First Lady Michelle Obama discusses the important role played by Girl Scout volunteers in a new video released yesterday by Girl Scouts of the USA, for which she serves as Honorary National President.
Every First Lady of the United States has served in this post since 1917, when First Lady Edith B. Wilson became the first Honorary National President. Mrs. Obama’s video coincides with the launch of the organization’s new national campaign to increase recruitment of girl members and adult volunteers while highlighting the fun, excitement, and anticipation that are part of the Girl Scout experience.
“Girl Scout volunteers can be moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, or anyone else looking to help girls in their community fulfill their boundless promise,” said First Lady Michelle Obama. “As a Girl Scout volunteer, you can show girls that anything is possible, and you can inspire them to dream bigger and go further than they ever even imagined.”
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is dedicating the week of September 30–October 7 to getting the word out to adults who care about girls in their communities and want to make a difference. The recruitment campaign captures the fun of Girl Scouting with the theme “I can’t wait to…” and girl-friendly grassroots promotions that will reach every community nationwide.
“We have a strong mission at Girl Scouts building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. One that we cannot meet without the support of our volunteers,” said Lisa Jones, Chief Executive Officer at Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. “We are pleased First Lady Michelle Obama is sharing her voice to help encourage more adults to join us in Girl Scouting. As Girl Scout volunteers, adults can help girls make friends, have new adventures, and do great things.”
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines serves 35,000 Girl Scouts across its 41-county region in central and eastern North Carolina. Parents, caregivers, and volunteers are vital to the success of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines leadership programming for girls.