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Thank you for creating a supportive environment that encourages successful futures for all girls!

Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day is a day of appreciation for adult volunteers in Girl Scouting held on April 22 every year. Girl Scouts is an outstanding leadership organization for girls due to the exceptional effort put forward by our volunteers. Join us in celebrating all our wonderful adult volunteers during National Volunteer Month and as we give a special shout out to Girl Scout Leaders on Leader Appreciation Day. 


Although volunteers are always appreciated, it is during these special days that we take the time to acknowledge that our adult volunteers are our neighborhood heroes and the heart and soul of the Girl Scouts of Orange County organization. We encourage the girls, their families and service unit/Girl Scout communities to plan special gestures to show appreciation for the adult Girl Scout volunteers in their lives.

Here are a few ways you can celebrate your volunteer crew:

National Volunteer Appreciation Month

All month long, show your favorite Girl Scout volunteer how much they mean to you with a straight-from-the-heart, personalized ecard. Choose from four predesigned templates. Just fill in the blank to finish the sentence, and share your ecard with them on Facebook, on Twitter, or by email!

Informal rewards are day-to-day ways to say “thank you” to volunteers—they are intangible benefits and heartfelt displays of recognition. These sincere expressions of appreciation are based on specific contributions and are given in a timely manner. Informal recognition is powerful and effective, because volunteers feel valued by a personal touch. Examples of meaningful informal rewards include:

  • A welcome or thank-you card or letter
  • Skill-building learning opportunities (For example, how to use social media to network)
  • A recommendation for a promotion
  • Sending the volunteer’s supervisor or CEO a letter recognizing her/his contributions
  • Complimenting a volunteer’s work to a supervisor or co-worker (in the volunteer’s presence)
  • Showing interest in a volunteer’s personal life (such as asking about a volunteer’s grandchild or weekend plans)
  • A shout-out on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter

GSOC SMORE Volunteer Appreciation Patch Program

We have created a patch program to help OC Girl Scouts say thanks. Girls at every level can earn this fun patch as they discover, connect, and take action to show their volunteers how much they appreciate all they do! Download your level flyer to get started: Daisies & BrowniesJuniors & CadettesSeniors & Ambassadors


Yep! There's a Badge for That.

Check out this shareable Girl Scout Volunteer Digital Badge made just for volunteers! The owner of this badge is dedicated to fostering emotional, intellectual, and physical growth among girls in our communities.