"I can't wait to" ... this is the tag line for this year's Girl Scout recruitment activities. Last Sunday, First Lady Michelle Obama was featured in a public service announcement for Girl Scouts on the importance of volunteering. Please find this video on our website at www.girlscoutssa.org or at www.girlscouts.org.
Those of us who work for Girl Scouts know our volunteers are wonderful. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't have some amazing moment or insight brought to me by a GSSA volunteer. But our problem is always the same - finding adults who are willing to take the time from their busy calendars to become a volunteer. This year, we are running behind where we were last year in recruitment, and not because we don't have interested girls. We have lists of girls in every area who want to participate, but we haven't identified adults who will share their time. If you know someone who might be interested, please have her check out the First Lady's video and the opportunities to volunteer on our website.
GSUSA is conducting a contest for councils, and the council with the most people who visit www.girlscouts.org and express an interest in volunteering will win $5,000 for their council. There are lots of things we can provide the girls with for $5,000. That would make possible some exciting programs that are currently beyond our budget. Or we could purchase another zip line installation or three stand-up paddle boards for camp.
Please help us make the world a better place by encouraging adults you know, who have an interest in girls, by encouraging them to volunteer by going to www.girlscoutsorg and clicking on volunteer. It will take them to the volunteer page on our website where there is information on how to join us in growing girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place!.