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Peninsula Day of Service

THANK YOU to all of our members, community, staff and sponsors who helped make our first ever Peninsula Day of Service an amazing success! 

For the first time ever, Girl Scouts from all over the Delmarva Peninsula came together for an AMAZING day of service at our GSCB camp properties! Check out our photo album to see the highlights of the event.

PDOS Patch

Besides the opportunity to help our fellow Girl Scouts enjoy clean, accessible & updated camp properties this summer, our participants enjoyed special perks for being a part of Peninsula Day of Service!

  • Every Girl Scout who participated earned the Peninsula Day of Service 2022 fun patch
  • A chance to explore a camp property you've never been to before, or see your favorite in a brand new way
  • Connect with other Girl Scouts across our council
  • Troops, Groups, and Volunteers* had the opportunity to stay on property at no cost on Friday (Mar 18) and Saturday (Mar 19) evenings. 
What did we accomplish?
  • Unit and Activity Inventory
  • Unit and Activity Signage Updates
  • Unit Deep Cleaning
  • Service Project Opportunities
Peninsula Day of Service FAQs

What is Peninsula Day of Service? We heard you! Through our “What Can GSCB Sessions do for You?” series, we listened when you expressed that you wanted opportunities for our Girl Scouts and Members to take ownership in the maintenance of the properties that are so loved! From signage and inventory lists of what is at each location, to service projects on property, Peninsula Day of Service is one day where we can all come together to make this happen! Here is a list of the priorities:

  • Unit and Activity Inventory
  • Unit and Activity Signage Updates
  • Unit Deep Cleaning
  • Service Project Opportunities

There is the offer to stay overnight – tell me more:

  • Who can stay? GSCB Troops, Groups and Volunteers will have the opportunity to stay on property at no cost on Friday (3/18) and Saturday (3/19) evenings. This opportunity will be managed on a first come first serve basis with an establishment of a waiting list once overnight capacity is reached.
  • Do adults staying overnight need to be a registered member with a background check? YES. We are so excited to offer the opportunity for our Peninsula Day of Service volunteers to stay overnight, but the safety of Girl Scouts and members will always be a priority. In accordance with GSCB Policy, Troops must provide proper adult/Girl Scout ratio, and any adult chaperones who are planning to stay overnight, (Troop Leaders, volunteers and caregivers who are helping on Peninsula Day of Service) must be a GSCB member with a current registration and have a criminal background check processed by GSCB. Here's more information on becoming a GSCB registered member and Volunteer.
  • All other adult volunteers are welcome to join your group on Saturday for day-of activities.
  • What about families and siblings?  Families and siblings are welcome to join us on Peninsula Day of Service and may stay overnight as long as adults meet the above requirements. Any male volunteers staying overnight must be accommodated with separate sleeping quarters. If family style camping is requested, please reach out to membercare@cbgsc.org to be connected with a Peninsula Day of Service team lead. Childcare will NOT be provided.

If our Troop is staying overnight, what are the accommodations? Upon registration for the event, you will be asked to provide your group size and preferred accommodations on the camp property of your choice. While these preferences will be considered on a first come first serve basis, GSCB retains the right to make the best placements for all groups staying on site. Sleeping arrangements will be communicated to troop leaders the first week of March.

Can they bring an RV/camper? Not all of our properties are able to accommodate the parking of campers, and no site can accommodate hook-ups or dump needs. If a family is interested in bringing their camper, GSCB will consider it on a case-by-case basis. Please refer them to contact membercare@cbgsc.org.

What about running water? The camp brochure says that it’s off season. That’s true! The timing of this event falls during a time when our running water in certain areas of each camp is not typically turned on for the season. For this special event, our maintenance team will make the final decision to turn the water on early based on weather trends and temperatures as we get closer to the actual event date.
While each camp has certain buildings/lodges with year-round water/restrooms available, we encourage all participants to prepare by bringing your own drinking water for the duration of your stay. If the lack of running water inhibits projects at certain units, your GSCB site lead will provide a solution or alternative project where water is not a concern.

Can Girl Scouts earn community service hours? YES!!! We love to support our Girl Scouts’ community service hour requirements. Please have the Girl Scout provide a PAPER copy of any form that needs to be signed / acknowledged so that their GSCB site lead can sign it at the end of the day.

What happens if there is inclement weather on the day of the event? This event was planned for this particular weekend in preparation for a busy camp season! As that is quickly approaching and our troops are already planning stays, there is not a rain date for the event itself. While inclement weather may certainly impact outdoor service projects on this day, we will still be able to complete the inside inventory, cleaning, and signage projects. Your GSCB site lead will have all of the opportunities available and will help find a project that is right for your troop.

What will COVID-19 protocols for participants be? Although the states may be lifting mask requirements for indoor settings, our priority remains on the safety and comfort level of ALL our members and participants. For this reason, we will continue to require masks for all participants when working in an indoor unit and recommend practicing social distancing when outdoors. Read more on GSCB COVID-19 Guidelines.

Service Projects

  • What about projects not on the project list? If your troop is interested in completing a project not on the list, please email MemberCare@cbgsc.org with details including your Troop information, property location and scope of project. View project lists: 
  • Why are certain buildings/areas on camps not addressed on the list? We acknowledge that for some of our units, the work that is needed to be done may go beyond the knowledge & skillset of us as volunteers & staff and needs to be managed by our maintenance staff and professionals.
  • Can service projects happen on another day? YES! Service Projects identified for Peninsula Day of Service or otherwise approved may be accompanied at a later date. The project must be completed by a Girl Scout group (not an individual).
  • In order for your service project to qualify for a Peninsula Day of Service voucher for a 2-night stay, the stay and project must be completed BY JUNE 1, 2022.

I know somebody with a skill – who do they contact? Please have that person fill out this Peninsula Day of Service Skill Donation form so that we can coordinate appropriately with them.

I have items (materials or furnishings) to donate – who do I contact/where do I take them? If you have materials, supplies, or furnishings to donate for Peninsula Day of Service projects please complete the GSCB In-Kind Donation Reporting Form. Please specify in the description field that they are for the Peninsula Day of Service event, and if you will be bringing them to the property location on day-of, or if you will need to coordinate a delivery to one of our office locations prior to the event.

I can’t attend, how else can I support the day? Thank you for your support!

  • We are in need of supplies and materials – support us through our Amazon wish list
  • Register your Troop for a service project at a later date
  • If you or your company are interested in making a monetary donation towards our camp properties, visit Invest In Girls, complete the embedded form and select "Please Direct my donation to: Other", then enter "Camp Properties"
 
You Can Still Get Involved

We are incredibly grateful for our members and community for donating their time and effort during this special event, as well as their generous donations of supplies and funds to ensure it is a success.

If you're interested in making a monetary donation towards our camp properties, visit Invest In Girls, complete the embedded form and select "Please Direct my donation to: Other", then enter "Camp Properties". 

Thank you to our generous donors!
 
  • New Castle County Community Development Fund

  • Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

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    Discover Bank

  • Individuals:
    Paula Garner
    Caran McHugh
    Amy Richarme
    Courtney McQuay
    Ashley Bulley


Questions about Peninsula Day of Service? Contact Member Care at MemberCare@cbgsc.org or 800-341-4007.