Our Promise, January 2021

January 2021

OUR PROMISE The new year is a natural time of reflection. When I look back at 2020, I see a year where our Girl Scouts represented our core values of courage, confidence and character more than ever before. especially excited to share our new Live from Girl Scouts program—a brand new hybrid program for girls at every age level.

Girls do not stop growing during a pandemic, and Girl Scouts do not give up in the face of obstacles! The creativity and innovation displayed by our staff and volunteers have allowed girls to continue to build skills, grow in confidence and challenge themselves in a safe all-girl, girl-led environment. None of this would be possible without the continued support of our community. This new year, I am grateful for you and your gifts of time, talent and treasure. Because of you, more girls will explore their potential and become the leaders we need in our community and beyond! Thank you!

Each individual Girl Scout in eastern Missouri showed innovation and resilience in the face of many obstacles. They stayed curious and navigated new ways to learn. They continued to give back by organizing their troops to sew masks or participate in a new virtual Autumn Showers drive. They stayed connected by finding ways to host troop meetings via Zoom or gather together outdoors to earn a badge.

In so many ways, our Girl Scouts proved to us all that girl power can’t be quarantined!

Throughout this issue of Our Promise , we will be highlighting many of the ways Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri has continued to provide the best leadership development program for girls in the world while adhering to new health and safety guidelines. I am

Yours in Girl Scouting,

Bonnie Barczykowski CEO, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

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