Thursday, December 17, 2015

Happy Holidays!

As we say goodbye to 2015 and welcome a new year of endless possibilities, I would like to say thank you to our 17,000 dedicated adult members and volunteers who have worked tirelessly and generously to help make Girl Scouts of Connecticut achieve its mission every day, in every zip code of the state. With your help, we can continue to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who are making their communities, towns, and our world a better place.

With the help of our resilient volunteer force, we are continuing to provide girls a safe, encouraging environment to help them to thrive, reach their goals and fulfill their dreams. Girls want to lead, but often do not feel they have the opportunity or support. We can change this by standing with them and providing girls with guidance as they discover the world around them, connect with others, and take positive action in their own lives and the lives they touch. 

I also want to acknowledge the living legacy of our Girl Scout Alumnae. Throughout the last century, our alumnae have positively affected their communities through their Take Action Projects and other forms of giving back.  They remind us of the rich traditions and impact that Girl Scouts offers today and has offered girls and women for decades.

And speaking of decades, in 2016, I hope all of you will join us in “Celebrating 100 Years of Changing the World” –the Gold Award’s Centennial. We have many wonderful activities planned to commemorate ten decades of gold, but they will only come alive with your participation and engagement.  So stay tuned!

As the New Year begins so will the launch of our Cookie Program! Starting on January 2, you will have the opportunity to order your favorite Girl Scout Cookies from our girls in person, or now, even on line!. Keep an eye out in your community for a local Girl Scout, and ask her to tell you more about our iconic cookie program. 

The story behind each box of cookies is worth sharing! To find cookies near you, you can click on the Looking for Cookies button that will be on our website's sidebar starting in January. By selling Girl Scout Cookies, our girls learn lifelong skills including how to run a business, how to market a product, and financial literacy. 

Our Cookie Program is just one of the amazing things girls participate in as a Girl Scout. But we can’t do anything without our dedicated adult volunteers and supporters! To join or learn more about volunteering, visit Happy Holidays!

Yours in Girl Scouting,

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