As Girl Scouts make friends, have fun, and fi nd adventure, they are also giving back to their community. This year, Troop 37624 stepped up for students in their school district ahead of the new school year. The multilevel troop of Daisies and Brownies spent part of their summer participating in GSWISE’s Year of Service, which offers monthly themed community service project ideas for Girl Scouts.
July’s theme encouraged Girl Scouts to seek out schools, agencies, and family shelters that accept school supply donations for those in need. The Girl Scouts in Troop 37624 wanted to make an impact within their local community, so they participated in a supply drive for their school district: Racine Unifi ed School District (RUSD). Throughout July, the Daisies and Brownies collected hundreds of supplies for their peers – ranging from backpacks to disinfectant wipes to pencils and markers to notebooks.
“They have such big hearts, so this project was so exciting for them. They were excited to get to help their community, and they felt good knowing kids were ready for school just like they are ready for school,” said Carmen Ayers, a Troop 37624 leader. After distributing the supplies to RUSD, the Girl Scouts wanted to share what it felt like to give back – and the joy they have experienced in Girl Scouts. The Daisies and Brownies participated in RUSD’s annual resource fair, distributing fl yers about Girl Scouts, recruiting friends and new students to their troop, and talking about their friendships, outdoor adventures, Year of Service project, and Girl Scout camp memories. The girls were excited to see some of their school supply donations in actions with students visiting the fair too! Troop 37624 plans to continue to participate in Year of Service themed projects and is looking forward to continuing to impact their community with their positive Girl Scout spirit.
When you support Girl Scouts, you give Girl Scouts like Troop 37624 opportunities to learn the value of community service, collaboration, and friendship – at any age.
Read more stories like this one is the Fall 2023 Discover Magazine.