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Thankful for Thanksgiving

Nov 21, 2012

On this Thanksgiving—before the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and all the trimmings—take a minute to list the things you’re most grateful for. It might be a beloved pet, a special relative, your troop, the community you live in, how much you’re learning in school, your athletic ability, or your creative talent. You might be thankful that you live in a time where girls can do and be anything!

And make sure to show your appreciation for the hard work that goes into preparing your Thanksgiving feast by offering to help clean the house, set the table, greet dinner guests, or pitch in with the cooking.

As much as Thanksgiving is about saying “thanks,” it’s also about giving. Here is some of what your Girl Scout sisters are doing:

  • On November 15, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas hosted a Thanksgiving feast that was open to their community.
  • On November 16, Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida held a food drive, stocking and decorating paper bags full of essentials like stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and corn to make “Thanksgivings in a Bag” and provide for 200 families in the South Miami community.
  • Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan helped build a float to commemorate 100 years of Girl Scouting for Detroit’s Thanksgiving Day parade on November 22. The float was designed in the shape of a giant birthday cake and colored the Girl Scouts’ trademark green.

How do you plan to celebrate and give thanks?