Community Service is one of the core values of Girl Scouting. Volunteers and Girl Scouts of all ages are encouraged to participate in service projects that will have a real impact on their communities. Girls can choose projects that reflect their own interests, large or small, and work as individuals or as a group. It is especially important for all adult volunteers to coach girls on identifying local needs they care about and guide girls in reflecting on what they’re learning. To apply the Discover, Connect, and Take Action keys, volunteers ensure that girls develop leadership values and skills while reaching out to others. By continuing our long tradition of helping others, we can fulfill the Girl Scout mission in a visible way in our communities.
- Download a basic hour log for girls to track hours
- Go to the Forms page to download the Troop Finance Report, which includes a community service hour log for Troops
- Always check the Safety Activity Checkpoints to follow safety guidelines for your service activities.
Community Service Opportunities
Participate in Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas’s annual service project, the collection of new underwear, socks, and diapers for children in the care of the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. This service project takes place each year in the month of October. Visit the patch programs webpage to see the patch for this project.
Keep Texas Beautiful
Keep Texas Beautiful’s Youth Patch program offers patches for youth who participate in Great American Clean-up, America Reycles Day, or other Keep Texas Beautiful programs. Patches available for sale directly from keep Texas Beautiful.