Community Service Bars for Girl Scout Cadettes, Senior and Ambassadors
When you earn a Community service bar, you are making a difference in your community – and practicing values of the Girl Scout Law. It’s also a great way to get involved with a cause you care about. To earn a Community Service bar, first choose an organization you’d like to volunteer with. The organization will need to agree to give you instructions about the work you’ll be doing. Your council needs to approve your service, so check with them before you begin. Once you’ve chosen your organization, complete at least 20 hours of service to earn the bar.
Service to Girl Scouting bar for Girl Scout Cadettes, Senior and Ambassadors
If you choose to volunteer at least 20 hours to the Girl Scout organization, you can receive a service to Girl Scouting bar. For example, you might volunteer your time at troop meetings for younger girls or at special event for younger girls, be an office assistant for your council or service unit, or help with special projects.
Baby Bundles 2014
Baby Bundles are…
Packages of new baby items that will be distributed to needy mothers and infants through local agencies. Packages can include clothing, infants’ toys, bottles, pacifiers, bowls and spoons, bath items and toiletries, nursing items, formula, diapers, and hand-made items such as booties, hats, quilts, and receiving blankets. All items must be new and unused.
Baby Bundles are distributed to…
Local agencies in your community and local organizations serving military families. Feel free to donate your Baby Bundles to any agency or organization that provides help and services for mothers and infants in need. If you have someone specific in mind, check with them to see what kind of items they need.
How are baby items collected?
GSEP does not offer any collection boxes or onsite drop off. Please consider having your troop decorate your own boxes and make your own posters. Next, you will need to secure sites (i.e. retail stores, places of worship, schools) in which to place decorated boxes. You must get permission from the site to place a box in their lobby/entrance way. You can also hold a Baby Bundles Booth. This booth is similar to a Cookie Booth and you must get permission from the site before your collection date.
Creative and successful ways to collect baby items…
- Host a doll tea party, where the admission is a Baby Bundles item
- Ask for Baby Bundles donations for admission to an event you are already planning
- Set up a booth and distribute flyers in front of stores
- Solicit small businesses for donations of items
- Use decorated paper bags
- Contact local groups to make items for your bundles (women’s clubs, religious groups, etc.)
- Leave bags and instructions on door knobs and pick them up at a designated time
Creative and successful ways to bundle baby items…
- Use white plastic bags tied with pink and blue ribbons
- Use empty Girl Scout cookie cases
- Use baby quilts made by your troop
Yes, there are Baby Bundle patches. There is main patch for those troops who have never done Baby Bundles and there are rocker segments (to be placed around the main patch) for troops that have participated in previous years. Troops do not need to submit paperwork in order to receive patches. Please check with the GSEP retail locations before making the trip to purchase patches and/or rocker segments.
GSEP Green Project 2014
Make a Difference in Your Community
Join thousands of girls and adult volunteers as they celebrate Earth Day with two week’s worth of planet friendly projects right in your community. From Saturday April 12, 2014 to Saturday April 26, 2014 you can design your own community project. Girls can build bird houses, make wildflower seed balls, organize an art show of recycled art, or clean up and plant flowers at a park. Complete the GSEP Green Project registration form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. No project is too small to include in our efforts to make the world a better place and more beautiful place. At the end of April, you will receive a confirmation email from email@example.com to confirm the number of patches needed as well as the date when patches will be available. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for the registration form. Registration forms are due April 1st.
Hope you have a successful service project and thank you for all you do for GSEP.