Recently Robin Witt sat down with GSNI to talk about her experience as a Girl Scout volunteer. Robin graciously shared the many lessons she’s learned through working with girls and volunteers to achieve the Girl Scout Mission.
First Lady Michelle Obama discusses the important role played by Girl Scout volunteers in a new video released today by Girl Scouts of the USA, for which she serves as Honorary National President. Every First Lady of the United States has served in this post since 1917, when First Lady Edith B. Wilson became the first Honorary National President. Mrs. Obama's video coincides with the launch of the organization's new national campaign to increase recruitment of girl members and adult volunteers while highlighting the fun, excitement, and anticipation that are part of the Girl Scout experience.
The campaign captures the fun of Girl Scouting with the theme "I can't wait to..." and girl-friendly grassroots promotions that will reach every community nationwide. With 3.2 million Girl Scouts and 112 Girl Scout councils across the country, parents, caregivers, and volunteers are vital to the organization's success.
"Girl Scout volunteers can be moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, or anyone else looking to help girls in their community fulfill their boundless promise," said First Lady Michelle Obama. "As a Girl Scout volunteer, you can show girls that anything is possible, and you can inspire them to dream bigger and go further than they ever even imagined."
Spend the day with volunteers from across the council to share your experiences in Girl Scouting and learn about all that’s available to girls. Complete an official training like GSLE: Getting From Here to There, 3 Processes: One Powerful Program, or Take Action Projects 101. Options also include enrichment sessions featuring website and social media, and travel opportunities.
Network with other volunteers, share your experiences, discover new resources, and energize yourself for the new Girl Scout membership year!