Taking action ... I was having lunch at the office the other day where some council staff members were discussing the difference between solving problems and giving money to solve problems. GSUSA prohibits us from giving money to other organizations. This is their policy that trickles down to us, as a council. The office discussion was about how confusing this often is to leaders and troops, who want to assist with organizations and issues they are passionate about. The staff members talked about giving food to those in need vs. the troop raising money for an organization to purchase food for those in need.
With the policy of not raising funds for other groups, giving food would be considered "taking action," actually finding a way to address the problem. I know we recognize the distinction here might be fuzzy, but being a Girl Scout is all about identifying community needs - discover, connect resources with community needs - connect, and then take action - meaning providing solutions.
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