Girl Scout Leader’s Day
Girl Scouting wouldn't be possible without our volunteers!
In Girl Scouting, we celebrate April 22 as Leader's Day — and it typically falls during National Volunteers Week too. Please make sure to reach out and thank those volunteers who make Girl Scouting a reality in your family.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Download and print a Girl Scout thank you card.
- Nominate someone for a Volunteer Recognition Award.
- Create a collage from the year's events and present it to her/him with a special certificate.
- Create a slide show or video of your troop in action and share it with your troop volunteers and service unit manager.
- Celebrate a job well done at a service unit meeting.
- Say "Thank You." Sometimes that's all you need.
- Post a "thank you" on Facebook, Twitter or your service unit Web site.
- If you don't already, lend support in a troop activity.
- Bake a cake, dinner or make her favorite treat.
- Make a gift as a small token of your appreciation.
- Dedicate a service project to your leaders.
- Design and present a special award or certificate.
- Do a good deed or random act of kindness for your leader or her family.
- Live by her/his example. The best thanks a leader can get is seeing the fruits of their labor. Let them see the impact they've had on your life, by being a Girl Scout!
- Give your leader movie passes, a coupon for dinner out or a subscription to their favorite magazine through our MagNut Program.
- Have a picture taken of the entire troop for your leader.
- Make a contribution in your leader’s honor to Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania.
- Make yard signs that say “A great Girl Scout Leader lives here!"
- Place an ad in your community newspaper thanking your leaders.
- Write a letter to the editor about everything your leader inspires in you.
- Plan a surprise “thank you” party, potluck or tea (and invite the parents!)
- Announce Girl Scout Leaders Day in your church’s bulletin.
- Create a display about Girl Scout Leaders for your local library.
- Send flowers or balloons.
- Create a scroll with a thank you proclamation signed by the whole troop.
- Make and present a scrapbook of the troop’s activities or individual scrapbook pages from each girl for their leader - include pictures or draw favorite memories and say why they like being a Girl Scout.
- Give a festively wrapped Girl Scout cookie box stuffed with thank-you notes from girls, families and others.
- Print each girl’s picture on fabric and make into a pillowcase or quilt. Use old scout t-shirts for some of the quilt squares. When finished, have the girls sign and date the quilt or pillowcase.
- Sit in a circle and each share “I’m happy you are my leader because…” or “My favorite Girl Scout memory is…”
- Hire a cleaning service to clean your leader’s house (with their permission!)
- Write a poem or a song.
- Give your leader a “shower” of luxury bath items or gourmet foods.
- Compose a recipe book with contributions from all the girls in their own words and pictures, and give it to her with samples.
- Buy her a rolling plastic crate; fill it with fun surprises or treats, but the crate is a great gift for a troop leader as well!
- Shop for leader appreciation items at the Girl Scout shop nearest you.
- Make homemade coupons for your leader (i.e., free babysitting, service hours from other parents, etc.)