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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2013 6:32 pm | Updated: 5:16 pm, Tue Oct 29, 2013.

“Friendly and helpful, considerate and caring.” These are two lines of the Girl Scout Law, by which every member must abide.

The lines also relate to the amount of community service hours Girl Scouts performed during the fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30.

Girl and adult members of Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri donated 1,066,775 hours of service to their communities. According to the website, www.Independent Sector.org, the hours are valued at $23,618,399.

“Operation Food Search is very grateful to Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri for its ongoing efforts to assist the poor and hungry in the region,” said Sunny Schaefer, executive director. “Through April Showers, Seasons of Giving and Girl Scout troops reaching out to assist our neighbors in need, Girl Scouts have made a positive impact in our community.”

The top three volunteer hours projects for girls are Seasons of Giving, 160,541; April Showers, 40,459; and the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards, 30,140.

The top three volunteer hours projects for adults are service given to girls in troops, 537,102; Seasons of Giving, 85,776; and April Showers, 29,794.

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