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Challenge & Change: Challenge Yourself, Change Your World

Are you a girl between the ages of 13 and 17?   

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of others?  

Do you want to earn the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award along with your troop and friends while addressing a problem in your community?  

Well, you can do all that and so much more through the Challenge & Change initiative.   “Challenge and Change” is a national community action initiative funded by the USDA for girls who see problems in their communities and want to do something about them.  Girls who participate will identify local issues, develop a solution, and work with a team of her friends, family, and community leaders to carry out the plan.  In addition, they will receive up to $600 in seed money to be used to complete their project.    

Girl Scouts Heart of the South will select 6 projects for this initiative.  

To participate girls must:

  • live in rural communities that have a population of less than 10,000 people
  • have a project advisor or adult volunteer to guide them through the project development
  • submit the Challenge & Change Interest Application
  • complete the Challenge & Change workshop that will be provided by GSHS
  • want to earn their Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award or already be in the process of earning either of these awards
  • have completed at least one journey book or be in the process of completing a journey book
  • involve friends, family, and community leaders in carrying out the project
  • be able to complete the project no later than July 30, 2011  

If you are interested in this opportunity and want more details please contact Venus Chaney at (901) 334-3465, 800-727-8104, or

Challenge & Change Interest Application

Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at 10:57 AM


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