One of the focus areas of Girl Scouts’ Centennial year has been taking action through service. Troop 30167 took it to heart with their Silver Award project. Hannah, Mattea and Allyson built their project around Juliette Gordon Low’s belief in performing a daily act of kindness.
To complete 100 acts of kindness, the girls used their resources to inform the community and other Girl Scouts about the project and encouraged everyone to contribute. They created posters to display in local businesses, started a website for people to post their acts of kindness and created a commercial that has played on the local community access channel.
The girls have been dedicated throughout the project, which has involved many detailed steps and required them to step outside their comfort zones.
“One of the hardest parts for the girls was working with adults and asking the community for help,” explained troop leader, Laura. “When we first started, the girls were really shy to ask businesses to display the posters, but their confidence and courage has really grown.”
Anyone who completes an act of kindness can post on the website, where it is tracked and added to the total. Each post from a community member is extremely rewarding for the girls and gives them the confidence that they will meet their goal.
Have you completed an act of kindness lately? Visit 100 Acts of Kindness to help Hannah, Mattea and Allyson reach their goal by the end of the year.