National Girl Scout Leaders Day celebrated April 22 in St. Lawrence County
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 8:51 am

To the Editor:

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.

National Girl Scout Leaders Day – April 22, 2017

April 22 is a special day to recognize all the Girl Scout Adult Volunteers who give of their time and energy to provide Girl Scout program for the girls. Here in St. Lawrence County we are but a small part of the larger picture of Girl Scouting. Our area known as Raquette Valley Service Unit is a part of the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Council which consist of 26 counties.

As a result of these adult volunteers in our area giving of their time, talent and support, the Girl Scout program is being made available to 150 girls ages 5-17 in the Raquette Valley Girl Scout Neighborhood which takes in five area school districts: Colton-Pierrepont, Parishville-Hopkinton, Madrid-Waddington, Norwood-Norfolk, and Potsdam.

A special thank you to the following people who are making it possible for the Girl Scout activities happening as part of the Raquette Valley Neighborhood: Nichole Hartigan, Sue Scott, Marilyn and David Paradis, Sandy Mallory, Ellen MacMaster, Barb Matthie, Katrina Bailey, Jen Milburn, Jacquelyn Brown, Hallie Miller, Susan Donahue, Amanda Jones, Amanda Fregoe, Jessica Lamb, Liberty Stanavage, Katie LaShomb, Stacie Cole, Tonya Fisher, Amanda Sullivan, Stephanie Anable, Nicole Lafave, Carolyn Zanta, Elizabeth Hobkirk, Jo Mason, JoAnne Yette, Shameka Monroe, Rae Snell, Jeff Yette, Lisa Wilson, Sophie Forney, Vanessa Lucas,Mary Oakes, Danielle Bartholomew, and all the other troop committee members and parents who also assist with the troops.

The Girl Scout organization is a world wide group and for these girls to able to take advantage of the Girl Scout program opportunities and in fulfilling the Girl Scout mission, that girls lead with courage, confidence and character, is a definite plus to their future. Girl Scout program makes it possible for girls to build character and skills for success in the real world. Again, thank you adult volunteers for all your help.

If you happen to see any of these people, please express a “Thank you” for all their dedication in helping to make Girl Scouting available to the girls in our area.

Also, we would like to take time to thank all the parents/guardians who support the Girl Scout troops in our area and allow their daughters to participate in the program and the different communities who allow the troops to hold their meetings at various locations and for their support.

Anyone needing more information regarding the Girl Scout program or interested in volunteering the number to call is 1-800-943-4414 or checkout the gsnypenn.org website.

Happy National Leaders Day!

Marcia Oney

RV Chairperson, Chase Mills