It’s in our Girl Scout DNA to help in a time of crisis. For those that are healthy and want to help others, there are multiple ways to help those in need during the novel coronavirus outbreak. But how can we do so responsibly? In some cases, you don’t even need to step outside your home to help in a meaningful way.
National Service Projects from GSUSA
From educating communities about food production and selling Treasury Bonds during WWI and the Spanish flu pandemic to planting victory gardens and training in first aid during WWII, Girl Scouts have always stepped up in times of need, and our current COVID-19 crisis is no different. All across our country and our world, Girl Scouts have leapt to the aid of others by engaging in wonderful acts of service and kindness. Now your troop can get involved too! Projects | Patch
Promote the Vote
Since Girl Scouts’ founding in 1912, our members have created lasting, positive change through advocacy and civic action. And though some girls may be too young to cast a ballot, they can still mobilize their communities to take action like a Girl Scout.
The Girl Scout Guide to Helping Others During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This guide is a starting point for ideas you and your family can contribute to the community, whether it’s safely helping with COVID-19 outbreak efforts or taking action for community betterment. via Girl Scouts of San Jacinto
Dear Doris and Arnold
Become a pen pal to a resident of a senior citizen or assisted living center through the Dear Doris and Arnold project. The organization has several communities lined up to receive letters but need more writers.
As hospitals and medical facilities run low on supplies, they are asking for homemade masks to help their staff stay safe. If you are interested in donating masks to a facility near you, please be sure to check their specifications as it will vary depending on the intended use.
For more information about the use of homemade masks please check cdc.gov. For steps to make masks, visit this post from JoAnn Fabrics.