As Girl Scouts, we are resilient community problem-solvers who make the world a better place. If you're wondering how your Girl Scouts can help those impacted by the hurricane, GSTF alongside our sister councils across Florida invite you to join the Hurricane Ian Action Team and earn a patch by helping in the recovery effort.
Take action with recovery efforts from Hurricane Ian and then fill out the Hurricane Ian Action Team Story Form to share the impact you made for others. Include photos or video that we can use to highlight your efforts. Within a month of submitting your story, Girl Scouts of West Central Florida will send a 2022 Hurricane Ian Action Team Patch at no cost to you or your Girl Scouts.
We will have more information in the near future about how we can help Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast, which experienced the most devastating impact from the hurricane.
Here are some age-appropriate ideas for your Girl Scout to consider:
- Join Clean Up Efforts
- Help your family, neighbors, place of worship, sports field or other community location to clean up leaves, branches, and debris from storm.
- Older Girl Scouts can explore opportunities for local environmental protection organizations like Miami Waterkeeper.
- Support Relief Services
- Put together disaster recovery kits for organizations like Feeding South Florida or Bridge to Hope. Collect non-perishable foods that can be eaten without power: granola bars, cereal, juice boxes, water, etc.
- Older Girl Scouts can volunteer with support relief service organizations or donate blood.
- Care for Animals
- Collect items shelters need like blankets, food and toys. Put together foster kits that shelters can deliver to foster pet parents.
- Older Girl Scouts can volunteer at shelters walking dogs and cleaning kennel spaces or foster an animal in need.
- Show Gratitude & Kindness
- Paint a gratitude poster and drop it off to a local firehouse, sheriff’s office, hospital, etc. Put out signs in your windows thanking emergency workers.
- Older Girl Scouts can Organize a first responders' night at a local restaurant.