Community Service: September 2010 Archives

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It's time for the annual Cans for Cash™ City Recycling Challenge!

This national recycling competition runs from October 1 - October 31. All you have to do is save and recycle your aluminum cans to help your city win! A total of $70,000 in prize money can be won in categories ranging from Most Cans Collected to Most Innovative Ideas, as well as the American Video Recycler Award.

Get your girls together and grab up some cans!  This is the perfect opportunity to teach your Girl Scout troop about the benefits of recycling and how it conserves our natural resources. You could get the Recycling Rocks fun patch, too! Help girls collect used cans from family and friends to donate to your city while educating them on global sustainability efforts.

The cities in our council participating are: Montgomery, Mobile and Daphne. 

For fun recycling facts and games to share with your Girl Scout troop, visit http://www.kidsbegreen.org/.

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20100915drcrlogo.jpgThe Dog River Clearwater Revival (DRCR) is looking for Girl Scout volunteers to participate in a fun community service project to protect Dog River and other waterways from being polluted. The goal of the DRCR is to educate the public about storm drains and their role in keeping pollution out of our waterways.

Their storm drain marker project consists of volunteers gluing small markers onto storm drains that read "No Dumping -Drains to River or Bay". It is simple, and can be done at your troop's convenience. The DRCR will provide all of the needed materials and assign troops to a specific community. This is a great opportunity for girls to help the community and environment while learning valuable lessons about the importance of preserving our waterways. If your troop is interested, please contact Janet Miller, 251-654-1827. Visit their website, www.dogriver.org, for more information.

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World Habitat Day is October 4! Our girls have a great opportunity to help breathe new life into local neighborhoods by helping to restore human habitats. Every day, we see images of people across the world suffering in poor housing conditions. Established by the United Nations, World Habitat Day is designed to both educate and initiate assistance in your community.

 

What can your troop do to help residents of Southern Alabama live a better life in a happy and healthy home? Start planning today! Visit www.habitat.org/gov/take_action/WHD_resources.aspx for more information.  You will find free planning materials and resources to get your troop ready to help restore their local communities!

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The American Cancer Society is sponsoring a breast cancer awareness walk in Mobile October 30, 2010, downtown in Bienville Square. The Girl Scouts have been asked to participate by cheering at the finish lines to show support for the walkers. Girls are also encouraged to participate in the walk if they want to. They are asked to wear their uniforms, make signs and come in good spirits ready to cheer on the participants! Girl Scout troops will check in at the volunteer tent. 

The presence of the Girl Scouts at an event like this speaks volumes of the girls' dedication to their community and their compassion for a cause that is held dear to so many women all over all over the world. If your troop would like to participate in this event, please contact Cheryl at 251-377-4388 no later than September 15. 

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Event Helpers are needed for Eco Badge Day, Saturday, October 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This includes setup and cleanup time; the program itself is from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   Adult volunteers must be registered and approved Girl Scouts and able to work the entire time required.  In exchange, their daughter will receive free registration to be refunded after the program.  If interested, contact rdijab@girlscoutssa.org or (334) 272-9164, ext. 2950.  If selected as a volunteer, you will be contacted with additional information.

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