From the Girl Scouts of the USA Blog:
Today, 30,000 girls want to join a Girl Scout troop, but they are on waiting lists because there is a critical shortage of Girl Scout volunteers to offer the necessary support, encouragement, and guidance that all Girl Scouts need along the way.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of Girl Scouts – they are our everyday heroes. Volunteers enable girls to dream big and to realize that they’re capable of more than they ever imagined. And because volunteers play such a vital role in delivering the Girl Scout experience, they deserve top-notch resources and training, and all the support we can provide for them.
But right now, we’re facing a shortage of fund needed to identify, recruit, and train new volunteers.
That’s where you come in. Your investment will help us support new volunteers and bring the best to our 800,000 volunteers around the country. Whether they are moms, dads, college students, or Girl Scout alumnae, they need your support to empower the next generation of girls.
After all, girls can’t change the world wen they’re stuck on a waiting list.
Here are two steps you can take today to help increase the number of volunteers and bring the power of Girl Scouts to more girls:
- Invest in Girl Scouts locally and nationally and support volunteers across the country to reach even more girls! Give today at: www.girlscouts.org/invest.
- Volunteer with Girl Scouts in your local area. Every adult who volunteers for Girl Scouts gives at least five more girls a chance to be a Girl Scout. Start today at: www.girlscouts.org/volunteer.