Girl Scouts do their part to give back to the community
COLFAX, NC (April 10, 2019) — During this upcoming weekend, April 12-14, Girl Scouts will be out and about doing good turns for their communities as part of Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont’s annual Weekend of Service.
Girls, volunteers and members are all encouraged to give back to those around them. Whether they plant some flowers outside a local business, clean up a playground or just carry in groceries for a neighbor, every bit of service makes an impact and helps to make our communities a better place. On average, a Girl Scout troop will give 86 hours of community service per year.
This year, the Weekend of Service has an optional theme of giving back to First Responders- thanking those who give so much of their time and talents on an everyday basis.
“Community service is a foundational element of the Girl Scout program,” said Lane Cook, CEO of Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. “We love that every year we have thousands of members giving back and recognizing those who need it most.”
To learn more about Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, you can visit their website at girlscoutsp2p.org or find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, a United Way agency, is one of 112 councils nationwide chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to deliver Girl Scout program within specific geographic boundaries. The local council serves nearly 12,000 girls and 6,000 adult volunteers in 40 counties and maintains three camp properties and four service centers offering unique experiences for girls and adults. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to GSCP2P, call 800-672-2148 or visit girlscoutsp2p.org.
We’re Girl Scouts of the USA
We’re 2.5 million strong —more than 1.7 million girls and 750,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy of building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit www.girlscouts.org.
A Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont Press Release