‘Why I’m thankful for my Girl Scout volunteer.’

Seventeen Girl Scouts share the impact troop leaders have made in their lives.

By Catherine Amoriello

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Month! In April we join organizations across the country in recognizing and celebrating individuals who give their time and energy to uplifting others. At Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA), we would not be able to build girls of courage, confidence, and character across our 30-county footprint without our dedicated Girl Scout volunteers.

We so greatly appreciate our volunteers for all that they do – and so do their Girl Scouts! We asked 17 girls to share why they are thankful for their troop leaders, and their answers demonstrate the impact our volunteers have on girls in our council. From helping a girl overcome her fear of heights, to showing her how to use power tools, to encouraging her to learn a dance on a Broadway stage, these special volunteers have opened doors for girls to recognize how capable they really are.

Scroll through the slideshow below to hear from the girls themselves and learn more about the difference Girl Scout volunteers are making right now!

Inspired by these troop leaders to make a difference? Check out GSHPA’s volunteer webpage for more information on becoming a Girl Scout volunteer.

Catherine Amoriello is a Marketing and Communications Coordinator specializing in writing and editing for Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania. Reach her by email at camoriello@gshpa.org.

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