Festival of Giving began in 1950 as the Doll Festival in Wichita.
Girl Scout troops would dress dolls and place them on display at the
festival. Following the festival, the dolls were distributed to local
and overseas agencies for children who might not receive Christmas presents.
on the tradition
This annual community service event continues today and is designed
to give Girl Scouts an opportunity to make a difference in their
community. More than 500 Girl Scout troops participate each year in
the Festival of Giving season, providing needed items for numerous
social service organizations.
How it works
of Giving, Girl Scouts give their time and donations to numerous
social service organizations. This year, Festival of Giving will take
place Nov. 6-14. Some dates and locations will vary depending
upon which organization each Girl Scout Service Unit is supporting.
Fill out the Festival
of Giving Proposal form to select your own agency by Sept. 1 and
register by Nov. 6 to participate and receive a free patch. Talk to
your Service Unit about Green Teen volunteer opportunities and help
unload donated items.
Girl Scout Service Units will partner with different organizations
to fulfill items on the organizations' "wish lists". Girl
Scouts will take their donations to the organization they are
supporting and also have an opportunity to visit and learn more about
to see photos from past Festival of Givings. Thank you to all of the
Girl Scouts who exhibit leadership and service by taking the time to
help their community!