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Virtual Events

Want to to find something totally fun to do, Girl Scout? We have lots of new virtual event opportunities for you - and we are adding new virutal events all the time!

The events below are on-going (meaning they apply to more than one date). To see more event opportunities for you and your family, be sure to check out our Event List!

DIY Kit - Canvas Creation

GRADE: K-12
COST: $50/Kit

Creativity at your doorstep! GSGI has partnered with AR Workshop - Ankeny on some amazing, Girl Scout inspired do-it-yourself kits! Choose your product, find your design style, and start creating!

Choose from a variety of canvas projects! Canvas pillow case, canvas tote bag or our canvas + wood wall hanging! Kit includes all materials needed including stencils, canvas, wood (if applicable), a PrimARy Paint Essentials Kit, brushes and instructions. Our PrimARy Paint Essentials Kit includes a color mixing guide to give you endless color options!

Badge Connection:
Brownie Painting - Steps 1 & 3
Senior Textile Artist - Steps 1, 2, 3, & 5
Senior Room Makeover - Steps 2 - 4

All kits will be shipped directly from our partner, A+R Workshop - Ankeny. Kits will be shipped following the registration deadline.

Order Your Kit Here!

DIY Kit - Wood Project

GRADE: K-12
COST: Three mini planks: $40; Set of two 10x10 planks: $55; One 12x16 plank: $50

Creativity at your doorstep! GSGI has partnered with AR Workshop - Ankeny on some amazing, Girl Scout inspired do-it-yourself kits! Choose your product, find your design style, and start creating!

Choose from a variety of plank wood projects including our set of three mini planks, set of two 10x10 wood planks, or our 12x16 wood plank. Additional options for our 12x16 wood plank include the accessory board and photo board. Kit includes all materials needed including stencils, wood, a PrimARy Paint Essentials Kit, brushes and instructions. Our PrimARy Paint Essentials Kit includes a color mixing guide to give you endless color options!

Badge Connection:
Brownie Painting - Steps 1 & 3
Cadette Woodworker - Steps 1, 2, & 5
Senior Room Makeover - Steps 1 - 4

Price includes shipping and handling. All kits will be shipped directly from our partner, A+R Workshop - Ankeny. Kits will be shipped following the registration deadline.

Order Your Kit Here!

Think Like a Programmer Journey with CodeCampKidz

Grade: 6-12
Cost: $20/Girl

Complete your Think Like A Programmer (TLAP) Journey online and learn to code all from the comfort of your own home on your own schedule!

CodeCampKidz will guide you step by step as you work through your projects. No experience or previous knowledge is required! When you finish the series, you can use your coding skills in a Take Action project of your choosing and earn your Think Like a Programmer Journey Award.

Journey and Take Action awards are included in the cost of the program and will be mailed out once you have completed the program.

CodeCampKidz is an online, self-paced mentoring program that enables experienced coders to work with young learners in real time using free Zoom Video Conferencing Software. Work on your projects on your schedule. If you need some guidance, join one of our classes and work with an instructor in real-time. Audio capability is required, sharing your video is optional.

After completing each lesson series, you will have the opportunity to apply what you have learned on a personal project of your choosing. When you finish, submit a code review to CodeCampKidz so we know you are on track. Code reviews are checked daily during class time. Once you are cleared you can continue. We will assist you at every step with personal mentoring & debugging.

All you need to participate is a modern browser, high speed Wi-Fi, and a computer with audio capability (CodeCampKidz is no longer compatible with Chromebooks). You will have as long as you need to complete your journey.

Note: Girls who register for this event date will receive an email from CodeCampKidz on the 1st of the following month.

This is a continuous program, registration events can be found on the last day of each month to provide continuous access to girls who would like to sign up for this program. Introductory emails with instructions on how to begin your journey will always be sent out on the first of the next month after the month that the girl registers.

Important Information
• Program is hosted on CodeCampKidz platform.
• Confirmation and welcome email will be sent to everyone that registered based on the email that is provided upon registration.
• Receiving your badge: Once girls complete the journey, badges will be mailed to each participant.

Materials:
• Computer with Audio Capabilities
• High Speed Internet
• Modern Browser

Cancellation and Refunds
• Since this is an ongoing registration, we will not be able to offer any refunds or cancellations for this program.

Register today! 

Hour of Code Challenge

Grade: K-12
Cost: Free to participate! Patches are $1 each.

Join Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa in completing the Hour of Code challenge. During Computer Science Education Week, people from around the globe come together to practice their coding skills. Choose a day between December 7 – 13, 2020, sit down at your computer, and visit code.org/learn to complete one hour of code.

Work towards your Coding for Good badges or Think Like a Programmer Journey. And earn a new patch!

Whether you’re a beginner or have been coding for years, you can take part in the Hour of Code!

HOW TO JOIN IN THE HOUR OF CODE:

You’ll need:
• Access to a computer or device
• Internet connection
• Headphones are recommended

When you’re ready...
1. Visit code.org/learn
2. Explore the website! Above the activities, you’ll find suggestions for age and coding experience.
3. Get the patch! When you have completed your hour of coding, purchase the patch in the GSGI shop!