A great way for you to take action to make the world a better place is to participate in service projects that benefit your community. Think about the following questions when you begin planning your service project:
1. What need do you see in your community? Do you wish more people recycled? Do you see lots of kids at school who don’t have the school supplies they need? Are there families in your neighborhood who need help getting food?
2. What are you interested in? If you love animals, then check with a local animal shelter to see what they need. If you like to make art projects, check with a local nursing home about making cards for residents or making blankets or pillows for children in the local hospital.
3. Do you have a personal experience that inspires you to take action? Perhaps you have a family member or friend that was impacted by recent natural disasters. Maybe you could partner with a local service agency to make disaster-preparedness kits. Or, maybe you know someone who has a serious illness. Check with local charities in your area to see how you can help others in similar situations.
GSMH Troops Take Action
Girl Scout Daisy Troop 70070 took a behind-the-scenes tour at a local radio station, where they met some of the broadcasters and got to record their own public service announcement about what Girl Scouts means to them.
Girl Scout Brownie Troop 70779 collected 430 pounds of food for a local pantry.
Girl Scout Junior Troop 30112 helped beautify the Healing Garden and Garden of Hope at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, MO.
Girl Scout Cadette Troop 10412 worked on the MEdia Journey from the It's Your Story – Tell It! series. One activity that really challenged them to learn new skills and grow their confidence was writing and recording their own public service announcement, where they focused on breast cancer awareness.
Girl Scout Cadette Troop 10628 helped with a river clean-up along Wilson's Creek in Springfield.