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Council-Wide Community Service

Council-Wide Community Service

As Girl Scouts, we promise to “help people at all times” and “make the world a better place.” What better way to demonstrate our commitment to Girl Scouting than providing community service! Conducting service projects during Girl Scout Week or on Thinking Day is a great way to give back to our community while expressing enthusiasm for the Girl Scout Movement. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida has two Council-wide community service projects, Baby Basics and Feeding Florida Together, that girls can get involved in every year. Girls can receive a patch for participating; all while learning about her community and feeling good about herself because she helped someone in need.

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Baby Basics

October 1 – October 31 (annually): All grade-levels

Learn More About Baby Basics

Please continue to visit this page for updates regarding the 2017 Baby Basics.

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida loves to help children in our area who are in need. With almost 14 percent of babies being born in poverty, the local agencies in our Councils’ jurisdiction need help to provide the basics for these babies to get a healthy start in life. October is Baby Basics month and you can be part of this community service project too. We are encouraging individuals, families and troops to participate by collecting baby items for local agencies. We will be collecting baby formula (powder preferred), cereal, diapers, diaper wipes, bottles, baby lotion/baby oil/baby wash/shampoo and other baby care items that will be distributed to local agencies that are in need of the supplies Sorry, we CANNOT accept other donations such as clothing, furniture, toys, strollers or other equipment. You can place baby collection boxes in your local churches, schools, daycare centers, grocery stores, and get your entire community involved. Then take your donation to one of our pre-selected drop off sites between OCTOBER 1 – OCTOBER 31. Together, we can help new mothers go home with the things they need so their babies grow strong and healthy! Girls will receive a special Baby Basics patch.

feeding florida together 2017

Feeding Florida Together Food Drive
April 1 – April 30 (annually); All grade-levels

2017 Feeding Florida Together Food Drive and Drop-off Locations Flyer

New in 2017! To receive your free, awesome Feeding Florida Together patches, complete the online donation form found here by May 4, 2017.

Did you know that 1 in 4 children in Florida go to bed hungry and don’t get enough food to live active, healthful lives? As Girl Scouts, we must do our part to decrease these alarming statistics and help feed the hungry in our communities. Local food banks need your help to stock their pantries and prevent hunger even when it is not the holiday season. Join us for our Annual GSSEF Feeding Florida Together Food Drive, and help us collect non-perishable food items. We encourage you to reach out to your local community to help us in our mission to fill the food pantries during this month!  You can place food collection boxes in your local churches, synagogues, schools, daycare centers, small businesses, neighborhoods, troop meeting places, grocery stores, and get your entire community involved! Girls will receive a special Feeding Florida Together Food Drive patch.