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2010 Book Drive Sign Up

posted Sep 19, 2010, 9:56 PM by   [ updated Sep 26, 2010, 7:24 PM by Website Administrator ]
  1. Sign up at by September 26th.
  2. Have a troop meeting about literacy in the next 2 weeks to help scouts understand how literacy connects to health. Check out the support materials for a useful one pager of activity ideas.
  3. Recruit adult volunteers (parents/guardians) for October 2nd and October 9th.
  4. Have scouts begin to collect paper bags with handles. We are also arranging for each school to have a paper bag collection bin.
  5. Pick up your flyers, additional bags, territory maps, etc. on October 1st at 5808 Brook Drive, Edina, MN 55439
  6.  Distribute bags with flyers on October 2nd  - Scouts in uniform.
  7.  Collect and prep books on October 9th ! – Scouts in uniform.
  8.  Have a great time on the Edina Day of Service.

For Daisies, Brownies & Juniors

Book Collection & Prep

  • Distribute bags w/flyers on October 2nd.
  • Collect bags of books on October 9th.
  •  Participate in cleaning, sorting, & labeling after you have collected all of your books on October 9th.

After you sign up on our website, you will be assigned a territory within Edina that can be handled by the number of scouts collecting. Part of this year’s drive is to learn about different neighborhoods within Edina. We only collected in a fraction of Edina last year. Our goal is to cover all of Edina. We can do this since there are over 100 troops in Edina!

For Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors

Site Teams

  • Site Traffic
  • Clean Team
  • Sorting & Labeling
  • Packing Team
  • Loading Team
  •  Storage Team
  • Communications Team
  • Field Team
  • Core Team

2010 Book Drive Goals

  1. Increase scout participation by 50%
    We’ll do this through
    • Clear communications
    • Online signup
    • More leader support
  2. Deepen scout service engagement
    We’ll do this through
    • Girl-led leadership roles for Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors
    • Book prep in addition to collecting
    • Pre-drive troop-based activities
  3. Double the number of books collected (20K)
    We’ll do this through
    •  Expanding the collection area within Edina
    • Increase visibility
    • Sponsorship

Thanks in advance,

Rhoda “2010 Book Drive Captain” Bernstein