NATIONAL GIRL SCOUT LEADER’S DAY
Each year, National Girl Scout Leader’s Day on April 22nd recognizes the thousands of leaders who volunteer their time and share their experiences with youth across the country. Girl Scout volunteer leaders have been positively impacting girls’ lives since the beginning of Girl Scouting in 1912. These leaders are often beacons for girls as they approach womanhood. They provide a foundation of confidence, experience, respect, and courage that stays with a young woman throughout her lifetime.
Approximately 750,000 adults volunteer their time with the Girl Scouts. Through their leadership, girls gain experience in community service, stewardship, relationship building, and much more. Their leaders offer decision-making skills, build confidence and character, form friendships, and develop leaders for tomorrow.
HOW TO OBSERVE GIRL SCOUTS LEADER DAY
- Celebrate the day by thanking a volunteer.
- Tell your leader how much you appreciate them. One way to do that is by demonstrating one of the many skills they teach you.
- Share your experiences as a Girl Scout leader.
- Consider becoming a Girl Scout leader.
- What has being a Girl Scout taught you and who was the leader who influenced you most?
- You can also read about these 7 Notable Girl Scouts.
- Use #GirlScoutLeadersDay on Social Media to say thanks!
NATIONAL GIRL SCOUT LEADER’S DAY HISTORY
Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. proclaimed Girl Scouts Leader’s Day in 1982 to recognize the volunteers who serve as role models to millions of youth each year. They selected the date of April 22nd because it falls near National Volunteer Week each year.
Girl Scout FAQs
Q. What are Girl Scout badges?
A. Girl Scouts guides girls from kindergarten to senior in a variety of subjects. Each subject area includes the completion of badge requirements. Subjects vary but some of them include STEM, Citizenship, Health, or Financial Literacy. Within each subject, there are a variety of badges designed to develop the skills needed to succeed in the subject.
Q. How many members did the first Girl Scout troop have?
A. The first Girl Scout troop led by Juliet Gordon Low included 18 members.