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Program Kits

Looking for an awesome new program to do with your troop? Check out these "Programs on the Go" - from a day of pampering and learning about healthy relationships, to channeling your inner scientist and learning about engineering, we've put together activity kits so you can do some great new activities with your troop or service unit! 

Ag-Journey | Grades K-5

Grades K-5

Ready to learn about farming? Check out this exciting program, created through collaboration with DuPont Pioneer!

We already know there wouldn't be any Iowa farms without farmers, but did you know our farms are also supported by scientists and engineers? If you like science and math, Ag-Journey is a great program for you and your troop! Through Ag-Journey you can learn about the science of agriculture and how you can change the world through an ag-science career. 

As a companion of It's Your Planet - Love It! you will discover how you can change the world through food, science, conservation, and careers. A mix of hands-on experiments, girl activities, and Iowa facts bring agriculture to life for everyone in your troop!

Troops receive a bag of resources to keep, the Ag Journey volunteer guide, patch, and fun activities for girls.

Are you and your troop interested in Ag Journey? Register here to receive your program kit! (Psst...On the first page where it asks "How many?," please enter the number of VOLUNTEERS participating. It will then ask for each adult's contact information.)

Daisy Fairy Dust | Grades K-3

Grades K-3

Fairies, brownies, and elves are very similar and all have a job to do. Spend the afternoon doing fun fairy activities. You'll make tutus, a fairy snack, build fairy houses, and read special fairy stories! This is a two-hour program. 

Download Daisy Fairy Dust:

Dove Free Being Me | Grades 2-10

Grades 2-10

We're all different and that makes us special. You are unique, Girl Scout, so let's celebrate YOU! With fun hands-on activities, we'll show you that beauty is on the inside. You'll develop courage, confidence, and character as we explore a variety of challenges, games, projects and experiments. This program consists of six to eight week sessions and you'll earn a patch! (Just email us at info@gsiowa.org with the number of girls and your grade level when you're done). 

Download Dove Free Being Me:

Fancy Nancy | Grades K-5

Grades K-5

Girls get a chance to pamper themselves, learn manners, and create healthy relationships with their troop. This event can be modified to be a Mom & Me event, allowing girls to spend time with mom, grandma, or another female adult role model. Girls also get a chance to learn new words with Fancy Nancy. This is a two-hour program. 

Download Fancy Nancy:

Girl Scout Week | Grades K-12

Girl Scout Week, celebrated each March, highlights the birthday of the Girl Scout movement on March 12! 

Looking for fun activities to celebrate our 105th birthday with your troop? Check out our Girl Scout Week program guide!

Go Red Girl Scout Patch Program | Grades K-12

University of Wisconsin Health offers a program for Girl Scouts of all levels to earn a patch while they learn about heart health!

The mission is to help girls love their hearts, make healthier choices, and empower the women they love to do the same.

Visit UW Health's Go Red for Women page to access the resource guides for girls and troop leaders, and to download booklet on how to earn your Go Red Patch!

Great American Eclipse Program Kit | Grades K-12

Have you made plans for seeing the Great American Eclipse? August 21 is right around the corner - we have an excellent way for you to explore! Check out this eclipse program kit, created in partnership with NASA.

Download your Great American Eclipse Program Kit here!

Hands-Only CPR | Grades K-12

Sponsored by the Iowa Heart Foundation, GSGI is thrilled to offer several Hands-Only CPR Program Kits to our troops and groups. These kits include supplies to train Girl Scouts in performing Hands-Only CPR in the event of a medical emergency. 

After your troop/group completed the program, takes the post-program survey, and returns the kit to the council, you'll receive a patch for each girl!

*Currently we have kits available at the Des Moines Leadership Center, but hope to secure funding for more kits throughout the council. 

Reserve a Hands-Only CPR Kit here!

Juliette Gordon Low Birthday Kit | Grades K-12

Grades K-12

Gear up for a great celebration for Juliette Gordon Low's birthday on October 31 with this program kit! Honor the Girl Scout founder with fun activities with your Girl Scout sisters.

Download our Birthday Kit.

Juliette Heritage Patch | Grades K-12

Grades K-12

Learn more about Juliette Gordon ‘Daisy’ Low, the founder of Girl Scouts, and the impact she has on the lives of Girl Scouts today. Complete this program to earn your Heritage Patch!

Nursing Exploration Patch Program | Grades 2-12

Learn all about the exciting world of nurses in this patch program! Activities are customized to different grade levels. 

Once you've completed the program, email info@gsiowa.org with the number of girls who participated, your troop’s grade level, and photos of your projects (if possible). Please allow at least two weeks for patches to be mailed. 

Download the Nursing Exploration Patch Program here. 

Screen Free Challenge

On May 1-7 each year, children, families—whole schools and communities—will rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. Plan to unplug from digital entertainment and spend all that free time playing, daydreaming, creating, exploring and connecting with family and friends! One great way to unplug is reading books! Screen Free Week is also Children’s Book Week!

Download the Screen-Free Week Program Kit here.

You can do this challenge whenever you'd like, not just during Screen Free Week! Be sure to email us at info@gsiowa.org after you complete the program to order your patches. 

Strong Girls Healthy Meeting Patch Program | Grades K-12

The Strong Girls Healthy Meeting Patch helps Girl Scouts make healthy habits the norm during their troop meetings, and encourages them to spread these habits to their friends, family and community.

Troop leaders: You can get started at your next meeting by downloading the resource packet. Once you've completed the program, email info@gsiowa.org to request your patches!

World Thinking Day | Grades K-12

Celebrated since 1926, World Thinking Day - February 22 - is a day of international friendship and speaking out on issues that affect girls and young women.  Girl Scouts and Girl Guides in 146 different countries make a global impact and think about their fellow Scouts on this special day.

You can earn your World Thinking Day Patch by following the steps outlined in Girl Scouts of the USA's World Thinking Day page.