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Blue Angel Community Service Projects (2018-19)

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Metallic threads of silver on a satin twill [3 inch square]
Complete 3 Requirements to earn this patch
Each symbol represents a community service project.
All the underlined text will take you to a new link for a patch, when you click on it

Note: The patch program is a guideline for the symbols that are presented on the patch. You can substitute other projects that represent these symbols. Each project does not need to be completed in specific order. The months noted are only suggested months to complete the projects.
You can also have a community event and complete 3 projects in a day. Invite others to assist at your event. Example: Collect shoebox items, food, and make cards for veterans at your event.

Click on the blue links below to see other patches you can earn or guidleines on completing a specific project for an organization.

Pinwheel-Create a pinwheel for peace, create a poster OR anything artistic representing a community service project. Participate in the artist in the making, gold award project online or host an event that involves arts and crafts or any other artistic project.

** Please note if you created a pinwheel for peace or artist in the making, you can also earn the patch for that project and check it off as a requirement for this patch.

Pumpkin- Juliette low's birthday is onHalloween Create a project at a Juliette Low event or troop meeting. Juliette Low liked to help others. CCollect glasses for Sight Night on October 31. Free flyers available online. Make pumpkin muffins, cakes, bread, cupcakes, cookies and donate them to elderly or needing or younger troops. Donate Halloween costumes, go campingor teach someone camping skills OR complete any fall fun activity with others.. Older participants can host an outdoor event of camping, hayrides, apple picking, Juliette Low event, letterboxing, and other activities for younger children, elderly. OR those in need.

Sock-Wear mis-match socks to school or show your team spirit when you are playing sports or in gym. Join in the Million Misfit Sock March and celebrate what makes you different and take a stand against bullying-wear MISFIT SOCKS.Mis-fit Sock Day with the matching year bar.

Gift-Create shoeboxes for children or shoeboxes for soldiers or Jared box. {Lists of items to place in the boxes are located on the above links}. Shoeboxes can be dropped off at the local faith organizations or other locations that are accepting donations.
Donate gifts around the holidays or make small gifts for mail carrier, teacher or scout leader.
Other Options listed below:
  • Write a letter to Santa or answer one from a needy child. You can ask your local participating post office to get a letter from an underprivileged kid, buy a gift, and mail your package.
  • Create a toy drive or donate toys at the local store.
  • Gift giving around the holidays byadopting a family. Choose a child from an angel tree or local organization that has a list of items for children, elderly, or soldiers.
  • Provide pajamas for children in need.
  • Create holiday cards for soldiers.
  • You can also organize a holiday party at a family shelter, elderly, or younger children.
  • Bring some joy to a senior by Singing songs and give out small gifts you collected or created. Call ahead to see how many will be in attendance.
  • Collect the stamps off your holiday cards for the stamp ministry.

Card-Create Valentines for Veterans, elderly, or assist children in a Valentine craft. Every year young children create special Valentines to brighten the lives of our nation's Veterans. Cards can be created in every shape and size - and are made with everything from tissue paper, stickers, and colored doilies to crayons, construction paper, and rubber stamps. You can also deliver the cards or collect a large amount at an event.Template for Valentine cards

Games-Collect new games for facilities that house children or provide them to families with children. Teach younger children games, play BINGO with the elderly, donate games or puzzle books to assisted living homes. You can also play games at camps. Older participants could volunteer as a program aide at camp, play games with children at a shelter or reach out program, teach younger children games or help them earn a game related badge or games patch.

Bag of Food/Cookies- Donate food for friends in your community for anytime at the local food bank, at the local grocery store or faith organizations. Let the local food bank know you would like to adopt a family. Purchase all the non-perishable items needed to create their own dinner.

  • Other ideas are creating or donating bread for the needy.
  • Make a simple meal for a family in need or at the Ronald McDonald house.
  • Work in a soup kitchen or at a homeless shelter.
  • Help the elderly by preparing daily meals for them or someone going through an illness.
  • Stock and organize food pantries. Have a masquerade ball and collect food for the needy at the event or group meeting. Assign each group or person an item to bring and create bags of groceries for those in need. Deliver them to local food bank.
  • Donate cookiesThey accept cookies at assisted living homes, homeless shelters, after school programs, or you can create a basket and give them to someone to help cheer them up.

Bowl and Whisk- Create your own bread or cookies to send to a food bank, family in need, or elderly home. Older participants can host a spread the bread event/food drive for your neighborhood or group. Have each participate bring a boxed bread/muffin mix. Take turns making bread in rotations, another rotation could be making cards, decorating a container or signing the traveling apron.
  • Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House. They have several locations around the U.S, and you help box food or cook to families staying there.
  • Bake cookies for veterans or elderly.
  • Participate in a cookie exchange.
  • Make cookies in a jar and give out to family and friends.
  • Deliver treats to your local fire or police station.
  • Make PBJ sandwiches for the homeless.
  • Have a holiday baking party. Get together with friends and bake holiday treats to take down to a local homeless shelter, fire department, or inner city school so they can have a holiday party.
  • Create food or decorate cupcakes for a party for seniors or children.
  • Host a tea party or event for younger children.
  • For extra, you can earn the Spread the Bread, misfit manners, or Traveling Apron patches.

Star or Heart: You are a star for helping others in your community. Choose a project that you enjoy. Examples: Share your gifts with others (such as language, art, science etc.); create blankets for those in need; help your neighbor by collecting items for the holidays or food; make decorations for a social event; offer to be a mother's helper or help the elderly.

This patch program was created by Nicole O. as her silver award in 2000. We have continued to host the project to help others in completing at least three community projects a year. She still assists annually to come up with ideas and projects to complete.
If you are planning on organizing a collection for one of the above projects, below are some easy steps to get started.

1. Supplies and Help- Write down a list of supplies you will need to organize the collection, including volunteers to assist you in organizing and promoting it.
2. Drop off locations- Think of and confirm drop-off dates and locations. [This could be at a local monthly meeting with your organization or public facilities.]
3. Connect- Contact local areas such as your after school or daycare centers, faith organizations, library, scout groups, or even the school.
4. Develop flyers and collect emails-Make sure to state the date and locations for the drop-off and who will benefit from the donations. List and gather the items should be new or gently used.
5. Contact- Tell all of your friends and local groups. Ask groups to forward your email/flyer to through local newsletters, email blasts, social media, or allow you to post your flyer in their buildings.[especially if you have a pick up box there] 6. Pick-up-Make sure there is someone that can assist you in picking up the items once the collection is over. You may want to check on them weekly if it is a month long collection project.
7. Containers- Create a box or purchase/use a plastic container to place the items in. You can ask for large boxes at stores or food warehouses.
8. Schedule the drop-off to the organization or place you are donating to at least one week before the date you plan to give them the items. This gives you time to go through the items and make sure some of them are not damaged or the incorrect items. Keep a tally of the number of items you collected so you can let the facility know how many you are donating. This helps them know if they have enough for everyone and helps you set a goal for the following year or next project.
9. Divide your tasks - don't do it all yourself.
Delegate- Such as picking up at certain locations, handing out flyers, sending emails, creating boxes, or posters.

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