Note: The patch program is a guideline
for the symbols that are presented on the patch. You can substitute
other projects that represent these symbols. Each project
does not need to be completed in specific order. The months
noted are only suggested months to complete the projects.
You can also have a community event and complete 3 projects
in a day. Invite others to assist at your event. Example:
Collect shoebox items, food, and make cards for veterans at
on the blue links below to see other patches you can earn
or guidleines on completing a specific project for an organization.
for peace, create a poster OR anything artistic representing
a community service project. Participate in the artist
in the making, gold award project online or host an event
that involves arts and crafts or any other artistic project.
** Please note if you created a pinwheel
for peace or artist
in the making, you can also earn the patch for that project
and check it off as a requirement for this patch.
low's birthday is on
- Create a project at a Juliette
Low event or troop meeting.
Low liked to help others.
- Collect glasses for Sight
Night on October 31.
Free flyers available online.
- Make pumpkin muffins, cakes, bread,
cupcakes, cookies and donate them to elderly or needing
or younger troops.
- Donate Halloween
costumes, go camping
or teach someone camping
skills OR complete any fall
fun activity with others.
- Older participants can host an
outdoor event of camping, hayrides, apple picking, Juliette
Low event, letterboxing,
and other activities for younger children, elderly.
OR those in need.
mis-match socks to school or show your team
spirit when you are playing sports or in gym. Join in
the Million Misfit Sock March and celebrate what makes you
different and take a stand against bullying-wear MISFIT SOCKS.Mis-fit
Sock Day with the matching
of items to place in the boxes are located on the above links}.
Shoeboxes can be dropped off at the local faith organizations
or other locations that are accepting donations. Donate gifts
around the holidays or make small gifts for mail carrier,
teacher or scout leader. Other Options
- Write a letter to Santa or answer
one from a needy child. You can ask your local participating
post office to get a letter from an underprivileged kid,
buy a gift, and mail your package.
- Create a toy
drive or donate toys at the local store.
- Gift giving around the holidays
a family. Choose a child from an angel tree or local
organization that has a list of items for children, elderly,
- Provide pajamas
for children in need.
- Create holiday
cards for soldiers.
- You can also organize a holiday
party at a family shelter, elderly, or younger children.
- Bring some joy
to a senior by Singing
songs and give out small gifts you collected or created.
Call ahead to see how many will be in attendance.
- Collect the stamps off your holiday
cards for the stamp
for Veterans, elderly, or assist children in a
Valentine craft. Every year young children create special
Valentines to brighten the lives of our nation's Veterans.
Cards can be created in every shape and size - and are made
with everything from tissue paper, stickers, and colored doilies
to crayons, construction paper, and rubber stamps. You can
also deliver the cards or collect a large amount at an event.Template
for Valentine cards
new games for facilities that house children or provide them
to families with children. Teach younger children games, play
with the elderly, donate games or puzzle books to assisted
living homes. You can also play games at camps. Older participants
could volunteer as a program aide at camp, play games with
children at a shelter or reach out program, teach younger
children games or help them earn a game related badge or games
Bag of Food/Cookies- Donate
food for friends in your community for anytime
at the local food bank, at the local grocery store or faith
organizations. Let the local food bank know you would like
to adopt a family. Purchase all the non-perishable items needed
to create their own dinner.
Bowl and Whisk-
- Other ideas are creating
or donating bread for the needy.
- Make a simple
meal for a family in need or at the Ronald McDonald
- Work in a soup kitchen or at a
- Help the elderly
by preparing daily meals for them or someone going
through an illness.
- Stock and organize food pantries.
Have a masquerade
ball and collect food for the needy at the event or
group meeting. Assign each group or person an item to
bring and create bags of groceries for those in need.
Deliver them to local food bank.
accept cookies at assisted living homes, homeless shelters,
after school programs, or you can create a basket and
give them to someone to help cheer them up.
Create your own bread or cookies to send
to a food bank, family in need, or elderly home. Older participants
can host a spread the bread event/food drive for your neighborhood
or group. Have each participate bring a boxed bread/muffin
mix. Take turns making bread in rotations, another rotation
could be making cards, decorating a container or signing the
Star or Heart:
You are a star for helping others in your community. Choose
a project that you enjoy. Examples: Share your gifts with
others (such as language, art, science etc.); create
blankets for those in need; help
your neighbor by collecting items for the holidays or
food; make decorations for a social event; offer to be a mother's
helper or help the elderly.
at Ronald McDonald House. They have several locations
around the U.S, and you help box food or cook to families
- Bake cookies
for veterans or elderly.
in a cookie exchange.
- Make cookies
in a jar and give out to family and friends.
treats to your local fire or police station.
- Make PBJ
sandwiches for the homeless.
- Have a holiday
baking party. Get together with friends and bake holiday
treats to take down to a local homeless shelter, fire
department, or inner city school so they can have a holiday
or decorate cupcakes for a party for seniors or children.
Host a tea party
or event for younger children.
- For extra,
you can earn the Spread
the Bread, ,misfit
manners,, or Traveling
This patch program was created by Nicole O. as her silver
award in 2000. We have continued to host the project to help
others in completing at least three community projects a year.
She still assists annually to come up with ideas and projects
to complete. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
HOW TO HOST AN EVENT
FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
If you are planning on organizing a collection for one of
the above projects, below are some easy steps to get started.
1. Supplies and Help- Write down a list of supplies you will
need to organize the collection, including volunteers to assist
you in organizing and promoting it.
2. Drop off locations- Think of and confirm drop-off dates
and locations. [This could be at a local monthly meeting with
your organization or public facilities.]
3. Connect- Contact local areas such as your after school
or daycare centers, faith organizations, library, scout groups,
or even the school.
4. Develop flyers and collect emails-Make sure to
state the date and locations for the drop-off and who will
benefit from the donations. List and gather the items should
be new or gently used.
5. Contact- Tell all of your friends and local groups.
Ask groups to forward your email/flyer to through local newsletters,
email blasts, social media, or allow you to post your flyer
in their buildings.[especially if you have a pick up box there]
6. Pick-up-Make sure there is someone that can assist you
in picking up the items once the collection is over. You may
want to check on them weekly if it is a month long collection
7. Containers- Create a box or purchase/use a plastic container
to place the items in. You can ask for large boxes at stores
or food warehouses.
8. Schedule the drop-off to the organization or place
you are donating to at least one week before the date you
plan to give them the items. This gives you time to go through
the items and make sure some of them are not damaged or the
incorrect items. Keep a tally of the number of items you collected
so you can let the facility know how many you are donating.
This helps them know if they have enough for everyone and
helps you set a goal for the following year or next project.
9. Divide your tasks - don't do it all yourself. Delegate-
Such as picking up at certain locations, handing out flyers,
sending emails, creating boxes, or posters.
Patch #BLUEANGEL-17-18: $2.50
(patch has silver and gold metallic thread on a royal blue
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