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A Thankful and Helpful Heart for the Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving to all of the girls, volunteers, parents, and alumnae who have grown Girl Scouts from the first 18 girl troop in 1912 to 3.2 million members and 59 million alumnae today! There is so much to be thankful for in our lives.  Watch this video to see some of the things girls were thankful for in 2013 and take a moment to make your own “things I’m thankful for in 2014” list.

One of the greatest things that girls do in Girl Scouting is help others.  As one of the girls in the video says “I like being a Girl Scout because when you help people you touch their hearts“. Let’s see how many hearts our girls can touch this holiday season! Here are some great websites with service project ideas for youth that will show the girls that helping others and giving back to their community can be one of the best gifts they give this year.

Easy Project Ideas from Global Youth Service Day

Disaster Recovery: How Girl Scouts Can Help

35 Service Projects for Kids from Kid World Citizen