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22022 Volunteer Appreciation

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month

Being a Girl Scout volunteer is rewarding but a big commitment. Our volunteers go above and beyond making a difference in the lives of girls across central Indiana. Each year they give their time and talents, helping girls gain confidence to try new activities and become positive forces in their community. 

During April we celebrate these amazing volunteers and encourage girls, families, and troops to show their gratitude. 

Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day: April 22
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It’s time to celebrate our volunteers! Girl Scout Leader’s Day is the time to thank your troop leader for all the work she has done and for all the help she has given you.

National Volunteer Month: April
National Volunteer Week: April 18-24
Girl Scout Leader’s Day: April 22

It’s National Volunteer Month, and there’s no doubt that our amazing Girl Scout volunteers deserve a standing ovation. Yes, the Girl Scout experience may have looked a bit different last year, but from finding new ways to connect online to being in touch through phone calls and texting to coming up with safe ways to meet in person while following local guidelines, our troop leaders, cookie captains, and other volunteers have risen to the challenge and done their absolute best in trying times.

For all they are and all they do, we hope you’ll join us in saying thank you. Let them know their actions, both big and small, matter to you personally and make a difference in your community.

Whether you’re short on time or want to make a whole project of it with your troop, check out these simple ways to show your appreciation.

  • Personalize one of our super cute (and free!) thank-you cards designed just for this purpose. Download cards for young girls to use here or for older girls here.
  • Bake a special treat to brighten their day.
  • Give them a shoutout with a special social media post.
  • Send a quick video thanking them for all they’ve helped your troop accomplish.
  • Team up with other troop families to purchase a token of appreciation for your volunteer from the Girl Scout Shop
  • Recognize your leader(s) for the great work she/he does for your Girl Scout troop! The Volunteer Awards are a great way to honor those that give so much! 

 

Founder's Day - Juliette Low's Birthday: October 31
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On Founder's Day, Girl Scouts across the country honor the birthday of our founder, Juliette Low. This day marks the birth of Girl Scouts of the USA’s founder Juliette Low in Savannah, Georgia, in 1860. Do as Juliette did and stand on your head to celebrate her birthday!

A Brief Biography of Juliette Low
The Golden Eaglet (old Girl Scout movie)
Girl Scout History Timeline
All About Juliette Low Quiz Fun
Juliette Low Birthday Fun Patches (online Girl Scout store)

World Thinking Day: February 12
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Thinking Day has become a day for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all over the world to think about one another. Each year on February 22, girls participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. It is a special day in the Girl Scout year when we remember we are part of a worldwide movement through the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). Celebrated since 1926, World Thinking Day is a day of international friendship, speaking out on issues that affect girls and young women, and fundraising for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world. 

What Do We Do on World Thinking Day?

  • Be inspired by the history and impact of our global Movement.
  • Connect with the worldwide sisterhood of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting.
  • Take action and speak out on issues we most care about.
  • Make a difference by fundraising for projects around the world.

World Thinking Day 2022 Theme
Our World, Our Equal Future
On International Day of the Girl 2020, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts under 18 from 100 countries were asked what issues they were most concerned about and what they wanted to change about the world. From this data, WAGGGS learned that the #1 worry is the environment. And so, the World Thinking Day theme from 2022-2024 will be Our World, Our Equal Future. This year’s WTD starts a three-year journey for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to become environmentally conscious leaders.

Donate to the World Thinking Day Fund
A tradition since 1932, the World Thinking Day Fund collects pennies and coins from members around the world, to support their fellow Guides and Scouts. All donations help fund WAGGGS activities and are used where the need is greatest in our global Movement.

Donate to the Juliette World Friendship Fund
Support international opportunities for girls and young women by contributing to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund.

World Thinking Day Awards & Activities
World Thinking Day 2022 Activity Pack (WAGGGS)
Penpals (WAGGGS)
Global Action Badge/Award (Girl Scouts of the USA)
World Thinking Day Award (Girl Scouts of the USA)
World Thinking Day Ideas (on GSVSC Pinterest board)

Order Awards
World Thinking Day 2022 Award  
Global Action 2022 Award  
World Thinking Day 2022 Badge  

Girl Scout Week & Girls Scouts' Birthday; March 12
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On March 12, 1912, the first Girl Scout Troop meeting in the United States was held in Savannah, Georgia. Girl Scouts celebrate this anniversary of the first troop meeting for an entire week. The week in which March 12 falls is recognized as Girl Scout Week. The beginning of the week starts Girl Scout Sunday and the last day ends with the Girl Scout Sabbath.

Girl Scout Birthday: March 12
The Girl Scout Birthday on March 12 commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization’s first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. This year, 2022, represents our 110th birthday!

Ways to celebrate Girl Scout Week | March 6 - 12

Show your Girl Scout pride! Rock your Girl Scout green and show the world that Girl Scouts are ready for anything! 

Sunday, March 6 - Girl Scout Sunday is a special day to think and share about your beliefs.
Monday, March 7 - Make new friends Monday. Use your Girl Scout confidence to meet a few new friends today.
Tuesday, March 8 - Perform an act of kindness and help make the world a better place. 
Wednesday, March 9 - Get out your green gear--It's Girl Scout Spirit Day!
Thursday, March 10 - Give back to your community with a service or Take Action project. Post your project on social media, you can add a throwback Thursday pic just for fun! 
Friday, March 11 -  Participate in a Cookie booth and tell customers why their purchase is important. 
Saturday, March 12 -  It's Girl Scouts' 110th Birthday! Give a shout out to your Girl Scout Sisters!

Celebrate your faith. Exploring the connections between your faith and the Girl Scout Law is a longstanding tradition during Girl Scout Week.  

Girl Scout Sunday: Sunday, March 6

• Girl Scout Jummah: Friday, March 11

• Girl Scout Sabbath/Shabbat: Friday, March 11–Saturday, March 12

Learn about more ways to explore your faith and share with your church family.