LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to Girl Scout volunteers

Apr 20, 2012


Our dedicated leaders give of their time on a weekly basis to plan and lead fun, educational Girl Scout troop meetings and field trips.

Whether it’s teaching them about health and wellness, taking them on a caving expedition or out to the stables to learn to ride a horse, going to an international fair to experience different cultures, or creating a space rocket out of paper, a film canister and Alka-Seltzer, Girl Scout leaders have creative minds and caring hearts to share with the girls. They dedicate themselves year-round to helping girls grow into confident, resourceful young women.

As a Girl Scout volunteer, I have seen first-hand the positive effect of volunteerism in the Tri-Cities area, and how Girl Scouts and their leaders make a difference in our community every day. For those of you who have a daughter in Girl Scouting, take a moment to think about her leader. Think about how, at every meeting, the leader is there to help your daughter experience new challenges and gain new skills for the future. Think about the amount of time the leader devotes to preparing for the meetings while balancing family, work and other time constraints. Remember your Girl Scout leader with a note of thanks or a personal phone call or greeting.

In Grand Haven, we would like to recognize and thank our leaders: You truly make a difference in the lives of girls. I encourage more people to follow their example by volunteering with the Girl Scouts.

If you are interested in joining the ranks of these incredible leaders, please contact Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore at 616-784-3341 or www.gsmists.org.

— Chris Sodini, Grand Haven Service Unit Director/Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore


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