I Can’t Wait for Another Exciting Girl Scout Year!

A special message from Joy Wheeler, CEO, GSKSMO

How does a girl accomplish her goal of making new friends, experiencing exciting adventures or making a difference in her community? Or defy gender stereotypes and do something she sees more males than females do like becoming a scientist or engineer. Or set in motion her dream of becoming a leader when opportunity seems like only a buzzword to her?

How? It’s simple: Girl Scouts.

CEO Joy with Girl Scout

See the research on how today’s girls feel about leadership.

Whether you sign your girl up for a troop or sign yourself up as a volunteer, Girl Scouts offers a wide range of opportunities to brighten a girl’s future. Across our 47 counties, we are so proud to serve more than 23,000 girls Kindergarten – 12th grade because of the most amazing, hardworking and supportive volunteers. We want to reach even more girls than ever before, but in order to do that we need more volunteers. Please consider lending your talents and enthusiasm by saying YES to building a future leader!

Girl Scouts is making the world a better place while making a lasting impression in the lives of both its volunteers and girl members. Demonstrating this, recent Girl Scout research shows that 94 percent of volunteers and 97 percent of girl members believe Girl Scouts provide them with new, fun and exciting experiences.

I am honored and amazed every day by the incredible accomplishments our Girl Scouts are making in their communities and beyond. From our 1st year Daisy Girl Scouts earning their petals to our Gold Award Girl Scouts making an impact with their sustainable projects, our mission and the vital role we as adults play in their leadership development is more critical than ever. Want to be even more amazed? Read this summer’s KC Star article about some of our Gold Award Girl Scouts.

There is a pretty awesome challenge going on right now supporting a very worthy cause, and people are stepping up to make a difference. I want to challenge you to Encourage a girl to go for her dreams, Advocate for a girl so future possibilities are endless and Invest in a girl by giving your time, talent and treasure.

Let’s get more amazing girls exploring and imagining across our council. Join and volunteer today at gsksmo.org.

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