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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 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.

Mask Making Service Project
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Across eastern Missouri, our Girl Scouts have proven that nothing can keep them from making the world a better place! We’ve teamed up with Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital so our Girl Scouts can show their support during COVID-19 by making and donating masks for first responders and patients.

Now through September 30, girls can help us reach our goal of 200 masks! Follow the steps below to participate in this incredible community service project:

  1. Get your troop or fellow Girl Scout sisters excited for making masks! Whether you’re meeting in-person or virtually, you can follow these instructions to make sewn or no-sew masks for first responders.
  2. Once your masks are finished, print and fill out this form to include with your masks.
  3. To donate your masks, please mail them to the address below:
    Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri
    Mask Making Service Project
    2300 Ball Dr.
    St. Louis MO, 63146

For questions regarding this service project, please contact program managers Ally Roehl, aroehl@girlscoutsem.org, or Jessica Illert, jillert@girlscoutsem.org.

Autumn Showers
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Through April Showers, girls have collected more than 24 million personal care items for families and individuals in need since 1998. This fall, Autumn Showers launches, a virtual version of Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri's largest community service program. October 9-18, girls will have the opportunity to continue making a difference in our community with this re-imagined personal care collection drive.

Full details on how to participate will be announced in late September. 

April Showers will return in April 2021 - stay tuned for details!

If you have any questions about the Autumn Showers program please contact Heather Eyster, 314.592.2312, or Kerri Kelley, 314.592.2366.

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.