Raleigh, N.C. —This Father’s Day, Girl Scouts will be celebrating their dads and male volunteers that serve as fatherly role models and help to provide the leadership programming that allows them to unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader). Girl Scout fathers and male volunteers play pivotal roles in the Girl Scout experience as they inspire girls to embrace challenges, learn by doing, and discover their strengths and passions.
Girl Scout volunteers provide a safe environment for girls to thrive through programming in STEM, outdoors, entrepreneurship, and more, and the participation of dads and father figures is just as important as that of female volunteers. Whether it’s teaching girls to use their business savvy and to manage their money by supervising a Girl Scout Cookie Booth, or by guiding them in cooking their first outdoor meal, dads are stepping up as Girl Scout volunteers to make a difference in their Girl Scout’s life.
Involvement of fathers in the Girl Scout program by volunteering is greatly encouraged, and Girl Scouts provides opportunities for girls to bond with the fatherly figure in their life throughout the year. Most recently was the Me and My Guy dance that was hosted by a Wilmington troop where girls brought along fathers, uncles, grandfathers, and other fatherly figures to play fun games and learn new dances. Another example is family camp where girls and their dads are able to enjoy camp activities, like canoeing, archery, and hiking in the great outdoors. By participating in these awesome activities, girls are able to become their best selves while learning from their father figures and volunteers.
“I got involved with Girl Scouts as a parent volunteer, and soon I realized what a great organization this is through its support of diversity and girls of all abilities and backgrounds, and its commitment to STEM,” said Gyan Gupta, Girl Scout dad and volunteer. “I want all, yours and mine, daughters to grow up as great leaders. I have seen girls growing as Girl Scout do great things.” As a troop leader or volunteer, positive male role models help her grow her confidence and unleash her inner G.I.R.L. while she conquers her challenges, goes beyond her comfort zone, and realizes she make a difference in the world by being a Girl Scout.
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