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Volunteer Appreciation Month 2021

Hey Girl Scouts! April is one of Girl Scouts of Western Washington's favorite months because during Volunteer Appreciation Month we get to shower you with our gratitude. We have lots of activities this month and tons of opportunities to be entered into raffles to win prizes or gift baskets. All registered adult members are encouraged to participate!

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Check out our Volunteer Appreciation Month activities below. Be sure to register as soon as possible as space is limited and registration deadlines are  quickly approaching.

   

Week 1 (April 5-11): Self-Care

To kick off Volunteer Appreciation Month this April, we wanted to remind you that self-care isn’t selfish. Take some time this week to color! The act of coloring or creating art can have a calming influence and reduce stress. This is a great outlet to practice mindfulness while also keeping your hands busy. To help with this, we have included some self-care coloring sheets here for you! If you do not have access to a printer and you have a coloring book at home, feel free to share that with us instead! Alternatively, you can color online

Week 1 Raffle Entry Details
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Share Your Coloring Page and Be Entered to Win

Complete and share a photo of your coloring page with us on Facebook using the hashtag #GSWWSelfCare2021 by 11:59 PM on April 11, and you'll be entered in a raffle to win a $25 Girl Scout Store gift card.

Week 1 Activities
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Managing Mind & Body Stress Virtual Course
April 7 | 6-7 PM | FREE

This is a free event for all registered adult members! During this course, you'll learn mindfulness and perspective building exercises, breathing and stretching exercises, tips & tricks for managing body stress and meeting your body’s needs.

All registered attendees are entered to win a self-care basket–with an estimated value of $50–in a raffle. We hope that you can continue these self-care practices throughout the Girl Scout season by taking this hand-curated basket home.

   

Week 2 (April 12-18): Hobbies

We want to hear more about your hobbies! We know being a Girl Scout can be a full-time hobby, but because of all the amazing things you do every day, we know you all have TONS of other hobbies besides Girl Scouts!

Week 2 Raffle Entry Details
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Share Your Favorite Hobby and Be Entered to Win

Tell us what your favorite hobby is, or something you do when you are not volunteering with us. Share on Facebook using the hashtag #GSWWHobbies2021 by 11:59 PM on April 18 and you'll be entered in a raffle to win a $25 Girl Scout Store gift card.

Week 2 Activities
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Join Volunteer Social Hours

We have an exciting opportunity to connect with more volunteers virtually across the council based on YOUR favorite hobbies. We're hosting five Volunteer Social Hours where we can come together, share ideas and current projects we are working on, and connect! 

All registered adult Volunteers who attend a social hour will be entered to win a gift card to the retail craft/hobby store of their choosing for an estimated value of $50.

The dates & topics are as follows:

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Cooking Social Hour
April 15 | 6-7 PM

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Needle Art Social Hour
April 16 | 6-7 PM

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Motor Club Social Hour
April 17 | 11 AM - 12 PM

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Gardening Social Hour
April 17 | 12-1 PM

   

Week 3 (April 19-25): Get Outside

Spring has finally sprung. The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and Girl Scouts are outside having fun! We want to hear about something you never thought you’d do outside! Never thought you’d…go backpacking, go scuba diving, use a biffy at camp, or travel to a country on your bucket list? Share it with us!

Week 3 Raffle Entry Details
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Share Your Outdoor Adventures and Be Entered to Win

Tell us something you never thought you’d do outside. Share with us on Facebook using the hashtag #GSWWGetOutside2021 by 11:59 PM on April 26 and you'll be entered in a raffle to win a $25 Girl Scout Store gift card.

Week 3 Activities
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Go on a Picture Collage Scavenger Hunt

It’s officially time to get outside! April 22 is Earth Day, and we know that as Girl Scouts, you all are passionate stewards of the western Washington area. Since spring has officially sprung, and we can get outside more, we are challenging you to complete a picture collage scavenger hunt with us! Download your checklist below.

All registered adult volunteers who make an attempt and share with us on Facebook using the hashtag #GSWWscavengerhunt2021 by 11:59 PM on April 26 will be entered into a raffle for an outdoors-themed basket with an estimated value of $50. Bonus entries to those who complete the entire sheet!

We’re excited to see all your outdoor photos around Washington. We hope you’re able to enjoy some well-deserved time in the great Pacific Northwest while taking them!

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Week 4 (April 26-30): Girl Scout Gratitude

With the Girl Scout Early Renewal Season in full swing, we are reflecting on all the fun we’ve had and looking forward to all the fun to come.

Week 4 Raffle Entry Details
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Share Your In-Person Girl Scout Activities and Be Entered to Win

What's the first thing you and your Girl Scout, or your Troop, did when you got back to in-person programming? Did you enjoy a socially distanced park visit, go for a hike in your local state park, or start working on a new badge? Share with us on Facebook using the hashtag #GSWWGratitude2021 by 11:59 PM on April 30 and you'll be entered in a raffle to win a $25 Girl Scout Store gift card.

Week 4 Activities
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Join Us for a Virtual Paint & Sip
April 30 | 6-8 PM | FREE

To end an incredible month of volunteer appreciation, we're offering a virtual Paint & Sip event. During the event, all registered adult members will have the opportunity to choose between four paintings from Paint the Town, have the chance to win raffle prizes and gift baskets, and much more!

This is a free event, and everything needed is included except your beverage of choice. This event is open to all registered adult members. There is limited space at this final event, so register today! The registration deadline is April 15 by 11:59 PM.