Other Opportunities: March 2011 Archives

Girl Scouts are finding ways to help their Sister Girl Scouts in Japan!  Here are three examples:

A second grade Girl Scout started a blog titled 1,000,000 Pennies for Girl Scouts of Japan. Elisabeth has decided to start on a journey to try to collect one million pennies, by her birthday in April, to be donated to the Girl Scouts of Japan to aid in their relief efforts. While a million pennies may seem an unreachable goal, half the fun is the journey! Currently, Elisabeth has collected 20,445 pennies! Help her on her way here: penniesforjapangs@yahoo.com.

In Oregon, KTVL News 10 reports that 50 Girl Scouts in Medford helped fold and link 1,000 paper cranes Saturday night to be sent to Girl Scouts in Japan as a token of friendship. After September 11th, Girl Scouts from Japan sent over strings of 1,000 cranes. In Asian countries the crane is a symbol of happiness, and the act of stringing together exactly 1,000 is a gesture of healing. Fifteen-year-old Girl Scout Cassie P. said it takes about 25 folding steps to make the cranes, but it was well worth it.

Because of the r
ecent devastation in Japan, the policy that prohibits Girl Scouts from raising money for other organizations has been temporarily suspended. To contribute to earthquake and tsunami relief efforts, you can make an online donation to the newly established Girl Scouts of Japan Relief Efforts.

There are so many ways we can help our Sister Girl Scouts in Japan; what might your troop do to help?


thankyoudaysign.jpgGirl Scout Troop Leader Kelly Clark was rescued by first responders after a bad car accident.  In her gratitude she created National Thank You Day.  Here is the information she shared with us:

May 19 has been set aside as "National Thank You Day" for our First  Responders -  Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Technicians and Hospital Emergency Room personnel.  We need to thank them for protecting us and saving lives.

Let's make it a memorable day again!  One of the ways that troops can help with this fantastic service project, is to have the whole troop create personal thank you cards and then personally deliver those cards to local Police Departments, Fire Departments and hospital Emergency Rooms on May 19.  There are many more ideas at  http://bigtimethanks.wordpress.com/

Girl Scouts l create personal thank you cards!  They just need to say "Thank You for ALL You Do!" or any other phrase that seems appropriate to your troop.  Some might say "Thank You for saving my puppy" or "Thank You for catching bad guys" or something personal like that.  Let's just create stacks of personal thank you cards!

Make the cards and then your troop/group can deliver them to whichever department they choose.  It is an easy project  and would mean so, so much to those that receive the cards!    

Please see the links below for more information and ideas.  Also see the Youtube link to see many Girl Scouts delivering Thank You's!  You and your troop could be in the next video!

Kelly Avery Clark
SU 411/412
Troop 42272 & 42647
May 19th - National Thank You Day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRwokmk-ELg
      Look for National Thank You Day Group on facebook
http://bigtimethanks.wordpress.com/

Wouldn't it be great if, by doing one small, easy-peasy thing, we could see how big a difference we can make?  That's just what's happening this Saturday night!  At 8:30 pm, it's time for Earth Hour.

Earth Hour is a global initiative that invites everybody to turn off their lights for one hour - 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 - to show support for environmentally sustainable action.  Last year, over 128 countries participated!  In the United States, Earth Hour is working with the Girl Scouts to bring the movement to life.

Call your friends to remind them, or get together with your troop for a night hike or campfire to contemplate the one thing we all have in common -- our planet. (And install some energy-efficient light bulbs so when you turn the lights back on, your house will still be saving energy -- and the planet!)

Disney on Ice

Image via Wikipedia

Join the jam-packed celebration of all your favorite holidays as Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate.  It's one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends! Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; a Royal Valentine's Day Ball with the Disney Princesses, including Cinderella, Ariel, and Tiana; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Disney/Pixar's Toy Story; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the globe.  Come join the party!
 
Cost: $19 per ticket for Box Seating or $12 per ticket for Balcony Seating includes a Disney on Ice fun patch.  Please designate on Registration form which section of seats you would like to order tickets for.
Where: Mobile Civic Center
When: Saturday, April 23,  11 a.m.
Registration: Event Registration Form with seating preference listed is due in Mobile Office by April 1. No late registrations, please.
Contact: Erica Bass, ext. 1403 or programintern@girlscoutssa.org


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