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Community Service Programs and Awards

Honor Troops in the Spotlight
Honor Troops have the opportunity to represent the Council throughout the year while volunteering for special events or activities. This may include serving as color guard or hostess for an important public meeting or promoting Girl Scouts on TV.

April Showers
April Showers reflects Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri's dedication to the community. This extraordinary program launched in 1998 and has since met a need unknown to many community leaders and citizens. Learn More

Seasons of Giving
Community service is an integral part of being a Girl Scout that provides girls with the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills and practice teamwork as well as empowering girls to make changes in the community. Learn More

Awards
Kohl’s Kids Who Care® Scholarship Program
Nomination period: January 1, 2014-March 14, 2014
Kids, ages 6-18, whose volunteer efforts have made a positive impact on their communities may be nominated for this award.  The person who nominates a kid must be at least 21. Prizes range from $50 gift cards to a $10,000 scholarship.  Visit http://kohlscorporation.com/communityrelations/scholarships for more information.

Do Something Seed Grants
Deadline: Rolling
Are you working to start a community action project or program? Do you need money to put your ideas into action? If so, you are eligible to apply for a Do Something Seed Grant. They give out a $500 Do Something Seed Grant every week to help young people just like you. Do Something Seed Grants are targeted toward project ideas and programs that are just getting started. These grants can be used to jump-start your program or to realize your ideas for the first time. These are grants for all types of community action projects around causes that you care about and are important in your community. Learn more.

President’s Volunteer Service Award
This award is issued on behalf of the President of the United States to encourage all Americans to improve their communities through volunteer service and civic participation. The award is given to families, individuals and both girl and adult groups that have demonstrated outstanding efforts over a 12-month period. Go to www.presidentialserviceawards.gov to learn more. Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is a certifying organization for this award. Contact Michelle Johnson at 314.592.2344, 800.727.GIRL ext. 2344 or mjohnson@girlscoutsem.org for more information.

The Congressional Award
This is awarded by the U.S. Congress and is open to all 14-23 year olds. Participants can earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and medals. The award honors girls for achieving their own challenging goals. Go to www.congressionalaward.org for more information.

Young Achievers and Leaders of Tomorrow
Sponsored by the International Leadership Network, these awards honor students in grades 5-10 for Young Achievers and grade 11 for Leaders of Tomorrow. Students are nominated based on criteria such as academic performance, leadership abilities, being a positive role model, etc. Go to www.youngachievers.us to find out more.