Cupid Crew Valentine’s Day Cards Service Project
Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity for you and your troop to
reach out and show others that you care—especially those who may be
alone on a day that’s all about connection!
This year, Girl Scouts is teaming up with Wish of a
Lifetime from AARP for Cupid Crew 2021, a volunteer-driven
effort to create cards and safely send some love to tens of thousands
of older adults who are socially isolated.
Even though we have to keep a safe distance, your troop can help
spread joy to thousands of older adults across the country by writing
Valentine’s Day cards as part of the Cupid Crew national service project.
Here’s how it works:
1. Discuss the Cupid Crew national service project with your troop.
- Talk about how older adults may be experiencing feelings of
loneliness and isolation, compounded by COVID-19 restrictions.
- Have the troop set a goal for the number of Cupid Crew valentine
cards to create.
2. Create your valentines.
3. Decide where to send your troop’s cards.
Reach out to a local senior living community and ask how they’d like
to receive your troop’s cards. Mail or deliver your cards to a local
senior living community that you have a connection to or check out our
list of local senior living communities (PDF) to find
one in your area.
Please get in touch with your troop’s senior living community of
choice by Monday, February 8, to let them know to expect your package
or delivery. We suggest calling the senior living community and
speaking to the activities director to find out how to best coordinate
your drop-off given the community’s COVID-safety practices. Consider
including one of your girls on the call to share in the experience.
4. Make a plan to send or deliver your Cupid Crew cards.
Decide how to collect and deliver your troop’s cards. For example,
you could collect the cards and mail them together or drop them off as
a packet. Do whatever is easiest and safest for you and your troop.
Send or deliver your cards to the local senior living community you
identified in Step 3.
If you choose to deliver your cards, please do so by Saturday,
For a COVID-safe drop-off, we suggest:
- All cards be delivered either with a troop leader, parent, or
- You place your cards in an envelope or box and drop
it off in front of the senior community, after getting in touch to
let them know you are coming with your package
- When your
contact comes outside to pick up the box, you all wear masks and
maintain six feet of distance
If you choose to mail your cards, please send them by Thursday,
February 4, to ensure that they arrive in time.
If your troop decides that each girl will mail their card(s) in,
provide the council office as the return address and make sure they
also include a note to let staff know that these are Valentine’s Day
cards sent from Girl Scouts and Cupid Crew. To ensure your cards
arrive in time, send them by Thursday, February 4, and be sure to let
the community know to expect the package.
5. Include a note to the facility staff to let them know
you’re sending cards as part of your Girl Scout troop’s
participation in the Cupid Crew national service project.
Once your troop has completed this service project, remember to:
- Inspire others to give back! Post a photo of your troop, your
cards, or your delivery to your social networks using the hashtags
#GirlScoutsGiveBack and #CupidCrew. Be sure to tag @girlscouts and
- After your troop has completed your
cards, share your story with us to help us track Girl
Scouts’ nationwide impact through service.
- If you wish to
recognize your troop’s participation with a patch, we recommend
this Girl Scouts Give Back patch.
For all National Service Project activities taking place during
COVID-19, please make sure that your troop complies with health and
safety guidelines given by the CDC, your local government, and your
local Girl Scout council.
Check out the resources for this project:
Tips for Girls (PDF)
Cupid Crew Valentine’s Day Card
List of Senior Living Communities (PDF)
Note to Facility Staff (PDF)
Wish of a Lifetime from AARP’s mission is to shift the way society
views and values our oldest generations by fulfilling seniors’
dreams and sharing their stories to inspire those of all ages.
Learn more about Wish of a Lifetime from AARP or
follow @wishofalifetime on social media.
Girl Scouts thanks Sodexo Seniors for their continued support of
our national service projects.