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Try Virtual Troop Meetings


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All in-person Girl Scout activities (including troop meetings) are suspended due to the public health situation, but don’t let that stop your troop from meeting virtually! It’s time to get creative and use some technology tools we already have available to us. We know that troops across the country are starting to use the below free tools to continue Girl Scouting virtually for the coming weeks. We’ve included easy access links with a few details in the chart below. Note, while these options are available for free, you may be prompted to purchase an upgraded version.

Name of Tool

Notes

Zoom

 

  • Provides remote conferencing services that combines video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration.
  • Meetings durations maximum of 40 minutes in free version.
  • FAQs

Skype

  • Telecommunications application that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, the Xbox One console, and smartwatches via the Internet. Skype also provides instant messaging services. Users may transmit text, video, audio and images.
  • Up to 10 participants free.
  • Support

Webex

  • Video conferencing, online meetings, screen share, and webinars.
  • Limited file and content sharing in free version.
  • Help Center

Whatsapp

  • Text and voice messaging, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media.
  • FAQs

Microsoft Teams

  • Chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration.
  • Support

Slack

  • A chat room, designed to replace email as your primary method of communication and sharing. Organize communications by channels for group discussions and allow for private messages to share information, files, and more.
  • Help Center

Facebook Groups

  • Place for group communication and for people to share their common interests and express their opinion.
  • Help Center

Google Hangouts Chat

  • Unified communications service that enables text, voice, or video chats, either one-on-one or in a group.
  • Support

Google Hangouts Meet

  • It's same as Google Hangouts Chat but designed for scheduling calls. 
  • Support