Service is fundamental to Girl Scouting. Providing a service to others is the perfect way for girls to demonstrate their leadership and tenets of the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Girl Scout week is a great time to incorporate acts of service and complete service projects!
If girls complete a service project in the community, we have yard signs that can be displayed for the public to acknowledge the Girl Scouts’ efforts to make the world a better place. Be sure to complete a service project form (F-269) and submit it to council. To acquire a service project sign, please contact the Community Engagement and Member Experience Department at 713-292-0213 or email@example.com.
Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath give girls an opportunity to attend their place of worship and be recognized as a Girl Scout.
- Host a recruitment table at a local faith community.
- Recognize girls or troops in the bulletin or service program.
- Address the congregation and recognize all the current and former Girl Scouts.
Girl Scout Birthday, March 12, commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization's first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia.
- Learn more about Girl Scouts history and founder, Juliette Gordon Low.
- Bring a new born gift basket to local hospital for a baby girl born on March 12.
- Put together a birthday in a box kit for a food pantry or shelter.
Service to family and friends is a time when Girl Scouts can demonstrate the Promise and Law in their everyday lives with those closets to them.
- Make a meal for an elderly neighbor or someone who is ill.
- Thank school support staff for their service: cafeteria workers, crossing guards, secretaries, librarian, etc.
- Write a note to a friend letting them know how awesome they are!
Service to community is an opportunity for girls and troops to be visible doing good works to improve their community by giving back.
- Continue to help families and communities affected by local weather events.
- Maintain or refresh school grounds, garden or flower beds.
- Volunteer at a local nursing home or children’s hospital.
Service to the environment allows Girl Scouts to show their commitment to the planet and ensuring we “leave a place better than you found it” for generations to come.
- Participate in a local park, beach, river or highway clean up.
- Host a recycling day.
- Replace incandescent light bulbs in your home with energy efficient ones.
Outdoors day is a great time to experience all the fun to be had outdoors!
- Have a Mother Nature scavenger hunt.
- Play traditional outdoor games like hop-scotch, jump rope or team sports.
- Have a picnic lunch or dinner in the backyard or local park.