Now, with this nationwide mask-making campaign, all girls have the chance to step up to help their friends, neighbors, and frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has partnered with Feeding America, a network of local food banks across the United States, to make it easy for your girls to amplify their efforts.
- Ask your girls (and their friends!) to make masks for adults and children. Use the instructions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If your girl chooses to make masks for other children, use 7.5” x 9” cloth instead.
- When you are ready to send your masks, you can include a letter like this.
- You can safely distribute masks where you see the greatest need in your community (check out these ideas). Through this partnership with Feeding America, you can easily donate masks to your local food bank staff and families who rely on food bank services.
- Inspire others to give back! Share your photos and videos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and here on the blog. Twitter and Instagram users should also use #GSColo and #GirlScoutsGiveBack.
- Don’t forget to come back and log the number of masks you made!
- If you wish to recognize your troop’s participation with a patch, we recommend this Girl Scouts Give Back patch.
Check out some more detailed guidance.
We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.