Thursday, March 22, 2018

4 Awesome Ways to Thank Your Girl Scout Volunteer


From GSUSA's Blog
April is National Volunteer Month! Celebrate your favorite Girl Scout volunteers with these thoughtful ideas! Whether you choose to do one activity or all, you’re sure to make the volunteers in your life feel loved and appreciated and remember all the reasons why they continue to give their time and hearts to the Girl Scout mission.

1. Send a personalized ecard! Who doesn’t love a fun ecard? This month, show the Girl Scout volunteer in your life—your Girl Scout VIP!—just how much they mean to you by choosing from one of four awesome predesigned ecard templates. Just fill in the blank to finish the sentence (keep it short and sweet, please!) and share your ecard with them on Facebook, on Twitter, or by email—SWEET! Get started.

2. Shout them out on social media! What better way to make your favorite Girl Scout volunteer feel special than to shout ‘em out for the world to know? They’re the best, and you’re proud to say it loud and clear: I love my Girl Scout volunteer!

During National Volunteer Week (April 15–21), head on over to your favorite social media pages and share why this volunteer (or volunteers!) is so special to you. Make sure to tag @girlscouts and include the hashtag #NVW2018 so we can follow the love.

3. Write them a handwritten letter! That’s right. Imagine their surprise when they open their mailbox and find an old-school letter from you. Need a little inspiration? Here are a few things you could include:


  • Why your favorite Girl Scout volunteer is so special
  • An especially memorable time when you were happy to have their guidance and support
  • How they have made a difference in your life
  • Your three favorite things about them
 
4. Buy them something special from the Girl Scout Shop! Shop our online store, GSCCC's Girl Scout Shop, and bring a smile to a volunteer’s face with a fun little token of your appreciation.

Know someone who isn’t a Girl Scout volunteer but would make a great one? Use one (or more!) of these thoughtful appreciation ideas to let them know how they could make a lasting difference in girls’ lives today!



Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Celebrate Leader Appreciation Day on April 22!

http://www.girlscouts.org/en/adults/volunteer/volunteer-appreciation/sharethanks-.html?j=3616816&e=eringwald@girlscoutsccc.org&l=34368_HTML&u=84546692&mid=6416623&jb=0

CELEBRATE LEADER APPRECIATION DAY ON APRIL 22!

April is National Volunteer month! All month long, show your favorite Girl Scout volunteer how much they mean to you!
 
PARENTS - PLAN AHEAD TO THANK YOUR LEADER on Sunday, April 22! 
On this day, girls and their families find special ways to thank Girl Scout volunteers. 
Here are some other suggestions to thank your Girl Scout Leader:   
  • Hand-written notes from girls or parents
  • A gift of flowers
  • Hand-made items from girls
  • Gift cards to a coffee shop or restaurant
  • Cards, emails or phone calls to express your gratitude
  • Ask the girls to think of a special "thank you"!

Know a wonderful Volunteer? During National Volunteer Week (April 23-29) you can also head on over to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and show love for your favorite Girl Scout volunteer by sharing what makes them so special to you. 

All month long, show your favorite Girl Scout volunteer how much they mean to you with a fun, personalized ecard
 
Choose from four predesigned templates. Just fill in their name in the text box provided, and share your ecard with them on Facebook, Twitter, or by email! And remember to tag @girlscouts and use #GSCCCVolunteer so we can follow the fun!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

VOTE FOR OUR 2019-2020 COOKIE MASCOT!




The camel? The red fox? The platypus? Which mascot will you and your Girl Scouts choose for our 2019-20 recognition items? 

Share the link below with your Girl Scouts, and cast your votes now through March 18th!

CAST YOUR VOTE!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Happy Girl Scout Week!

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It's Girl Scout Week! We're 106 years old today! Wear your vest to school today. Host your own Girl Scout Birthday Party to celebrate and bake a cake with your troop! 

Send us a photo of your Girl Scout spirit to media@girlscoutsccc.org Check out our Girl Scout history!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Girl Scout Week March 11-17!






Girl Scout Week is March 11 – 17!

Starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath, Girl Scout week is an opportunity to reflect on what it means to be a Girl Scout. In celebration of this special Girl Scout tradition, we’ve put together a list of recommended activities that will make your Girl Scout week extra special.

Sunday, March 11 – Girl Scout Sunday – Earn the My Promise, My Faith award. Find a quiet, peaceful place to think about all of the things you are grateful for.

Monday, March 12 - We're 106 years old today! Girl Scout Birthday - wear your vest to school on Girl Scout Birthday, March 12. Host your own Girl Scout Birthday Party to celebrate and bake a cake with your troop! Send us a photo of your Girl Scout spirit to media@girlscoutsccc.org  Check out Girl Scout history.

Tuesday, March 13 –Create a fun project through Made with Code.

Wednesday, March 14 – Community Service Day – plan to do a good turn at home, or in your community. (i.e. do household chores, volunteer, recycle, donate old clothes, etc.)

Thursday, March 15 –  Virtual S.W.A.P. day. Send us a photo or draw your Girl Scout S.W.A.P. idea and send to media@girlscoutsccc.org for us to share. This will get you ready for camp!

Friday, March 16 – Get outside today! Juliette Gordon Low, our founder, loved the outdoors! Play games, go geocaching, explore your backyard, go on a hike, or have another outdoor adventure for at least 30 minutes.

Saturday, March 17 – Girl Scout Sabbath. Commit two random acts of kindness. Write a note or letter to a friend to let her know that you appreciate her! 😊

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Five Ways to Press for Progress on International Women’s Day


from GUSA's Blog
There are so many ways to stand up and make your voice heard so you express the values you care about in your community. Every day, Girl Scouts are fearlessly taking civic action to make the world a better place.

Want to make a difference? Here are five ideas:

1. Get educated. Go to a town or city council meeting to find out what kinds of things people are unhappy about. You might learn about a local issue that sparks your interest and inspires you to make change. Go for it!

2. Organize. Mobilize communities to donate, volunteer, or advocate for causes important to you.

3. Disrupt. There’s no need to accept the status quo. Stand up against everyday injustices, challenge unfair policies, and champion causes you believe in. Taking part in letter-writing campaigns and creating petitions that call for change are great ways to get involved.

4. Speak out. Call, write, or meet with public officials and community leaders to educate them about important issues.

5. Get in the race. If you’re a girl, run for student council. If you’re a woman, lead by example and consider running for elected office.

The G.I.R.L. Agenda Powered by Girl Scouts is a nonpartisan initiative to inspire, prepare, and mobilize girls and those who care about them to lead positive change through civic action. To learn more about how you can get involved and become a catalyst for change in your community—and the world—visit www.GIRLagenda.org.