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Girl Scouts Community Service

Girl Scouts and Community Service

From educating communities about food production and selling Treasury Bonds during WWI and the Spanish flu pandemic to planting victory gardens and training in first aid during WWII, Girl Scouts have always stepped up in times of need, and our current COVID-19 crisis is no different. All across our country and our world, Girl Scouts have leapt to the aid of others by engaging in wonderful acts of service and kindness. Now your troop can get involved too!

Council-Wide Community Service Projects


Spring "Operation: You're Not Alone" Council Community Service Project
Spring Community Service Patch Program 2021


The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in ways that we could not have imagined, but one of the hardest hit communities are Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities.

The Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Operation: You’re Not Alone Community Service project plans to address this problem by donating paper bag care packages to facilities across Southern Illinois! The goal is to brighten up these resident’s day and show them that they are not alone while also providing them necessities, entertainment, and little gifts.

Girl Scout Troops will be passing out the paper bags to their local neighborhoods on April 10.  Community Members will have two weeks to gather items on the list provided. Troops will pick up the bags on April 24 and distribute the care packages within the following two weeks.

Want to get involved? Email or call 800-345-6858. To preorder the patch - visit our online council shop!

Valentine's Day Cards National Service Project

 Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity for you and your troop to reach out and show others that you care—especially those who may be alone on a day that’s all about connection!

This year, Girl Scouts is teaming up with Wish of a Lifetime from AARP for Cupid Crew 2021, a volunteer-driven effort to create cards and safely send some love to tens of thousands of older adults who are socially isolated.

Your troop can help spread the joy by writing Valentine’s Day cards as a part of the Cupid Crew National Service Project. Check out the Girl Scout national service projects page for more information and instructions on how to get involved!

We'd love to share your photos on our social media platforms! Be sure to include your troop number with your photo!