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.
Girl Scouts: Our chapter loves being involved with the Girls Scouts Heart of the South! We partner with them throughout the year to creat fun events for the girls, like hosting a day full of science experiments to celebrate girls in STEM or creating a college-preparedness workshop to boost their confidence as they finish up high school. One of our favorite events from last fall was volunteering at the Girl Scout's GIRL event where we helped girls to make flower necklaces. On each petal of the paper flower we created we helped the young girls to write things they love about themselves and words that they think describe them best. The result was incredible and as one sister put it, "when she asks you if she's a rock star and you get to say yes, it changes your own perspective on confidence and self-worth". And, of course, we always look forward to helping them sell Girl Scout cookies!
Trick-or-Treating and Easter Egg Hunt: Each semester, the Kappa Deltas of Rhodes College host the after-care children at local Snowden Elementary School for fun holiday-themed activities. The sisters parter up with the brothers of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity for these events. In the fall we dress up and trick-or-treat around the Rhodes campus with the little ones! In the spring, we host an easter egg hunt and might even convince an ATO to dress as the Easter Bunny.