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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.  

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Earth Defenders  

October 1 - 31, 2021

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The Earth Defenders council-wide community service project is back for its's fourth year! Girl Scouts from across our council are asked to find an environmental issue important to them and then complete a service project within the month of October. The first 800 Girl Scouts to complete their project and turn in their project completion form will earn the 2021 rocker and shield patch. Girls can work as individuals or as a troop, if you are working in a group, only one project completion form needs to be filled out.  

It's time to get out there and defend the earth!

Learn more about organizations to partner with and ideas for projects on the flyer >>

Project completion forms are due by November 21, 2021. Projects will only be accepted if they occur between October 1 - 31, 2021.  


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Summer Infant Supply Drive

June 1 - August 31, 2021

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Girl Scouts can help local families and babies by uniting our efforts for a council-wide infant supply drive! From June 1 to August 31, service units, troops, and individual girls can participate by collecting new or like-new items, or choose to purchase new items with proceeds from their troop treasury. Read the flyer for ideas >>

Once collected, girls can deliver items to any location listed below, or a similar organization of their choice, through August 31, 2021.

Recommended Recipient Sites
 Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Broward County
3810 Inverrary Blvd. Suite 05, Lauderhill, FL 33319 *New address* Broward 954-765-0550
Broward Healthy Start Coalition
4620 N State Rd. 7, Ste. 102, Bldg H, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319 *New address* Broward 954-563-7583
Women in Distress of Broward County 4700 3rd Ave. Building E, Pompano Beach, FL 33064 Broward 954-760-9800
Sheridan House Ministries 1700 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL 33325 Broward 954-414-3392
A Place in Time Christian Ministries 11000 Stirling Road, Building 300, Cooper City, FL 33328 Broward 954-435-7474
Healthy Mother, Healthy Babies of Palm Beach County 4601 Lake Worth Road, Greenacres, FL 33463 Palm Beach 561-665-4515
Hannah’s Home of South Florida 4390 S. County Line Road, Tequesta 33469 Palm Beach 561-277-9823
The Guatemalan-Maya Center 430 North G. Street, Lake Worth, FL 33460 Palm Beach 561-547-0085
Salvation Army 821 SE MLK Blvd, Stuart, FL 34994 Martin/St. Lucie/Okeechobee 772-288-1471
Safe Space Call to arrange drop-off location Martin/St. Lucie/Indian River 772-223-2399

4KIDS Treasure Coast

*New Items Only*

50 NE Dixie Hwy, Stuart, FL 34994 Martin 772-419-8831
Pregnancy Care Center 1119 Delaware Ave, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 St. Lucie 772-489-9702
Caring Center for Women 1986 31st Ave Ste 100, Vero Beach, FL 32960 Indian River 772-257-5390
Carenet of Indian River County 503 24th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960 Indian River 772-569-7939
Buggy Bunch 3306 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960 Indian River 772-226-0066
Big Lakes Missions 605 NW 16th St, Okeechobee, FL 34972 Okeechobee 863-697-6433

Please fill out the online project completion form so we can keep track of the impact Girl Scouts are making in our local communities. A photo is required to complete the form.

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Feeding Florida Together

April 1 - April 30, 2021

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Every spring, girls of Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida work together to organize food drives and feed our communities as part of our council-wide community service project. Feeding Florida Together is back this April and we need your help to reach our goal of donating 12,000 pounds of food to help those facing food insecurity.

More than 37 million Americans and 1 in 7 children struggle with hunger. Help make the world a better place this spring by collecting food and donating it to one of our suggested recipient sites, or any other one of your choosing. Girls who participate will be eligible to receive a custom 2021 Feeding Florida Together patch!

After you have dropped off your food, be sure to submit a project completion form so we can keep track of our progress in reaching our goal, and girls who have earned a patch!

Here is a flyer with more information, or you can use this customizable flyer to help you with organizing your food drive! 

Suggested Recipient Sites
  • Salvation Army (Broward County) - 954-712-2624
  • CROS Ministries (Palm Beach County) - 561-233-9009 
  • Food for the Poor (Broward County) - 954-427-2222
  • Salvation Army (St. Lucie County) - 772-288-1471
  • Salvation Army (Okeechobee County) - 772-288-1471
  • Salvation Army (Martin County) - 772-288-1471
  • Big Lakes Missions (Okeechobee County) - 863-763-5725
  • Broward Outreach Center (Broward County) - 954-620-4039
  • Ruth's Pantry at Palms West Presbyterian Church (Palm Beach County) - 561-795-6292
  • Feeding South Florida (Broward County) - 954-518-1818
  • Feeding South Florida (Palm Beach County) - 954-518-1818
  • The Pantry of Broward (Broward County) - 954-358-1481
  • Boca Helping Hands (Palm Beach County) - 561-417-0913
  • Palm Beach County Food Bank (Palm Beach County) - 561-670-2518
  • Hibiscus House (Indian River County) - 772-299-6011
  • Safe Space (Indian River, St. Lucie, and Martin County) - 772-223-2399
  • Roseland Ecumenical Food Pantry (Indian River County) - 772-589-3035
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Past Community Service Projects

Earth Defenders - October 2019
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Earth Defenders

October 1-31, 2019


During October of 2019, we tasked Girl Scouts with the job of making the world a better – and greener – place, one project at a time. What they did was up to them, their project just needed to have the goal of helping our environment.

Over 900 Girl Scouts and 97 troops became Earth Defenders this year. The most popular projects were environmental cleanups whether at the beach, park, or community center, and recycling projects focused on reducing single-use plastics. On the graph below you can see the breakdown of projects for 2019. 

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Feeding Florida Together - April 2019
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Feeding Florida Together

April 1 - 30, 2019


Thank you to everyone who participated in Feeding Florida Together 2019! We had over 1,500 Girl Scouts in 137 Troops gathered over 15,852 pounds of food during the month of April! The non-perishable food items were delivered to 44 different drop-off locations located throughout our 6 county area.

View photos from this council-wide community service project.  

Check back for details to participate in Spring 2020!

Earth Defenders 2020
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Thank you to everyone who protected the planet and became an Earth Defender this past October! Your efforts were outstanding and collectively made a huge impact on our communities and the environment. We had a total of 601 Girl Scouts from 82 troops participate this year. This council-wide community service project covered 28 cities in our area and we even had one troop participate from Los Angeles! Check out this breakdown of the different types of projects Girl Scouts completed. It's our most diverse year yet:

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Earth Defenders 2020
Feeding Florida Together 2020
April 1 - 30, 2020
2020 has been quite the year to say the least. Despite hurdles, 993 girls in our council from 101 different troops got creative and colleced food while socially distanced. We are proud to say a totoal of 12,493 pounds of food was donated by our Girl Scouts to help feed our communities! Thank you for all your hard work to make a difference when our communities needed it most! 
Summer Infant Supply Drive 2020
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June 1 - August 1, 2020

Thank you to all the girls who participated in this year's Infant Supply Drive! 103 girls from 21 troops donated baby items. Girls worked together to donate diapers, wipes, formula, clothes, baby food, toys, and much more to babies and families in need. Some of the locations that received donations included Hannah’s Home, Gateway Community  Outreach, Healthy Mother, Healthy Babies, The Buggy Bunch, and Children’s Harbor.