Silver Project Ideas
From: Tammi Fox - Monument Service Unit
"My daughters project was setting up two educational displays (one at council environmental center, one at Cornell's Lab of Ornithology - later moved to the Cayuga Nature Center) concerning Barn Owls (Threatened in NY state). She also mounted two for use in suitable habitat. She got donations of the materials needed from local lumber yards. A Junior troop helped her build four nest boxes. And she contacted the appropriate people to set up the displays and mount the boxes. Her advisor was a local wildlife rehabilitator.
Other projects from her troop have included, making place mats (laminated- for easy cleaning) for the Special Children's School. Collecting food for the local SPCA, and educating people about the problems of unwanted pets. Making alphabet books for pre schoolers in head start. The key is to show leadership, all these girls helped organize other girls to get the project done. They did not do all the work themselves."
" I'd like to thank each and every one of you that helped in my quest for Silver Award project ideas. My girls now have a very wide variety of former projects that have worked for others, and they can use these ideas to springboard to some of their own. A lot of these ideas were posted here, but just as many came directly to me at home. Because so many people may have missed some of the previous postings, I am going to briefly list all the ideas I have received. Hope this helps some other girls and troops. For the sake of simplicity I have stated them as 1-line ideas. Good Luck!"
Columbia River GS Council
1. Design a walking historic patch for your home town.
2. Have a dinner for the leaders on Leader's Day or during Girl Scout Week.
3. Design and make puppets for s day care center.
4. Make gifts for residents at a nursing home.
5. Plan and implement an event for other Girl Scouts.
6. Plan and implement a Try-It day for Brownies.
7. Set up an educational display for the general public on a local matter (environmental, etc).
8. Making laminated placemats for a special group (Blind school, handicapped school, etc.)
9. Collecting food for the Humane Society and educating the public about unwanted pets.
10. Making alphabet books for pre-schoolers in Head Start.
11. An International Faire for the Service Unit.
12. A special Daisy event.
13. Create a local "patch" about your council.
14. Plan the annual Service Unit campout.
15. Plan and conduct a Brownie campout for all troops.
16. Learn to quilt, crochet, or knit, then teach it to others to make something for a local group.
17. Build and decorate bookcases and fill them with donated books for a shelter, Head Start, etc.
18. Start an after-school homework helper for younger kids.
19. Organize a 1-day event with science/math activities.
20. Establish an old-fashioned herb garden or touch, smell, feel garden at a park.
21. Organize a 1-day hiking/outdoor adventure day for disabled youth.
22. Organize a Seniors Prom.
23. Prepare an illustrated what to do book for the area that includes kids activities, walking tours, annual events, fun things to do and see, local history, etc.
24. Organize a monthly dance for disabled youth/adults in the community.
25. Organize a girls career day.
26. Pack boxes of food collected for the local food bank.
27. Work with residents of the local VA hospital.
28. Make an educational video on proper display, care, and disposal of the American flag.
29. Conduct a bike safety program with the local schools.
30. Put together a book and game cart for a homeless shelter.
31. Plan and organize a tree-planting weekend at a local park.