work with troop leaders to ensure Girl Scouts receive the best experience possible. From private zoom meetings to helping prepare your photography troop meeting … its a smooth process to earn your photographer badge.
Girls love sharing their work and we love seeing different parts of the world and sharing our experiences. There is so much we can learn from photography. Why not learn a skill you will use for the rest of your life from a professional?

$120 for 10 Girl Scouts
$12 per additional Girl Scout

Reach out for information on how your troop can earn their badge together. Pam@VineImages.org

GSTF Patch and Badge Programs

Attitude of Gratitude! Patch program

Showing appreciation and gratitude for volunteers is a must. After all, your volunteers are AMAZING and Girl Scouting wouldn’t be the same without them! This patch program will help girls to learn what appreciation is, what helpers do and how to show them appreciation in both large and small ways through the 3 keys of Discover, Connect, and Take Action. .

Open to: All levels

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What's All the Buzz?

Gold Award Girl Scout Breanna wants everyone to hear her message of the importance of pollinators in our environment, but this program is designed especially for Girl Scouts Brownies and Juniors. You'll learn learn what a pollinator is, how bees communicate, different types of pollinators, the pollinator's process, native South Florida plants and much more. One of the main take-home messages from her efforts is to promote pollinator awareness, conservation, and to really appreciate the work pollinators do to promote our well-being.  

Open to: Brownies - Ambassadors

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Dove Free Being Me Program

Imagine a world free from anxiety about the way you look. A world where girls are helping other girls define beauty for themselves. This is an Earned Award badge and can be worn on the front of uniforms after completing the curriculum. Once you complete the curriculum, you can contact Customer Care for your free patch

Open to: Brownies - Seniors

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Hurricane Awareness Patch

According to the NOAA, hurricanes are among nature's most powerful and destructive phenomena. On average, 12 tropical storms, 6 of which become hurricanes form over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico during the hurricane season which runs from June 1 to November 30 each year. 

Our Hurricane Awareness Council Patch program is designed to help Girl Scouts be better prepared in the event of a hurricane or a tropical storm.

Open to:  Brownies - Ambassadors

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Junior Drawing Badge


Juniors, are you ready to get creative? In this badge, You will learn techniques to make your drawings even better—which will make seeing what your imagination can do even more fun!

Open to: Girl Scout Juniors

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Organ Donation Awareness

Organ, eye, and tissue donation gives people a second chance at life. One organ donor can save as many as eight lives. One organ, eye and tissue donor can save and heal more than 75 lives. Girls who earn this patch will learn about organ donation and how it saves lives as well as have opportunities to promote organ donation awareness.

Open to: All levels

Cost: Cost: To order patches, contact Jessica Fisher

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Sandy Hook Promise

Sandy Hook Promise is a national non-profit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.

The Start With Hello program empowers Girl Scouts to make a difference with their peers in a simple, fun, and impactful way by encouraging them to take small but powerful actions to promote connectedness and inclusion, and to identify and help others who are showing signs of social isolation.

Open to: All Levels

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SOLAR UNITED NEIGHBORS SUN PATCH FOR GIRL SCOUTS 

The goal of this DIY program is to allow girls to DISCOVER how solar works; CONNECT solar energy with their lives, community, and the planet; and TAKE ACTION on what they’ve learned to use solar energy as a renewable and pollution-free resource. Note: The activities and information contained in this patch program are targeted toward Brownies - Ambassador-level Girl Scouts (2nd - 12th grades).

Open to: Brownies - Ambassadors

Cost: Learn more by emailing getinvolved@solarunitedneighbors.org

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Sun Safety Patch Program

Your skin is your body’s coat. It protects you from cold and heat. It keeps your insides in and the bad stuff—like germs—out. Did you know that your skin is your largest and fastest-growing organ? It’s important to take care of your skin by protecting it from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and indoor tanning beds. Over exposure to UV can cause skin cancer, the most prevalent cancer in America. Outrun the Sun, Inc., a nonprofit organization supporting sun safety and skin cancer prevention, is helping to bring Girl Scouts a new Sun Safety Patch. You can earn this special patch by being a sun safety advocate. Learn ways of protecting your skin and also teach others through hands-on activities and social media!

Open to: All levels

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Girl Scouts and the Supply Chain

For every product we see a team of people and systems is needed to create it, warehouse it and transport it. To earn this patch you'll explore how products get from the place where they are made to our local supermarkets and how the supply chain for the world's largest girl-run business works. You'll also meet some awesome women who keep the global supply chain working.

Open to: All levels

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GSTF Awards & Service Projects

Clean Jeans Service Project

The Clean Jeans award patch may be earned by a troop or individual who develop and implement a service project that improves a Girl Scout camp site or a site in the community.  Fill out the form and email it to customercare@girlscoutsfl.org, then come to the council shop to purchase yours!

Open to: All Troops

Four Star Award


The Four Star Troop Award is designed to encourage and support troops in having a diversified and high-quality year in Girl Scouts. Girls will take the lead and develop in-depth skills through enhanced program experiences in STEM, Entrepreneurship, Outdoors, and Life Skills.

First year troops will recieve the Four Star patch and the year strip. Returning troops will recieve the year strip. These patches are worn on the back of the uniform and can be transferred from one uniform to the next as girls progress through their Girl Scout Career.

Earning this award is optional. 

Open to: All Troops

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GSTF-Wide Service Project

Did you know that socks and underwear are some of the most-needed and least-donated clothing items in homeless shelters?

That's why we're collecting new, packaged underwear and socks in all sizes for men, women and children to benefit Camillus House. Donations can be dropped off, year-round at Camillus House. 

Plus, all girls and Troops who participate in this program will unlock our exclusive service project patch!

Ready to lend a helping hand and get the patch? Once you submit your donation, fill out this form!

Drop Off Information:

Camillus House
1603 NW 7th Ave.
Miami, FL 33136

Want to learn more about Camillus House and their mission? Interested in additional volunteer opportunities for your troop? Visit them online to learn more.