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!
Honor Flight Columbus
Looking for a fun community service project? Come out to the Port Columbus Airport to welcome home US Veterans. There are six flights scheduled each year between April and October. Visit www.honorflightcolumbus.org and click on the Flight Schedule for upcoming dates and times. All age groups are welcome to attendGirl Scouts are encouraged to show their troop support by wearing their uniforms to the event.
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
Make a Difference Day, sponsored by USA WEEKEND magazine and the Points of Light Foundation, is when Girl Scouts across the state will participate in their communities for a national day of service. Click here to complete the Make a Difference Day Report and Patch Order Form for 2014. Check back soon for updates about Make a Difference Day 2015.
Good Turn Day
Girl Scouts of all ages help collect clothing and household goods to support Goodwill Industries. Check back soon to discover when the next Good Turn Day will take place in Fall 2015.
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. The Girl Scout Delegate Advisory Council consists of our two girl board members, 10 girl members-at-large, and girls elected to serve as service unit delegates.
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. The deadline for 2015 applications has passed. Please check back for updates in the 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