21 Apr

Girl Scout Leader's Day: April 22, 2017

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On this Girl Scout Leaders Day -- and every day -- we are reminded of how precious the work is that our volunteers do in helping today’s girls become tomorrow’s leaders. We have the privilege of meeting and talking to our Girl Scouts from different parts of New York City, and they are very clear on how much they appreciate you!

When we think of you---our extraordinary volunteers, Margaret Mead’s famous quote comes to mind. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

We’ve listened to our Girl Scouts share fond stories of how you have nurtured them in vivid and tangible ways, and have encouraged them to fulfill their dreams…to realize their fullest potential.

It is what you contribute as leaders, as committed citizens---through giving and sharing of your time, attention and thoughtfulness---that inspires our Girl Scouts to be the change in the world they want to see. As leaders and volunteers, you engage girls in discovering themselves and their values, connecting with others locally and globally, and taking action to make the world a better place.

In the rapidly change world we live in, our girls will need to be skilled, confident, centered, and open to the full range of human experience. This is where your contributions are so pivotal and important to the future of our Girl Scouts: YOU are the person the girls can count on to help them pave the way into the future--- no matter what it holds.

On this Leader’s Appreciation Day, the Board of Directors, Council staff, and the nearly 28,000 girls we served in 2016, thank you for your deep commitment and generosity to our Girl Scouts.

Yours in Girl Scouting,

Michelle R. Clayman
Board President

Barbara Murphy-Warrington
Chief Executive Officer

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