community service

Girl Scout Raises Awareness of Dating Violence through ‘Project A.L.E.R.T.’

When choosing the project issue for her Girl Scout Gold Award, Girl Scout Meghan wanted to focus on an issue that everyone is impacted by or at least hears about, but is rarely talked about openly: dating violence. “Domestic violence and dating safety is a big deal and it impacts most communities, but people rarely talk about it openly,” Meghan said. She said she heard about a relative of a girl in her community who was killed as a result of an […]

Girl Scout Gold Award Provides Resources to Children of Diabetics

Growing up with a parent who has diabetes can be confusing and scary for a child. That’s why Girl Scout Elizabeth, who is a child of a diabetic parent, dedicated her Gold Award project to creating learning resources for children of diabetic parents. “When you’re young and you have a parent who is diabetic you don’t necessarily understand why something is wrong and you can find yourself in situations that can be scary and you don’t know what to do,” she said. […]

Girl Scout Creates ‘Baskets of Hope’ for Homeless

Girl Scout Megan isn’t a stranger to helping to the homeless–every year she volunteers with her church at a homeless shelter, serving food and talking with people who come in for a meal. She also delivered bag lunches to homeless in Baltimore City with her youth group. When she began thinking about what to do for her Girl Scout Gold Award project, she decided to take her volunteer work to help the homeless a step further. “Through my volunteer work I was […]

Girl Scout Collects First Communion Dresses for Less Fortunate

The Catholic Review reports that Girl Scout Molly collected 85 first communion dresses for the less fortunate for her Gold Award project. Molly said she wanted to help ease the expenses for families who maybe didn’t have the finances and make receiving first communion special for the girls. In addition to collecting dresses from five local parishes, Molly, a senior at Mount de Sales Academy, and several volunteers spent hours making veils for the girls. The dresses, veils and other items were […]

Fulfilling a Passion for Service with AmeriCorps

Last week, we caught up with some AmeriCorps volunteers working out at Camp Conowingo. The team has been busy cleaning up camp sites and trails, painting Bell Manor, and making other improvements in preparation for the camping season. Whenever we ask a team of AmeriCorps volunteers what inspired them to join, each of the individual responses echo a commitment to service and a desire to help others. When asked whether AmeriCorps service is worth all of the hard work and the year […]

Gold Award Project Preserves a Part of Baltimore History

There are few figures in literary and Baltimore history that are as recognizable as Edgar Allan Poe, and when Sierra of Troop 2510 found the opportunity to help preserve a part of that history, she jumped on the chance. “I love history—it’s one of my passions, as is reading and writing. Edgar Allan Poe is an absolute master of his craft and one of the great literary figures that I admire,” she said. During a trip to the Edgar Allan Poe House […]

Gold Award Project Spreads Healthy Smiles Beyond Borders

When it came time for Julie of Troop 329 to plan her Gold Award project, choosing an activity to serve a Spanish-speaking community seemed to be an obvious choice. Julie, who had taken Spanish courses since kindergarten, chose to write a book in Spanish for children in San Bartolo, El Salvador, where her church frequently traveled for mission trips. “I talked to the woman who runs the trip about what the biggest need was in the community and she said that the […]

Prudential Spirit of Community Award Honors Central Md. Girl Scout

Last night, Girl Scout Christina Antonini of Edgewater, Md. was honored for the community service work she completed during her Gold Award project by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program that honors young people for outstanding community service. She will receive a $1,000 award, an engraved silver medallion and a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend special recognition events in early May. View a video about Christina’s project here: The awards program, conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National […]

Troop 1231 Volunteers at American Council of the Blind Regional Convention

Over the weekend,  Ambassador Troop 1231 from Crofton volunteered at the American Council of the Blind Mid-Atlantic Affiliates’ Regional Convention at the BWI Airport Marriott in Baltimore. The Troop shared with us their experience and some of the things they learned during the convention: Our troop was asked if we could help out at the Convention and  although we were not sure exactly what to expect, we ended the day with lots of stories about the fun that we had and all that […]

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