April is National Volunteer Month, and I am thrilled to celebrate our amazing volunteers and recognize all that you do for your Girl Scouts. This past year has brought hurdles no one could have imagined. All our staff here at GSWPA are inspired by the ways our volunteers—YOU—have persevered to show girls what it means to be Girl Scout strong.
We see you delivering activity supplies to your girls so they can participate in virtual troop meetings from home.
We see you sorting a mountain of cookie cases because you helped your girls exceed their cookie goals this year.
We see you making in-person gatherings safe for your girls to connect with each other when their world has gone virtual.
We see you building up a girl who is less sure of her abilities and helping her build her confidence.
We see you giving girls space to their ideas, use their voices, and express their feelings about our increasingly complicated world.
We see you opening girls’ eyes to a world of possibility.
Because of your motivation and support, your Girl Scouts find the confidence to set big goals AND achieve them. It’s because of you-your time and commitment—our girls have community and resilience.
Because of you, girls are building life-long friendships.
Because of you, girls are achieving big goals.
Because of you, girls are exploring new interests and developing new skills.
Because of you, girls are learning they can accomplish anything.
Because of you, girls are changing their communities for the better.
Because of you, we have Girl Scouts.
We’re in awe of you. Thank you, from all of us at GSWPA, for all you do as a Girl Scout volunteer. For the hours, the energy, and the heart you put into leading this generation of girls to help them build their voices and prepare for lifetimes of leadership.
You are Girl Scout Strong. You are the heart of Girl Scouting. And we’re grateful for you.
Thank you and happy National Volunteer Month!from all of us at Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania