In centennial year, Girl Scout volunteers shine

April 30, 2012

in Local

Dear Editor,

As we celebrate 100 years of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, I want to take a moment to thank all of our volunteers for their contributions to that important mission. Last year, Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland had a nearly 18% increase in its girl membership – an exciting change that could never have been realized without the help of our volunteers.

Whether it’s their first year or fifth decade giving time to mentor and change the lives of girls, our volunteers put in countless hours to make a difference. They are often present for the first time a girl conquers a fear, meets a goal, or learns something new about the world – and it is because of their commitment, generosity, and heart that girls in our jurisdiction can continue to challenge themselves to learn and grow safely and productively.

On April 22 each year, we celebrate Girl Scout Leader’s Day – a day in honor of the volunteers across the country who give their time as girls’ mentors, supporters, and advocates. We are grateful that they continue to prioritize this organization as one worthy of their time and talent.


Anne Soots, Interim CEO

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland

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