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give service There is no greater feeling than to make an impact in your community!

Daisies Set Example for Others As a troop, the girls were able to donate three full palettes of food to HSP’s mission. The group of Daisies expressed how happy they were to participate in a food drive that helped so many people in need.

On Nov. 30, 2011, with the holiday season in full swing, the Humanitarian Service Project was extremely busy supplying gifts for 1,200 needy children and 120 seniors. They were also busy managing ways to provide food to the 250 families enrolled in their Children’s Birthday Project and the monthly delivery of 90 pounds of groceries to seniors served by their organization. On that day, the Carol Stream, IL, organization got a little extra help from Girl Scout Daisy Troop 42187. To help HSP continue its mission of alleviating pain and suffering caused by poverty among needy seniors and children in DuPage a nd Kane Counties, the troop of girls from Glen Ellyn, IL, conducted a food drive. “We chose our food drive with HSP based on my experiences volunteering with them,” said troop leader Amy Gelber. “The girls really seemed to enjoy themselves and went way above and beyond any expectations.” Page 14 Service

“I think [service] is a great thing to do and shows other people how you can make a difference,” said Claire Gelber, 6. “You really can, and it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside!” The group of 5- and 6-year-olds finished their project with a tour of the HSP facility in Carol Stream during which they saw exactly what kind of impact their efforts could make. At such a young age, these Daisies were ready to set an example for others. “Other people can learn that it’s important to be nice and help other people even if you don’t know them,” said Elsa Olson, 6.

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Opportunities for Girl Scouts to Make a Difference! Environmental Education/ STEM Global Awareness Girl Awards & Training Arts Service & Culture Projects Outdoor Skills Big Pages - Little Fingers

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Girl Scouts make bilingual (English/Spanish) counting or alphabet books to use in healthcare facility waiting rooms.

Environmental Education/ Girl Awards & Training Service Projects Arts & Culture Outdoor Skills Share Your Soles Collect gently worn shoes for children and adults in some of the most impoverished places in the world.

Service Projects Yummy Designs Help young children and their parents learn about healthy eating habits by creating bi-lingual placemats for local pre-schools.

Financial Literacy Environmental Education/ STEM Global Awareness Girl Awards &Living Training Arts Service Healthy & Culture Projects & Entrepreneurship Outdoor Skills Cuddle Comfort Help visitors of hospital emergency rooms and inpatients to pediatric units feel more comfortable by creating cuddly small pillows, lap blankets, or stuffed animals as welcome gifts.

Financial Literacy Girl Awards &Living Training Arts Healthy & Culture Service Projects & Entrepreneurship Sharing Days Live the Girl Scout Law and make the world a better place Help out members of area communities by collecting needed items in recognition of special days on the Girl Scout Calendar.

Environmental Education/ Financial Literacy Global Awareness Arts Service Healthy & Skills Culture Projects Living Outdoor & Entrepreneurship

Environmental Financial Literacy Education/ Service Healthy Projects Living Outdoor & Entrepreneurship Skills Reach Out and Read Help America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Read to young children or collect books.

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Girl Scouts Help If you are a troop or girl interested in a community service opportunity and would like to be contacted when they become available, please register.

Sweet Connections

The Girl Scout Story-Tell-It

Valentine’s Day

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Create Valentine messages for residents of assisted living facilities.

Become a Girl Scout reporter and interview an older Girl Scout. Stories will become part of our Girl Scout history.

EVENT NAME

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COST

MIN/MAX

CODE

Big Pages – Little Fingers

10/1/12

N/A

TBA

0

1/5000

760013

Cuddle Comfort

10/1/12

N/A

TBA

0

1/5000

760023

Girl Scouts Help

10/1/12

N/A

GSGCNWI

0

1/5000

760043

Reach Out and Read

10/1/12

N/A

TBA

0

1/5000

760053

Share Your Soles

10/1/12

N/A

GSGCNWI

0

1/5000

760063

Sharing Days – Juliette Low’s Birthday Collection

10/1/12

N/A

N/A

0

1/5000

760073

Sharing Days - Thinking Day Cultural Food Collection

10/1/12

N/A

N/A

0

1/5000

760083

Sharing Days - Girl Scout Birthday Boxes

10/1/12

N/A

N/A

0

1/5000

760093

Sweet Connections; Valentine’s Day

10/1/12

N/A

N/A

0

1/5000

760103

The Girl Scout Story-Tell-It

10/1/12

N/A

N/A

0

1/5000

760113

Yummy Designs

10/1/12

N/A

TBA

0

1/5000

760123

Healthy Living

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