In 1998, Kappa Delta began a national collaboration with Girl Scouts, an organization of over three million girls. With this partnership, Kappa Delta became the first and only National Panhellenic Conference group to adopt the Girl Scouts as a national philanthropy.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The same could be said for Kappa Delta as it relates to young women. With common values and a commitment to leadership development, Kappa Delta and Girl Scouts are sisters at heart.
Girl Scouts provides Kappa Delta members opportunities for face-to-face volunteering. Each year, Kappa Deltas across the country devote over 125,000 hours to working with Girl Scouts in their communities. Popular KD Girl Scout events are self-esteem workshops, campus tours, International Girls Day celebrations and anti-bullying workshops.
Kappa Delta collegiate volunteers get to see firsthand the difference they make in girls’ lives while learning important leadership skills in the process.
Greater Atlanta Day members support local Girl Scouts in many ways including support for local troops, Girl Scout Day at the Capitol, and Gold Award recognition.
Local Troop Support
Each year, our members partner with a local troop by volunteering with the troop for activities such as packing brown-bag lunches for CURE Childhood Cancer and purchasing cookies from the local chapter, including donating more than 180 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to our troops. This year, we are partnering with Troop #25310. They are 9th grade Senior Scouts in Sandy Springs.
Girl Scout Day at the Capitol
Greater Atlanta Day members support the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta and Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia by assisting with registration and guiding scouts and their leaders around the Capitol during Girl Scout Day. More than 200 scouts from around the state gather to discover issues impacting girls in the community, research issues that interest them, and take action by meeting with their legislators to discuss issues important to them. Collegians from the Eta Omega chapter join GADAC members during their annual trip to the Capitol to assist in this special event.
Each year, Greater Atlanta Day provides Girl Scout Gold Award certificates signed by our chapter president and Girl Scout liaison. These certificates are presented to the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta and the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia who have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. In March 2016, Greater Atlanta Day co-hosted a reception with The Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Gold Award Alliance honoring the 100th anniversary of the Gold Award.
Summer Camp Scholarships
Another way Greater Atlanta Day supports Girl Scouts in Georgia is by contributing to summer camp registrations. On average, GADAC donates around $340 to the Girl Scout Campership Program.