Americans are more divided today than ever. We disagree over social
issues, race, gender, the economy and much more. The melting pot that
is America is boiling over with an ever-widening divisive discord.
One Heart is the underlying principle for Girl Scouts Heart of the
South. It encourages members to practice kindness and compassion, seek
common ground and understanding, and serve our neighbors and
communities, while living the Girl
Scout Promise and Law.
Everything we do within Girl Scouts, we put our differences aside
and do it with One Heart. It is important that we take the lead and
show others how important it is to be kind, compassionate, work
together and understand each other, and serve our neighbors and
communities. We need to lead by example. Your daughter and your family
can make a difference – together, we can change our culture from
within Girl Scouts Heart of the South. And while your family is
participating in this vital culture-shift, your daughter can earn a
One Heart In Service Patch.
Sharing kindness and compassion with others meets critical needs in
our communities, even as it teaches valuable lessons, and starting
your family’s kindness practice has never been easier. With each act
of service, your family can be a force for love and kindness, helping
to heal our fractured country and connect meaningfully with those
around us. To earn the patch the Girl Scout’s family must:
· Choose an age appropriate a One Heart Service Project –
ideas for these are listed below. We also encourage you to be creative
and come up with an activity that speaks to your family values.
· Take a picture of the family performing the service project.
· Have your family’s Girl Scout(s) write up a short
explanation of what was done and what she learned.
· Send the photo and write-up to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you send in the above information, you can purchase a patch at
your local Girl Scout Trefoil Trunk for your Girl Scout to proudly
wear on her sash, vest or smock and show that her family supports her
in all her Girl Scout activities.
Ideas for Daisy and Brownie Families:
1. Make cards for nursing home residents, wounded soldiers or
deployed service people.
2. Sort through toys, books and
clothes to find items to donate to a homeless shelter.
Sort canned food and non-perishables for a local food pantry.
4. Help bake cookies and deliver to fire stations or police stations.
Ideas for Junior and Cadette Families:
1. Pick up trash and litter at a local playground, school,
library or park.
2. Write thank you letters to people who
have influenced your life.
3. Shelve, sort and unpack food at
a local food bank or pantry.
4. Organize a canned food drive
or a pet supply drive.
Ideas for Senior and Ambassador Families:
1. Make bathroom kits for a shelter (Ziploc bag with soap,
toothpaste, deodorant, etc.).
2. Do yard work for an elderly
3. Volunteer at a nonprofit or with an organization
that serves people with disabilities.
4. Help (walk dogs,
play with cats, clean up cages, repair items) at an animal shelter,
veterinary clinic or other animal agency.
Don’t forget to take the One Heart Pledge. To take the pledge go to: