Service is a cornerstone in Girl
Scouts. It is stated in the Girl Scout Promise
as well as part of the Girl Scout Law. We
promise to make our community a better place when we say we will “help people
at all times.” Teaching and practicing
philanthropy develops awareness and responsibility in our Girl Scouts to make
our community a better place to live.
These are just a few ideas to get your
creative, service oriented thinking going.
- Collect pop tabs for the Murat
Shrine or Riley
- Help a local organization (e.g., Huntington’s Disease, etc.) – stuff handout packs, be
greeters at an event, etc.
- Plant flowers at a local park,
nursing home, library, meeting place, church, etc. and maintain them.
- Adopt a local nursing home unit. Visit the unit throughout the year. Sing songs, play bingo, perform a skit,
make tray favors, throw a holiday party, etc.
- Collect clothing or personal
items, books,and games
to and donate them to a local shelter for the homeless or domestic abuse.
- Collect used clothing and donate
to Goodwill/Salvation Army (older girls could be in charge of
washing/ironing/sewing on buttons, mending holes)
- "Adopt" a Grandparent in
- Clean up and beautify your local park, church grounds, meeting place, or school
- Car Wash – have a car wash or wash
the cars of your parent volunteers in appreciation of all the driving they
- Riley Children’s Hospital:
small craft packages
- Books on
- Throw a
&/or supply the Ronald McDonald House
- Collect several unused pages from
coloring books and staple together.Place with a
few crayons in a ziplock baggie for children who
have to wait in hospital waiting rooms.
- Help with trail maintenance on
local hiking trails.
- Volunteer to help with a meal at a
- Volunteer to read stories to
children at your local library's "Children's Hour" or develop
one if none is present.
- Baby donations for local shelters:
- make baby
blankets (no sew available)
- make bibs