15 Great Ideas for Take Action Service Projects for your Troop

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Giving back to your community shouldn’t only happen once a year, but rather throughout the entire year! That’s why Take Action Service Projects are such a great way to encourage your troop to engage with their community. 

If you’re looking for some fun and easy ways to implement giving back for your troop, you’ve come to the right place. 

We know the best ways to help out your community with different service projects. The girls will learn something from these projects, and your neighborhood will be grateful. 

Be sure to keep reading our list of fifteen ideas for service projects that you can start doing right now in your community. 

1. Gardening

Are there spots around your town that could use some sprucing up? Have your troop add flowers, greens, do some weeding to areas in your community that need the help. 

It is a great way to get everyone working together and doing something that will look beautiful. 

2. Cleaning the Parks

Besides making areas beautiful with flowers and plants, your girls can also help by cleaning up areas in their community. If you notice a park with an excessive amount of trash, cleaning it up is a great way to start working together. 

3. Walking Pets

Do you know any elderly people that could use a dog walker for the day? Kids love animals, and they’re going to love this community service project. 

Walking dogs for people who can’t do it themselves is an awesome way to give back to your community. Whether it is an elderly person, someone with an injury, or someone who doesn’t have the time, they’re going to appreciate it, and so will their pet. 

4. Car Washes

There are so many take action service projects that your troop can raise money for different charities in your community. One way is by hosting a car wash to help raise money. 

Be sure to get soap, buckets, sponges, and anything else you will need to be donated so that you won’t be investing any money into this philanthropy project. The girls will love working together for the day to raise money for a charity of their choice. 

5. Host a Sing-a-Long

If you’re looking for a take action service project that is a bit unique, then hosting a sing-a-long at a senior citizen home is the one. Doing this is the best way to get all of the girls together and do something good for the community. 

6. Help a Local Church

Local churches around your community are always looking for help, but most of them aren’t willing to ask for it. Instead, offer your services and see what your troop can do for them. 

Some churches might need help cleaning, organizing, or doing a plethora of things. Sometimes churches do drives for donations for different causes you can get involved in. Helping out at a church is an awesome way for your girls to give back to the community. 

7. Go to an Animal Shelter

Another place that perfect for take action projects is the animal shelter. There are so many things to do and learn when helping out at an animal shelter. 

Girls can help take dogs out to play, give the animals food, and even help to throw an adoption day to get pets into their forever homes. 

8. Host a Food Drive

food drive might require some meeting preparation but it is something that you can certainly pull off. You can even get other members of your community involved and ask them to donate food. It is a fabulous way to get everyone working together. 

9. Host a Toy Drive

Another type of drive that you can host is one for toys. These types of drives normally take place around Christmas time for less fortunate children. 

A toy drive is something that your troop can relate to because many of them still play with toys. They understand how exciting it is to open toys on Christmas. Make this a learning moment as they give back to other children in their community. 

10. Start a Neighborhood Watch Program

A neighborhood watch program is one of the best activities for scouts. It helps to teach your troop about stranger danger and keeping everyone in the community safe. It is a valuable teaching tool that everyone needs to know about. 

11. Donate Warm Clothes

If you live somewhere that gets extremely cold in the wintertime, you know how important coats, hats, and gloves are for people. That’s why working together to collect warm clothes for a donation is a great teaching tool about empathy and caring for others. 

12. Build Something

Habitat for Humanity is a great organization to work with if you want your girls to get out there and build something for their community. There are plenty of different volunteering opportunities that will open doors for your troop to see how they can help. They can start as young as five years old volunteering with this organization. 

13. Grocery Pickup and Drop Off

Many people in our communities can’t make it to the store for various reasons. Having your troop do a grocery store pickup and drop off is a great way to spread love and help out the people in their community. 

14. Sell a Craft Project

Another way to raise money for a charity is by working together on a craft project and then selling it to people in your community. It is a fun way to show off what your troop can do. You also get to raise money for a charity! 

15. Volunteer at the Library

The last great place for your troop to volunteer is at the library. Everyone loves the library as it tends to be one of the main centers of their community. 

You might spend time cleaning up the shelves, organizing books, or whatever they need. It is a fun way to give back, and your girls will love it. 

Take Action Service Projects for Your Troop

As you can see, there are so many take action service projects for your troop to get out there and do in your community. Make sure that everyone gets involved and has fun helping out where they can. 

If you’re looking for more things you can do with your troop, we have you covered. Be sure to check out all of our troop activities for lots of fun and entertaining things that your girls will love to do!

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My name is Jodi Carlson, I am a mom, wife, & web designer and come with 25 years of GS experience. I am now sharing my experiences and helping other Girl leaders be great and successful and shape today’s girls to be the leaders of tomorrow. I was blessed with a Son in March of 2015 and stepped down as a full time girl leader, but missed planning and volunteering, so I decided after 25 years I have so many ideas to inspire girls and help leaders so I choose to build this blog and it has grown into a resource beyond GS, I am reaching girl leaders in many organizations.