Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast
The extreme heat did not stop a group of Girl Scouts from Oak Creek from participating in Girl Scouts Forever Green. The second graders planted close to 200 plants for a rain garden. “This garden’s really important because it’s important to the environment. The best part of it is when we plant it, because you get to get your hands dirty,” Girl Scout Amanda McKillip said. Eleven first-year Daisies from troop 7380 and one Junior of Paddock Lake, Wisconsin also did an amazing job of planting a rain garden. Watch their video.
Girl Scouts of Greater New York
As part of their “Month of Service” the Alcoa Foundation and Girl Scouts of Greater New York teamed up to plant a rain garden in Spanish Harlem in partnership with the Concrete Safari, an organization that teaches young people to green up their living spaces.
Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines
Ten Girl Scouts from troops 678 and 1535 adopted a cemetery project in which they planted 200 square feet of land with 50 native plants. They developed a rain garden that now feeds into the intra-coastal waterway marshlands in an environmentally responsible way. In their words: “We lit the once abandoned, wooded cemetery with renewable solar powered lights, and we recycled all the trees in the wooded area into a handmade fence surrounding the property. We will be back once a year to maintain the property as part of our yearly community service project, ‘One Girl who Makes the World a Better Place’ initiative. Every girl makes a difference! Every girl can make the world a better place!”
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida
Brianna, a third-grader, along with three family members put together four rain catchers to collect water from the gutters of the house. Using activities from the It’s Your Planet – Love it! Journey, they planted 120 square feet of garden with flowers and vegetables. They have also switched from small drink bottles to 5-gallon refillable bottles and use washable cups. They’re now down to zero plastic bottles!
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
The girls who attended the Girl Scout Leadership Institute in Houston from the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia prepared a small rain garden demonstration for thousands of Girl Scouts who attended the 100th Anniversary Celebration in Savannah, Georgia in March. They gave out ENERGY STAR® qualified light bulbs to everyone who took the GSFG Pledge.
Girl Scouts Take Action in Houston
In Houston, kicking of our 100th Anniversary, Girl Scouts built several rain gardens and planted over 500 plants.