First Lady Michelle Obama, honorary president of GSUSA, kicked off National Recruitment Week (September 30-October 7) with a video urging all adults to become Girl Scout volunteers. “Girl Scout volunteers can be moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents or anyone else looking to help girls in their community fulfill their boundless promise,” the First Lady says. “As a Girl Scout volunteer, you can show girls that anything is possible…and you can inspire them to dream bigger and go further than they ever even imagined.”
National Recruitment Week is a concerted effort by councils across America to recruit and retain as many Girl Scout volunteers as possible in one week. Nationally, Girl Scouts has seen a decline in both girl and adult membership over the last decade, and while our girl membership here in Hawai`i has been steadily increasing, we depend heavily on our volunteers to help us deliver world-class programming that builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
This year’s recruitment is focused on the theme, “I can’t wait to,” emphasizing the excitement and adventure Girl Scouts brings to girls’ lives and to the lives of adult volunteers as well. Follow all the latest happenings during National Recruitment Week on our social media sites this week so we can show GSUSA just how awesome we are! To all the Twitter fanatics out there: be sure to follow us at 3 p.m. Tuesday (9/31) as we re-tweet all the action happening at GSUSA’s Twitter Party!
For more information, read GSUSA’s official press release here.