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Community Service

Community Service

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 April Showers, Seasons of Giving and Honor Troops or by earning a Girl Scout Bronze, Silver or Gold Award, girls are making a difference each day.

April Showers
April Showers

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 and has since met a need unknown to many community leaders and citizens.

April Showers 2021
Thank you to all who participated in April Showers this year.
With your help, we were able to support hundreds of agencies across eastern Missouri by donating more than 1.1 million items. 

April Showers 2021 Fact Sheet


April Showers 2022

Save the date for April Showers 2022! 

April 1-3

Door-to-Door Distribution
The first weekend, girls, their leaders and families distribute sticky notes door-to-door throughout the Council’s jurisdiction.

April 2

Showering the Community
Girl Scouts across eastern Missouri will host the annual “Showering the Community” event. Girl Scouts will set up mini collection sites, like a table or booth at participating Schnucks, Walmart or other stores in our jurisdiction to encourage donations and collect personal care items for individuals and families in need.

April 9

Donation Collection
The second Saturday, girls return and collect donations of personal care items. These items are counted and donated to local pantries and shelters.

April Showers Support

If you have any questions about the April Showers program please email Heather Eyster or call 314.592.2312.

A special thanks to:

In partnership with Operation Food Search, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri has collected and distributed more than 24 million personal care items to local families and individuals in need.
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.

Email the Answer Center or call 314.400.4600 for more information.