Our gift to you, as a thank you for being part of the Girl Scout Movement!
The past couple of years has brought us all many unique challenges and a great deal of uncertainty. COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on individuals, families, businesses, non-profits, the communities throughout our council, and the Girl Scout Movement. While the effects of the pandemic still linger, we want to ensure our girls and adult volunteers have a safe place as we move closer to normalcy together.
We know our Girl Scout families have had to pivot and juggle the demands of virtual schooling and work, while coping with ongoing stress caused by a global health crisis. Faced with these obstacles, our incredible volunteers and council staff rose to the occasion to keep Girl Scouts going with online troop meetings, check-in calls, and virtual programming. Our members endured with unyielding resilience, compassion, and an even stronger desire to be connected to each other as Girl Scouts. Determined to bring light and hope to others, Girl Scouts across our council have initiated community service projects, made masks, and donated cookies to front-line workers and first responders, all while demonstrating patience as Girl Scouts moved to a virtual environment.
For these and countless other reasons, we are pleased to announce the gift of free membership to all current girl and adult Girl Scouts of Utah members. This gift is a small way to show the immense appreciation and gratitude we have for you, our volunteers, girls, parents, caregivers, and families. Thank you for your resilience and commitment to creating a community for all girls and adults to feel safe even during unprecedented challenges.
Each spring and summer, we launch membership renewal campaigns where we invite current members to return for another year of life-changing Girl Scout adventures and activities. This year, we hope that you will allow GSU to cover the cost of your annual membership to thank you for your dedication. If you choose to respectfully decline this gift and use your own financial resources, you may choose to do so, and we are grateful for your gift to us!
Our members are the foundation of our Movement, and our girls are the future leaders of our communities. With the help of our generous donors, we are thrilled to offer this gift of membership as a way of thanking those who have been steadfast in their commitment of Girl Scouting. It is our mission and passion to support our incredible volunteers and maintain strong program delivery to our girls.
One thing is certain, Girl Scouts have a history of coming together during difficult times, and today is no different.
With kind regards,
Chief Executive Officer