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Scouting for the Basics

Organization:   Giving the Basics

Program Name:  Scouting for the Basics

Who: All ages


  • Drive will take place between September 28 and October 14. 
  • On Saturday, October 17 from 9:30 p.m. – 11 a.m. or Sunday, October 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. the girls can drop off their collection and they will get a tour of Giving the Basics and will help sort and package what they collected.  It is not mandatory to count and sort the items if the troop only wants to do a drive.

See our PDF for more information.

Where: Everywhere!

What: This is a Kansas City Metro area-wide product drive that includes all human dignity products not covered by government assistance or food stamps. Girl Scouts of all ages will collect items like feminine hygiene products, soap, shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper, shaving cream, toothpaste, razors, lotion, laundry soap and household cleaning supplies.  Contact schools, businesses, churches, neighbors, family, and friends to help in your drive! Giving the Basics can supply barrels to be dropped at schools, business or churches if your troop arranges a drive. A full list of products is on the Giving the Basics website www.givingthebasics.org.

Cost Per Girl: N/A

Cost Per Adult: N/A

How to register:  Fill out this registration application and email to Michele Orpin at michele@givingthebasics.orgIf you would like to mail your forms please email michele@givingthebasics.org for a mailing address. 

Please make sure to reserve your troops date for the warehouse by September 26, 2015. If your troop can not drop items at the caves on a designated date please call Michele at 913-269-1736 for arrangements for the items to be picked up.

Questions: Call Michele Orpin at 913-269-1736.

Additional Information:   Please read and follow the directions on this pdf. Girls who attend on October 17 or 18 to help pack and package should dress to work and bring a water bottle and snack with them. 

All Girl Scouts must bring with them this completed release if they are touring the warehouse.