By Melody Hutchison
In Girl Scouting, we celebrate April 22nd as Leader’s Day – this day just happens to fall in the middle of National Volunteer Week, too! Girl Scout Leader’s Day started on April 22, 1982, when a flag honoring Girl Scout leaders was flown over the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. This day honors those volunteers who make Girl Scouting an amazing experience that is known today.
I will forever be grateful for all the leaders I had in Girl Scouting, but the two that stand out the most are, Boomer and Tweety. I will never forget the life lessons and experiences these women gave me!
I encourage you to take this day to say thank you to Girl Scout leaders and volunteers in your troop and area. I have shared a few creative ways to say thank you below.
- Make thank you cards
- Make dinner for leaders and other volunteers
- Make a paper flower bouquet or other hand-crafted gift
- Get a gift certificate for coffee or other favorite treat
- Each girl could write a thank you letter or poem/or other form of self-expression
I personally want to take this time to thank girls, families, volunteers and the entire Girl Scout community for everything they do to make Girl Scouts such a huge success!