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Girl Scouts in affected areas have been pitching in since the hurricane hit. Take a look:
Girl Scouts Hurricane Recovery
Eight Girl Scout councils suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy and are working to recover while also supporting their communities. We know how much Girl Scouts young and old want to help, so we urge you to give to the councils that were affected.
Troops Can Help, Too!
Troops want to help, too, and we've lifted the restrictions on troop fundraising, so that girls can donate money to those eight councils. Collecting coats, blankets, and other necessities, however, is not advised; councils aren't able to store, inventory, or distribute those donations at this time. What's needed now is money, so let's get those thinking caps on and create money-earning opportunities! Any funds troops earn can be sent directly to the eight affected councils.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the National Program Team has developed two new program resources that demonstrate how the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is all about helping girls be leaders in times of disaster. These resources also give tips and examples for engaging girls who want to help out:
|For Girls||For Adults (PDF)|
For Girls: What Can a Girl Scout Do When Disaster Strikes?
A girl-friendly tip sheet that girls of all grade levels can use to channel their leadership experiences toward helping out in times of disaster.
For Adults: What Girl Scout Leadership Looks Like in Times of Disaster: Responding to Hurricane Sandy (PDF)
Developed for council staff and volunteers, this resource will help adults guide girls who want to know how they can help after a disaster.