Girls Give Back
Girl Scouts have a rich history of giving back to their communities. Be part of this tradition by participating in one of the service projects below.
Join us on the second and fourth Sunday of each month for Community Service Sunday's!
Building My Community
Take Action Project Resources
MLK Day of Service
A Heart for the Homeless
Cancer Survivor Kits
Sweet Connections: Valentine's Day
We love to know about the service projects you or your troop are completing within your communities. Tell us your story and you might be featured in a GCNWI publication!
Offer a Service Opportunity for Girl Scouts
Please email Annie Gilmartin or call 815-651-2715 if you are an organization with service opportunities for Girl Scouts.
GSUSA National Service Projects
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!
Promote the Vote Service Project
Citizen Science Service Project
Mask-Making Service Project
Letter-Writing Service Project
Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors who are passionate about giving back can earn service bars. The Community Service Bar and the Service to Girl Scouting Bar each require a minimum of 20 hours of service to one organization or Girl Scout activity/troop.
Community Service Bar
- Choose an organization to help.
The organization will need to agree to give you instructions about the work you'll be doing.
- Get council approval.
Email Annie Gilmartin before you begin.
- Complete at least 20 hours of service.
Track your time with this form.
- Submit a final report.
Complete this online form to report your service.