Over the last five years, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida has challenged our membership to get out into their communities and defend the earth – one project at a time. What our Girl Scouts and troops do is up to them, as long as their service project is focused on protecting the planet. We are about midway through the 2022 Earth Defender season (projects must take place between October 1-31, 2022) and Girl Scouts are already tackling some outstanding projects!
Daisy Girl Scouts in Troop 10045 from Mirimar decided to tackle a two-part recycling project! On October 1, the troop learned about being helpful and friendly within their home, troop, and community. They took what they learned and brought it to their community with a show-and-tell activity on correctly recycling items. The next weekend, on October 8, the troop visited the Broward recycle center, where they got the opportunity to drop off the items they gathered throughout the week and learn about other things that can be recycled, such as TV, paints, etc. The Girl Scouts event got to interview the supervisor at the recycling center who shared with them all the ways that we can help at home to reduce waste!
Junior Girl Scouts in Troop 31111 from Jensen Beach took on the task of making their own greenhouses to help grow more plants for the earth. Due to all the construction going on these days, a lot of Mother Nature is being torn down, so the troop wanted to make a difference by bringing more plants into the world. Each of their mini greenhouses contain both flowers and vegetables!
According to their research, one of the Girl Scouts reports that “Plants help us breathe. They are the main source of our food. They help us with medicine to help people feel better. Flowers help insects, especially bees, to produce pollen and honey. Plants help us to save the earth!” Troop 31111 was very excited to be apart of the earth defenders – taking one small step at a time.
Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors in Troop 20296 from Boynton Beach headed to their local beach to host a cleanup. When they arrived at the Lantana Municipal Beach, the tides were too high, so they weren’t able to clean up the beach area. But that didn’t stop these Girl Scouts! They cleaned up the surrounding park and playground instead! The girls had a great time making the world a better and cleaner place.
Want to learn more about how YOU can become an earth defender this year? Check out our webpage and get started today.