Dear members and friends of Girl Scouts,
Last week we celebrated Volunteer Appreciation Week and today we celebrate Girl Scout Leader Day. Thank you for making a difference in girls’ lives.
Earlier this month I met with a long-time volunteer in Sonoma County whose daughters graduated from high school many years ago. She still volunteers each year, as a troop leader in a school in a very low income community, because she loves Girl Scouts and wants every girl to have the opportunity to be a Girl Scout. We are fortunate to have thousands of volunteers and troop leaders who give so much to Girl Scouts and to girls.
Here are just a few examples of how Girl Scout volunteers change girls’ lives and make the world a better place. Girl Scout research shows that caring Girl Scout adults are the most important contributors to these positive outcomes for girls:
- 3 in 4 girls say that because of Girl Scouts, they have become a leader in more activities with their friends and classmates, as well as in their community.
- Girls who have been Girl Scouts:
- Are more engaged in volunteerism and community service
- Are more likely than other girls to be stewards of the environment
Thank you for your time, your passion, your creativity and your leadership! You are making a difference for girls! If you would like to honor a leader or volunteer in your life, please consider one of our e-cards – to say thank you and support Girl Scouts.
We know that today’s volunteers are busier than ever and we need to do everything we can so volunteers can spend their time with girls (and not with paperwork and process). Here are some of the steps we’ve taken and improvements ahead:
Welcoming new council-wide Directors and Team leads in our new structure
Our new teams are excited about the opportunities ahead, and about working with parents, volunteers and girls to help more girls thrive.
Thank you for your continuing support and, most important, thank you for all that you do for girls and Girl Scouts.
Yours in Girl Scouting,