Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Launches Girl Scouts at Home

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) is proud to introduce Girl Scouts at Home – a virtual programming option available to all families through our website. This collection of online programs, activities and challenges is designed to keep girls engaged in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience during this time of social distancing. There are also free resources for parents/guardians and troop leaders.

Girl Scouts at Home is the product of a collaborative effort across multiple departments within the GSWCF council. It demonstrates that even as we navigate this time of uncertainty, GSWCF remains committed to serving not just our members, but the community at large.

Participants will find activities that align with GSWCF’s four program pillars (STEM, Outdoors, Life Skills and Entrepreneurship) along with ways to engage in community service. Examples of programming include virtual tours, interactive worksheets and engaging educational videos. New content will be provided every week by GSWCF’s Outreach Team. This initiative, called “Rising Diamonds”, ensures that every girl, regardless of her family’s socioeconomic status, has the opportunity to participate in Girl Scouting in order to develop successful leadership and life skills. These staff members serve more than 3,000 girls in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Polk Counties through generous grant-funded opportunities.

Families are invited to engage in Girl Scouts at Home by visiting www.gswcf.org/athome

 

About Girls Scouts of West Central Florida

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with nearly 2.5 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development and building courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) serves nearly 28,000 total members. This includes more than 19,000 girls and more than 8,500 adult members in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter counties. GSWCF offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, skill-building, community service and personal success. GSWCF receives funding from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners and area United Way agencies. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.gswcf.org or call 800-881-GIRL.