2020 Annual Report
As Girl Scouts, when life throws us curveballs, we face those challenges with courage and confidence. This past year presented unique challenges to our community, our nation, and our world. But your commitment ensured that Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee remains a strong and vibrant force in our communities.
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Because of your generosity, we were able to award $217,154 in financial assistance for memberships, programs, and uniforms, which is a 12% increase from 2019.
Our Council Numbers
- Our Members
In 2019-2020, 14,995 girls had the opportunity to try new things, develop a range of skills, and take on leadership roles with the help of 5,486 adult volunteers.
1,357 girls participated in the L.E.A.D. Program, which gives girls from lower socioeconomic backgrounds the Girl Scout experience in a non-traditional troop setting.
32 girls participated in Troop 6000, which serves girls without permanent housing in Davidson County.
- Our Programs
While girls were not able to gather in-person this spring and summer due to COVID-19, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee reimagined essential Girl Scout experiences to keep girls engaged and connected.
From March through September, girls had 7,109 unique experiences through 111 virtual programs.
This summer, 630 girls were able to find the spirit of camp at home through Adventures Anywhere.
Highest Awards are earned by creating and implementing sustainable projects that benefit the community. Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Girl Scouts contributed 8,240 hours of community service.
- Our Product Programs
10,732 girls sold 2,155,002 boxes of cookies.
- Girl Scouts Provide Tornado Relief
Girl Scouts are #TennesseeStrong
In the aftermath of the devastating March 2 tornadoes, we were overwhelmed by stories of local Girl Scouts volunteering in relief efforts. We are so proud of the girls for taking action to help others and live by the Girl Scout Law.
We would like to highlight inspiring Middle Tennessee Girl Scouts who are selflessly jumping in the wake of this natural disaster to make our community a better place.
Operation Busy Bags
Putnam County Girl Scouts started “Operation Busy Bags” where they collected and assembled hundreds of grab-and-go bags full of small toys and activities to help families keep their kids positive and their minds busy. These bags were donated to local shelters and schools. Many troops across the state have adopted this idea and started a similar project in their own affected areas.
Refueling First Responders and Tornado Victims with Girl Scout Cookies
Troops 3019 and 1366 delivered Girl Scout Cookies to the Mount Juliet police and tornado victims.
Troop 2836 donated Girl Scout Cookies to the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.
Donation Drive for Tornado Victims
Girl Scout Troop 63 in Smyrna and Service Unit 126 in Cumberland County, TN collected donations for victims of the tornado.
Daisies Bringing Warmth
Daisy Troop 3002 made no-sew blankets that were donated to those in need after the tornado left thousands without power.
Supplies for Displaced Students and Teachers
Troop 1154 organized a school supply drive for students and teachers whose schools were destroyed by the storms.
- Girl Scouts Stay Connected During COVID-19
When COVID-19 brought a halt to in-person gatherings in March, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee found innovative ways to help girls across our region stay connected and maintain some sense of normalcy. Because of your generosity, we were able to transition to virtual programming to continue delivering quality experiences to girls.
Making Masks for Those In Need
Girl Scouts across Middle Tennessee stepped up early during the pandemic to make masks for those in need. Girls made more than 9,050 masks surpassing our goal of 7,500!
GSMIDTN Goes Virtual
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee was able to continue our important work even during COVID-19 lockdowns and social isolations. 630 girls were able to find the spirit of camp at home through Adventures Anywhere, gathering online to participate in fun activities.
Girl Scouts Promotes Social and Emotional Learning
Social and emotional learning is a big part of what we teach at Girl Scouts. Now more than ever, it is important for girls to engage with their peers in safe and supportive environments to become strong and confident, connected to others, and self-aware. Through our virtual programming, Girl Scouts were able to virtually connect with friends, overcome challenges, and learn new skills. In these settings, girls learn to show compassion for peers, understand others, and deal appropriately with situations that arise.
- Girl Scouts Stand Against Racism and Hate
This year brought many challenges including feelings of pain and reckoning with racial injustice. At Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, we remain committed to building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make our world a better place, free from racism and injustice. As Girl Scouts, we take action when we see a need and we live by our Girl Scout Law, which demands we seek racial equity for everyone.
Stand in Solidarity
On June 8 at 8:46am, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee hosted a unified moment of solidary. For 8 minutes and 46 seconds, Girl Scouts and their families joined together to stand against racism and hate.
In support of our Black sister Girl Scouts changing the world, we share with you a few of their amazing stories.
Makayla Provides Books to Children in Need
For her Gold Award Take Action Project, Makayla created a 200+ book library for Bethlehem Centers of Nashville and the Learning Academy so children living below the poverty level could easily access to books.
Gabrielle Delivers Happiness and Community to Seniors
Gabrielle created Bright Day Bins to address the issue of loneliness in the elderly community for her Gold Award Take Action Project. The bins are filled with thoughtful gifts, activities, and cards to brighten someone’s day and were distributed to those in assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
Jahzara Brings Comforts to Children in Distress
For her Silver Award Take Action Project, Jahzara made and donated stuffed animals to combat child abandonment, abuse, and neglect. The stuffed animals show children in difficult situations that there is someone who cares about them.