Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 29, 2013
First Lady Michelle Obama discusses the important role played by Girl Scout volunteers in a new video released today by Girl Scouts of the USA, for which she serves as Honorary National President. Every First Lady of the United States has served in this post since 1917, when First Lady Edith B. Wilson became the first Honorary National President. Mrs. Obama’s video coincides with the launch of the organization’s new national campaign to increase recruitment of girl members and adult volunteers while highlighting the fun, excitement, and anticipation that are part of the Girl Scout experience.
The campaign captures the fun of Girl Scouting with the theme “I can’t wait to…” and girl-friendly grassroots promotions that will reach every community nationwide. Girl Scouts of Central Texas serves approximately 20,000 girls in grades K-12 and over 13,000 adult volunteers in 46 Central Texas counties.
“Girl Scout volunteers can be moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, or anyone else looking to help girls in their community fulfill their boundless promise,” said First Lady Michelle Obama. “As a Girl Scout volunteer, you can show girls that anything is possible, and you can inspire them to dream bigger and go further than they ever even imagined.”
Girl Scouts is dedicating the week of September 30–October 7 to getting the word out to adults who care about girls in their communities and want to make a difference. As Girl Scout volunteers, they can help girls make friends, have new adventures, and do great things.
“This campaign is exciting in that it highlights what Girl Scouting can bring into girls’ lives, and connects our mission and values to what they want to learn and do in a way that both girls and adults can understand and engage with,” said Lynelle McKay, CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Texas. “It’s thrilling that our Honorary National President and First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama has turned her attention to this campaign, meaning we’ll be able to reach and recruit more girls and adult volunteers throughout the Central Texas area and around the world.”
About Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Headquartered in Austin, TX, Girl Scouts of Central Texas has program centers in Brownwood, Bryan, Killeen, San Angelo, Stephenville, Temple and Waco. Through outcome-based leadership opportunities, girls discover their own potential, connect with others and take action to improve their communities. Girl Scouting offers an array of fun, educational programs focusing on fine arts, science and technology, math, the environment, community service, leadership, and life skills. Girl Scouts lead with courage, confidence and character, to make the world a better place. For more information, visit http://www.gsctx.org.
About Girl Scouts of the USA
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer or reconnect with, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 800-GSUSA-4-U (212-852-8000) or visit http://www.girlscouts.org.