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If you haven’t heard of the Girl Scouts, then you must’ve been living under a rock for the past 100 years. The Girl Scouts was founded in 1912 — in a very progressive era when women were fighting for their right to vote — to prepare girls to meet their world with courage, confidence and character. In fact the Girl Scout mission statement reads as follows: “Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.“
While much has changed in the years since the organization was first formed, the road to woman equality still has a ways to go. In a time where women are not paid equally as men and we constantly have to fight for our place in a male-oriented world, building courage, confidence and character in our young girls is extremely important.
This is why I wanted to have my daughter become part of this “girl power” organization. While the Girl Scouts is a huge organization, it relies mainly on the help of volunteers to run each troop. Our troop is particularly lucky with the amount of volunteers willing to chip in, make it a success and most importantly, make it a great learning environment for the girls. Because of all the hard work, the girls have gotten the chance to learn, experience and even give back to the community.
My role in my daughter’s Girl Scout troop is the “Cookie Manager”. Most people are familiar with Girl Scouts because of their delicious and sought after Girl Scout cookies. The cookies pretty much sell themselves and the sales support the troop’s costs throughout the year, helping pay dues, trips, supplies and what not. Along with raising money for the troop, the cookie sales provide an excellent learning lesson for the girls, where they learn to interact with customers and money management. While it can be exhausting for the volunteers who spend hours upon hours (and weekend upon weekend) outside of local grocery stores, it is worth every second to see how excited the girls are to take part in it. How many hours did I clock in volunteering for the cookie booth? Well, I can check my clocked hours on the Reward Volunteer website!
About Reward Volunteers
Reward Volunteers is a volunteer management system site where you record your volunteer hours, and by doing so, you can earn cash and prizes for you and the organization you serve! For those wanting to find ways to give back, Reward Volunteers also provides information on volunteering opportunities in your area! My favorite part is that organizations also benefit when they register to be a Reward Volunteers organization and their volunteers log their hours. Those hours I clocked at the cookie booth can also benefit the Girl Scouts troop — It’s like two birds with one stone!
So, what are you waiting for? Join Reward Volunteers and help out your organization today!