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GS Humor
Service Projects
Troop Resources
Chicagoland Field Trips


Cyber Council


GSUSA- Girl Scouts of the United States of America, site includes virtual museum, council links, volunteer information, and more. The For Girls section is composed of Pinterest-style pages for each age level.

WAGGGS- Information about Guiding & Scouting all over the world from the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

Forums & Blogs

Leader/Guider Cyber Council- Need help? Go here! Here's a few of the most recent discussions...

GS/GG Exchange Resource - for troops exchanging postcards, SWAPS, mascots, etc. Registered members of Yahoo! also have access to other GS/GG themed discussion groups.

Girl Scout Leader 101 - New! Get your troop off to a great start by taking in tips from this blog.

WAGGGS-L - WAGGGS-L started as a Listserv e-mail list for Girl Scout and Girl Guide volunteers decades ago. The group moved to Google in June 2012. Contact to join the group without using a gmail address. Whether you're one of the "lost" members or an absolute beginner, you'll be welcome there!

Surfing the 'Net

Cyber Grrls Get On Line- How-tos and tips for the Internet

Girl Scout Ideas Pinterest Board

Guide Zone - many helpful files and links from Canadian Guiders

MacScouter - songs, skits, recipes & links

Teresa Craig's Pinterest - Cyber Council member Teresa has several Scouting-related boards


The KSC Group Web Site - troop management software

TroopManager Plus - Free troop management software. If you have an older model computer, this may a good solution.

Badges & Uniforms

Badge Matcher - find art and craft activities that meet some of the requirements for Girl Scout badges and Brownie Try-Its.

GSUSA's For Girls Badges Page - includes descriptions and outlines of requirements for all current badges

Girl Scout Historical Uniforms - pictures of past Girl Scout uniforms, along with a small international collection.

Thinking Day Helps

Leader/Guider Cyber Council Thinking Day Index

IPL2 For Kids - Check out the Our World section.

Games Kids Play - collection of over 300 games from all over the world

Her Story

Animated Atlas: Growth of a Nation

History's Women - An Online Magazine

National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Women's Hall of Fame

National Women's History Project

Field Trips

Field Trip Factory - This free service helps you set up local field trips for your troop (not available in all areas).

Chicagoland Field Trips - List of field trip suggestions for the Greater Chicago area.


Joycrest - minimum order 100 patches

The Patch Connection - specializing in Girl Scout patches. Minimum order of 100 recommended.

Patchwork Designs, Inc. - Site includes color charts for patch and thread colors. Will handle orders of less than 100 patches.

Welsh Industries - minimum order 100 patches


ABC Bakery - GSUSA cookie supplier, information for cookie managers, leaders, girls and parents

Byron's Dutch Oven Cooking Page - tips, recipes, and links

Epicurious - cooking and recipes

Girl Scouts! Pinterest Board - recipes (and a few crafts)

International Dutch Oven Society - recipes and links

Little Brownie Bakers - GSUSA cookie supplier, includes resources for troops and parents

RecipeSource - searchable recipe database, includes international recipes great for Thinking Day

Fine Arts

Dragon's Campfire Songbook

Legend Productions - publisher of "We Change The World" and other modern Girl Scout songs, home of recording artist Melinda Carroll

Piano on the Net - free online piano lessons for beginners

Crafts - free crafts, patterns and tutorials for all seasons

Dharma Trading - supplies and instructions for dyeing projects, suppliers of white bandanas

Girl Scout Troop Pinterest Board

Hands On Crafts For Kids Projects

Pysanky - tips, tricks, and patterns for making Ukranian Easter eggs

Kaboose Crafts for Kids

Make Stuff - instructions for crafts, recipes and gardening

Making Friends - "beadie babies" and other projects for kids, rated by difficulty, special Scout section

Not Martha - Crafts for the somewhat craft-impaired

Recipe Goldmine Crafts

Scouts Pinterest Board

S&S Worldwide - supplies

Styrofoam Crafts - from the makers of styrofoam, of course

Youth Online Club Crafts

Outdoor Activities

Apparent Wind Knots - Sailing-themed website has excellent instructions for basic knots.

Go Camping America - includes a directory of private campgrounds

GORP - Great Outdoors Resource Pages, sophisticated camping magazine

Kaboose - Travel and camping resources

Love the Outdoors

Leave No Trace - provides a single point of access to information about United States federal recreational activities and reservations

Tread Lightly

US Orienteering Federation - map and compass skills for the out-of-doors


At Home Astronomy

Bubble Town

Cells Alive! - Explore microbiology

Enchanted Learning - activities, crafts, science and languages for kids

EPA for Students and Educators - resources to teach children about environmental issues

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Pollution

Exploratorium-At-Home - Terrific science experiments

Girl Scout-Science Pinterest Board


Importance of Water

NASA - space and aeronautics programs and activities for all ages


Science for Kids- Learn more about the amazing world of science with fun experiments, cool facts, online games, free activities and more.

Smithsonian Institution - Links to all the Smithsonian Museums

USGS Education - earth science resources for kids and educators

Water: Use it Wisely - water-related games and activities

Water and Me - offered by Texas A&M University

Water Pollution Guide

The Water Project - Water crisis lesson plans for students K-12

Last update January 20, 2014

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