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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.
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On the go bags for people who are homeless

Helping the Homeless: On-the-Go Bags

50 Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

50 Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

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Girl Scouts have a “sweet” way to thank Honor Flight veterans


Girl Scouts have a “sweet” way to thank Honor Flight veterans

Community Service Ideas for Kids all Ages

Community Service Ideas for Kids all Ages

Five Ways to Make the World a Better Place This Leap Day

Girl Scout Blog: Five Ways to Make the World a Better Place This Leap Day

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Ideas for the Girl Scout Bronze Award Service Project

How to Get the Bronze Award in Girl Scouts |

How to Get the Bronze Award in Girl Scouts | eHow

Take a Stand for Girls' Education. In case you don’t already know, Malala was the youngest person ever to receive a Nobel Peace Prize after turning a horrific attack by the Taliban into a platform to advocate for the right of every child to go to school. Learn more about Malala's story and take action for girls' education!

Take a Stand for Girls’ Education


10 Fun Community Giving Ideas

Looking for service project ideas? Here are a few great ones to get you started

10 Fun Community Giving Ideas

Krysta earned her Gold Award with a project to increase her community's health literacy. Congratulations Krysta! Make sure to read her full story.

Local Girl Scout Increases Community's Health Literacy

Troop 55640 recently made birthday kits for children in need, and earned badges while they're at it. Read the full story!

Fun With a Purpose

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

Veteran Thanks Girl Scouts

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

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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

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.

Silver Award Projects Changes Hudson Teen Forever

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.

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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!

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Cute idea for kids - make chemo care packages

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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!

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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

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)

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

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

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!

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!

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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