How to cheer your volunteers this April (and always)

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April is National Volunteer Month, and we know how important it is to celebrate troop leaders and cookie managers this time of year. So here are some ideas for giving three (or more) cheers for volunteers.

Send sweet treats and simple cards

We know you may not be gathering together the same way you would have in years past. While you may want to put a group event on hold for now, a personal thank–you is always welcome.

You’ll also find ideas at, such as our Girl Scouts® Cheers for Cookie Volunteers resource with several printables you can customize:

  • Girls can print, sign and add a handwritten note to colorful thank–you cards designed just for volunteers
  • Volunteer “hugs” are a sweet message that’s easily attached to wrapped candies with a glue dot
  • Fun gift tags and recipe cards are perfect for creating goody bags inspired by Girl Scout Cookies®

Share tea and tips

This spring is the perfect season to toast volunteers with a virtual tea party over your council’s preferred video platform. You can sip and swap success stories about the cookie season.

Take a look at the Volunteer Appreciation section of You’ll find an activity sheet that details how girls can transform egg–carton cups and pipe cleaners into a sweet tea–party invitation with tea included.

Sign up and show up

One final suggestion if you’re planning ahead: Print up yard signs and deliver them to volunteers. You might even follow up with a drive–by party that includes girls and family members.

Of course, you can also give volunteers LBB rewards such as the We’ve Got This! tote bag or ice cream bowls. And don’t forget — April 22nd is Girl Scout Leader’s Day! Goooo Team!