Friday, August 4, 2017

Why Girl Scouts?

To Our Valued Members:

Hard to believe that summer is beginning to wind down and a new Girl Scout year is about to begin. I hope everyone has had a relaxing and enjoyable time!

We know that our volunteers and families are about to get very busy, so I thought this might be a good time to thank everyone for their continuing commitment to our girls and also to reflect on why Girl Scouting remains a great choice for girls.

As we all prepare for a new school year, we know that families and girls have many options for how they spend their out-of-school time. I wanted to share with you why we believe it is valuable and essential for girls to be Girl Scouts and for all of us to share our incredible organization with new girls and volunteers in our towns.
·        Girl Scouts has introduced 23 new fun and exciting badges in the Outdoor Adventure and STEM areas—everything from our new Outdoor Journey to robotics, environmental adventure, coding, outdoor STEM, cyber-security, and more!
·        Girl Scouting remains to be the largest single-gender leadership experience for girls, resulting in five outcomes that will serve girls for a lifetime: strong sense of self, positive values, challenge seeking, building healthy relationships, and community problem-solving.
·        Girl Scouting offers girls the opportunity to try many new things in a safe and nurturing environment with positive adult mentors—allowing them to build confidence and self-esteem so that they can achieve their dreams.

There are so many more reasons to be a Girl Scout! As we approach the new Girl Scout year, we hope each and every one of you will work to spread the good word about Girl Scouting. In addition to all the exciting new opportunities for our girls, staff has been working very hard this year to improve our service to our valuable volunteers! Be sure to check out the new MyGS area of our website when we reopen on August 14.

See you at the Kickoffs!

Yours in Girl Scouting,

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