How Covid-19 Has Changed Members of Girl Scout Troop 417 Everyday Lives
Written by the members of Troop 417 in order to earn a scribe badge.
In 2020, Quarantine, due to COVID-19, has made an impact on the World, especially with Girl Scouts. Girl Scout Troop 417’s everyday life has changed, both in good and bad ways. It’s still Girl Scouts, but a much different version, some you may have never thought possible.
We like that we can sit at home, wear pajamas while eating breakfast and connect to our troop meeting. Now that we are not meeting at the Scout House – we miss seeing each other in person and the time away from our siblings with our sister scouts.
During virtual meetings, we have done some fun things including: decorating cupcakes, learned about bees and tasted honey afterwards, played games virtually like Pictionary and puzzles, and a scavenger hunt around our house. We have also had a lot of fun making cakes and participating in the socially distanced bridging ceremony in June. We have all learned a lot about computers.
We learned different things that can keep our sister scouts and us safe like first aid, wearing masks, and washing our hands a lot.
We recently started a troop book club reading a book a month. We have read “You Throw Like a Girl”, “Ghosts”, and “Sanity and Tallulah” so far.
We also earned badges over zoom meetings including Bugs, Scribe, and the Brownie Safety Pin.
We wish we could go back to places we visited before like Tree Top Adventures, Brown Women’s basketball games, Providence Bruins, Mystic Aquarium, marching in parades and the Ninja Gym. When quarantine is over, we can’t wait to get together to go hiking with our friends, camping, making new friends and selling cookies in person. When we can finally meet in person, we plan a big party to celebrate our friends.
We have had lots of fun these past months staying together while apart and can’t wait for more fun in the future.