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The First Lady’s call to action – Volunteer Today

September 30, 2013

Michelle_Obama_2013_official_portraitDid you know that since 1917, every First Lady has served as Girl Scouts of the USA’s Honorary National President? It’s a tradition that began with First Lady Edith B. Wilson and dates back almost 100 years. Since then, each successive First Lady has served in this post.

First Lady Michelle Obama knows the important role played by Girl Scout volunteers and is encouraging adults to support girls and volunteer in a new video released by Girl Scouts of the USA. The video coincides with the launch of the organization’s new “I can’t wait to…” national campaign to increase recruitment of girl members and adult volunteers.

“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.”

Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines is dedicated to getting the word out to adults who care about girls in their communities and want to make a difference. Girl Scout volunteers help girls make friends, have new adventures, and do great things. Volunteers help girls become whoever they want to be, which just may be a future First Lady or even the first female President.

Help us spread the word. Share this video with family and friends and encourage them to become a Girl Scout volunteer!

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One hour, One day, One week, One year

May 20, 2013

By Betsy Wharton, Volunteer Services Director

11337_Voluteer Pin_HrHave you ever wanted to make a difference in someone’s life? Becoming a Girl Scout volunteer can be one of the easiest and most rewarding opportunities that you are presented with. Contrary to popular belief, there are many ways to volunteer in the Girl Scout organization other than being a leader of a troop. You can make volunteering for Girl Scouts into anything you want it to be. Whether you are donating one hour, one week, one day, or even one year of your time, it will make a difference in at least one girl’s life. You are the one who decides how much time and commitment you wish to give.

Volunteering as a troop leader is only one of the six ways in which girls and adults can participate in the Girl Scouts.  The other ways are travel, camp, virtual, special events, and series programs.  Here are a few examples of how you could donate your time:

  • Use 3-4 days and provide a series program
  • Share a special talent
  • Educate girls on a certain area of expertise
  • Volunteer at a day or resident camp
  • Chaperone girls on a trip or outing

These are only a few ways you could volunteer, but the opportunities are endless.

Volunteering with Girl Scouts can be as much or as little as you would like. Giving your time all comes down to what you want to give back to a group of girls. They will appreciate whatever knowledge, time, and energy that you can contribute.  You may think volunteering for the Girl Scouts could be overwhelming but remember there is always someone you can call on to help you, such as parents, troop leaders, or the supportive council staff.

The important thing to remember is being a Girl Scout volunteer has rewards that far exceed the time and effort put in.  It is very rewarding to know that you can make a positive impact on every girl and help each one build character and grow into a confident and courageous young woman.

Volunteer with the Girl Scouts today!

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