DKG Girl Scout Patch Project Engages Members and Captures Hearts
The DKG – Girl Scout Patch project has become a favorite among chapters in the United States – members are engaged in activities that impact the community and build personal relationships. With so many commonalities in mission, vision and purpose, the relationship between DKG and the Girl Scouts is a natural one.
North Carolina Alpha Nu Chapter successfully completed the DKG – Girl Scout Patch project with a troop of scouts who, as described by member Margaret Church, “have captured the hearts as well as the minds of our members.” The troop includes 20 special-needs young ladies ranging in age from 10 years to 39 years old. Chapter members tied the Purposes of DKG with the Girl Scout Outcomes with a variety of activities, such as learning about the Schools for Africa project and collecting gently used shoes for a local charity. Some of the shoes are donated to the community but others are shipped to countries where people can be taught job skills by cleaning and repairing the shoes for distribution.
From working to impact communities worldwide to sharing in a painting class together, the project has provided both the chapter members and the scouts an opportunity to touch the world and each other’s hearts in positive ways.