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National Service Projects

Ways to Serve Your Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

From educating communities about food production and selling Treasury Bonds during WWI and the Spanish flu pandemic to planting victory gardens and training in first aid during WWII, Girl Scouts have always stepped up in times of need, and our current COVID-19 crisis is no different. All across our country and our world, Girl Scouts have leapt to the aid of others by engaging in wonderful acts of service and kindness. Now your troop can get involved too!

Girl Scouts Give Back:
Letter-Writing Service Project

The idea is simple: girls write letters to people in nursing homes, senior residences, and assisted living facilities, including the dedicated staff and caregivers. This long-distance hug is a way to share your good thoughts with these vulnerable and loved community members.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Ask your girls (and their friends!) to write letters to senior and caretakers using our tips.

  2. You can reach out to a local assisted living centers and nursing homes to find out how they would like to receive your troop’s letters. You could collect and deliver them (using no-contact practices), have girls mail them individually, or even deliver them via email. Don’t forget to include a note to tell the staff about the letters you’re sending.

  3. Take a picture of your letter packet and post it on social media using #GirlScoutsGiveBack and #GirlScoutsJS (and be sure to tag us @GirlScoutsJS and @GirlScouts).

  4. Don't forget to come back here and log the number of letters to add them to the national campaign! Let’s see how many letters of love and care our Movement can send!

  5. If you wish to recognize your troop’s participation with a patch, we recommend this community service patch

Tell us how many letters you sent!


Troop 76 art (200)

Cadette Troop 76, of Marloro, created cards of appriciation for staff at CentraState Medical center in Freehold.