Join your sister Girl Scouts for the Centennial Day of Service: 2012 Take Action Project. On Saturday, October 13, River Valleys will host the largest environmental service project in our history, a community clean-up for water quality. With the generous support of 3M and consultation from expert partners such as the Freshwater Society, Friends of the Minnesota Valley and other local organizations, we will make a tremendous impact in our community and honor our founder Juliette Gordon Low, who loved nature and the outdoors.
For the past three years, River Valleys’ Take Action Project theme has been Forever Green. Girls have learned about science through environmentally-focused projects. This year, the focus is to improve water resource conservation and protection.
With the leadership, support and participation of our Girl Scouts, alumnae, volunteers and local communities, we are confident we will reach these goals:
• 54,000 participants (36,000 girls and 18,000 adults)
• Remove 20,000 pounds of phosphorus
• Prevent 10 million pounds of algae growth
• Save $6 million in clean-up costs
Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate!
Each service unit across River Valleys’ 49-county area will organize and implement the Centennial Day of Service with members of their community. Through this highly-visible project, Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to make their local communities and the world a better place. Registration for Centennial Day of Service will be in conjunction with early-bird membership registration, which opens April 2. More details on registering for this event will be available soon.
Complete the Water Quality Troop Activities for your program grade level.
The Centennial Day of Service is more than just cleaning up leaves. It’s an opportunity to learn the importance of water quality, to protect and restore local water resources, and to raise community awareness. If your troop is not working on water quality activities, don’t delay. It’s a requirement for earning the Centennial Day of Service patch, which also is a requirement for earning the 100th Anniversary patch.