On April 22, 2012, the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan, and Girl Scouts throughout the country, honored their volunteers on “Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day.”
Saline’s (over 70) 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 girls about health and wellness, taking them on a hike or out to the stables to learn to ride a horse, going to an international fair to experience different cultures, Girl Scout leaders have creative minds and caring hearts to share with the girls. They dedicate themselves year-round to helping girls grow in courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place.
As Girl Scout volunteers, we have seen first-hand the positive effect of volunteerism in the Saline area; 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.
Girl Scout leaders truly make a difference in the lives of girls. We encourage more people to follow in their footsteps by volunteering with the Girl Scouts. If you are interested in joining the ranks of these incredible leaders, please contact the regional office at 971-8800.
Saline Area Girl Scouts & families
Connie George, Kim Friedman, Tara Stow, Kathy Van Buren