April 22 is Girl Scout Leaders Day
BEDFORD, NH – They help girls become a force for good. They transform girls into leaders, entrepreneurs, adventurers, scientists, artists, and more. They open a girl’s eye to a world of possibilities. They are the volunteers who make Girl Scouts possible.
April is National Volunteer Month, and April 22 is Girl Scout Leaders Day. Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains wants every person who volunteers for us to know they are appreciated. Being a Girl Scout volunteer is one of the most powerful, rewarding journeys anyone can embark on.
Nearly 5,000 adults volunteer their time and talent to Girl Scouts in New Hampshire and Vermont. They lead troops, they take girls camping, they drive girls to special events, they pick up innumerable cartons of cookies for girls to sell, they mentor other adult volunteers as they work with Girl Scouts, and so much more.
Girl Scout volunteers represent all different parts of our community. Marybeth Lennox of Rutland, VT, started with her daughter as an individually registered member, but now leads a thriving Daisy/Brownie troop of 14 girls. Aaron Moffett of Manchester, NH, is the dad leader of troop of kindergarten through fifth-grade girls, now in this third year as a Girl Scout troop leader. Debbie Drake of Windham, NH, is a lifetime member who has done it all – leading a troop, training others, coordinating events like Farnsworth Weekend (an adult camping event), and even representing the council as a national delegate. Stacy Labore of Merrimack, NH, has led a troop for six years, taking them camping and doing service projects. Amy Lothrop of Winooski, VT, has a multi-level troop of 18 from diverse economic and financial backgrounds, helped by a whole team of co-leaders: Bethany LeBlanc, Emily Nosse-Leirer, Jennifer Erwin, Jillian Lannen, Laurie Himes, Laura Need, Marie Hayward, Rebecca Bessette, Tay Olson and Trena Isley.
These are just a very few of the people who have found ways to inspire and mentor girls to be the leaders of tomorrow. Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains will be honoring our volunteers with a series of appreciation events in the coming weeks.
You can be a troop leader or work with other adults to provide the kind of behind-the-scenes support that makes it possible for girls to make new memories, gain life skills, and change the world for the better. See www.girlscoutsgwm.org and volunteer today.
About Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains: Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is recognized throughout New Hampshire and Vermont as a leading expert on girls. Our Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, with proven results. It is based on time-tested methods and research-backed programming that helps girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world. Through our exciting and challenging programs, Girl Scouts not only participate but also take the lead in a range of activities—from kayaking, archery, and camping, to coding, robotics, financial literacy training, and beyond! Serving more than 10,000 girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Visit www.girlscoutsgwm.org.