What is Summer of Service?
Girl Scouts have rich a tradition of giving back to their communities through thoughtful, lasting service projects. Summer of Service is an initiative to encourage and recognize community service hours completed by our GSGI Girl Scouts this summer (there’s even a cool free patch). We are especially interested in encouraging projects which focus on community gardening and support of food assistance programs!
When is Summer of Service?
All summer long! Any projects completed June 1 – September 30, 2016 count toward Summer of Service.
How do I get involved?
We, along with our friends at DuPont Pioneer, are encouraging girls to examine food and environmental needs in their communities! Troops and individual girls can start by completing the AgJourney, available at your local leadership center (for details and to request a kit, check out our Program Kits page).
Next, girls can take the information they’ve learned about careers in agriculture to come up with a service activity to do in their community.
However, any summer service projects that are completed by Girl Scouts will count toward the Summer of Service project. We want to hear about what girls are doing to make the world a better place!
Why is Summer of Service great for girls?
Girl Scout activities during the summer keep girls excited about returning in the fall, and also allow them to explore whole new areas of interest. This is an opportunity for girls to put their values into action and discover how they can change the world through food, science, conservation– maybe even turning it into a career someday!
We did a Summer of Service project! What next?
Share your story with us! Use the Summer of Service Form on our website to share your awesome projects (and don’t forget to take some photos to share, too).
Then, shout it from the rooftops — post about your project on social media with the hashtag #gsgiserves to spread the word about what Girl Scouts are doing!
To thank you for your troop or service unit’s time and impact, we’ll even send you a Summer of Service fun patch!
Have any questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at 800-342-8389.
We can’t wait to hear all of the amazing things Girl Scouts accomplish this summer!