“My purpose…to go on with my heart and soul, devoting all my energies to Girl Scouts, and heart and hand with them, we will make our lives and the lives of the future girls happy, healthy and holy.” –Juliette Gordon Low
Dear Leader, if you are reading this, you hold an honored place in history as an inspirer who leads young women onward in the pursuit of this thing we call life. You are creating a return on investment, of which your life will only begin to see the mark of your efforts. Be honored.
Dear Parent/Guardian, if you are reading this, you already know that your daughter is the benefactor of the time, talent and treasure of an adult volunteer who cares enough about her to spend countless hours teaching, listening, planning, learning and sacrificing in order to build courage, confidence, and character into her.
Dear Girl, if you are reading this, you know how much your Girl Scout leader(s) mean to you, and to the troop. You share in this special bond with the adult who is teaching you, along with your family, to become your best self. Your leader(s) care about you, and have become sisters with you in the Girl Scout Movement.
Together, let us take some time to honor the gift of our adult volunteers during Leader Appreciation Day. Whether large or small, a gesture of gratitude is the mark of a Girl Scout. On April 22, be considerate and caring and a sister to every Girl Scout!
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Honor them in a special ceremony.
- Make a donation in their name.
- Design a special thank you card or certificate.
- Nominate them for a formal award.
- Present a small token of appreciation.
- Cook a potluck meal in their honor.
- Create a photo collage of the girls in the troop.
- Submit a story of how the leader(s) have impacted the troop or a girl in the troop to the regional Girl Scout Center or local media.
- Create a troop memory book with each girl’s picture, favorite Girl Scout activity, and autograph.