Community Service

MP3MevGoKonwmQq9FhgczZaJJL944jDEsgVNKwun2L0Below 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

feed-the-heartland-patch-coThe 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 2014

Sat., Oct. 25, 2014 marks the 24th annual Make a Difference Day, sponsored by USA WEEKEND magazine and the Points of Light Foundation. Girl Scouts across the state will participate in their communities on this national day of service. Click here for the Make a Difference Day Report and Patch Order Form.

 

Good Turn Day

Girl Scouts of all ages help collect clothing and household goods to support Goodwill Industries. Check our events calendar to discover when the next 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

MVOB PatchMy Very Own Blanket is a non profit organization helping to comfort foster care children across Ohio. Girl Scouts can help by volunteering to make blankets. Girls will also get a fun patch!

For more information, visit www.mvob.org

Project Linus

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

The Elam Environmental Center has many programs that offer service opportunities for Girl Scouts age 11 and up. Contact program@gsoh.org or camp@gsoh.org.

 

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