A great BIG SHOUT OUT to our amazing lead-taking, logistics-crushing, mountain-moving, make-it-happen-no-matter-what cookie volunteers and parents who work so hard and give so much during Girl Scout Cookie season to ensure girls’ success—you are good as BOLD!
Because when you support girls as they run their very own cookie businesses (through the largest entrepreneurial program for girls in the world!), you’re playing a key role in powering unique experiences for them and their troops all year long. You’re also making it possible for them to learn essential life skills that will set them up for a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure. Because success is the Girl Scout way, and the cookie program would not be as effective as it is without your undying passion, dedication, and hard work. That’s a fact!
So the next time you feel tired, a little overwhelmed, or even ready to quit, please know that we see you, we appreciate you, and what you’re doing for the girls in your community is meaningful and long-lasting. It is mentors like you who make sure your girls’ G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ spirit continues to shine bright—not just during cookie season but all year.
Today, no matter what your role is at Girl Scouts, take the time to celebrate everyone in our unstoppable Movement. Let the cookie volunteers, leaders, and parents you work with know:
- How their work makes a difference to you and the girls they serve
- One thing you appreciate most about their efforts during cookie season (and beyond!)
- One time they really helped you or one of your girls out of a bind
- A unique story about a girl who they might have had an extra special effect on through their mentorship during this super busy time of the Girl Scout year
Write them a thank-you note (have the girls in your troop join in on the fun too!); bring a special treat to your next troop meeting for them; or shout them out, loud and proud, on social media. We can’t wait to hear your best thank-you and fill up on all that heart-warming, life-changing, bond-forming appreciation!