Suggested Group Activity
FreeKidsCrafts.com has a printable to make reading-list bookmarks. Give them to a library, a school, a shelter or a hospital. You can also give them as a thank you to people who donate books you your cause.
Download this coloring page for younger achievers.
Use it as an optional requirement for young children to do before the meeting begins.
Learn about donating to others and how it makes you feel.
Requirement 2: See It!
Visit your local library, community center or other location that may have a need for additional supplies. Talk to the people there to find out what items they need.
Some people don’t have the money to buy eyeglasses.
Participate in a community enrichment drive. Here are some ideas:
- Set up donation boxes around town to collect warm clothes for the shelter.
- Put boxes in your school to collect boxes of used ink cartridges. Trade them in for cash to buy something your school needs.
- Work with your local dollar store to set up bins to collect personal care items that shoppers can purchase for local people in need.
- Do a sock drive for the homeless. Socks are the number one requested item.
- Collect gently used children’s books for the library.
- Do a playground drive. Ask for hula hoops, jump ropes, balls and other items to keep kids active at recess.
Download the optional review sheet for younger achievers.
- Do you consider your collection of items a success?
- Would you do it again?
- What would you do different next time?
Congratulations! You have earned the Donation Stations patch. It can be purchased at our partner site MakingFriends®.com.
Does this give you some ideas for earning the Community Volunteer patch?
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