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Community Service Projects

Community service projects are wonderful opportunities for girls to give back to their communities. Each year GSCI sponsors service projects which girls may participate in individually or with a troop. Past council-sponsored service projects have included serving the hungry, collecting hats and mittens for children, and volunteering at local animal shelters.

Girls and troops are also encouraged to initiate their own community service projects by exploring opportunities to meet needs they see in their own communities. In Girl Scouts of Central Illinois alone we have over 21,000 girl members. Imagine if each one of them touched the life of one person in need – that’s the power of numbers to make a difference in our communities! If your troop participates in its own community service project or you know of a troop that does, we’d love to hear about it! What did the troop do? Whom did they serve? How did their actions serve their local community?

2013 - 2014 Community Service Projects

We have several new community service projects for the 2013-2014 year. If you have further questions regarding GSCI community service projects, or to let us know about a community service project your troop initiated, contact Lisa Sons, Program Specialist, at (888) 623-1327 ext. 1702.

These three service projects are for girls of all ages and run from October 2013 to May 2014. Patches may be purchased at your local Trefoil Boutique for $1.25 each. Please include a description of your community service project.

 

Go Green

Girls Go Green!

Who: All Grade Levels
Date: October 2013 - March 2014
Location: All Service Centers

There are plenty of ways to help make the world a better place or use your resources more wisely. Pick two projects from the list of ideas and give back to your community and planet Earth by practicing being green!

• Park clean up
• Trail maintenance
• Painting or repainting signs (camp, parks, nature preserves, etc)
• Recycle (collect recycled goods)
• Reuse
• Plant a garden (use native plants where you can)
• Build a rain barrel
• Build a compost heap
• Plant trees
• Have an energy free night (lights and all electronics off!)
• Donate toys or clothes to another organization or have a troop sale

Community Service Form


 

Going Green

Who: All grade levels and families
Date: April 2014 -September 2014
Location: All Service Centers
Closing Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fun patch included.

There are plenty of ways to help make the world a better place or use your resources more wisely. Pick two projects from the list of ideas and give back to your community and planet Earth by practicing being green!

  • Park clean up
  • Trail maintenance
  • Paint or repaint signs (camps, parks, nature preserves, etc.)
  • Recycle (collect recyclable goods)
  • Reuse
  • Plant a garden (use native plants where you can)
  • Build a rain barrel
  • Build a compost heap
  • Plant trees
  • Have an energy-free night (all lights and electronics off)
  • Donate toys or clothes to another organization, or have a troop sale

Community Service Form 2014

Hunger Awareness

Hunger Awareness

Who: All grade levels and families
Date: April-September 2014
Location: All Service Centers
Closing Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fun patch included.

Educate yourself on hunger awareness and how you can help in your state, council, and community. Write a letter with your troop and take pictures detailing your efforts to help and what you donated to local food pantries. 

Community Service Form 2014