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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 March 23rd ----April 4th, 2015
  • Girls will need to collect their items by April 4th, 2015.
  • On April 4th or April 11th from 10 to 11:30 am girls can drop off their collection and they will get a tour of Giving the Basics warehouse and will help sort and package what they collected.

See our PDF for important 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 Teresa Hamilton at teresa@givingthebasics.org. If 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 March 31st, 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 Teresa Hamilton at 913-208-3611 or Michele Orpin at 913-269-1736.

Additional Information:   Please read and follow the directions on this pdf. Girls who attend on April 4th or 11th 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.

Follow this link to KCTV 5’s video on Giving the Basics.