Connect Across America to help Chelsea earn her Gold Award


I am looking for at least one troop in each of the fifty states to join me in collecting books in your community to give to some kind of shelter in your area. Some places you can give the books to are, shelters, orphanages, children's shelters, women's shelters, or a place like the Red Cross.  The purpose of donating the books is to show people that you care about your community and to provide a chance to escape to another world for a little while. Comic books, novels, even magazines will take a person out of their situation and escape to a better place. Have you ever just read a book and felt so invincible or like nothing else matters? Well that is what I want to do for people all across America, but I can't do it all alone. That is why I am asking for your help.


If your troop can help me, please notify me.   I will provide troops with a 'getting started' checklist and additional ideas.  I will need pictures of your troop. I plan to post the pictures I receive on my project's Facebook page (Connect Across America) and will provide you with a photo release form. Also, please make a journal or diary of what you as a troop have learned through the process and struggles and leadership and how you think you as a troop have done to help the community. Include times, dates, and feelings.  


If you have any questions please contact me, Chelsea W. at


If you would like to participate, please e-mail me by June 9. The second due date is for the project itself, June 23.




                        Chelsea W.



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