Community Service: October 2009 Archives

Girl Scouting is now officially recognizing two special weeks in the calendar year to commemorate volunteer service--"Make a Difference Week" and "Volunteer Appreciation Week."

 

Many people around the nation celebrate Make a Difference Day--"America's largest day of doing good." Held on the fourth Saturday in October, the day highlights how people engaged in public service have the power to transform their communities and our world. Girl Scouting is now instituting it as a week-long event.

 

In addition, several countries around the world participate in National Volunteer Week celebrations--and Girl Scouting will continue to join in on the fun.  During National Volunteer Week, which includes National Girl Scout Leaders Day (April 22), Girl Scouts of the USA pays tribute to innovative volunteers for making a difference. For 2010, National Volunteer Week will be celebrated Sunday, April 20 through Friday, April 25.

 

For more information on special dates in Girl Scouting, visit: www.girlscouts.org. And, to learn about products you can purchase in support of Girl Scouting, check out your local Girl Scout council store or visit the GSSA Shop on-line: shop.girlscoutssa.org.

Service Unit 914 invites you to a Halloween Festival Thursday, October 29, 6 - 8 p.m. at Dalraida United Methodist Church in Montgomery.  Wear your favorite costume and join the fun! Each troop in Service Unit 914 is hosting a game! Win prizes and candy. Hot dogs, chips and drink will be available for purchase at a cheap price.

 

The "dead"line for registration is Friday, October 23.  E-mail jsbradley@knology.net with the number of girls from your troop. Siblings may attend, but must be accompanied by the parent who must stay for the event. No non-family members please.

 

Help us fight hunger!  Each Girl Scout is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item. The Girl Scout with the most food by weight will win a trophy. For every 10 lbs of food, the Girl Scout will receive a raffle ticket for door prizes.

An east Alabama Girl Scout and her mother, who is a longtime volunteer and troop co-leader, recently lost their home in a devastating fire.  Luckily, no one was harmed in the blaze, but the girl and her mother lost nearly everything they own.  If you have house wares or clothes (women's size 10 pants or jeans, shirts size  med. or large, shoes size 7 and junior girls jeans size 1, junior shirts size small, shoes 6 1/2 -7) that you or your troop would like to donate, please bring them to your nearest council service center, and we will make certain they are received by this family in need. 

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