In 1998, Kappa Delta began a national collaboration with Girl Scouts, an organization of over three million girls. With this partnership, Kappa Delta became the first and only National Panhellenic Conference group to adopt the Girl Scouts as a national philanthropy.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The same could be said for Kappa Delta as it relates to young women. With common values and a commitment to leadership development, Kappa Delta and Girl Scouts are sisters at heart.
Girl Scouts provides Kappa Delta members opportunities for face-to-face volunteering. Each year, Kappa Deltas across the country devote over 125,000 hours to working with Girl Scouts in their communities. Popular KD Girl Scout events are self-esteem workshops, campus tours, International Girls Day celebrations and anti-bullying workshops.
Kappa Delta collegiate volunteers get to see firsthand the difference they make in girls’ lives while learning important leadership skills in the process.
In collaboration with the Girl Scouts and to instill confidence in these young women, Alpha Upsilon hosts four events with the Girl Scouts each year. Different themes of our events have included staying fit and healthy, good sportsmanship, traditions around the world, and etiquette, just to name a few. Not only are these events fun for both the girls and our members, but they also build confidence and inspire action in these young women at a critical age in their lives. Nothing is more rewarding than having a Girl Scout come up to you at the end of a campus tour and tell you how excited they are about going to college one day!
In addition to these four events, we also help a local troop sell cookies on campus each year. This year, they were able to sell over $800 worth of cookies to the Birmingham-Southern community!!