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Community Service

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri are changing our community in meaningful ways. What can we say. It's in our DNA!

Community service is an integral part of being a Girl Scout, providing girls with an opportunity to practice teamwork, build critical thinking skills, and empowering them to make changes in their community. What better way for girls to learn cooperation and build friendships than working together to accomplish a single goal. Sharing their time and resources helps girls increase their self-esteem and civic responsibility. Through participating in programs like Seasons of Giving, April Showers, Honor Troops or by earning a Girl Scout Bronze, Silver or Gold Award, girls are making a difference each day.

April Showers
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April Showers , Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s largest community service program, is important to the Girl Scout program and the community at large. Girl Scouts, their troop leaders, families and friends help people in need by collecting personal care items. This extraordinary program launched in 1998 has since met a need unknown to many community leaders and citizens.

The success of this Council-wide program is only possible thanks to our Girl Scouts, their families, neighbors, adult volunteers and of course, our community partners who generously donate their time and resources to this important initiative.

Together, we help our G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, Leaders) TM make the world a better place!

Optional Drop Off Locations

If your bag filled with personal care items did not get picked up or you missed the drive, you may take your items to any optional drop off locations:

Local Pantries

The personal care items donated by our communities are given to local pantries and shelters where they are distributed to individuals and families in need.

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A special thanks to:

In partnership with Operation Food Search, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri has collected and distributed more than 23 million personal care items to local families and individuals in need.

April Showers collaborations: 

Support April Showers
If you have any questions about the April Showers program please email Lucretia Penn or call 314.592.2337.

Seasons of Giving

Girl Scouts make an impact through the Seasons of Giving program, which encourages all girls to participate in service activities. Girl Scouts have the option of: (a) making gifts or (b) contributing useful items, i.e. clothing or (c) providing service to agencies of their choosing. Girls vote on the use of troop treasury funds when purchased items are donated. Troops can contact their Neighborhood Manager or their Neighborhood Seasons of Giving Coordinator for more information about service programs for agencies in their area.

Honor Troops

Honor Troops have the opportunity to represent the council throughout the year while volunteering for special events or activities. This may include serving as color guard or hostess for an important public meeting or promoting Girl Scout programs on TV.

Numerous community organizations who need Girl Scouts volunteers contact Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri. If you would like to help Girl Scouts maintain their reputation for service in the community, become an Honor Troop.

Let us know if your troop is interested by completing the following application for Honor Troops.