Monday, March 23, 2020

Girl Scouts Give Back and Rise to Today’s Challenges

Giving back to the community is a longstanding Girl Scout tradition, and in current times of crisis that is no different. Whether Girl Scouts are stepping up to provide resources or coming together to support their Girl Scout sisters, these stories are truly inspiring. We’ll be updating this blog post regularly, so check back for more ways Girl Scouts are giving back.

These Girl Scouts from Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts are doing their part to flatten the curve, and encouraging other Girl Scout troops to share their collage on social media!

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago Northwest Indiana Troop 55191 wanted to give back to the community, so they donated not only Girl Scout Cookies but personal care items for the staff lounge at their local hospital.

Pictured: Staff at Fresh Thymes grocery store accepting thank you posters

Girl Scouts from one troop wanted to give back to their local grocery store staff using supplies they already had around the house, so they each created posters to show these frontline workers just how much they're appreciated! The posters were delivered by an adult family member on their next trip to the grocery store.

Girl Scouts throughout Northern New Jersey are letting their community know that everything is going to be okay by placing handwritten drawings or paintings in their windows, and they’d like everyone to pass on the trend!

Girl Scout Troop 60729 got the memo! They placed lawn signs in the neighborhood to let the community know that we’re all in this together.

So many communities are doing their part to protect the community, from staying at home and practicing social distancing to Dr. Peter Hotez whose dedicated team is actively researching a vaccine!

Girl Scout troop leader and Service Unit Manager Michelle from Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois and her three Girl Scout troops are doing #TossTheTrashThursday! While they’re hiking in their own neighborhoods and getting outdoors, they’re bringing along a trash bag because a Girl Scout always leaves a place better than she found it.

Daisy Troop 57864 from Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys held a virtual cookie booth on social media so they could donate Girl Scout Cookies to the hard-working medical staff at Hudson Hospital and Clinic when it is safe. 

Troop 944 created a Stuck At Home series on YouTube. It’s a channel written for kids by Girl Scouts with daily short videos to help keep boredom at bay. They’re tackling a number of topics, from safety and first aid to drawing lessons! These Girl Scouts are busy writing scripts, planning out their shots, and learning by doing. 

Troop 40479 used their resources wisely by making sure the Free Little Pantries they built for their Silver Award are all fully stocked for those in need.

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys Troop 17638 wanted to earn their Brownie Trail Adventure badge and thought outside the box to make it happen—instead of meeting as a troop, Girl Scouts lead their families on a hike instead. And because a Girl Scouts always leaves a place better than she found it, they turned it into a trash clean up hike.  

When they were almost finished with earning their Coding For Good Digital Game Design badges, Troop 18378 finished virtually on Zoom! 

Daisy Troop 60145 from Girl Scouts of Nation’s Capital learned how they have an important role in protecting themselves and others from the coronavirus from a nurse practitioner during their virtual meeting!

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