Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council has various delivery systems designed to give all girls the opportunity to participate in Girl Scout program activities. Our community outreach programs are designed to reach girls who are deemed at risk due to various life situations. We provide programs through paid leadership, community collaborations using other agencies staff and volunteers. With community involvement and support from the business sector, girls who most need what Girl Scouting has to offer have a chance to grow, learn, and have fun.
Girl Scouting in the School Day provides contemporary issues programs to girls in fourth and fifth grade in some elementary schools as well as a large number of girls in middle and high school. Age appropriate curriculum is developed and presented by trained and caring staff. Various topics such as peer pressure, pregnancy prevention through abstinence, sexual harassment, dating issues, conflict resolution, valuing differences, and growing up female are discussed.
Activity centers are Girl Scout meetings that take place in schools, community centers and public housing facilities. Girl Scout staff take on the role of the troop leader and meet with the girls during or after school. Together they work on try-its and badges as well as special patch programs developed for the girls' needs.
Girl Scouts Beyond Bars
The Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program is designed to help incarcerated mothers foster healthy, lasting relationships with their daughters and to prevent daughters from following in their mother's footsteps.
Leadership Development Projects
The council has initiated leadership development projects in three distinct areas at this time: The Third Ward, Acres Homes, and a general Hispanic community effort. These are special programs in which volunteers are recruited in hard to reach areas and a staff person works with them "one on one" to train and support them through a one to three year time span. Special grants provide funding for program supplies, staff support, financial aid for field trips, uniforms, and membership registration.
For more information about Community Outreach programs, contact Donna Robinson.