Letter from the CEO sent to Editors:
101 years ago an amazing woman named Juliette Gordon Low started something that continues to serve this great country today. Girl Scouts has helped to shape women like Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Kathy Ireland, Katie Couric and Col. Nina Armagno, Vandenberg Air Force Base Commander.
In fact, there are over 55,000,000 Girl Scout Alumnae – girls who have grown into women who change the world in big and small ways on a daily basis.
On April 22, Girl Scouts honors the “Leaders behind the Leaders,” the millions of volunteers who have guided generations of girls to become women of Courage, Confidence, and Character, who make the world a better place for all of us.
Each year the 6,000 adult members of Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast donate time and talent worth $1MM or more – helping girls to learn and live a timeless Promise.
- San Benito County: 97 Adults – 229 Girls
- Santa Cruz County: 573 Adults – 856 Girls
- Monterey County: 636 Adults – 1,727 Girls
- San Luis Obispo County: 594 Adults – 1,199 Girls
- Santa Barbara County: 937 Adults – 1,581 Girls
- Ventura County: 2,769 Adults – 4,056 Girls
We invite your readers to join us, to celebrate Girl Scout Leader’s Day on April 22. Thank a Girl Scout Volunteer – past or present – for their commitment to an organization that prepares today’s girls to become tomorrow’s business owners, doctors, homemakers, scientists, athletes, soldiers, artists, teachers and more.
Sherry Sybesma, CEO