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We hope this board will inspire your Girl Scouts toward service whether you're looking for an afternoon of giving or projects that can help girls towards their Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards.

Local veterans expressed their appreciation for White Bear Lake Girl Scouts marching in the Memorial Day parade.

Veteran Thanks Girl Scouts

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Girl Scouts River Valleys is proud of Lydia, a Girl Scout Junior, for her work in support of the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act. Learn how you can help support stronger anti-bullying legislation in Minnesota

Kids can win grants to grow gardens for people in need... Kids 9-16 can apply and get a $400 gift card for a local garden center to grow food to donate to others in the community (food shelf, neighbors, organizations, etc.)

Kids can win grants to grow gardens for people in need

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To earn her Silver Award, Kelley led a school supply drive for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, one of the poorest areas in the country. She felt changed by the project and wants other girls to know that that you don’t have to be older to tackle a project that can impact people’s lives.

When Troop 34649 heard that a classmate in their school didn’t have a Christmas tree, they sprung into action. They reached into their pockets and found money for not only a tree but also some presents for each family member.

These Girl Scouts hold an annual "Santa Shop" where they give unique gifts in exchange for food or monetary donations. This year they collected over 400 pounds of food for their local food shelf!

These fourth graders from troop 14177 collected enough cookies, sprinkles, frosting, cookies, and money to make baking kits for 104 families visiting a local food shelf. Great job and cool idea girls!

In honor of Juliette Gordon Low's birthday on Halloween, troop 15034 collected costumes for children without the resources to buy their own.

Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthday Inspires Spooky Service Project

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Many of our National Parks have service programs for Girl Scouts, including Voyageurs National Park in MN.

Programs for Girl Scouts (U.S. National Park Service)

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For Katie's Gold Award Project, she organized volunteers to build houses for bluebirds, who are often crowded out of their natural habitat by house sparrows.

Girl Scout Takes Charge to Help Bluebirds

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For Shiranthi's Gold Award project, she taught kids in her community how to build a mini-scale aquaponics system, so their families could grow their own affordable, healthy food.

Making a Difference Through Aquaponics

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Cute service idea: Make bedtime bags for children at shelters or going into foster care. Each bag has a stuffed animal, a blanket, a book, and a toothbrush.

The Thriftiness Miss: 1st Project Night Night Complete!

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Troop 52784 had a fun idea for the Take Action project with their Breathe Journey. They worked to clean up the air in their schools' classrooms by providing each teacher with an indoor plant, and they hope that teachers will add more to keep the air clean and create a better learning atmosphere. Great job, girls!

Whether in your yard or in community areas, building a wildlife habitat could be a good Take Action project for girls at many grades/levels.

Go Explore Nature: Create a Wildlife Habitat in Your Yard

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Join Girl Scouts across our council for Community Cleanup! It's more than just cleaning up leaves–girls will learn the importance of water quality, protect and restore local water resources and raise community awareness.

Community Cleanup for Water Quality

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For Ellen's Gold Award project, she implemented a "File of Life" program, giving medical workers key information for hundreds in the event of an emergency.

Quietly + Confidently Paving Her Own Way

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Kids can help make Chemo Care Packages.

Pennies of Time: January 2014

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Michelle built a 300-square foot rain garden to educate her community about preventing water pollution.

Gold Award Project Builds Rain Garden Awareness

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Second Harvest Heartland holds a Youth Service Day the 2nd Saturday of each month. It's a fun way for Girl Scouts and friends to volunteer in the community.

Volunteer at Second Harvest Heartland

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Gwen earned her Girl Scout Gold Award by organizing updates for the historic Newport Public Library when it re-opened.

Girl Scout Organizes Updates for Historic Library

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Lauren organized a toy drive and built toy cabinets for an outreach program at a local church to earn the Gold Award.

Knowing how much swimming helped her with her physical conditions, Lexi worked with Clownfish Swim Club, a swim team for kids with disabilities, to earn her Gold Award.

A Tough Experience Turns to Gold

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Troop 43000 earned their Agent of Change Journey by starting a campaign, "Pinky Promises to End Bullying". Read about their full campaign which included raising awareness about bullying, and encouraging others to take an anti-bullying pledge.

Pinky Promises to Stop Bullying

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When three local Girl Scouts were killed, several service units worked together to raise funds for a memorial.