100th Anniversary Challenge

100th Anniversary Challenge

Because there are hundreds of ways that you can participate and promote our 100th Anniversary, we’ve asked our members to submit their 100th Anniversary Challenge ideas (listed below)! For additional ideas, join in the discussion on our GSWPA Facebook page. All challenges have the flexibility to be modified by Girl Scouts.

  • Begin by selecting the challenge or challenges on our list below that is of interest to you.
  • Once you complete each challenge, download the Trefoil Marker (either full-color or black and white).
  • Enter the name of your challenge.
  • If you complete the challenge individually, add your name. If you complete the challenge as a troop or group, add your troop number or group name.
  • Print your Trefoil Marker
  • Next, take a photo of you or your group with your Trefoil Marker, and e-mail it to us at editor@gswpa.org with your name(s) and description of your challenge so that it can be promoted on the council website or in publications.
  • Finally, find a location in your community – your Girl Scout meeting place, school, or community center in which all Trefoil Markers can be put on display to honor the 100th Anniversary.
  • Send a press release to let the community know about your achievements.
  • Have an idea for a challenge that helps build courage, confidence and character? Simply send us your challenge at editor@gswpa.org, and get started!
  • For each challenge that you complete, you’ll be entered into a drawing to receive $100 to be used for GSWPA’s 100th Anniversary Initiatives. Five prizes will be awarded in 2011 and another five in 2012. Drawings will take place once per year, on Dec. 15, 2011 and 2012. Winners will be notified by Dec. 20.


  1. Plant 100 trees, bulbs or plants to beautify an empty lot or park.
  2. Contribute 100 minutes to clean-up a park or streambed.
  3. Make a list of 100 ways to save energy and share this with others.
  4. Make and distribute 100 luminaries in your community to honor March 12, 2012.
  5. Tie 100 green ribbons around trees on March 12, 2012.
  6. Share stories with memberswho, combined, have been in Girl Scouting for 100 years OR talk to a Girl Scout who is now 100 years old.
  7. Collect 100 pieces of Girl Scout memorabilia / artifacts and create a display in your community.
  8. Create a scrapbook of 100 Girl Scout service projects (Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award projects too), and present it to an official or community leader to commemorate Girl Scout week in 2012.
  9. Plan and conduct an event in your community to honor 100 Girl Scout volunteers (past and present).
  10. Collect signatures of 100 Girl Scouts who you meet at council events or summer camp.
  11. Clean up your community and collect 100 bags of trash from sidewalks, schoolyards, trails, etc.:
  12. Join with Girl Scouts in your area to donate 100 hours of activities to a local nursing home
  13. Collect 100 soda can tabs for your local Ronald McDonald House.
  14. Collect 100 pairs of shoes, toys or articles of clothing for those in need.
  15. Collect or make 100 items (biscuits, animal toys, blankets, etc.) for animal shelters.
  16. Sell 100 extra boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to American troops overseas.
  17. Celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8) by distributing 100 green carnations.
  18. Collect 100 hotel-sized soaps, shampoos, or lotions and distribute to Women’s Shelters.
  19. Hike 100 miles on the Appalachian Trail.
  20. Tell 100 friends how Girl Scouting has impacted your life.
  21. Collect 100 new or gently used stuffed animals for needy kids.
  22. Participate in a book drive to collect 100 books for your school or community library
  23. Send 100 “Welcome Future Girl Scout” cards to new moms of baby girls at local hospitals or maternity wards.
  24. Make 100 no-sew fleece knot blankets and distribute to the elderly.
  25. Take photos and create a mural or banner of “100 Faces of Girl Scouts” in your area – depicting the diversity of our members.
  26. Contribute 100 hours to collect 100 inkjet or laser printer cartridges or make a quilt to send to Operation: Quiet Comfort.
  27. Conduct a drive to recruit 100 blood donors (see the Red Cross or Charity Guide).
  28. Meet 100 Girl Scouts from across the country while on a travel pathway or Girl Scout Destination. (www.gswpa.org or www.girlscouts.org/)
  29. Create and complete a list of “100 Adventures in the Outdoors” (www.gopaoutdoors.com, www.rightathome.com/Family/Articles/Pages/CoolThingstoDoOutdoors.aspx or www.familycorner.com/family/leisure/2.shtml
  30. Develop your own fitness plan and take the “100 Day Challenge to Good Health.”
  31. Make and distribute 100 friendship bracelets at a Girl Scout mall event.
  32. Design 100 Thank-you Notes and distribute to troop committee members, volunteers, Girl Scout staff members, camp counselors, or those who have helped you on your Girl Scout journey.
  33. Learn 100 New Skills with your troop or group, at council or service unit events, or at summer resident camp.
  34. Conduct a special ceremony and invite 100 guests.
  35. Create 100 butterflies to honor children who perished in the Holocaust
  36. 100 Girl Scouts will participate in Girl Scout Sunday / Sabbath services in their place of worship during Girl Scout Week March 11, 2012.
  37. Collect 100 pounds of recycling in cans and bottles.
  38. Collect 100 or more Gift of Caring boxes to be donated locally.

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