By Michael Heins
Havre Girl Scouts will honor local Scout volunteers for their leadership and to show appreciation to them, as part of National Volunteers Week.
As part of a nationwide celebration of Girl Scout Leaders Day on April 22, local Girl Scouts say thank you for the accomplishments of all adult volunteers who make a difference in the lives of our girls.
"Without volunteers, there would be no Girl Scouting," Donna Karns development director for the Girl Scouts said.
On Girl Scout Leaders Day, which falls in the midst of National Volunteers week, girls, parents and communities honor the commitment, dedication and continued support of local Girl Scout leaders.
"Character, conduct, and community service are the core qualities of Girl Scouting," said Connie Matsui, national president of Girl Scouting of the USA. "By devoting their time and energy to helping girls grow into tomorrow's leaders, Girl Scout volunteers lead by example."
Around Montana, girls thank their leaders and other volunteers in a variety of events, from official recognition ceremonies to making a simple phone call, adult volunteers will receive the thanks they so greatly deserve.
The Havre Girl scouts plan to give a memento of thanks to the volunteers. The mementos will be either delivered to the volunteer or given to them at a meeting, no dates or plans have been set at this point for this endeavor.
With membership in the organization at an all-time high, the need for adult volunteers is greater than ever. To accommodate the needs of time constrained adults Girl Scouting is becoming more flexible by incorporating a variety of ways to be involved.
For more information on how to be a volunteer in Girl Scouts, contact the Girl Scouts of Big Sky Council at 1-800-823-4475.