Map It! Girls Changing the World
Map It! is an interactive map that shows how Girl Scouts all over are changing the world! Whether it’s Gold Awards, Silver Awards, Bronze Awards, Forever Green, or Journey Take Action projects, browse what girls are doing to get inspiration and share your story with us! It’s a great way to get inspiration for your Girl Scout year or just see what other girls are doing to change the world!
Map It! features Take Action projects, not service projects. Please make sure your project includes the elements of a Take Action project outlined below.
Before posting, all projects are reviewed to ensure that they meet the requirements associated with each award.
Service vs. Action: What’s the Difference?
Girl Scouts often do both community service and Take Action and higher awards projects. Both kinds of projects help communities in different ways. What’s the difference?
Direct and immediate service changes something right now. Longer-lasting action gets at the root cause of issues.
Community service makes the world better for some people “right now.” For example, collecting cans of food for the local food pantry feeds people “right now.” Gathering toys for a homeless family shelter makes kids happy “right now.” Providing clothing and toiletries to people who have suffered a disaster helps them get through a traumatic event “right now.” These acts of kindness are important ways to help some people—right now.
Take Action projects, along with the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards, address the root cause of an issue, and come up with sustainable, longer-lasting solutions. These projects strive to make the world a better place for more people for a much longer time. Sometimes, service and action just naturally blend together into one sustainable effort. As a Girl Scout, you use both service and action to live out the Girl Scout Law and “make the world a better place!”
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- Paw Print Memory Game
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- Earth Day Memory Game
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- El Programa de Galletas Girl Scouts: ¡Lo que los adultos necesitan saber!
- Success Story: Hareem and Amanda
- 3 Processes for Girl Scout Volunteers
- What Grown-Ups Need to Know About Selling Girl Scout Cookies
- Print & Play — Sweet, Spicy, Smooth, and Bright
- Print & Play — Brownie Elf & Friends Tree House
- Girl Scouts at the 2012 Texas State Fair
- Brownie Elf & Friends: Manage Money!
- Print & Play — Pinwheels for Peace
- Animal Matching Game
- Print & Play — Flower Friends Card
- Print & Play — Dancing Butterfly
- Print & Play — Underwater Mobile
- Print & Play — Finger Puppets
- Make a Kaleidoscope
- International Night at the Girls’ World Forum in Chicago
- Print & Play — Color Me Daisy
- Print & Play — Take to the Air
- Print & Play – Inspiring Women Everywhere!
- Print & Play — Maple Seed Flyers
- FIRST Robotics Competition in St. Louis
- Print & Play — Daisy Bee Dance Masks
- Brownie Elf Hiker Song
- Print&Play — Daisy Flower Stickers
- Print&Play – Brownie Elf Paper Doll
- Make Your Own Badge
- Print&Play – Snowflakes
- Badge Explorer
- Print&Play – Power Pennants
- Print & Play — Coloring Pages
- Print&Play – Flower Friends
- Print & Play — Make a Book
- Color My World – Polar
- How to Make a PSA
- Storytellers: Geri Keams
- Girl Scouts at Lake Rickabear
- Catching Frogs at Camp
- Color My World – Rainforest
- Print&Play – Animal Masks
- Girl Scouts Speak Out!
- Drag & Drop
- Color My World – Desert