Below are some opportunities for girls to be of service to others in our council and in the wider community. While you are giving service to others, keep an idea bank for Take Action projects that could help you mobilize others and get at the roots of some of the problems you observe. For example, if you volunteer at a food pantry, you might notice trends like: stressed parents with little kids in tow, or lack of fresh fruits and vegetables to distribute. Seeing these issues could inspire you to Take Action for one of your Journeys!
Feed the Heartland Council Service Project
The Feed the Heartland patch program is a year-round service opportunity. Check out the details and order form on our Patch & Kit Programs page!
Food items most needed:
- Canned soup
- Canned fruits and vegetables
- Canned meat and tuna
- Peanut butter
- Dry cereal
Make a Difference Day 2013
Sat., Oct. 26, 2013 marked the 23rd annual Make a Difference Day, sponsored by USA WEEKEND magazine and the Points of Light Foundation. Girl Scouts across the state participated in their communities on this national day of service. Download the Make a Difference Day 2013 Project Report and Patch Order Form. Check back in the fall to learn more about Make a Difference Day 2014.
Girl Scouts of all ages help collect clothing and household goods to support Goodwill Industries. Check our events calendar to discover when the nest Good Turn Day will take place.
Girl Scout Delegate Advisory Committee
This is a unique leadership opportunity! Girls meet quarterly and participate in a variety of leadership building activities throughout the year. Applications for the 2015 Girl Scout Delegate Advisory Council will be available at fall delegate forum meetings.
Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland asks girls 14 years or older to apply to serve as board members (two needed) and member-at-large delegates (10 needed). These girls will serve on our Girl Scout Delegate Advisory Council. Applications for these positions, to be elected at Annual Meeting in April 2015 will be posted this fall.
Read a letter from former Girl Board Member Rachel Beery about her time on the GSDAC.
Spread the Bread
It’s an opportunity to bake bread – any kind of bread – tied with notes of hope, gratitude and good cheer to honor heroes and help those in need. This is a great Service Unit event!
Go to www.spreadthebread.org for more information.
My Very Own Blanket
For more information, visit www.mvob.org
Help make fleece blankets for children and families in need.
Visit www.projectlinus.org for more details.
Girl Scouts and Disaster Recovery
When disasters occur, Girl Scouts young and old want to help. The Girl Scouts of the USA National Program Team has developed two program resources that demonstrate how the Girl Scout Leadership Experience supports girls as leaders in times of disaster. Learn more>>
The Elam Environmental Center