Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to Our Volunteers!

As we sit down with our loved ones this Thanksgiving, it is important to take the time to think about what we are thankful for. Some families express their gratitude by taking turns around the table, or by reflecting quietly about individuals or things they are grateful for. 

As I begin my fourth year as your CEO, I am extremely thankful for all of our volunteers. Although I try to express my gratitude personally throughout the year, I would like to take this special time to thank each and every one of you for making Girl Scouting possible for girls in Connecticut. Volunteers are the backbone to this organization, and without their tireless efforts and selflessness throughout the year, we wouldn’t be able to give our girls all of the incredible programming and opportunities that we do. Thank you.

Many of our volunteers tell me that the best thing about being a Girl Scout volunteer is that volunteers also reap benefits from the program. Not only do these individuals believe they are making a difference in the lives of girls they serve, but they are also enjoying personal and professional benefits as well. Our Girl Scout volunteers have the opportunity to make new friends, develop valuable and marketable skills, be active and get outdoors, and are a part of a supportive and everlasting, global sisterhood!

There are so many ways that volunteers can contribute to our mission—by leading troops, bringing their skills and expertise to a local Service Unit team, by facilitating adult training, joining a council-wide committee or task force, and also by delivering programming to our girls. The one thing that is universal about our volunteers is that we couldn’t bring the magic of Girl Scouting to girls without them.

We are always looking for men and women who can help us to grow our reach. If you are a volunteer and know of any enthusiastic women or men looking to make a difference in a girl’s life, invite them to join Girl Scouts!

On behalf of Girl Scouts of Connecticut, I’d like to again offer a BIG THANK YOU, and wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Yours in Girl Scouting,

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