On March 12th, the Girl Scouts of America will be celebrating a big milestone-it’s 100th anniversary. The Girl Scouts has it’s own special way that all girls can celebrate by launching the Girl Scouts Forever Green initiative. According to the Girl Scout website…
“Girl Scouts of the USA announced today that it is launching Girl Scouts Forever Green, its signature 100th year anniversary action project focused on waste reduction, energy conservation and rain gardens. Alcoa Foundation provided a two-year $1.5 million grant to expand the program globally to 20 countries. This grant will enable U.S. and international councils to work together and lead their families, schools and communities in improving the environment and protecting natural resources.”
You can read more about it here.
When I was an elementary school teacher, the 100th day of school was a big deal. I thought about how my troop could tie any of these ideas into the Girl Scout 100th anniversary, and I came up with a whole bunch of ideas for all levels of scouts.
My Brownie troop is going to do a canned food drive entitled “Yes We Can!”. I just got approval from our school’s principal to involve the girls’ third grade classes. When all the details are finalized, I will share them with you. My goals for this community service project are:
1. To collect 100 cans from the third grade students (we have three classes)
2. To have each girl collect 100 cans on her own (with adult supervision, of course) from family, close friends and neighbors.