Centennial Day of Service
Saturday, October 13, 2012
9 - 11 am

What is it? Girl Scouts and community volunteers of all ages will be helping their communities improve water resource conservation and protection.
The council-wide environmental service project is designed to reduce phosphorus levels in lakes and rivers.

Together, Girl Scouts across the region will prevent the growth of 10 million pounds of algae by removing 20,000 pounds of yard waste before it enters lakes and rivers, saving $6 million in clean-up costs.

What do we do to get ready? You can download these Water Quality Troop Activity Packets:
Do the Girl Scouts earn badges for this event? Yes! The requirements are available in the Water Quality Troop Activity Packet for your program grade level on the Centennial Day of Service page. Earning this patch includes: 
  • Taking the Water Quality Pledge (included in each program grade level Water Quality Troop Activity Packet)
  • Doing 60 minutes of Water Quality Troop Activities in your program grade level’s activity guide, including Activity 1 (which is required for all)
  • Participating in the October 13, 2012, Centennial Day of Service Take Action Project
  • Submitting the Centennial Day of Service Evaluation Form on October 13, 2012
Where are we volunteering? You decide! We are still actively seeking site leaders. Some places already designated are Highlands School, Birchcrest Park, and Creek Valley School. Do you have a neighborhood that has a lot of mature trees?   Your neighborhood could be a clean up site.
If you do not have a location in mind, don't worry - we will match your troop to a service project.

How do we sign up as a troop? 
To register your Girl Scout troop for the Centennial Day of Service on October 13,  2012, you can register HERE

**You may have indicated your interest already at the MN River Valleys website. Please make sure that you register with our Edina specific CDOS so that we know the number of extra adults and siblings that are participating.

Forms needed for the event:
CDOS Permission Slip

Click HERE for a helpful FAQ for this event - lots of helpful information for Troop Leaders and parents!

Help needed coordinating this event! Please consider volunteering on the CDOS committee:
  • Activities/task chair: Coordinates the distribution of troops among the three tasks on the CDOS. Works with the CTAP coordinator to verify number of CDOS participants and distribute the activities among troops accordingly.
  • Bag removal/transportation chair: Responsible for coordinating bag removal and delivery to the designated compost site on the CDOS.
  • Celebration chair:  Coordinates the post-event celebration logistics, including promotion of the event (with publicity chair assistance), food, entertainment, etc.
  • Evaluation chair: Organizes and implements the evaluation process as determined by River Valleys and the service unit. Ensures that each troop completes and submits the event evaluation to receive their CDOS patch. This is done at the completion of the event. 
  • Publicity/PR chair: Creates and sends press releases and other news articles to local newspapers to promote the CDOS in their communities. Work with Tammy on social media (Facebook, blog, etc) to get the word out about our project. Work with celebration chair on promotion of the event.
  • Registration chair:  Oversees pre-event registration process to ensure all troops are registered for the CDOS. Manages and assists with event day check-in, ensuring troops are accounted for and receive necessary information.
  • Supplies chair:Coordinates the distribution of service unit supplies among troops to ensure all participating troops have enough supplies for cleanup, residential education and storm drain marking. (Most of the materials will be supplied by River Valley Girl Scouts)
  • Note: Each sub-committee chair reports to Linda Lutgen throughout the planning and implementation phases of the project.   Linda  will guide you in the direction you need to go with all the information River Valley has provided. Roles and responsibilities of sub-committees may change as planning proceeds. Each committee will also need additional volunteers to help with tasks in planning and on the day of service. If you cannot lead a sub-committee, but are able to help with one, please let me know. Every little bit helps!
Other Questions? Email Linda Lutgen, Centennial Day of Service Coordinator at service@girlscoutsedina.org

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