patchGirl Scout Operation Christmas Child Badge Requirements

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Operation Christmas Child has a patch that any/all Girl/Boy Scouts can earn.  Your initial patch comes with the current year already attached, in one piece. Then in subsequent years you can earn a year segment to add to your patch. The initial year patches currently cost $1.00 per patch and the subsequent year patch costs $.75 per year segment. For patch ordering instructions email Luanne at kalason@comcast.net or contact her at 952/942-8624.

Official Website to locate information:
www.samaritanspurse.org

To earn this patch you need to do two (2) things:

1.  Fill a shoe box with gifts for a child and drop off your box to your nearest drop off location. You can check on the website listed above and type in your zip code.

100_64812.  Complete one of the following activities:

•  Host a packing party.  This can be done with your neighbors, your troop, your service unit, just pick a group of people and have everyone bring items for the boxes and later drop off the boxes at a drop off site.  (see #1 for where to drop off)  Remember to total the number of boxes you fill.
•  Work with a Senior Center in your area to help the residents pack their boxes.  Then offer to take the boxes to a drop off site for them.
•  Check with your neighboring churches to see if they already pack boxes.  Help at their packing party.
•  Work at a relay center.  Go to website listed above to see where the relay center is for your area.  For additional information you can also contact Annette Sova-Peterson at ann.sova12@gmail.com or cell – 612-868-8302.
•  Learn about the countries that the boxes are delivered to.  Again, the official website will detail these country names.
•  Make some of the items for your boxes.  There are patterns on the GS/OCC site.  You can make hats, washing mitts and mittens.
•  Pick up shoe boxes and color them for others to fill.
•  Be creative – come up with your own service project involving OCC.

After completing the items please send your completed badge request form to:

Luanne Anderson
Volunteer Community Relations Team Member – Twin Cities/ Fellow Girl Scout Leader
Email:  kalason@comcast.net (Email this address for patch ordering instructions)
Phone:  952/942-8624

Additional Questions can be sent to:
Annette Sova-Peterson
Volunteer Community Relations Coordinator Twin Cities
Email: ann.sova12@gmail.com
Cell: 612-868-8302

Collection Week is Nov 17 – 24, 2014

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