Showing appreciation for volunteers is a must! Dedicated volunteers and mentors like you make all the difference in the quality of a girl’s experience, and because of you, we’re able to prepare girls for the lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure that every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ deserves.
When and How to Recognize
Everyday little things go a long way. A card from the girls, handmade gifts, photo keepsakes—these are special ways to say thank you and oftentimes mean the most. Recognitions might be made on Girl Scout holidays, at service unit meetings, at troop meetings, at a special recognition event, or immediately following services rendered.
National Volunteer Month and Girl Scout Leader's Day
When your G.I.R.L. spirit shines, hers does too. That's why in April (National Volunteer Month), we celebrate the powerful and inspiring contributions volunteers make all year long.
April 22 is Girl Scout Leader's Day and honors all the volunteers who work as leaders and mentors in partnership with girls. Girls, their families, and communities should find a special way to thank their adult Girl Scout volunteers.
Formal Recognitions and Awards
Card Templates, eCards, and More
There are plenty of great ways to recognize your favorite Girl Scout volunteers all year round! Whether it’s simply saying thank you or giving out tokens of appreciation, your efforts are important in making your troop helpers feel appreciated.
Browse our Pinterest board for creative thank-you ideas, print out one of our thank-you card templates below, or use our eCard generator to send your favorite troop volunteers a fist bump, high five, or hug!
Want to send a digital thank-you as a group? With Kudoboard each troop member and her family can share a message, photo, or video on your volunteer's thank-you board. Use code girlscouts2020 for free access and unique Girl Scout backgrounds.
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