Friday, April 22, 2016

Happy Leader's Day!

Thank you, Girl Scouts of Connecticut Volunteers!

As you know, April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and today is Leader’s Day! On behalf of Girl Scouts of Connecticut, I want to send a very large message of love and gratitude to the thousands of adults in every zip code of the state who make Girl Scouting possible for 35,000 Girl Scouts throughout Connecticut.

Our 17,000 adult members serve as volunteer troop leaders, co-leaders, cookie managers, registrars, trainers, Service Unit Managers, and in many other capacities to make sure that every girl has the potential to thrive, succeed, and be amazing! Our volunteers serve as role models, coaches, and guides so that girls can gain confidence trying and succeeding at new experiences like outdoor adventure, community engagement, STEM exploration, and countless other areas.

Our volunteers are true models of leadership and civic responsibility. It is not unusual for a Girl Scout volunteer to dedicate in excess of 200 hours a year to contribute to the mission of Girl Scouting to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place!

We are excited to say “thank you” to a number of our volunteers this Sunday, April 24, at our Annual Meeting. At our recognition ceremony, we will acknowledge our members who have served in Girl Scouting for a number of years—we are even recognizing a few 50 to 65-year pins!

So, the next time you see a group of Girl Scouts, make a point to introduce yourself to their leader and all the other volunteers who are guiding and supporting them.  And be sure to say “thanks” for their dedication and commitment to their work.

Thank you, Girl Scout volunteers, for recognizing that girls matter.

Yours in Girl Scouting, 

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