This is amazing—over 2,400 Girl Scouts participated in an Earth Day service project or activity with River Valleys on April 22, 2017 (wahooo!). Thank you for showing your communities just how much Girl Scouts care for the environment and for taking action to help protect and honor the planet we all call home. Here are some of the ways our Girl Scouts celebrated Earth Day this year:
Troop 56913 decorated their own safety vests and learned about how to be safe while picking up trash on residential roadways.
Marching for Science
These Girl Scouts made signs and walked in the March For Science Minnesota at the State Capitol. They learned the importance of speaking up when they want to fix issues (especially about the environment!) and to be part of the solution to make a change.
Planting a Daisy Flower Bed
Troop 17936 worked toward their Journey Award as part of their Earth Day project and planted a daisy bed of flowers at a local photography studio.
Troop 17695 prepped and cleaned their school's flower bed for the spring! They collected five bags of debris and learned about the negative effects of disposing trash on the ground.
Releasing Ladybugs in the Mall of America
Troop 17909 had an amazing experience releasing over 75,000 ladybugs into the plant life of Mall of America. They were educated by a naturalist on why they release ladybugs to protect the plants, as well as how to do it!
Way to go, Girl Scouts!
But it doesn’t end here! In Girl Scouts, there are plenty of ways to make every day Earth Day. You can explore the It’s Your Planet—Love It! Journey, work toward your Art in the Outdoors badge, or be part of the Girl Scout Ranger Program in our national parks. Whatever it may be, we know you’ll go the extra mile to be pioneers for your planet!