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.
Many of the Sigma Tau Kappa Delta members have previously been involved with Girl Scout membership first hand, and this has allowed members to build an even stronger bond with the young women they meet through the organization.
Kappa Delta hosts various events for Girl Scouts that Sigma Tau chapter members, girl scouts, and many parents, all attend. These include but are not limited to, career fairs, Zumba classes taught by Sigma Tau sister Katherine Smith, campus tours, scavenger hunts, and anti-bullying workshops.
These events allow member volunteers to not only engage with the girls, but inspire confidence in them while leading by example and participating in fun activities.
Girl Scouts of the USA is a mutually beneficial collaboration, and Kappa Delta members continuously strive to reflect chapter values to the Girl Scout community.