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Building A Better Utah


On Saturday, October 14, and during the month of October, 26 girl-lead volunteer projects including over 2,000 girls and adults will happen across the state to highlight the leadership and service of Girl Scouts.

From the very beginning, Girl Scouts has ignited the power of G.I.R.L.s (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)TM everywhere. Our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, took action to provide support to those in her community when they needed it most. In honor of her, Girl Scouts of Utah created Building a Better Utah, a girl-led, take-action project to give back to the community.

Building a Better Utah

Thousands of community members who benefit

Thousands of Girl Scouts and volunteers engaged in projects

26 service projects developed by Girl Scouts

One Girl Scouts of Utah community


Night in a Box–Layton

October 7 in Layton

Older girls in the Lakeview Girl Scout Community learned about the struggles of being homeless by spending a chilly night outside. Younger girls had dinner in a soup kitchen and participated in a service project. In order to participate, girls were asked to donate an item to Youth Futures, an Ogden teen homeless center.

St. George Marathon Clean-up

October 7 in St. George

Girls participated in a city clean-up service project to help the city after the Saint George Marathon. Girls cleared trash and took recyclables to the local center.

Night in a Box–Ogden

November 10 in Ogden

Girls of Crystal View Girl Scout Community will experience what it would be like to be homeless for one night in chilly November. A guest speaker from the local homeless shelter will be there to talk to the girls about homelessness. Donations will also be collected for the homeless shelter. 

Spook Alley

October 13 in Salt Lake City

Guests are invited to wear theirr Halloween costumes and go through a spook alley hosted by Girl Scouts of Sunnyside Community! Bring a canned food donation for your admition to help feed the hungry. There will also be a craft and a snack for participants.

Diamond Valley Elementary School Clean-up

October 12 in St. George

Troop 745 is going to host a clean-up event at Diamond Valley Elementary School. They will be cleaning up trash as well as cleaning off all of the playground equipment and the grounds around the school.

Care Package Creation

October 13 in St. George

Girls of Troop 1762 in St. George will be creating care packages for the memory care facility. Girl will then visit the residence and learn about the aging process.  

Wasatch Mountain State Park Clean-up

October 14 in Midway

Girls of Four Valley Girl Scout Community will clean-up and make repairs at Wasatch Mountain St. Park. Younger scouts will help with displays and indoor clean-up. Older scouts will be outside to help with the orchard.

Pioneer Park Clean-up

October 14 in Provo

Scouts of Trefoil Girl Scout Community are heading to Pioneer park to weed flower beds, work around trees, clear away weeds, and beautifying the park. 

Book Drive for Women's Rescue Group

October 14 in West Valley City

Girls of Hunter Valley Girl Scout Community will gather books to be donated to Women's Rescue Center.

Spanish Fork Winter Flower Planting

October 14 in Spanish Fork

Girls of Nebo Shadows Girl Scout Community will work with the City of Spanish Fork to plant winter flowers. 

Food Drive

October 14 in Riverton

Girls of Oquirrh Girl Scout Community with their troops or parents will gather food from their neighborhoods and community and donate it to the hungry.

Color Fun Run and Walk

October 14 in Tooele

The Tooele Girl Scout Community will be having the run/walk to collect hygiene products and school supplies for the homeless and near homeless students in the Tooele School District. The entry fee for the event will be these items, which will then be donated. The girls and leaders will also be running various stations during the event, collecting and packing entry donations, and promoting Girl Scouts.

Days for Girls

October 14 in Springville

Troop 1324 will work with Days for Girls, an organization, to create and provide hygiene kits for girls in need.

Boo! Eek! Trick or Treat!

October 14 in Kaysville

Girls in the Francis Peak Girl Scout Community will host a pumpkin decoration party for the residents of Apple Tree Assisted Living where they will learn how they can be of service.

Little Confluence Park Cleanup

October 14 in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake has many outdoor public spaces and girls in the Juniper Girl Scout Community are doing their part by cleaning up Little Confluence Park.

A Day at Taylorsville Food Pantry

October 14 in Taylorsville

Older girls of Copper Meadows Girl Scout Community will be assisting in the warehouse at Taylorsville Food Pantry while younger girls will decorate cardboard boes for the food bank recipients. 

Scouts for Troops

October 14

Scouts in Nebo Shadows Community will make cards for soldiers, both overseas and local. They will also put together care packages to send to the soldiers oversees.

Girls are also working with a handful of local moms in Utah County to get things to their troops in the Middle East via monthly packages. 

Girl Scouts entry for the North Pumpkin Walk

October 15 and 16, 20-22, and 24-25 in North Logan

Girls of Cache Girl Scout Community will be creating a Girl Scout themed entry to the North Logan Pumpkin Walk! They'll create a scene during Cache Getaway on Oct 15 & 16, then troops will sign up to pass out cookies and help clean-up at the walk each day. 

Utah Lakeshore Clean-up

October 14 in Orem

The Timpanogos Girl Scout Community is heading out to Utah Lake Lakeshore to clean-up and create a better visitor experience!

Girl Scouts Giving Back

October 14 St. George

Troop 371 will be serving the community any way they can.

Park Roundup

October 14 in Hurricane

Troop 737 is headed to four parks in the Hurricane area, Virgin City Park, Toquerville City Park, La Verkin City Park, and Hurricane City Park to clear away trash, clean graffiti off of the plaground, and fix up equipment.

Reading to Tots

October 14 in St. George

Scouts in St. George will bring in a bit of magic and adventure to children in the area by reading them stories.

Trick or Treat for Food

October 28

The Suncrest Girl Scout Community is celebrating Girl Scouts' founder, Juliette Gordon Low with their Trick or Treat for Food. Girls and adults will distribute flyers to their neighborhoods, and on Saturday Oct 28 will return in costume and collect the donated food. Food will then be taken to their drop off location in the Roy area. Troops will decorate their cars and girls will be able to participate in a Trunk or Treat. 

The Game of Life

February 17, 2018 in Ogden

In life you from choose to go to college or straight to work, marriage, children, buying a house, job changes, balancing money and so much more. Girls in the Wasatch Girl Scout Community will play a life sized game of life and learn from speakers on how to plan their future.

Purses for People Helping People

October 14 in American Fork

Girls from Sunrise Girl Scout Community will be gathering purses for People Helping People. They will fill the bags with supplies that will help low income women who are entering the workforce. The bags will be filled with scarves, makeup, pens and such. The purses will be delivered to the women through a Sandy Chamber event in December.