Did you know that this year Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois is celebrating a “Year of Service”? All year we are encouraging, girls, families, troops and volunteers to give time to their community, with an end goal of 100,000 hours served in our community! As the weather cools, and the days grow shorter, consider getting outside and giving back to your community. Service can be big or it can be small, but with all of us making a difference together we can make a big impact!
Here are 5 ideas to get you started!
- Rake leaves or do other yard work for a neighbor who could use your help.
- Clean up litter outside your school or local park. – Remember, wear gloves when handling trash.
- Make an install Little Free Library in your community and stock it with books about the environment.
- Research the types of birds that winter in Iowa and Illinois and install a bird feeder near a window to watch as they eat this winter.
- Organize a game day for your neighborhood, ask neighbors to each bring a yard game and a snack to share- host in your backyard, or in a nearby park!
Once you’ve done your service make sure to tell us about it! Log on here to read all about our goal to reach 100,000 hours of service, and submit yours: GirlScoutsToday.org/year-service
Attending a Girl Scout Family Fall Festival is a great way to have fun outdoors AND help our Girl Scout Camps, we’ll be providing service opportunities at each of our family fall festivals. Log on to our calendar to learn more about these fun family friendly events. GirlScoutsToday.org/calendar