Welcome to your Spring 2021 edition of Lead & Learn !
Every day you are helping eastern Missouri Girl Scouts discover their true leadership potential by providing experiences that help them uncover new passions and by giving them a safe space of their own to learn and grow. Built on a mission to inspire girls to empower themselves, Girl Scouts has been the incubator of girl leadership development for more than 100 years. The past year has proven that Girl Scouts are ready to face any challenge and are undeniably resilient. As our families, schools and communities felt the impact of the pandemic, Girl Scouts stayed steadfast—continually evolving to meet the
ever-changing needs for the girls of today and for the girls of tomorrow.
Volunteers make our organization and girls even stronger! When adults take an active role in Girl Scouts, you are helping our girls create a more fair, equitable and compassionate world where every girl has a seat at the table. You lead the sisterhood that provides comfort and inspiration during these trying times—giving girls the tools to solve problems and bounce back when faced with life’s challenges. Our volunteers are essential to our collective success. This year, we’re coming together virtually on March 27 as a Girl Scout community to celebrate adult volunteers and their contributions at our annual Volunteer Recognitions Ceremony. This is a very special event and I want to personally invite all girls, adult volunteers and their families to virtually attend and honor our deserving award recipients. Turn to pg. 16 for all the event details. Looking to the future, we will remain steadfast in our work to build girls of courage, confidence and character and will continue to develop innovative ways to engage and support our Girl Scout community. I am inspired by our volunteers support and passion for Girl Scouting. Together, we will provide girls the opportunities to become leaders in their own lives and the world!
Yours in Girl Scouting,
Bonnie Barczykowski Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, CEO