Being a Girl Scout gives you the power to achieve great things, and the courage to pursue positive change. As 2017 comes to an end, we look forward to the promise of a new year—and fresh opportunities for Girl Scouts to get inspired, get prepared, and get mobilized through the G.I.R.L. Agenda.
How will you make a difference in 2018? Check out our ideas for G.I.R.L.-inspired New Year’s resolutions!
- Write letters to your local government representatives about something that needs improvement in your community.
- Collect supplies and donations for organizations that help people in need—like a children’s hospital or local food pantry.
- Write letters to our servicemembers overseas or be part of an effort to send supplies or gifts. (For example, plan to participate in Gift of Caring (GOC) during cookie season—and start setting those GOC goals!)
- Set up a presentation at a mall or community center to inspire others. (Make sure to get permission first!)
- Take part in a peaceful march or rally with an adult.
- Use some of your troop earnings from cookie season to support a project that will help a cause you’re passionate about.
- Attend a city council meeting to hear what’s happening in your community and let them know what you think.
- Do a Take Action project—maybe work toward becoming a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award Girl Scout!
- Organize an email, social media, or letter-writing campaign.
- Join a student group that advocates for your favorite cause—or start your own, if your school doesn’t have one!
Gather your troop and commit to some of these goals for the New Year!
Need some inspiration? Look no further than your sister Girl Scouts—our National Young Women of Distinction have changed the world through their Gold Award projects, including GSGLA alumna Yue Ying, who helped improve public health in China.
We want to know how you plan to step up, stand up, and get involved in 2018. Comment and tell us how you plan to advance the G.I.R.L. Agenda!