It’s the week of Thanksgiving and we are all about showing how thankful we are for all of the awesome experiences girls are able to have in Girl Scouts. We’re also thankful for YOU – our Girl Scout families, volunteers, donors and advocates. Together, we are helping girls become the leaders of tomorrow. Here are a few things we’re extra thankful for this holiday season!
Our Outdoor Program offers girls the opportunity to have amazing adventures and become confident. For many, camp is a “home away from home” and the highlight of their year. We’ve been honored to receive some amazing gifts this year to our camp properties including sound dampening panels to lodges, the start of a new low ropes course, a facelift for the rappel tower and the addition of a slingshot course! We are so thankful for the girls who bring the properties to life with their giggles, the site managers / rangers who keep them safe and beautiful and the donors and volunteers who help add new adventures every year. THANK YOU!
As STEM donor Denise Mills said, “Society conditions girls with messages that STEM isn’t a good fit for them, even today. Even though there’s an emphasis on STEM right now, when women get to college they’re advisors question them about it. ‘Why are you taking computer science? Usually guys take that.’” That’s why Girl Scouts is taking the lead in offering a variety of engaging, exciting STEM opportunities for girls of all ages. Our STEM program is strong because of our supporters who believe that investing in girls is investing in the future. We are so thankful for the incredible SPARK event sponsors who welcome Girl Scouts to their locations to learn, to the donors who know STEM is the way of the future, and to the Girl Scout leaders who bring STEM into troop meetings! STEM ROCKS!
Girl Scouts are the business owners of tomorrow – and that begins with learning business skills as a girl! By participating in the Girl Scout Cookie and Fall Candy, Nuts & Magazine Programs, girls develop their own business plan, learn to budget with the profits, learn sales and money management. “The 5 Skills” that girls learn are critical to their future skills involving financial literacy and business. We’re so thankful for the leaders, cookie moms and dads (like Craig Lybarger) and families that help girls reach their entrepreneurial goals through the Cookie Program. Plus, who isn’t thankful for the yummy cookies they get when Girl Scouts come around selling cookies?!
We are thankful to have a strong group of women who advocate for themselves, their communities and the world. Through the leadership programs in Girl Scouts, girls are excited and encouraged to use their voices. We are thankful for the troop leaders who encourage girl-led experiences, for the Community Partners who create activities that inspire leadership and the Girl Scouts who are brave and take the lead. What an amazing group of leaders we have! We love sharing their awesome stories every day!
Most of all – we’re thankful for YOU! Without you, our Girl Scouts and advocates, we wouldn’t be able to help the girls of today become leaders of tomorrow. Thank you for all you do!
Don’t forget to join us on Tues., Nov. 29th for #GivingTuesday! We’ll have inspiring stories, a video and lots of things to share that day as we kick-off our season of giving with a bold $5,000 Giving Tuesday goal! You can RSVP for the event and even add a profile photo frame NOW to get started.
Go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes, click “Day of the Girl” from the dropdown, select the GS logo and SAVE!
We’d love to hear what YOU’RE thankful for this year! Leave a comment below to share!