Thank you, volunteers!

Thank you! Whether you are a Girl Scout parent, part of a troop leadership team, service unit leader, donor, Girl Scouts alum, or any and all of the above, thank you for your service to Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains.

When I think about my Girl Scout history, I remember all of the volunteers who made my learning possible and all of the volunteers who make today’s Girl Scouting possible. Many changes have occurred since I was a girl in Girl Scouting, but the one thing that has not is the importance of our volunteers.

I hope your troop is utilizing the online Volunteer Toolkit tool. This wonderful GSUSA tool helps troop leaders manage their troop activities, finances, and communication with their troops better than any tool we’ve had previously. As with any new technology, there are always bumps in the road, so thank you for working with us as we all learn a new tool to improve the experience for our girls.

I recently joined the other 112 Council leaders from across the nation in Dallas for our annual Leadership Summit. The energy surrounding our Girl Scout Movement is strong, and with new badges being launched almost monthly, we know that if a girl wants to learn something new, “We’ve got a badge for that.”

While the school year may be coming to an end, know that the Girl Scout year is still plenty busy. May brings with it two Women of Distinction events, a Gold Award Celebration, and a Mother/Daughter Banquet, as well as numerous troop court of awards and service unit celebrations, while June kicks off our summer camps and many other fun activities.  We hope to see you at one of our many events.