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Lawrence Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that believes everyone deserves to live in safe, decent and affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, community, and hope. They are eager to work with your troop and discover the best way to enhance your journey with Girl Scouts! Workshops are only offered in Douglas & Jefferson counties.


Brownie: A World of Girls Journey
Habitats of Girls Around the World

Troops will investigate the different styles of homes around the world and compare them to their own homes by answering questions like “What is home?” and “How do you make a house a home?” and “What is every girl’s habitat?” Girls will gain a better understanding of homes in their community and homes around the world and will create dioramas of homes around the world.

OTHER ACTIVITES: “Tell Your Story, Tell Theirs.”
COST: $8 per girl

Junior: Agent of Change
Building Community One Home at a Time

Troops will enhance their community mapping skills while learning more about housing needs within their own community.  The girls will meet one of Habitat’s inspiring homeowners and hear about the journey that brought them to Habitat for Humanity and how their life has changed since moving into a safe, decent and affordable home.  Habitat staff will help girls learn the difference between service (helping with immediate need) and action (solving problems in long-term) as it relates to poverty and housing issues.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: “How Far Words Travel,” “The Many Faces of Need”
COST: $5 per girl
Junior: Get Moving
How “Green” is Your Habitat?

Troops will enhance their understanding of their carbon footprint, conserving energy and energy use in their home. Girls will do home-based activities like “Create a List”, and “Turn Everything Off” to help them get an idea of what their energy “norms” are, versus their energy “needs.” The girls can take a tour of a Habitat home that is “Energy Star” approved, along with a build site that is in the process of building an energy efficient home.

Girls can also learn about reusing and recycling in a different light than the usual plastic bottle salvaging. Troops can visit Habitat ReStore and see how objects that are usually throw away can be re-used and recycled for craft projects and other household ventures.

COST: $5 per girl
Contact Maddie Hinds, Community Outreach Coordinator at Lawrence Habitat for Humanity. maddie@lawrencehabitat.org or 785-832-0777. Maddie will meet with troop leader beforehand to review the event in order to best cater it to your troop’s needs!

Maddie will come to your meetings or she will host your troop at the Habitat office.

Lawrence Habitat for Humanity
720 Connecticut St.
Lawrence, KS