Organization of the Year ~ Girl Scouts of Grand Island

Girl Scouts of Grand Island strives to be an organization that builds girls with courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place.  The girls take great pride in their Grand Island community and the Buffalo Niagara region as well.  Volunteering for the community is an integral part of their mission.  

 This year many of the highest awards in Girl Scouting are being awarded to scouts on the Island including 3 Gold Awards and 6 Silver Awards.  These awards are all based on Community Service.  Projects include working with the town in dealing with the Emerald Ash Bore issue including initiatives for tree planting and Arbor Day activities, creating a Haunted Hay Ride station to benefit Miracle League of Grand Island, development of a 2 week summer reading and writing program for the Seneca Street Community Development Corporation, refurbishing the library at the Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club, and cataloging and growing the DVD collection at Women’s and Children’s Hospital for the Child Life Program. The Service Unit also holds an annual Festival of Trees where trees are decorated and donated along with food/toiletry items to single mothers and their children.  Individual troops also perform community service donating items to the Neighbor’s Foundation, Buffalo City Mission, and servicemen and women here in Western New York and overseas.  

 All of the girls learn responsibility, leadership, and confidence to help them become the best citizens possible with lives that are purposeful, giving back to their world.