Thank You!

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.

13_VolAppWeek_FacebookCoverPhotoI remember my Girl Scouting years fondly and especially remember the leaders that helped shape me into the woman I am 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!



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