As our 100th
Anniversary gift to America and the world, all Girl Scout troops/groups are
being asked to get personally involved with at least one the three national Girl Scouts Forever Green Take Action Projects
AND to take the Girl Scouts Forever
Green (GSFG) Pledge.
Our statewide project for the month of
February 2012 is Reducing Plastic Waste. This project was specifically selected so that girls and the
citizens of South Carolina will be able to experience the collective power of
Girl Scouts. When each girl records her results on the GSFG website, we will be
able to measure our impact.
Reducing Plastic Waste Project Goal: To
reduce the number of discarded single-use plastic bottles and bags and
the impact they have on our environment.
has all the information and resources leaders/advisors and
girls will need to carry out this project. At this website, two other optional
Take Action Projects are detailed. You’ll find templates for all the projects
and some other helpful items like posters, bookmarks, etc.
Familiarize yourself with the Girl Scouts Forever Green website, and the
Reducing Plastic Waste Project in particular.
30-60 minutes of a January troop meeting to discussing the project and having
the girls decide how they would like to carry out their Girl Scouts Forever
Green Take Action Project.
simplest way to participate is for girls to commit to reusing a plastic water
bottle throughout the month of
February. They can use the stickers provided to tally how many times they
refilled their water bottle
rather than discarding it.
decide they would also like to reduce the number of single-use plastic bags
they use, they should decide how
they will keep track of how many times they used a reusable bag and refused a
plastic bag, sothey can record that number at the end of the month, too.
the girls can practice their leadership development by recruiting others
(family members, friends, and
their school and faith communities, etc.) to join them in Reducing Plastic
Waste during February
2012 and beyond, and by taking the GSFG Pledge.
4. At the
end of the month, each girl goes to the GSFG website and records the number of
times she refilled her
reusable water bottle and/or how many time she used a reusable bag and refused
a plastic bag.
GSFG participation patches will be on sale for $1.50 each at our Girlz Gear
shops beginning in early February. To help maximize this opportunity to
demonstrate our impact and ability to be change makers, we
ask that Girl Scouts tie the receipt of the patch to the completion of
recording their actions on the national Girl Scouts Forever Green website.
doing one of the other Girl Scouts
Forever Green Projects, too.
• Save Energy/Earth Hour – March 2012
• Rain Gardens – April 2012
of the following materials to troops will be at the time the troop cookie
manager turns in the Parent Permission Slips to the Service Unit Cookie Manager
on or before January 13; or at your January Service Unit Meeting.
Reduce Plastic Waste “Spread the Word”
Cards. Double-sided wallet cards that explain the initiative and have the
girlscouts.org/gsforevergreen web address. Quantity: 5 per registered member
(girl and adult)
Refill Water Bottle Stickers.
Participants put these stickers on their water bottles to record the number of times
they refill their bottles during the month of February. The stickers are 2” x
4”. Quantity: 3 per registered member (girl and adult)
of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands