Girl Scouts has a rich history of empowering girls to help improve their communities. Since 1912, Girl Scout groups throughout the country have participated in community service projects addressing everything from caring for animals, baking for troops, serving senior citizens to improving the environment. Community service projects such as tending a local garden at a school or church can be completed in one day. Whatever the group decides to undertake, girls learn the benefit of giving back to the community.
Take Action is designed to elevate traditional Girl Scout community service from meeting an immediate need to advocacy projects that make change happen. Girls identify a cause they feel passionate about, and with advocacy and action, make a change. Girls can create a Take Action project with each leadership journey they complete.
Bronze award is the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn. To earn this award, Girl Scouts work in a group (or the whole troop) to complete a Take Action project in the community. They identify the need, make a plan, put the plan in action, tell their community about it. Each girl works a suggested 20 hours on this project.
Silver award is the highest award that a Cadette can earn. Similar to the Bronze Award but this is a project they do with a few other Girl Scouts, not the whole troop, and they do the majority of the work with little leader involvement.
Gold Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout can earn. Typically earned during her Junior or Senior year in high school, the Gold Award is done completely independently and must be sustainable.
You can find Vestavia Girl Scouts at work all over our community. From book buddy programs at the library to community gardens and trail cleanup events, we are looking for needs in our community and how we can help.
Do you see a need in our community? Please let us know how we can help.
From Service Projects to sustainable Take Action Projects, to Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Projects, Vestavia Girl Scouts look for needs in their community, then take steps to fill those needs.