• Giving Doesn’t End at Christmas for These Girl Scouts

    Girl Scouts Make A Difference Day in Carmel

    Cadet Troop 32040 and Senior Troop 30221 will host a Girls Scouts Make a Difference Day at the Carmel Youth Center as part their Silver Award Project. The Silver Award is a community service project that girl scouts work towards after they have made a contribution in a big way.

    These two troops are sponsoring this educational event January 11, 2015—inviting younger girls from local service units to participate in a sort of crafting farmers market for charity. The girls researched local charities to find out how they could be of help. During the event, they host stations for those charities they are interested in. Attendees will go from station to station contributing to various projects for charities such as making sandwiches and toiletry kits for Dorothy’s Place homeless shelter, decorating place-mats for Meals on Wheels, and making blankets for the Kinship Center — just to name a few.

    Steps required for a Silver Award include:
    1. Identifying Issues you care about
    2. Building an Award Team
    3. Picking a Take Action Project
    4. Developing the Project
    5. Making a Plan and Putting it into Motion
    6. Reflecting, Sharing the Story, and Celebrating

    The girls completed their Bronze Award last year and have completed most of the steps towards the Silver. (A troop member wrote this press release as part of Step 6!) Girls have also reached out to the community for contributions to the event. For example Dr. David Brock; DMD Dentistry of Monterey has contributed 75 toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss for toiletry bags for the homeless at Nancy’s Place. Monterey Plaza Hotel donated shampoo, soaps and body wash too. Safeway and trader Joes’ have also pitched in. The giving is contagious!

    “People are so nice! Sometimes all you need to do is ask and the help is there,” said Tracy Hopper, Scout mom. “The girls gain so many valuable skills from this type of project and it’s the best kind of learning — through doing and sharing the experience; the original social media!”

    Make a Difference Day will be held January 11, 2015 at the Carmel Youth Center from 1 to 3 pm. 50 local girl scouts have signed up to attend.

    We invite you to stop by to see local youth community service in action! Carmel Troops 32040 and 30221 consist of 9 local girls, aged 13-16, whose smiling faces have been pitching in for the community and selling cookies and nuts at Bruno’s, Safeway and Savemart since 1st grade.


    posted to Cedar Street Times on January 5, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News


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