Thank you for being a Girl Scout volunteer! You’re what makes Girl Scouting enriching, engaging, and fun. You might not think of yourself as a life-changer, superhero, or role model—but you are! Every time you help your girls earn a badge, sell cookies, or go camping, you’re opening doors for them. You not only show them what’s possible in the world, you also teach them the skills they need to make that world a better place. And for that, we are endlessly thankful.
Speaking of cookies, we owe a huge thank you to all our deLiteful Girl Scouts and volunteers who made this 2017 Cookie Program such a huge success. River Valleys’ girls sold more cookies than last year—a grand total of 4,455,990 packages (wahoo!). Thanks-a-lot for taking the time to order, pick up, and distribute cookies, and for taking girls to cookie booths and recording their sales.
Because of you:
- Troops earned more than $3 million in troop proceeds!
- Girls collected donations for more than 102,000 packages of cookies through our two donation programs.
- More than 9,000 Lulu and Lola the Llamas will be sent to girls (that’s a lot of llamas!).
- Troops held nearly 13,000 cookie booths (that’s 11% more than last year).
Read more about what girls learned this year, additional fun cookie stats, and get a sneak peek at what’s to come next year (including our new mascot) on our cookie web page.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard women crediting being in Girl Scouts for the success they’ve had in life. Without the experiences they had as young girls, they wouldn’t have grown up to be the formidable change-makers they are today. And without volunteers, we wouldn’t have Girl Scouts.
So, thank you! Thank you for your hard work, your commitment, and your investment in the mission and in our girls. You are what makes this all possible.
Lily Yu – Lily is a Troop Support Specialist at River Valleys. She earned her BA in comparative literature and Japanese from Hamilton College and has a background in publishing and advertising. In her free time, Lily enjoys going for long runs, reading, and spending time with her family (including her four-year-old daughter who can’t wait to be a Daisy!).